Boy, I sure got owned this week. Wrong on all games besides the Riders/Als game.
Edmonton really had me fooled, Ray isn't so invincible after all and BC isn't exactly the best pass defense in the league either. Gives me some light at least. Really looking forward to seeing Ray play against our defense here in Sask. Or against Toronto's defense even.
Now to the Bombers. The grit they played with is completely gone. I'm extremely disappointed with the way they have played. More so than my Riders. After what I saw the last few weeks against Edmonton, Montreal, and Toronto -- I was sure they would win against this Calgary team giving what was at stake tonight. They look like Calgary did last year, no offense for anything. Michna looks promising but I doubt they will win many more games besides the two they play against Hamilton. On the good side for as much as I support the Bombers and would like to see them win I am still a Rider fan after all. At least we will get to see the Riders win the Labour Day classic games for the first time in god knows how long.
Now Calgary. Nothing surprising here, the only reason they won tonight is because they played Winnipeg. Burris is up to his old tricks of interceptions and fumbling so I don't suspect they will win many more games. Against any other team with a remote offense those interceptions would have been enough to lose the game for Calgary. But it was against Winnipeg after all, Burris throws an interception and then Tee Martin gives the ball right back next play. This Calgary d also took quite a punishment tonight with injured players coming off left and right. I still say a 6-12 or 7-11 record is about accurate for this club of Calgary. BC should have no trouble romping over this Calgary defense next week in a blowout.
Now Hamilton. Can't say much here because I watched the Winnipeg and Calgary game instead. Altough I was sure they'd win this one after the effort they gave in Edmonton and against BC the week before. I'm guessing this was their worst effort of the season by the score, although I'm just guessing. I still say Jones needs a chance to turn things around, or this looks like a club on it's way to 0-18 to say the least.
Going to be a major toss up between Ottawa and Calgary as to who makes the playoffs. I say both teams will be 6-12 or so. What happens if the teams have a tied record at 6-12 or 7-11? Does the team that won the season series make the playoffs or does Ottawa make the playoffs over Calgary regardless?