The thing about the CFL is that no matter how good a team is after the final whistle is blown ending regular season play the best team can be taken out and not make it into the Grey Cup game. This may well happen to Calgary. Calgary is having an awesome season this year and continues to win even with some key injuries.
I'm confident to say the team will finish up in 1st place and may have that taken care of very soon. I'm not so confident that Calgary will be in the Grey Cup after watching the Lions/Calgary game last night. The Lions held Calgary off the board in the TD department. The Lions could have won the game last night but that does mean they should have won it. Bottom line? The Lions almost handed Calgary its second straight loss. I think Calgary was lucky to walk away with a win and the coaches know it. And this was on the heels of losing to Montreal just a week earlier! I also think last night's game gave all of us a little insight into what may be down the road as we approach the Grey Cup finale.
The eastern teams are beginning to show evidence of a pulse. I like what I'm seeing with Hamilton and Montreal. I think both of these teams will finish off strong and will be able to give any western team a run for its money whether it is in an eastern semi or eastern final game or Grey Cup game. If either of these teams stays on course both could make a good Grey Cup representative. I'm not ruling out Toronto but I think Hamilton and Montreal are stronger teams at this point.
I think the Eskies have a better chance of taking out Calgary in a Western Final showdown. Either team will make great Grey Cup contenders.
It is great to see how well Calgary has been playing but they are beginning to show cracks.
If I were to make any predictions I would say the Lions are going to cross-over and get taken out in the east.
This year's Grey Cup match-up in Vancouver?
Hamilton vs Edmonton