New TurkeyBend PowerGobble Rankings Sept. 18th

:cowboy: ahem - we have a new first place team followed by two contenders and then the rest who will fight for the playoff spots. Here the way this old turkey sees it without bias at ALL :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :wink: :wink: :wink:

1, Sasktatchewan Roughriders- proved who was the grittier team. Don't get me wrong - on paper the Stamps may have the best personnel but football is about guts and heart and believing in the end. Durant put critics to rest with his performance. Now Coach Miller - use Claremont and Charles and insert Grice-Mullen and watch and see what happens. Riders knocked off the number one team, they deserve to be # 1 this week. :rockin: :thup: :smiley:

  1. Calgary Stampeders- Tough loss but showed the killer instinct in close games is still a concern for Henry and the Stamps. Gosh their offensive line must outweigh the Riders d-line who finished the game by 30-40- lbs. yet the little guys got to Henry. Questions loom for the playoffs now particularly if the Stamps play the Riders on the road or at home. :oops: :rockin:

  2. Montreal Alouettes- Welcome back A.C. but an easy game at home against the weakest team in the CFL is not really the test nor measure to elevate you in the standings. Als got the job done but coasted. Congrats to Ben Cahoon on another milestone. 8) 8) 8)

  3. Hamilton Tiger-Cats- what a win for the Ti-Cats, on the road way out west and coming back down by 12 in the fourth. Amazing and a huge win and boost to their confidence. Although the Lions run defence is terrible, the re-emergence of Cobb balancing their offence will give defences fits rather than always to the air offence seen in the last few games. Because of this and Toronto's mediocre offence at best, Hamilton deserves fourth in the rankings. :slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile:

  4. Toronto Argos- What can you say about this resllient team that shows almost nothing yet wins games. Key big plays agains saved a loss at home but Lemon is sporadic at best. A gutty team win and an ugly team that you would not want to play in the playoffs cuz they hang around, and hang around and then bite you without you realizing it. Hats off to them but can this last- (we have all been asking this question all season. :o :o :o :o

  5. Winnipeg Blue Bombers- I put them ahead of the Lions because I think they are better overall. But, they blow games and need to score touchdowns. Jyles is coming along and Reid can pound it out. LaPolice knows offence but no breaks again. :thdn: :thdn: :frowning: :frowning: :frowning: :frowning:

  6. B.C. Lions- How dismal was that collapse on Friday night. Poor Lions fans. Imagine watching it slip away piece by piece - you can almost sense it coming. Here, the Lions have an EASTERN TEAM on the road and down in the fourth quarter and cannot finish them off. There is something missing with leadership on this team and it starts at the top. Defence cannot stop the run and the offensive line seems to get beat every second play. I actually felt sorry for Printers at times but he did cough up the ball over and over again at hugely crucial times. Amazingly, they still have a shot at the playoffs- only in the CFL which makes it great. :oops: :oops: :oops: :frowning: :frowning: :frowning: :thdn: :thdn: :thdn: :thdn:

  7. Edmonton Eskimos- better effort but still miles and miles away from anything. REMINDS ME OF AN OLD RALPH KLEIN QUOTE---" EDMONTON ISN'T REALLY THE END OF THE WORLD- ALTHOUGH YOU CAN SEE IT FROM THERE!!"
    Ricky Ray is a talented quarterback but with this group maybe it is better to go with an emotional leader qb like Maas who can fire up the troops to play behind their talent level which is the worst in the league. Can they win games- for sure - on a given day anybody can beat anybody but not over the season with this talent. Sad times for the once cement of the CFL. :frowning: :frowning: :frowning: :frowning:

That's all folks!!

LOL at Sask being on top after another skin-of-the-teeth win in their own ballpark. :lol: :lol:

My rankings:

[ol]- Calgary: Still the team to beat. One loss doesn't change that.

  • Saskatchewan: Showed the rest of the league that the Stamps can be beat.
  • Montreal: Only here because no one below them is really firing on all cylinders at the moment.
  • Hamilton: Inspirational fourth-quarter comeback to pull out a gutsy road win.
  • BC: Late-game collapse disturbing, but a better team than the record shows.
  • Toronto: They won't get to face a team without an offense every game.
  • Winnipeg: Couldn't score against the league's worst defense.
  • Edmonton: Game was over by halftime.[/ol]
  1. Calgary
  2. Saskatchewan
  3. Montreal
  4. Hamilton
  5. Toronto
  6. B.C.
  7. Winnipeg
  8. Edmonton

Turkeybrain- too much turkey hootch at the game on Friday. you logic is illogical. Riders don’t climb that high.

  1. Montreal- back on top with A.C.
  2. Calgary- lost tough one on the road.
  3. Riders- big comeback in front of faithful
  4. Hamilton- big comeback in front of Lion’s fans- arrrrrrrrrrg.
  5. Toronto- Surprise of the year
  6. Winnipeg- slight leader of the also rans
  7. B.C.- Help- what else can go wrong.
  8. Edmonton- start planning or next year.

Western Final should be Calgary vs. Sask.
Eastern Final will be Montreal vs. ???

Grey Cup Final will be Montreal vs. ???

I agree with Jordan02.

  1. Calgary lost in overtime. Still ,this is a loss.
  2. Saskatchewan played a great game against Calgary.
  3. Montreal had an easy week. Calvillo was not as impressive as before the injury.
  4. Hamilton is getting impressive and are getting better and better.
  5. Toronto has 2 teams, the good and the bad. Which one will show up next week?
  6. B.C. is getting better and is not to be taken lightly anymore.
  7. Winnipeg is having another tough year, it looks like they will have their 3rd year with a losing record.
  8. Edmonton... well... This looks like it's over for them. It's a shame because Ricky Ray is one of the best QB in the league.

This is an acceptable order but the only really good teams are Montreal and Calgary. Everyone else is inconsistent, sloppy, and/or just plain awful.

Saskatchewan wins only at home with two of those wins in OT so far and is awful on the road, so back to your local hooch there Turkey what a disappointing homer you turned out to be high off that victory in OT. :thdn: :thdn: :thdn:

If it takes a team OT to beat a team at home, being even after regulation, the visiting team is better than you barring another bad call going against the home team.

Show yourselves worthy on 17 October though, barring any key injuries to the Stamps, and you redeem yourself for sake of this post.

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The Lefko rankings.

errr..... I though that OTimplied that it ended even after regulation :stuck_out_tongue:

Indeed re-emphasizing what ought be obvious indeed and overlooked by too many fans ...some even do it for the NHL when then say a team with numerous shoot-out wins plus their regular wins has a "winning" record sometimes as compared to a team with more wins in regulation ... :roll:

Thanks for emphasizing the matter cubed. :stuck_out_tongue:

I'm a purist and just like ties/draws no matter if it is football or hockey and their ought be additional tie-breakers only for playoff or elimination games.

But that'll just never happen any more. :thdn: :?

And give one more point than now for a win I say to deter those playing for tie at times. :thup: