After Saturday's rendezvous with Calgary, the Lions will have 6 games remaining. Two of these will be against Winnipeg in which the Lions should prevail. They also meet Edmonton and Hamilton one more time. The Lions should win both of these games as well. If the Lions take all 4 games they'll end up with 14 points on the season. The other two games are against Calgary and Saskatchewan. Those games are very near the end of the season and those games will likely be mean nothing games for the Stamps and for the Riders since they'll likely have 1st and 2nd place already wrapped up and will want to stay away from injuries going into the playoffs. If so then B.C. might steal one from either of these teams. But if 1st place is still up for grabs between Calgary and the Roughriders then both of these teams will be sure to take the Lions to the cleaners if they can. Still, if the LIons finish off the season with only 14 points it will be only 2 less than last year and better than in worse seasons.
3rd place finishers have been known to go all the way to the Grey Cup and actually win the coveted trophy. Our Lions did it '94! But then they'd finished with an impressive 23 points on the the season.
Personally I think the Lions have played better than their measly 6 points on the season suggests. They should have at least 12-14 points given some of the very close losses. But the reality is, regardless of where they are in the standings and regardless of how much they've improved it will only take a single game of post-season play full of penalties and offensive line brain cramps to finish the Lions off once and for all.