Welcome to the 2021 CFL post-season. After all kinds of effort went into planning and playing a 14-game season, we’re finally here. With Sunday’s kickoff of the Eastern Semi-Final, it’ll be more than two years between CFL playoff games, but our matchups are set and ready to go.
I just can not get excited about Trevor Harris. But I love the Receivers Montreal has and in my opinion Stanback is MOP. I like the QB tandem in Hamilton, the RB Jackson and I have to believe that Banks is going to turn it on eventually. Time is running out. I picked Hamilton in the Grey Cup so I am going to stick with them this weekend at home. 24-17 Cats.
I will beg to differ with the article...sort of. The Calgary Defence did chase Fajardo all over the field making his receivers irrelevant. But, I believe this has more to do with the inability of the Rider O- Line then it does with the Calgary D. Simply because it happened in most games, not just Calgary. If the blocking for Fajardo improves I like the Riders chances because the receivers have been bolstered by Evans and Williams. But if Fajardo is scrambling for his life, these two guys likely will not be a factor in the game. This game will be won in the trenches, so I give the edge to Calgary in OT. In 3 games the total point differential has been 11 points. It will be another close one and likely a bitterly cold evening at Mosaic. 17-14 Stamps
Should be close games so toss up on both contests. Moi, Bo likes Mosaic. Riders have 1 win @ home vs Stamps the past 7 seasons (2021 incl.). Matchup is Stamps 2nd most passing yds/game & 2nd most big play pass vs Riders 2nd most passing yds/game allowed & MOST big play pass allowed. Riders give up almost 9 yds/pass (2nd worst). Riders good vs run overall but Carey #2 rushing & averaged 6.9 yds/carry vs Riders. Despite slow start, Stamps more pts for, less pts against. I'll take Stamps with or w/o Williams.
Don't trust Harris or Masoli. Als have running game which TiCats don't. Both teams have good receivers. Both defences good. Als # 2 vs pass & tops in sacks. Ham # 1 vs rush. Flip a coin. I'll give TiCats the edge due to home advantage - even though the season series was split & the home team lost both.
Confidence level on both - 0%.
The Tiger-Cats win the semi-final by monster front-four defensive attacks that will keep Trever Harris off balance and unable to reach the two Montreal receivers that are, without a doubt, the equivalent of two Banks of 2019. Davis, Wynn, Laurent, and Howshare must be the most heroic, doing the win, the Mosca style.
I am bleeding green with bandages from last game. O line is the key and the one guy we leaned on for years decided not to play for the discounted salary. Tis our winter of our discount tent.
I pray for killer cold because Bo cannot throw in cold and cannot run much any more. Jake is more of a worry. Put 2 backs in 60 percent of time. With Fagaro running as well, we get an old school win. Not flashy but Beary Beary beastie.