Eskimos play shaky at best, very lucky to get wins in Toronto and vs Sask and now blow chance for first place and get 3rd. They are too Jekyll and Hyde to even touch in this thread, whatever happens happens but in all honesty they SHOULD be the team that is in the Grey Cup and I will stick with them now that they are the underdogs in 3rd place.
Lions lost 6 of last 7 games since August 27th, but still get the bye to the west final. Horrible way to end a season buy they still get the two home playoffs games to win the GC should they decide to start winning again. That being said, I still don't like their chances no matter who they play Edmonton or Calgary.
Calgary wins 4 or 5 in a row beating the likes Saskatchewan and blowing out Edmonton. Wil be 2nd and host the Eskimos next week in the semi final. Very talented offensive and can rack up points against teams with meagre defenses such as Montreal and Winnipeg, although not scoring a TD vs Sask they still beat us. Things are going right for this team in a number of ways but your odds of beating the Eskimos twice in a row are very slim in my opinion.
Saskatchewan is coming off a big win against BC with Greene back at the helm and has only allowed one controversial TD in the last 3 games. In Edmonton when Ray wasn't even in the endzone might I add. That is one TD allowed by the defense in 4 quarters of football. The defense has been stellar but the offense is average at best. Heading into Montreal the defense must play one of its best games to give us a chance to win while the offense stays turnover-free and the receivers actually catch balls.
Toronto has been shaky all year, finally managed two wins in a row at Montreal. Resting starters as they get the bye to the east final. Nothing much else to talk about, average team at best who wins, loses, wins, loses, against any team in the league. In the season has both lost to and beaten Edmonton, Montreal, and Saskatchewan, yet beat Calgary twice and lost to BC twice. In my opinion the winner of Sask/Montreal will beat the Argos in the east final as the Argos are very inconsistent and the two bye weeks will make them very rusty having sat out the Ottawa game.
Montreal has been very shaky also on defense, but always plays strong against Saskatchewan. The east semi is a possible Grey Cup decider, it will be Montreal's powerful offense against Saskatchewan's exceptional defense. The winner will have great momentum going into the east final at Toronto and will most likely be off to the Grey Cup.
In my opinion the team with the best chance to take home the Grey Cup is the winner of the Saskatchewan/Montreal game taking on Edmonton in the Grey Cup. But I just don't see the Eskimos losing two weeks in a row to Calgary. If Calgary was playing BC in the semi final instead, I'd pick Calgary to be in the GC.