1-3 last week. If Matthews hadnâ€™t been such a bonehead, I would have suffered my first ever 0-4 week. Yikes, that was close!
Some tough calls this week. Only one thing is certain: My Ticats WILL NOT lose!
Ottawa at Calgary: Calgary has won two in a row, including a 4-3 record on the road. Ottawa is on a 4-game losing streak, and has lost as many at home as theyâ€™ve won. Burris is still out, of course, but Gesser, after a terrible start, managed to put up some pretty good numbers against Hamilton. Their second straight game in the East will probably take its toll, but they should be able to pull off at least a 6-point win.
Toronto at Saskatchewan: The Ridersâ€™ win over Edmonton was a surprise, and makes their 2 straight against the Bombers look like more than just a bad team beating up on a worse one. That is, it makes it look like that. Saskatchewan is not in the same class as the Eskimos, Lions,...or Argos. The Grey Cup champs will make short work of this game. Give the Riders the benefit of the home-field advantage, and the Argos are still poised to come out with an 11-point victory.
B.C. at Edmonton: Itâ€™s time! The Eskimos are coming off a loss to a team they should have beaten. The Lions are coming off a win in a game they could have lost, and probably would have if Matthews hadnâ€™t had a huge lapse in judgement. Iâ€™m a little nervous about calling for the end of a winning streak, but we know itâ€™s going to happen eventually (18-0 wonâ€™t happen; sorry!) And as I said, itâ€™s time! Esks by 4.
Winnipeg at Montreal: I think the Als have learned a lesson. And thereâ€™s no way on earth theyâ€™re going to make the same kind of mistake they made last week, especially in front of their home crowd. The 4-9 Bombers, who have just one win on the road in the past year, wonâ€™t get another one here. Als by 15.