Well, this is the sixth year I've done the VGCC, and this was the first time EVER that I've gone 0-4. I know most people did badly last week, but I may have knocked myself right out of contention. Like my Cats, I may just be playing for pride now.
Hamilton @ Calgary: I certainly hope Hamilton does better this week, but the fact is that they haven't won on the road in 7 games this season. The Ticats are playing for their jobs, and thinking about next year now. A loss here will finally mathematically eliminate them from the playoffs, which at this point would be merciful. The Stamps, without Burris, made the Cats look bad at Ivor Wynne a couple of weeks ago -- Hamilton's only loss in their last 4 home games. How much worse will it be at McMahon? Stamps by 13.
Saskatchewan @ Edmonton: This should be a great game, and may decide who gets home field advantage in the playoffs. The Riders 5-game winning streak just ended in a tight game at Taylor Field, and they'll certainly want to get back on the winning track in time for the playoffs. But Edmonton is 5-2 at home, and the Riders are 3-4 on the road. I'm sure they'll get some more wins before the regular season ends, but it won't be this week. I'm guessing the Eskimos' secondary will work all week on their tackling, and picking the Esks by 6.
B.C. @ Montreal: After 11 straight wins, the Lions are now on a 3-game losing streak, including their latest embarrassment at the hands of the Bombers. All their quarterbacks are currently injured, and no matter who starts this game, they likely won't be 100%. Though Montreal is having their worst season in a long time, they are 5-2 at home. Gotta go with the home team here. Als by 8.
Toronto @ Winnipeg: Winnipeg must be flying high after beating the stuffing out of the Lions. Toronto's loss to Edmonton wasn't pretty. But I think their bag of miracles may be empty now. Damon Allen is healthy, and John Avery is playing probably his best football since he left the Eskimos. I don't think Winnipeg has what it takes to beat this team. Argos by 9.
Summary: Calgary over Hamilton, Edmonton over Saskatchewan, Montreal over B.C., Toronto over Winnipeg