2-2 last week, just like my Tiger-cats. And like my Tiger-cats, I’m not out of it yet.
Montreal @ Edmonton: Edmonton played a helluva game on Saturday. Coming back from way behind to win what turned out to be a nailbiter made that probably the most exciting game of the season so far. Problem is, now they’re facing Montreal, and they don’t allow come-from-behinds quite so easily. Give Montreal a 22-point lead, and you’ll be down by 40 before you know it. The Als, meanwhile, had to put in some effort for the first time this year, in a game that was one dropped ball from cutting their lead to a single touchdown. They’ve no doubt addressed what they perceive was their “weakness”. Not likely to be the blowout it was the last time these two met, but still pretty convincing. Als by 11.
B.C. @ Hamilton: Dare I say it? Is it possible that for the first time in years, Hamilton is a better team than B.C.? Can the Tiger-cats actually sweep the Lions? It seems strange, but the magic 8-ball says “All signs point to ‘YES’!” B.C. is 1-3, and looked terrible in their loss to the Stamps at home last week. Hamilton is 2-2, and were able to stay in the game on the road against Montreal – so far the only team that has been able to do that. More importantly, Hamilton beat B.C. in Vancouver in Week 2, time-zone factor and all. This team is for real, but I still think a lot of teams, including the Lions, don’t think so. They’re in for a surprise. Cats by 6.
Winnipeg @ Toronto: Yay! The game against Winnipeg and Toronto was so terrible last week, let’s watch it again! The two teams looked like they both wanted to lose; Toronto got the W because Winnipeg wanted to lose more. They could not move the ball at all, even when given the ball by their defence deep in Argo territory. Toronto didn’t look much better, but were able to find the end zone once and get in field goal range a few more times. Winnipeg’s main problem was their lack of a quarterback. Whether Bishop signed in time to play, or in time to learn the offence enough to be effective, is difficult to say. He will improve the team, but by Saturday? I don’t know. But he made an immediate impact in Saskatchewan last year, and I’m betting he’ll do it again. Bombers by 1 in another snooze-fest.
Saskatchewan @ Calgary: It’s very exciting when a team comes from way behind to win a game. Problem is, for every team that does that, there’s another team that blows a big lead and loses. (Funny that the Riders and Blue Jays both did that on the same day!) Hopefully the Riders learned that you can’t just sit back for three quarters just because you have a big lead. But I don’t think that’ll be an issue in this game. The Stamps are one of the dominant teams in the league right now, and if the Riders can keep it close, they may have a shot. I’m hoping they will make a game of it, but I still expect Calgary to get the win. Stamps by 4.