I'm flirting with a playoff spot. If the season had inexplicably ended prior to the Saskatchewan/Calgary game, I would have actually qualified for the post-season! :rockin: Anyway, onward:
Toronto @ Montreal: Montreal is still the best team in the CFL, and is still stinging from their loss to the Eskimos last week. The Alouettes tend not to lose two in a row, especially this early in the season, and rarely lose at home. Toronto, on the other hand, is sitting at 2-3, and lucky to be there. Last week, they were -6 in turnovers; had they been playing anyone but the Bombers, there would have been no 57-yard field goal attempt to try and win the game. This game is a mismatch I almost don't want to watch. It'll be like watching Evander Holyfield beat up your grandmother. (Except, of course, that I like my grandmother.) Als by 30, only because I don't like to pick by more than 30.
Saskatchewan @ B.C.: I am going way out on a limb here. The Riders are easily the better team right now, and pulled off a miracle finish against Calgary that must have people on the prairies buzzing. B.C. is 1-4, but two of those losses were against Hamilton, so you can't really fault them for coming up short against such a powerhouse. Wally Buono will not be the coach of a fourth-place team for very long, and you know that eventually they are going to turn things around. My gut is telling me this is the week. Lions by 4.
Edmonton @ Hamilton: Edmonton is the hottest team in the league right now after knocking off the Alouettes and ending their bid for an undefeated season. Hamilton has an identical record, and was the first team to play Montreal while maintaining some level of self respect. Both have lost games they probably should have won. Both have relatively inexperienced head coaches. Edmonton has the edge in experience, while Hamilton's young players are beginning to prove themselves. Hamilton has homefield advantage. This one could be a draw. But I'm going to sink or swim with my guys. Cats by 2.
Winnipeg @ Calgary: To close out the week, another beating. Stamp fans had to witness a last-minute collapse that allowed the Roughriders to sneak out of McMahon with a win. They're too good a team to allow that sort of thing to happen twice in a row. Winnipeg was +6 in turnovers against Toronto, and still came within a couple of inches of losing. Turnovers are great, but you can't expect Sideeq Shabbaz to score all your touchdowns for you. Michael Bisop will have had a full week of practice, so that will help, but they have been so horrid lately, I don't think it'll be enough against Calgary. Stamps by 19.
And there you have it, ladies and gentlemen: A home-team sweep!