Your pick to win:
- Calgary Stampeders
- Ottawa Redblacks
CFL.ca Power Rankings:
Last game: 25-15 loss to BC
Next game: At Ottawa, Thurs. June 15
Worth noting: A disappointing start to the season for Jake Maier and the Stamps, as they were stifled much of the night against the Lions in just about all facets of the game. A trip to Ottawa, where the REDBLACKS have struggled at home and are already banged up, could be just the tonic for Dave Dickenson’s team.
Last game: 19-12 loss to Montreal
Next game: Vs. Calgary, Thurs. June 15
Worth noting: An injury-riddled team didn’t muster much of an offensive showing against the Als. As backup QB Nick Arbuckle told reporters after his three-interception showing, they need more touchdowns and less field goals going forward. This week: an opportunity to put the team’s home losing streak to bed
3DN Power Rankings:
6) Calgary Stampeders (5)
It wasn’t a good start to the post-Bo era in Calgary and their position in our rankings reflects that. Calgary fell one spot following an uninspired performance against the Lions in which the offence look sluggish, the defence failed to generate a pass-rush, and their normally reliable special teams were below average. Could Calgary’s long tenure as one of the league’s best teams finally be coming to an end?
9) Ottawa Redblacks (7)
Bob Dyce’s tenure as the club’s permanent head coach started off as badly as one could have possibly imagined. Ottawa failed to find the end zone, relying on the right foot of Lewis Ward to keep them in the game, while calls for Nick Arbuckle to be replaced by Tyrie Adams seem to be growing louder by the day. How long will it be before Ottawa gets out of the basement?
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