Will the Bombers bounce back, or will Montreal prove they’re for real this season?
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CFL.ca Power Rankings
Last game: 30-6 loss to BC
Next game: At Montreal, Sat. July 1
Worth noting: The Bombers’ finally loosen their grip at the top of these rankings, with an uncharacteristic 235 yards of net offence, four turnovers and an eye-popping seven sacks allowed. In a sense, this Bombers’ showing puts in perspective just how consistently good they’ve been for two-plus seasons now. That’s not to say it wasn’t difficult to watch. Our best wishes to anyone that thought Week 3 was the time to roll with a Zach Collaros-Rasheed Bailey-Dalton Schoen stack in CFL Fantasy. It was not.
Last game: 38-12 win over Hamilton
Next game: Vs. Winnipeg, Sat. July 1
Worth noting: There were many questions swirling around the Als through the winter. Can Jason Maas and Cody Fajardo succeed together? Did the Als’ uniquely challenging free agency leave the roster whittled down on talent? Did they have the receivers to go out and compete on a weekly basis? Those answers so far: Yes, not as much as we thought and go read Don Landry’s feature on Austin Mack.
3DN Power Rankings
2) Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1)
The Bombers were knocked off their pedestal last week, but the CFL’s reigning dynasty didn’t fall far. Two-time Most Outstanding Player Zach Collaros struggled to move the ball against B.C., while his veteran offensive line had one of their worst performance and allowed seven sacks. Still, our voters feel this game was an early-season anomaly, rather than the foreshadowing of Winnipeg’s downfall.
5) Montreal Alouettes (6)
While they have yet to face any elite Western competition, many preseason predictions about Montreal are beginning to look foolish. Quarterback Cody Fajardo looked excellent in a dominant win over Hamilton and the defence has been legitimate throughout their 2-0 start. Meanwhile, receiver Austin Mack is quickly establishing himself as the league’s newest young star.