CFL Pool Preview Report – Week 3

The first bye week of the CFL season occurs in Week 3 but that does not make picking the winners any easier. With three games this week, we can’t do worse than last week.

Our Record Last Week: 0-4
Our Record Overall: 2-6

Byes: Montreal, Saskatchewan

Hamilton at Calgary (TSN)

Tiger-Cats: 0-2-0 Last 6 0-2-0
Stampeders: 1-1-0 Last 6 1-1-0

Notable injuries: None.

Calgary blew a chance to be 2-0 last week with a late interception in the end zone thrown by Henry Burris. The Cats look to break out of a 2-0 start.

Prediction: Hamilton 28 Calgary 24

Toronto at B.C. (TSN)

Argonauts: 1-1-0 Last 6 1-1-0
B.C.: 1-1-0 Last 6 1-1-0

Notable Injuries: Damon Allen (TOR) out 6-8 weeks with broken finger, Jason Clermont (B.C.) out indefinitely with 3rd degree tear of his MCL.

The Boatmen’s Spergon Wynn heads into B.C. to try to get their offence back on track. Wynn must at least show some progress otherwise Eric Crouch may see some time at QB. B.C. looks to put a last minute loss to Saskatchewan behind them and start separating themselves for first place in the west.

Prediction: B.C. 35 Toronto 22

Edmonton at Winnipeg (CBC)

Eskimos: 1-1-0 Last 6 1-1-0
Blue Bombers: 1-1-0 Last 6 1-1-0

Notable injuries: None.

This now inter-divisional game is important for both teams wanting to define their identities early this season. Edmonton played poorly in both matches versus the Stampeders but still eked out one win. Winnipeg surprised many by upsetting the Argonauts at home in a defensive battle. If Winnipeg can generate enough offence and the defence play as tight, a struggling Eskimo club may fall on the road.

Prediction: Winnipeg 20 Edmonton 16

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