CFL Pool Preview Report – Week 7

After a crazy Week 6 in the CFL, we only managed a two and two record. We were on the edge of our seats as it looked like Hamilton might send their game into overtime, potentially spoiling our pick. Later we were jumping for joy when Milt Stegall scored to win the game for Winnipeg, preserving that pick. After a misread (which we felt was coming when B.C. changed starting RB’s) on the Calgary-B.C. game, the last minute action returned on Saturday but Saskatchewan failed to complete the comeback on Toronto.

Our Record Last Week: 2-2
Our Record Overall: 9-13

Winnipeg at Hamilton (TSN)

Blue Bombers: 4-2-0 Last 6 4-2-0
Tiger-Cats: 1-5-0 Last 6 1-5-0

Notable injuries:
Winnipeg – OL Dan Goodspeed, OL Matt Sheridan, QB Mike Quinn
Hamilton – RB Josh Ranek, OL Wayne Smith, DB Scott Gordon, QB Jason Maas

With Hamilton QB Jason Maas doubtful to start due to a hip-pointer injury and the Ti-Cats 1-5 record, many would chalk one up in the win column for Winnipeg. Teams have been none to choke against 2nd and 3rd string QB’s in this league and Winnipeg may still have their heads in the clouds after last weeks last second win. It is a tough call but I will go with the Ti-Cats and their new head coach at home.

Prediction: Hamilton 29 Winnipeg 24

Montreal at Edmonton (TSN/RDS)

Alouettes: 5-0-0 Last 6 5-0-0
Eskimos: 2-3-0 Last 6 2-3-0

Notable Injuries:
Montreal – LB Ryan Folk, DE R-Kal Truluck, OL Dave Mudge
Edmonton – LB Steven Marsh, DB William Loftus, LB A.J. Gass, WR Trevor Gaylor, DT Randy Spencer

Montreal faces a tough task to extend their unbeaten streak on the road in Edmonton. Edmonton could be very cantankerous after an embarrassing last place loss last week at home or could come out discouraged. Evaluating the teams across the board, the Alouettes are the better club and have not played to their complete ability despite winning all their games this year while the Eskimos are reflected in their record. Take Montreal on the road.

Prediction: Montreal 35 Edmonton 24

B.C. at Toronto (CBC)

Lions: 3-3-0 Last 6 3-3-0
Argonauts: 2-3-0 Last 6 2-3-0

Notable injuries:
Toronto – S Charles Winters, WR Michael Palmer, OL Mike Mihelic, RB Ricky Williams
B.C. – WR Tony Simmons

Both teams are coming off big wins last week on the road. B.C. turned things around with new RB Joe Smith, and this week released Antonio Warren who Smith replaced. If B.C. continues their new rushing attack all game, they can get another road win. If Toronto QB Damon Allen can dress and be sharp after 5 weeks off, the Argos could have a chance in a close game.

Prediction: Toronto 30 B.C. 27

Calgary at Saskatchewan (TSN)

Calgary: 3-3-0 Last 6 3-3-0
Roughriders: 2-3-0 Last 6 2-3-0

Notable injuries:
Calgary – None
Saskatchewan – WR Jamal Richardson, LB T.J. Stancil, LB Jackie Mitchell

Saskatchewan, playing the second of two games in a row at home, will be playing with a somewhat depleted defence. LB’s Stancil and Mitchell are not likely to play after injuries the past few weeks. DE Terrell Jurineak will not dress pending a successful appeal of his one game suspension for a helmet-to-helmet hit last week. After going down to the Stampeders in a second half blowout three weeks ago the ‘Riders will be hungry to perform better against a Western opponent. On the other side, the Stamps come off a lopsided loss to the Lions last week. Calgary has been hot and cold this year, looking like world-beaters one week and struggling for a playoff spot the next. Home field and performing well in rematches should give the ‘Riders a slight advantage.

Prediction: Saskatchewan 32 Calgary 28

7 Responses to “CFL Pool Preview Report – Week 7”

  1. jim Says:

    What’s with the referees ruining my rise to the top?

  2. Jon Says:

    Referees or not, it was just foolish to pick Edmonton.

  3. jim Says:

    Montreal’s gotta lose sometime

  4. Cindy Says:

    I agree, Montreal has to lose sometime.

  5. Jon Says:

    I don’t see what official’s call cost anyone their pick

  6. jim Says:

    Just listening to the radio. CHED 630.

  7. Jon Says:

    I guess that’s Edmonton homerism for you. You must stay up 24 hours a day. Is the CFL really all you have?

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