CFL Pool Preview Report – Week 19

A slap in the face from reality resulted in a 1-3 week. No, we are not as good as we think sometimes. Sometimes a wake up call challenges you to rise to new heights.

Our Record Last Week: 1-3 (25%)
Our Record Overall: 36-29 (55.4%)

Saskatchewan at Toronto(TSN)

Argonauts: 10-6-0 Last 6 5-1-0
Roughriders: 8-8-0 Last 6 3-3-0

This is an important game for Toronto, but a mean-nothing game for Saskatchewan who can finish nowhere else but third in the West. Toronto at home, winners in eight of their last nine, should take this one to lock up first in the East, making next week’s match up in Montreal pointless.

Prediction: Toronto 30 Saskatchewan 22

Edmonton at Montreal (CBC/RDS)

Eskimos: 5-11-0 Last 6 2-4-0
Alouettes: 9-7-0 Last 6 2-4-0

Edmonton will be playing all the third-stringers now that their playoff hopes are gone. Montreal is still fighting for positioning in the East. Do the math. Unless the Alouettes are surprised by the play of the Eskimo rookies, take Montreal.

Prediction: Montreal 33 Edmonton 18

Calgary at Winnipeg (TSN)

Stampeders: 10-7-0 Last 6 3-3-0
Blue Bombers: 8-8-0 Last 6 3-3-0

Calgary is secure in a second place finish in the West, while Winnipeg still can fight for a home playoff game. Expect a less than motivated Calgary squad to be upset on the road.

Prediction: Winnipeg 29 Calgary 25

Hamilton at B.C. (TSN)

Tiger-Cats: 4-13-0 Last 6 2-4-0
Lions: 11-5-0 Last 6 4-2-0

Hamilton giving starts to backups for evaluation and a strong B.C. club who will not let up under Wally Buono spells a 14th and final loss for the Ti-Cats this season. I cannot see any other outcome to this game than a Lions win.

Prediction: B.C. 38 Hamilton 22

One Response to “CFL Pool Preview Report – Week 19”

  1. Bill Says:

    Edmonton’s at 5 wins, right? I think it would be even funnier if the poor tiger-cats won and then ended up tied with edmonton at the end of the season.

    Edmonton = Hamilton

    That would have to bug some of those eskimo fans ;)

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    CFL Scoring Not Enough → Articles in the Globe and Mail and the Calgary Sun believe the CFL rule changes to increase scoring have not worked this year. (Although the Sun article’s title “Mission Accomplished for CFL” makes you think otherwise.) I would hesitate to produce a verdict just yet. Even though the stats show only a slight increase, I feel the excitement in the first seven weeks beats last year’s start of the season. #
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