CFL Pool Preview Report – Week 20

We head into the final week coming off a mediocre 2-2 record last week. We are just glad this very difficult predicting season is almost over.

Our Record Last Week: 2-2 (50%)
Our Record Overall: 38-31 (55.1%)

Byes: Hamilton, Calgary

Saskatchewan at Edmonton (TSN)

Eskimos: 6-11-0 Last 6 2-4-0
Roughriders: 9-8-0 Last 6 3-3-0

Saskatchewan finally beats the Eskimos, even though it is a mean-nothing game.

Prediction: Saskatchewan 25 Edmonton 20

Montreal at Toronto (CBC/RDS)

Alouettes: 9-8-0 Last 6 2-4-0
Argonauts: 10-7-0 Last 6 4-2-0

Apparently, the Alouettes took a week off to get to this game. The plan does not work when the Argonauts put in the best lacklustre performance of two teams to take first in the East.

Prediction: Toronto 27 Montreal 24

Winnipeg at B.C. (TSN)

Blue Bombers: 9-8-0 Last 6 4-2-0
Lions: 12-5-0 Last 6 4-2-0

B.C. fits in another scrimmage before a week’s rest and the Western final. Unfortunately, against the stronger-than-last-week’s competition, the second place orientated Blue Bombers it will not be enough.

Prediction: Winnipeg 29 B.C. 28

7 Responses to “CFL Pool Preview Report – Week 20”

  1. jim Says:

    How many weeks are left in the season?

  2. Jon Says:

    This is the last week

  3. jim Says:

    Gord better get his butt in gear then.

  4. Bill Says:

    If Congi had to miss one field goal, I’m glad it was that last one. He had some great field goals otherwise. Here’s to seeing him nail them straight and true in the playoffs!!! Go Riders!

  5. Bill Says:

    What happened to winnipeg? Those bums coulda had a home playoff game in the grey cup year! No pressure :)

    I didn’t catch the game but saw highlights. Will Glenn be back or is the blue bomber season over because their backups didn’t seem to do much?

    And I missed the toronto/monreal game completely. How was that one? Was it a good game? I thought montreal might end up 3rd and go to winnipeg. too bad

  6. Jon Says:

    Bill: I think Glenn will play. He did not seem to be hurt bad.

    The Toronto/Montreal game was OK, close at least. Toronto lost it in my opinion when they had a Bruce touchdown overturned before the half. There appeared to be no conclusive evidence on his foot out of bounds but it was overturned so the Argos only got 3 points. Then they did not do anything in the second half, whereas Montreal came to life. Such has been the CFL this year.

  7. Bill Says:

    ahh – ok. thanks
    so it was a matter of keeping the main QB ok for the playoffs rather than risk him for possible home playoff and then maybe not have him for that.

    I have now seen the Bruce thing. I heard he had the touchdown and no conclusive evidence of out of bounds like you said. Therefore that should be touchdown. That just sounds strange. So I bet the announcers were all over it, eh?

    Now time for the Grey Cup pool! I’m glad it’s separated this year. Good to have 2 diff pools.

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  • August 31, 2007
    Arbitrator Conflict of Interest? → The CFL certianly needs to review this process with the Players Association. There should be a pre-determined list (say 20) of people from across the country (or the US, even) that can be selected by the player, but they can’t choose anyone who may appear to have a conflict of interest. It’s not that hard to avoid this. #
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