What a weekend of great football action! With the playoffs on the line now, it appears that some teams are determined to bear down and show just how bad they want it. If they don’t—they could very well be sitting at home come postseason time.
As a result, fans got to an enjoy an incredible slate of games in Week 18, several with surprising finishes.
With how the rules are in the CFL, it is uncommon for a team to get shut out. But that is precisely what happened to the Saskatchewan Roughriders at the hands of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
The Eskimos had been struggling in recent weeks having dropped their last three. To remain in contention, they had to have a win over the East Division-leading Ottawa Redblacks—and got it.
Few expected the BC Lions to give the Calgary Stampeders a run for their money. But they ended up doing just that and more. They took down the CFL’s top team to keep their playoff hopes alive.
It wasn’t much of a shocker that the Hamilton Tiger-Cats came out on top against the Toronto Argonauts. But with Ottawa losing, the win moved the Ticats into a tie for the East Division lead.
Playoff-wise, nothing was really decided over the weekend which means that the coming week could see the playoff picture getting a little clearer. But as last weekend showed, anything can happen.
So, if you need a little help figuring out who is going to win what and who you should throw your support behind—check out our previews and predictions for three of this week’s games.