At this time of the season, we typically see the best of the best the CFL has to offer to stand up and take charge of their respective team’s postseason future. In some cases, that is precisely what is happening but in others—not so much.
Calgary has just needed to win one more to lock down first in the West Division. You would have thought doing so would have been easy against a Saskatchewan Roughriders that was shutout the week before. But instead, the Roughriders showed they still have a little fight left and took down the mighty Calgary, 29-24.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats no longer have control over their own destiny after losing to Ottawa, 35-31. They could still win the East, but now they have to win out and hope that the Redblacks lose to Toronto in their regular season finale next week.
The BC Lions secured a spot in the postseason with a 42-32 win over the Edmonton Eskimos. While it isn’t looking good for the Eskimos, they are not quite out of it. But it will be tough for them to make it. They have to hope that Calgary beats Winnipeg this week and then they will have to beat the Blue Bombers in their regular season finale next week.
The Toronto-Montreal game didn’t have any postseason implications. But it nearly saw Johnny Manziel win his first game in the CFL. But the Argos got a last-minute touchdown from pivot James Franklin to pull ahead, 26-22.
Manziel will get another chance against the Argos this week on Sunday. But fans will be a little more interested in the other three guys and how they impact the playoffs. For a preview and our prediction on how the games will play out—read on!