1). Calgary Stampeders (8-1-1)
The Calgary Stampeders won their seventh game in a row as they beat their rival Edmonton Eskimos 45-24. Jamar Wall intercepted Mike Reilly twice, Jerome Messam scored a pair of rushing touchdowns and Bo Levi Mitchell threw for 380 yards and a pair of touchdown. Right now the Stamps look unbeatable, question is how long can they sustain this level of play? This is the most complete roster in the CFL, and right now they have to be the odds on favorite to lift the cup at the end of the season.
NEXT UP: @Edmonton Eskimos
2). B.C.Lions (7-3)
BC quarterback Jonathon Jennings calmly led a 10-play, 70-yard drive with under three minutes to play to set up a Richie Leone field goal with zeros on the clock to give the Lions a 16-13 win over the Toronto Argonauts. Jennings outdueled a rusty Ricky Ray to lead the Lions to the victory.
NEXT UP: Host Montreal Alouettes
3). Winnipeg Blue Bombers (6-4)
After surrendering a large lead, Justin Medlock nailed a 42-yard field goal with zeros on the clock to lift the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to their first game on Mark’s Labour Day Weekend in Regina since 2004 with a 28-25 victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Don’t look now, but that’s 5 straight wins for the Bombers. The Blue Bombers haven’t beat the top teams yet, but they have me starting to believe they just maybe for real.
NEXT UP: Host Saskatchewan Roughriders
4). Hamilton Tiger Cats (5-5)
Zach Collaros led the Ticats back from a huge deficit at halftime to beat the Argonauts. C.J. Gable contributed over 100 yards on the ground, all signs point to the TiCats offence clicking on all cylinders. To win the Grey Cup the defence needs to be more consistent.
NEXT UP: @Toronto Argonauts
5). Ottawa Redblacks (5-4-1)
The Ottawa REDBLACKS rode a strong defensive effort to defeat the Montreal Alouettes 19-14, taking the season series two games to one and remaining at the top of the East Division. The RedBlacks are nowhere near the team they were at the start of the season. It seems slowly they are getting back their and defensively they seem to be playing much better.
NEXT UP: BYE
6). Edmonton Eskimos (5-5)
Mike Reilly finished the game with 23-of-35 passing for 219 yards, a touchdown and two picks. The loss snapped Edmonton’s three-game win streak. The Edmonton defence was shredded by the Stamps offence, and the Eskimos offence was contained by the Stamps.
NEXT UP: Host Calgary Stampeders
7). Toronto Argonauts (4-6)
It looked like for a half in Hamilton that the Argos were getting back to the way they played before QB Ricky Ray got hurt. They collapsed in the second half, on the bright side Ray played well and this team should be dangerous from here on out.
NEXT UP: Host Hamilton Tiger Cats
8). Montreal Alouettes (3-7)
Once again the defence played well, but the offence as always struggles to be consistent.
NEXT UP: @B.C. Lions
9). Saskatchewan Roughriders (1-9)
Lost a tough one this week, things don’t look like they will be getting any better soon.
NEXT UP: @Winnipeg Blue Bombers