1) Calgary Stampeders
Calgary proved once again they are the best team in the CFL by beating the Edmonton Eskimos 25-22 in a hard fought battle.
Next Up: Host B.C.Lions
2) Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Clarence Denmark and Maurice Leggett each scored twice, leading the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to a 48-28 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Banjo Bowl. The Bombers avenged last week’s loss in Saskatchewan and erased any doubts that fans may have had after last week’s defeat.
Next Up: BYE
3) B.C. Lions
The game started off as bad as you can imagine for the Lions as they lost starting QB in the first quarter. Jonathon Jennings, Jeremiah Johnson and company dominated on offense. Anthony Gaitor stole the spotlight with a special-teams touchdown, and the Lions defense limited Darian Durant and the Montreal offence to just 68 first-half yards. I think it’s a little to early to claim all is ok in Lion land, but they are now trending up.
Next Up: @Calgary Stampeders
4) Saskatchewan Roughriders
The Riders had a three-game winning streak snapped, but I still think this team has as many weapons as anybody on offense.
Next Up: @Hamilton Ti-Cats
5) Edmonton Eskimos
Mike Reilly and the Eskimos played well for the first time in a month, but it wasn’t enough against the Stampeders.
Next Up: @Toronto Argonauts
6) Ottawa Redblacks
Well, so much for the Redblacks winning streak. The loss wasn’t the only blow for the Redblacks, who could be without franchise quarterback Trevor Harris for at least a little while. Harris, who exited the game in the third quarter with an apparent injury to his throwing shoulder, was later spotted with his arm in a sling. No Harris would mean a major blow to the Redblacks playoff hopes.
Next Up: @Montreal Alouettes
7) Toronto Argonauts
The events of the bye week give the Argos a little better shot at winning the division.
Next Up: Host Edmonton Eskimos
8) Hamilton TiCats
The Ti-Cats have somehow won two straight games and seem to be playing much better under new Head Coach June Jones.
Next Up: Host Saskatchewan Roughriders
9) Montreal Alouettes
Nobody is playing as bad as the Alouettes right now, though it is not too late for them to rebound and make a playoff run. But, they need to get the ship straightened out soon.
Next Up: Host Ottawa Redblacks