1). Calgary Stampeders (11-1)
Bo Levi Mitchell completed 29 of his 43 passes for 361 yards and two touchdowns, while Kamar Jordan reeled in nine passes for 126 yards and a touchdown, as the Stamps held off a furious comeback attempt by the Blue Bombers en-route to a wild 36-34 win on Saturday afternoon. The Stamps are still the best team, but now there may be a new challenger on the block.
NEXT UP: @Hamilton
2). Winnipeg Blue Bombers (8-5)
A late comeback attempt fell short and the Bombers win streak was snapped. Matt Nichols was solid, overcoming a rough first half en-route to a 287-yard, two-touchdown performance. Despite the loss the Bombers I believe proved they are for real.
NEXT UP: Host Edmonton
3). B.C. Lions (8-4)
The Lions failed to win despite jumping out to a 14-point lead in the first half and getting major contributions from Jonathon Jennings and Emmanuel Arceneaux. The latter caught seven passes for 164 yards and two touchdowns, the majority of his production coming in the opening 30 minutes. Jennings finished with 249 passing yards and two touchdowns, but was contained throughout most of the second half and threw a crucial late-game interception to Lacey.
NEXT UP: Host Ottawa
4). Ottawa Redblacks (6-5-1)
Both teams needed it but the Ottawa REDBLACKS went and got it on Friday night, earning a 29-12 win over the Toronto Argonauts at Ottawa’s TD Place. Trevor Harris added a late touchdown on the ground, finishing his night 25-for-35 (71.4 per cent) with 274 yards while moving to 2-0 lifetime against his former team and 6-0 in the Ottawa-Toronto matchup.
NEXT UP: @B.C.Lions
5). Edmonton Eskimos (6-7)
Just when I and many others had left the Eskimos for dead,Sean Whyte kicked two late field goals while Shakir Bell reached the century mark on the ground, leading the Edmonton Eskimos to a timely 27-23 win over the BC Lions on Friday night at Commonwealth Stadium.
NEXT UP: @ Winnipeg
6). Hamilton Tiger Cats (6-7)
If you are a Ticats fan the loss to the Rough Riders has to be a cause for great concern. They can’t seem to be able to play four consistent quarters.
NEXT UP: Host Calgary
7). Toronto Argonauts (5-8)
Dan LeFevour got the start for the Argos while Drew Willy came in at halftime, but in the end it made no difference as the Argos failed to overcome a 109-yard missed field goal return touchdown by REDBLACKS return man Jamill Smith in the second quarter.
NEXT UP: @Montreal
8). Saskatchewan Roughriders (3-10)
Riders are playing much better as of late, huge win over Hamilton.
NEXT UP: BYE
9). Montreal Alouettes (3-9)
This team is simply put, a mess!
NEXT UP: Host Toronto