9) Ottawa Redblacks
The Redblacks did play better in a close loss to the Eskimos, but let’s face it, that would not have taken much. A loss is a loss but they were better this week.
8) Toronto Argonauts
Toronto had been playing better as of late and they had been in most of their recent games, but that was not the case in a 41-16 thrashing at the hands of the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
7) B.C. Lions
The Lions’ Mike Reilly completed 30 of his 34 passing attempts, putting up 309 yards through the air and a touchdown. The Lions kept alive an opportunity to qualify for the playoffs with a tight win over Montreal.
6) Edmonton Eskimos
The Edmonton Eskimos scored a late touchdown and came out on top against the Ottawa Redblacks with a 21-16 road win on Saturday. Logan Kilgore threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Tevaun Smith in the final minutes to clinch the victory for Edmonton The Esks now hold a 7-7 record after snapping a four-game losing streak, but if they want to make a run at a Grey Cup they need Trevor Harris back ASAP.
5) Montreal Alouettes
The Als lost a heart-breaker to the Lions, but they were playing without the services of starting signal-caller Vernon Adams Jr. who was suspended for stupidly swinging a helmet at Adam Bighill. We will find out a lot about the Als as the next game up for them is against the hot Calgary Stampeders.
4) Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Is it time for panic in Blue Bomber land? I think it might be as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats handed the Blue Bombers their first home loss of the season and the game was never close.
3) Saskatchewan Roughriders
The Roughriders dominated the Argonauts for the entire game as quarterback Cody Fajardo had every piston clicking in his offence, finishing the game with 278 yards through the air and three touchdowns. And if that wasn’t enough, he added 80 yards on the ground and a touchdown as well. Make no mistake, the Riders are a definite Grey Cup threat.
2) Calgary Stampeders
The Stamps had a bye this past weekend and with Bo Levi Mitchell back the Stamps may just win back to back Grey cups.
1) Hamilton Ti-Cats
Quarterback Dane Evans passed for 359 yards and three touchdowns to lead the East-leading Hamilton Tiger-Cats to a 33-13 road win over the West-leading Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Friday night. Hamilton improves to an 11-3 record after handing the Bombers their first loss at home this season. The Ti-Cats are the most complete team in the CFL and have to be for now the favorite to win it all in November.