Publish Date: 06/21/2022
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1. Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2)
After a convincing win over the Redblacks on the road, the Blue and Gold are back in the top spot. Winnipeg’s defense has surrendered a league-worst 355.5 yards of passing per game, but they have not given up a lot of points; I guess we can say that they bend but don’t break. Check out the best bookmakers for betting on the CFL!
2. B.C. Lions
Amar Doman’s team was on a bye for Week 2, but they still managed to climb our rankings. B.C. will host the Toronto Argonauts on Saturday; that game will give us a barometer of how good the Lions are?
3. Saskatchewan Roughriders (1)
Although the Riders won at Commonwealth Stadium by double digits, The club should be concerned about Dan Clark, the stalwart offensive player. He suffered what Craig Dickenson believes was a severe ankle injury during the game. The Riders did not dominate this game as expected, but they did get the win
4. Calgary Stampeders (4)
The Stamps overcame a 24-point deficit to win in overtime against the Ticats; Calgary’s best news may have been Bo Levi Mitchell, the franchise quarterback who recorded his second 300-yard passing play since 2019. If Mitchell can turn back the clock, the Stamps will be contenders.
5. Toronto Argonauts (6)
Although the Double Blue appeared a bit rusty after a Week 1 bye, the defense front-seven was strong and shut down Montreal’s running attack. They also got home for three sacks. Andrew Harris, who made his Argos debut with 110 yards of scrimmage, left the game late after a suspected hamstring injury.
6. Ottawa Redblacks (3)
Another close loss, but there are still many reasons to be optimistic in the nation’s capital. Ottawa ranks second in the CFL, with 412.5 offensive yards per match. Jeremiah Masoli is the league’s leader, with 711 passing yards through the two contests.
7. Hamilton Tiger-Cats (8)
After the Ti-Cats second-half collapse, a 24-point lead was not enough to give the Ticats the first win of the season. Although the Ticats’ new offensive line was better at protecting Dane Evans, Hamilton is still uncertain about how they will ignite a non-existent running game.
8. Montreal Alouettes (7)
The Als were very close to winning in Week 2. However, second-year kicker David Cote made a field goal from 21 yards wide left. Ouch. Khari Jones, the club’s head coach, pulled Vernon Adams Jr. out of play in the second quarter to make way for Trevor Harris, a veteran backup. I think Harris should be the starter as we advance.
9. Edmonton Elks (9)
The Green and Gold have lost nine consecutive regular-season home games, and this trend is likely to continue with Calgary and Winnipeg visiting in July. The Elks were better in week two than they were in week one, but they still have a lot of work to do. Check out the top new sportsbooks for betting on the CFL!