Publish Date: 10/24/2018
Fact checked by: Simon Briffa
1) Winnipeg Blue Bombers
The Bombers are number one because they are playing better than anyone else as of this moment. They have won four straight, including blowout wins over Edmonton and Saskatchewan, and a road win in Ottawa.
The BC Lions have punched their ticket to the playoffs. DeVier Posey‘s three touchdowns in the third quarter led the Lions to a 42-32 victory over the Edmonton Eskimos at BC Place on Friday night. Posey finished the evening with a game-high 113 yards on five catches, while Lions quarterback Travis Lulay threw for 251 yards with four touchdown passes and two interceptions.
Quarterback Zach Collaros looked sharp all game long, completing 24 of 35 passes for 352 yards while putting together lengthy scoring drives against the Stamps’ top-ranked defense. The victory was the 20th 300-yard passing performance of Collaros’ career. The Riders have been consistent for most of the season and would be my selection for first if not for a 31-0 drubbing at the hands of the Blue Bombers a couple of weeks ago.
The Stamps have now lost two straight and their last win was 12-6 over Montreal. Is it boredom or a trend? I used to think it was boredom but it may be a bigger problem in Calgary.
Dominique Davis scored three touchdowns in short yardage situations, helping the Ottawa REDBLACKS erase a 16-point deficit on the way to a 35-31 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Friday night in Ottawa. The Redblacks are either great or horrible and this week they were great.
The Ti-Cats came up short against the Redblacks, but they continue to look like a team who can pose problems in the playoffs for the higher seeds.
The Eskimos look like they will be on the outside looking in come playoff time.
Toronto is better than Montreal.
It looks like the Alouettes have clinched last in the CFL.