Publish Date: 10/13/2019
Fact checked by: Simon Briffa
9) Ottawa Redblacks
The Redblacks lost to a Toronto team coming off a 40-plus point loss and the Redblacks have been consistently bad all year long. They deserve to be last.
The Argos came into the game against Ottawa off three-straight losses and the third loss was an embarrassment. But they rebounded as McLeod Bethel-Thompson threw a pair of touchdowns and S.J. Green racked up 170 receiving yards to lead the Toronto Argonauts past the Ottawa Redblacks with a 28-21 home win on Friday night.
The Lions came into the game in Edmonton carrying a four-game winning streak and slim playoff hopes, and that all disappeared as the Lions fell 19-6 to the Edmonton Eskimos.
The Eskimos had struggled as of late but they put a stop to that against the Lions. Greg Ellingson totaled 133 receiving yards to lead the Edmonton Eskimos to a 19-6 home win over the BC Lions on Saturday night. The Esks improve to an 8-8 record while securing a playoff spot.
The Als have become the darlings of the CFL with an exciting brand of football that has the fans in Montreal excited. They hit a roadblock with a loss to a Winnipeg Blue Bombers team that had been struggling entering this game. The Als are still a dangerous team and my guess this is a blip on the radar of what has been an exciting season.
The Bombers needed a quality win in the worst way and that is exactly what they got over the Montreal Alouettes. A pick-six and a big rushing performance from Andrew Harris led the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to a 35-24 home win over the Montreal Alouettes on Saturday. The Bombers notched four interceptions and snapped a three-game losing streak, improving their record to 10-6 to keep pace in the West.
The Riders have been hot and that came to an end with a tough 30-28 road loss to the Calgary Stampeders. Cody Fajardo and William Powell give the Riders a diverse offensive attack and they have a stout defense. Rhe Eiders will be back and they will be hard to deal with come playoff time.
Bo Levi Mitchell threw for 298 yards and two touchdown passes to help lift the Calgary Stampeders over the Saskatchewan Roughriders with a 30-28 home win on Friday night. The Stamps improved their record to 10-5 while jumping past the Riders for first in the West.
Hamilton has been number one in these rankings for a while and a bye will do nothing to change that.