The Battle of southern Ontario is featured on Friday Night Football. The Tiger-Cats took the first 2 contests with the Labour Day Classic and the revenge game.
Speaking of revenge, the Saturday tripleheader starts with the prairie teams. The Roughriders go for the season sweep over their top rival in the Manitoba capital. The RedBlacks travel to Edmonton in the middle game. Calgary welcomes the BC Lions in the nightcap.
The Montréal Alouettes get a welcome break.
Hamilton @ Toronto, 7:30p
Saskatchewan @ Winnipeg, 2p
Ottawa @ Edmonton, 5p
BC @ Calgary, 8p
Bye week: Montréal
Ottawa won't get any points as a result of that 15-point comeback to force the 2nd overtime CFL game this season. The RedBlacks might get a moral victory for that effort. The fake FG attempt near the end of the first half likely cost the RedBlacks 3 points and gave 3 more points to Winnipeg.
Lewis Ward is the new recordholder for most consecutive field goals in CFL history. Ward now has 40 FG in a row, surpassing the 39 mark held by Calgary's Rene Paredes. The mark is especially significant since Ward is a rookie.
The game in the nation's capital also featured the league's best running backs. In the head-to-head matchup, Andrew Harris (Winnipeg) has 132 yards on 20 carries and William Powell (Ottawa) had 95 yards on 14 carries.
Powell has 3 more yards than Harris: 1236 to 1233. Powell has 10 more carries at 222 to 212.
James Franklin engineered 13 late points for the Argonauts. McLeod Bethel-Thompson had 4 interceptions before being replaced. Duron Carter finally caught a TD pass. Tiger-Cats fans are still wishing Carter had signed with Hamilton. Carter might wish that too.
Must be hard for Argos fans to see Shawn Lemon and DeVier Posey in orange and black. The Argos loss eliminated the defending Grey Cup champs from playoff contention.
The turkey isn't why you fall asleep on Thanksgiving Monday. Neither game had a first-half touchdown. Calgary had the early game's only major. Saskatchewan's Willie Jefferson scored the only TD in the nightcap with a defensive Pick 6 with under 2 minutes left in the game.
Bo Levi Mitchell seemingly has won everywhere but the Thanksgiving Monday game was his first win in Montréal. The Stampeders hadn't won in La Belle Province since 2013
The crossover is official. We've known this for weeks unofficially. This will be the 3rd straight season where the CFL has had a crossover playoff team and the 14th season where there has been a crossover.
Ottawa and Hamilton are in the playoffs; the only question is where the teams will finish. Ottawa is the only team in the East above .500 at 8-6. The Tiger-Cats are now 1 game behind the RedBlacks. Outside of Ottawa's game in Edmonton on Saturday, all the East teams will play each other for the rest of the season.
Toronto and Montréal won't make the playoffs. But they will have some control over which of their fellow East teams finishes first.
In the West, Calgary gets a home playoff date.
Edmonton and Saskatchewan played a very tough series this season. The teams split, each winning at home by 7 points. The 3rd tiebreaker is division record. The Roughriders have the edge so far but Edmonton would overcome that if the teams were tied.