TORONTO -- With less than a month remaining in the regular season, the playoff picture is continuing to change with each game.
This week, the Edmonton Eskimos got back into the race with a big win over the Ticats and an even bigger performance from Fred Stamps.
The Lions took one step closer to locking up first place with a five-point win over the surging Stampeders, while the Blue Bombers stunned the Alouettes on home turf as Joey Elliott led Winnipeg to a crucial win.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders capped off the week with an impressive showing at Rogers Centre over the Toronto Argonauts.
Edmonton 35, Hamilton 20
Kerry Joseph threw three touchdown passes, while Fred Stamps broke out in a big way as the Esks scored a flurry of points in the second half en-route to an impressive 35-20 win over the Ticats at Commonwealth Stadium.
Joseph finished with 359 yards on 24-39 passing, while Stamps had his first 100-plus yard receiving game of the season with 204 yards on nine catches, including a 48-yard touchdown catch that put the Esks ahead by two scores late in the game.
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» Video: Marcus Henry six-yard TD catch
» Video: Grant hauls in touchown
» Video: Hugh Charles' shifty 15-yard TD
» Video: Burris and Fantuz hook-up
» Video: Fred Stamps 48-yard TD
BC 27, Calgary 22
Travis Lulay threw for 268 yards and two touchdowns, while Andrew Harris had 125 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown as the Lions held off a late Calgary surge to win 27-22 on Saturday night at BC Place.
Ryan Phillips had a late interception, and on the final drive of the game broke up a pass from backup Bo Levi Mitchell to secure the win for the Lions, keeping BC atop the CFL standings through Week 15.
Nick Moore filled in admirably as a key receiver for the Lions, with a game-high 83 yards and a touchdown on five catches, while Toronto native Shawn Gore also grabbed a first-half touchdown pass.
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» Harris ensures Leos don't skip a beat
» Video: Nick Moore 20-yard TD catch
» Video: Lulay, Gore connect for six
» Video: Brandon Smith scoops n' scores
Winnipeg 27, Montreal 22
Joey Elliott threw three touchdown passes to three different receivers, while Winnipeg's defence held a powerful Montreal offence in check, as the Bombers upset the Alouettes 27-22 at Percival-Molson Stadium in Montreal.
Elliott finished the afternoon with 17 completions for 335 yards securing only his second win in six starts, while receiver Chris Matthews registered his best outing in eight weeks, scoring his first touchdown since Week 7.
Today’s matchup marked the third of four encounters between the two teams, with the Als winning the first two tilts by a combined score of 77-56.
» Recap: Bombers stun Als for crucial win
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» Elliott steps in and steps up versus Als
» Video: Matthews Battles for TD
» Video: Edwards 50-Yard TD Grab
Saskatchewan 36, Toronto 10
Kory Sheets’ 48-yard touchdown gave the Saskatchewan Roughriders their biggest lead of the game in the third quarter and they did not look back after that, defeating the Argos 36-10 in Toronto.
Sheets was a force all afternoon, rushing for 106 yards on 17 carries and helping take pressure off of Darian Durant who passed for 276 yards and a touchdown on 21 of 29 passing.
» Recap: Sheets', Riders ground Argos
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» Video: Sheets Races 48 Yards for TD
» Video: Gerald Riggs' First Career Major
» Video: Durant, Dressler Connect
» View Updated Standings
|2||Blue Bombers||DE||Mulumba, Andy|
|3||Alouettes via EDM||LB||Edem, Mike|