The original plan for this column was to take a look back at a couple critical plays from each of the four games and write about how they directly affected the final outcome of each contest.
That plan got scuttled by the time Miley Cyrus was hosting ‘Saturday Night Live’ with Montreal's 47-24 defeat of Edmonton.
I will keep my thoughts on this two games brief. (Yes I know that is difficult for someone as wordy as I am but I promise to do my best).
I think we can all agree that the final score between Edmonton and Montreal greatly flattered the home team. Five minutes into the fourth quarter the score was a staggering 40-3, I have no qualm with any Edmonton fan who decided to leave early.
Meanwhile, on Friday night soon after Hamilton's 33-19 win over Toronto I got this tweet from @Mike_Ticats:
"Oh 7 wins @mcauz56 O MY! and beat your Argos, haha sorry I don't get to gloat that much being a Ticat fan, so I take it when I can."
I was reminded that I had Hamilton winning no more than five games this year. At the time of that prediction I expected Anthony Calvillo would have been healthy and that Winnipeg would have been competing in the East Division.
That twitter account belongs to Mike Graham and my message to Mike is: Gloat away! I was way wrong and it is your right as a sports fan to rub it in my face and do a happy dance on Barton Street while wearing your Darren Flutie throwback jersey and extra tight jeans in honour of Danny McManus.
Well at this point I guess it's time for an open letter to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
I would like to offer an apology for all the jokes I have made at your expense this year.
let me take this moment to commend you on getting yourselves back to .500 despite various distractions such as your nomadic-like schedule. Full marks to Kent Austin and his coaching staff for keeping the team focused.
Yes the defence is second last in both yardage and points given up, but you have gotten better as the season has gone on and are winning games with a bend, don't break mentality. Yes, Burris is leading the league in interceptions, but he is also leading in yardage. And in a season where practically every starter has gone down with injuries you are a model of consistency and health.
With your depth at talent and wide receiver and the emergence of C.J. Gable I have no doubt you will soon be labeled the "sneaky dangerous" team once the playoffs start.
As for Hamilton's win over Toronto, I want to go back and look at two of the game’s most critical plays.
However that is when Sheets decided to mess with the laws of science. Somehow he splits through the three defenders like a fat kid running roughshod in a game of Red-Rover. Sheets’ next trick is a nifty stutter step to his right, upping the tally of embarrassed Lions defensive players.
At this point he turns on the jets as he turns up field for the 21-yard gain. If this was in a video game my buddy would shake his head, yank the game out and start blowing on it to make sure it wasn't broken.
(Yes I know I dated myself on that reference trust me that ALWAYS worked with Nintendo). I counted at least five different Lions defenders who will be hanging their heads in shame when they go back to study the game film.
Yes Cornish right now should be the odds on favourite to win league MOP, but Sheets means as much to his team as any player in the CFL.
The last three weeks has seen Sheets out with injury for 11 of the 12 quarters of play, all loses. But of course it is more than just wins and losses, consider the impact Sheet's absence has had on Darian Durant.
Durant is completing 62 per cent of his passes with an impressive TD/INT ratio of 28/8. However those last three games without Sheets saw Durant with as many interceptions (6) as touchdowns while completing just 56 per cent of his passes. A healthy Sheets opens up every facet of the Roughriders offence.
Well as the old adage goes, behind every great quarterback there is a great running back.
Matthew Cauz is the Weekend Host for 'GAME DAY' on TSN 1050 Radio. Previously, he was a producer and football analyst for SUN TV where he appeared regularly on the “Casino Rama Grill Room” and he spent seven years working for TSN's “Off The Record”. Follow Matthew on Twitter @mcauz56.