Toronto Argonauts (9-4-0)
No home games, no Ricky Ray, no Chad Owens, no problem for the team that has been appropriately named the 'Road Warriors'. An unconventional four-game road trip and the Double Blue won all of them in dramatic fashion; this time battling back from a 22-1 halftime deficit to shut out the Esks in the second and return home with a 34-22 victory.
Calgary Stampeders (10-3-0)
Calgary was one of those teams that ran into the Boatmen just a week before, dropping one spot in the rankings. They made sure it was just a blip, relying on big-plays and forcing turnovers to help handle the Tiger-Cats this week. Even with injuries to big-name receivers, the likes of Jabari Arthur keep stepping up.
BC Lions (9-4-0)
Thomas DeMarco has been playing well in Travis Lulay's absence but Week 14 goes to the defence. It seemed like every player was having their turn either forcing a fumble or jumping a route in a dominant display in Winnipeg to the tune of 53-17 at Investors Group Field. Can they keep it going until Lulay gets back with an angry Riders team coming to town?
Saskatchewan Roughriders (8-5-0)
Speaking of the Riders, the once seemingly unbeatable club finds themselves in a dog-fight as they, BC and Calgary, jockey for position in the West Division with the playoffs nearing. Perhaps the most crucial mathcup so far awaits them in Vancouver Friday.
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (6-7-0)
Kent Austin said following their loss to Calgary that his team knows exactly what is in front of them -- five straight games against East Division opponents to close out the year. The first two come against the rival Argonauts in a home-and-home series that will likely decide who finishes first place and earns the bye.
Montreal Alouettes (5-8-0)
When the Montreal defence is playing as well as they are currently, all they really need is for quarterback Josh Neiswander to manage the game and avoid turnovers. He did just that had a lot of help from emerging youngster Duron Carter.
Edmonton Eskimos (3-10-0)
The Eskimos jumped out to an impressive 21-point lead heading into half but ran into a team that seems to be making enemies in the fourth quarter of games. They have a real shot to still make the playoffs as a crossover club but a lot of it will depend on the health of QB Mike Reilly.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2-11-0)
Max Hall will get the start again this week, hoping to rebound after what was a rough outing against a tough BC defence. How long will his leash be on Saturday in Calgary? Only Tim Burke knows.