TORONTO -- For the second-straight year, the CFL.ca Power Rankings will pit Matthew Cauz against The Machine. Last season, The Machine topped Cauz in a bitter competition that lasted the entire season.
Who will come out on top in 2012?
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Matthew Cauz | CFL.ca Columnist
Last year the Roughriders didn’t notch their third victory of the season Week 11. They failed to defeat one divisional opponent so I think it is fair to say this season has been a success so far. Saskatchewan has won with offence (Hamilton), defence (Edmonton) and special teams (B.C.).
B.C. Lions (2-1)
Let’s see, the Lions outgained their opponent by nearly 200 yards, had a distinct advantage in first downs and lost because of a missed field goal return touchdown. As an Argo fan I have no idea what that must feel like. Any over-confidence that had been lingering in the Lions locker room has most certainly been eliminated.
Craziest stat of the week: Montreal scores 33 points with their running backs running the ball five times for minus-five yards. Fun Alouettes stat of the week: Patrick Lavoie has more touchdowns than S.J. Green and Jamel Richardson combined.
Holy lord is that defence good. I feel bad for Fred Stamps. He is doing everything correctly but still the ball is rarely there when he is open. I sure hope he doesn’t have many yardage incentive clauses in his contract. By the way, I can’t wait for what Eric Tillman has to say next …he sure makes my job easier.
I figured out how the Argonauts can rip off 15 straight wins … eliminating all the kicking! I’m convinced Toronto would have beaten Hamilton if they had eschewed all field goal attempts and had just gone for it on third down. At the very least Hamilton’s halftime lead would have been nine instead of 16. What a shame that special teams ruined a brilliant performance by Cory Boyd.
The Drew Tate injury has them at number six. I would put them higher but Toronto did beat them already this season and I can’t get that Kevin interception to Jerald Brown out of my head.
A gutsy and important win for the Tiger-Cats. Will I be accused of being an unabashed homer if I say I feel that Hamilton stole that victory? Come on Hamilton, you know you got lucky. All that said, is their a faster one-two punch than Chevon Walker and Chris Williams?
For all Blue Bomber fans, may I suggest you lobby the good people at TSN to replay the first half of the 2011 season? I think you’ll find the summer far more enjoyable if you focus on the past.