November 2, 2007

Bombers, Argos have something to play for

TORONTO (CP) — The Toronto Argonauts and Winnipeg Blue Bombers have secured playoff berths but both have plenty to play for heading into the final week of the CFL’s regular season.

The Argos (10-7) are currently first in the East Division standings, one point ahead of second-place Winnipeg (9-7-1). The Bombers finish their regular season at home against the Montreal Alouettes (8-9) on Friday night (8 p.m. ET) needing a win to reclaim top spot.

If Winnipeg defeats Montreal, then the Argos will need a tie or win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Saturday (3 p.m. ET) to finish first and secure home-field advantage in the East Division final Nov. 18. Toronto can also clinch top spot with a Bombers tie or loss against the Alouettes.

The Bombers would take first place with a win over Montreal and Saskatchewan victory over Toronto.

The second-place finisher in the East Division will host Montreal in the conference semifinal Nov. 11.

All is set in the West Division, with the B.C. Lions (13-3-1) having clinched top spot and a bye to the conference final. Second-place Saskatchewan (12-5) will host the Calgary Stampeders (7-9-1) in semifinal action Nov. 11, the Riders first home playoff game since ’88.