Week 4 thrilled and entertained, rewarded and disappointed.
In #TotalPickEm, the Montreal Alouettes’ shock win over undefeated Hamilton threw many players for a loop.
Week 4: 3-1
Overall: 12-3 (.800)
With virtually the entire CFL universe picking the then-undefeated Ticats (lest CFL.ca writer Chris O’Leary), it seemed the Als had little to no chance of reversing their Week 3 fortunes on Thursday Night Football.
Then, William Stanback happened.
1-2 looks significantly better than 0-3, and Montreal is now just one game out of a playoff spot; Hamilton, meanwhile, lost stud running back Sean Thomas Erlington to what appeared to be a serious lower-body injury.
The Bombers controlled it from virtually the outset, smothering Dominique Davis and the REDBLACKS offence en route to a comfortable 15-point victory.
Justin Medlock showed off his wheels and burned REDBLACKS return man Ryan Lankford on a unique play:
Winnipeg is 3-0 and looking like the class of the CFL early, while Ottawa now faces an intriguing matchup next Saturday against the Als.
There’s bizarre, and then there’s the ending of Saturday’s Lions-Argos contest.
After a quiet first half and relatively busy second half, the Lions walked it off on a rouge — due to Toronto return man Chris Rainey stepping out at the back of the end zone on a missed Sergio Castillo field goal attempt. Watch for yourself:
At 0-3 and facing a three-game roadtrip to Winnipeg, Calgary and Edmonton — combined record: 7-2 — the Argos have a sizable mountain to climb.
There were plenty of doubters when the Stamps announced they would rolling into Regina with a backup QB (Nick Arbuckle) and practice roster RB (Ka’Deem Carey).
Those doubters were proven wrong in big-time fashion by Calgary, which humbled the Riders at Mosaic with a statement victory.
Will teams stop throwing at Tre Roberson, who has five INTs in three games? Will Calgary stop being a good team?
The answers are a giant question mark — for the time being.