Winnipeg quite literally led wire-to-wire, as Lucky Whitehead‘s electric opening-kickoff TD put the Bombers (4-0) in front on Play No. 1 against the Argos (0-4).
Mike O’Shea’s team is the toast of the CFL through one-plus month of football, while Corey Chamblin’s Toronto squad must figure things out quickly — especially with Montreal looking reinvigorated in the East.
The Argos now face a gauntlet of @ CGY, @ EDM, v. WPG (combined record: 9-3).
Some special teams magic helped the Ticats (4-1) claw back and earn a victory in a game which saw them initially fall behind the Stamps (2-2) by two scores.
Hamilton is now a game and a half clear atop the East entering its bye, and with Ottawa and Montreal slated to face the West’s two best teams in Week 6 it could be a two-game lead by the time the Ticats return to play.
While Calgary doesn’t appear to be the same dominant unit of the recent past, there’s no hint of panic under the GM/HC duo of John Hufnagel and Dave Dickenson — yet.
Week 5: 4-0
Overall: 16-3 (.842)
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