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Another week is in the books, and this #TotalPickEm column has once again gone 4-0.
For those keeping track, we’re now 20-3 on the season — in other words, batting an otherworldly .870.
Calgary 26, Toronto 16
PICK: Calgary (correct)
While the Stamps didn’t cover the spread, they did take care of business on home turf against an Argos team that showed a bit more fight than it had in recent weeks.
Calgary (3-2) travels to Ottawa for Thursday Night Football this week, with Nick Arbuckle looking steady and at the very least passable in place of Bo Levi Mitchell.
Toronto (0-5) continues their nightmare western swing this Thursday in Edmonton; until the Argos prove they can get a 60-minute effort from any of their units, they remain a risky proposition in pick’em.
Winnipeg 31, Ottawa 1
PICK: Winnipeg (correct)
The floodgates opened in the second quarter and it was academic from there for the undefeated Bombers (5-0), who look to be a cut above the rest of the league early in 2019.
Ottawa (2-3) managed just 205 yards of offence in the loss, and QB Jonathon Jennings looked lost (6-of-15 for 45 and an INT) under centre; with Dominique Davis unlikely for Week 7, the REDBLACKS remain a risky play on a three-game losing streak.
Montreal 20, Edmonton 10
PICK: Montreal (correct)
Call us romantics, but there’s just a special something to this Alouettes (3-2) team under Khari Jones.
Whether it’s the Eugene Lewis-to-Vernon Adams Jr. trick play, Georges St-Pierre opening the birdcage pre-game or defensive coordinator Bob Slowik being an unlikely hero to his unit, the Als have a lot going for them.
Edmonton (3-2), meanwhile, falls two games behind first-place Winnipeg and will need to sort things out offensively at home against last-place Toronto this week.
Saskatchewan 38, BC 25
PICK: Saskatchewan (correct)
It was billed as a must-win game, and after a back-and-forth first three quarters, the Riders pulled away in front of their home crowd for a much-needed win.
The back end of the home-and-home goes in Vancouver this Saturday, as the Riders (2-3) visit the Lions (1-5) in a battle of two teams with everything to play for.
Saskatchewan is now a single game out of a playoff spot, while BC is staring up at the rest of the West from a distance — the importance of their Week 7 rematch can’t be overstated.