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Another week, another plus week for this #TotalPickEm column.
Ridiculous finish in Calgary aside, we hammered favourites and were rewarded.
Winnipeg 32, BC 16
The Bombers took care of business against the last-place Lions, but lost starting QB Matt Nichols in the process on Thursday night.
Winnipeg (7-2) has opened up some breathing room between it and the rest of the West (minus Edmonton), but now faces 4-6 weeks with sophomore pivot Chris Streveler at the helm.
The immediate future has the Bombers visiting the Esks, then the classic home-and-home with Saskatchewan — a real gauntlet for Streveler.
BC has now lost five-straight games, and at 1-8 is fully in must-win territory.
Edmonton 41, Toronto 26
Trevor Harris just. keeps. rolling.
The Esks QB has thrown 900 more yards than any other CFL QB, and has led Edmonton (6-3) through a challenging first half with a solid winning record.
He also threw for 420 yards and a trio of TDs against Toronto (1-7)
His 13:2 TD-INT ratio is also tasty.
By the way: Greg Ellingson is still a very, very good football player.
Hamilton 21, Ottawa 7
That Ticats defence? It’s good.
Ottawa’s offence? Not so much.
The Tabbies are flying high with a multi-game lead atop the East Division, while Ottawa has been firmly passed by Montreal.
With a trip to BC and a Labour Day date with Toronto — combined record: 2-15 — ahead of them, the Ticats will feel very good about their chances of winning the East.
Montreal 40, Calgary 34 (OT)
Words fail me, so here are some highlights instead:
Insanity is really the only word.
Hey, Vernon Adams Jr. looks like a legitimate star in the making!
Week 10: 3-1
2019: 31-8 (.795)