Well, it looks like this #TotalPickEm column’s first-half hot streak is over.
Week 11 was another entertaining one in the CFL, but our upset (BC) and first-place battle (EDM) picks fell short and left us with a 33-10 record on the season.
Winnipeg 34, Edmonton 28
Did Chris Streveler throw for less than 100 yards? Yes.
Are the Bombers (8-2) now four points clear atop the West? Also, yes.
This Winnipeg team just keeps finding a way to win, and is an interesting proposition entering its annual home-and-home with Saskatchewan over the next two weeks.
Edmonton, meanwhile, faces questions about an ability to win against teams with winning records; the Esks (6-4) are 1-4 against teams not named Toronto, BC or Ottawa (combined record: 5-24).
Saskatchewan 40, Ottawa 18
Cody Fajardo is a starting QB, that much is clear.
The Riders (6-3) have found a sprinkle of something, and look every bit capable of hosting a home playoff game; Ottawa (3-7) has now lost three games in a row and sits four points out of a playoff spot.
Saskatchewan’s set to host Winnipeg on the Mark’s #LDWeekend — that should be fun!
Hamilton 13, BC 10
It wasn’t the prettiest of wins, but the Ticats (8-2) edged the Lions (1-9) on the west coast to maintain their six-point lead in the East Division.
It was a contest that had acrobatic grabs, a hurdle and precious little scoring.
Also: Mike Reilly was sacked seven times — tough to generate an upset under that kind of pressure.
Montreal 28, Toronto 22
The Als (5-4) solidified their inside track status on a playoff spot with a gutsy win at Touchdown Atlantic over the Argos (1-8).
Khari Jones’ squad now rolls into a bye, while Toronto faces what amount to must-win divisional games Hamilton (#LDWeekend) and Ottawa before a Week 14 bye.
Montreal will be a strong play for its Week-13 matchup against the Lions in Montreal; Toronto is naturally a risk next week on the road in Hamilton.