While #TotalPickEm went 50 percent in Week 11, Mark’s Labour Day Weekend was a much different story.
Week 12 in the CFL treated fans to three of the most heated rivalries the league has to offer, but all the picks came through in their respective matchups, putting us at 36-10 on the year.
Winnipeg 17, Saskatchewan 19
Johnny Augustine nearly ran for 100 yards in his first start of the season.
The downside? The Bombers (8-3) lost a heartbreaker on Sunday after holding a slight lead in the final minutes.
The Roughriders (7-3) have won six straight and Cody Fajardo has proven to be the man that Saskatchewan can trust under centre. They’re 5-1 at home on the year, but they’ll need to improve their current .500 record on the road in the second half of the season.
Toronto 27, Hamilton 38
The Ticats (9-2) continued to put on a show on Labour Day, erasing a 13-point deficit to beat Toronto on Monday.
Orlondo Steinauer’s squad is playing inspired football, as the defence shut down the Argos (1-9) in the second half, holding them to just three points after losing two starters due to ejections in the first quarter.
Dane Evans had 442 yards through the air in his first Labour Day start, and with their next four games coming against West opponents — with three of them being on the road — he’ll need to keep rolling out performances like this one to put the Tabbies in the best spot to win.
Edmonton 9, Calgary 25
Bo Levi Mitchell returned on Labour Day, and in front of his home faithful, the 2018 Most Outstanding Player and Grey Cup MVP put on a show.
With their star pivot back in the lineup, it’s not a stretch to believe that Calgary could make a run at the top spot in the West. Their work on both ends against the Esks (6-5) shouldn’t go unnoticed.
On the other sideline, Edmonton has lost their last two games, and while they’re still currently in the crossover playoff spot, they’ve gone just 2-4 against West competition this year. They’ve got three matchups against the East in the next four games to try and improve their record.