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After #TotalPickEm went three-for-three during Mark’s Labour Day Weekend, things shook out differently in Week 13.
There was an exciting triple-header jam-packed with action on Saturday night, but only one of the three matchups resulted in a positive result, leaving the record for the season at 38-12.
BC 16, Montreal 21
The Lions’ offensive line did a better job of keeping Mike Reilly upright against the Als.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to help the Leos (1-10) pull off the upset win on the road.
The Alouettes (6-4) have now come out on the winning end of their last three games, but five of their remaining eight games will come against West Division competition, so they’ll need to keep firing on all cylinders to cement their place in the East.
Toronto 46, Ottawa 17
In a battle of the bottom two teams in the East, it was the Argos (2-9) put a shellacking on the REDBLACKS (3-8) on Saturday.
McLeod Bethel-Thompson threw for 400-plus yards for the second time in three games and James Wilder Jr. had his best performance of the year, getting two receiving touchdowns and another major on the ground to help the Argos roll to a convincing win.
The next two games will be massive for Ottawa, who goes head to head with the BC Lions in a home-and-home series. If they don’t have good showings against the bottom team in the league, they’re going to be in an even bigger dogfight with Toronto down the stretch for the third spot in the East.
Saskatchewan 10, Winnipeg 35
While the Labour Day Classic showdown between these two teams came down to the wire, the rematch was a different story.
The Bombers (9-3) scored four touchdowns in the first half en route to a blowout win over the Riders (7-4). Chris Streveler had it going in all facets, and Winnipeg’s other depth pieces came to play when the team needed them the most.
The Riders lost for the first time since Week 4. They’re now tied for second in the West with the Stamps. Their matchup at the tail end of the campaign is looking like it’ll have more and more weight on the standings with every passing game.
Calgary 33, Edmonton 17
Since the return of Bo Levi Mitchell in Week 12, the Stampeders (7-4) are firing on all cylinders again.
The Stamps’ defence had three sacks, two forced fumbles, and a pick-6 in the victory over the Eskimos (6-6), who were without starter Trevor Harris, who left early in the game with an injury.
Calgary has a stretch of three straight games against East competition before finishing off the season against in-division opponents. They’re 5-2 against the West this year, and with Bo back in the fold, they have a real shot to finish the year in first.