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After a spotless Week 14 in #TotalPickEm, it was nearly a run of two consecutive weeks without a loss.
With a pair of doubleheaders on Friday and Saturday, respectively, three of the four teams that were picked to win got the job done. The Montreal Alouettes were able to play spoiler, leaving the yearly record at 44-13.
Calgary 23, Toronto 16
In the opening game of Week 15, Calgary walked into BMO Field and had the upper hand on each side of the ball.
The Stamps (9-4) were in control from wire to wire, using a pair of first-quarter touchdowns from Terry Williams and Ka’Deem Carey powered them to the victory over the Argos (2-10).
Calgary is now tied for top spot in the West Division. Over their next four games, they’ll have a head-t0-head with Saskatchewan — who’s right behind them in the standings — as well as a back-t0-back with Winnipeg.
Hamilton 30, Edmonton 27
A massive first quarter from Dane Evans and the Ticats’ offence looked to have Hamilton (10-3) on the road to a blowout win. However, the Esks (6-7) didn’t make it an easy night.
Before finishing off their season against in-division opponents, Hamilton has to face Winnipeg at IG Field on Friday before wrapping up their season series with Edmonton at Tim Hortons Field in Week 17.
Winnipeg 37, Montreal 38
If you want the perfect example of a tale of two halves, look no further than this game.
The Bombers (9-4) went into the half up 34-17 and entered the third quarter leading by 20 points. But an electric fourth-quarter comeback from Vernon Adams Jr. and the Als saw them overcome the deficit to beat the Bombers on a last-second touchdown to Jake Wieneke.
With Calgary pulling even with them atop the West standings, every game becomes crucial for Mike O’Shea’s squad. The aforementioned back-to-back against Calgary could help decide who comes out with the division crown.
BC 40, Ottawa 7
After a lopsided win at BC Place in Week 14, the Lions (3-10) one-upped their performance on Saturday in the rematch against the REDBLACKS (3-10)
The hosts had just two points in the first half and couldn’t get going offensively. On the other side, BC was firing on all cylinders, with Mike Reilly, John White and Bryan Burnham helping the squad post 20 points in each half of play.
Ottawa is up the proverbial creek without a paddle, and with two games still remaining against the Argos, the REDBLACKS could very well finish in the basement of the East Division a year removed from making it to the Grey Cup. BC will need a lot to go in their favour to be in the running for a playoff spot.