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TORONTO — We’re well on our way down the Shaw Road to the Grey Cup, and with teams jockeying for positions in the standings — and playoff positions — we look forward to each team’s remaining games this year.
As we hit the backstretch of the regular season, CFL.ca takes a data-driven look at who has the shortest path to the post-season and who faces an uphill battle.
The BC Lions have rolled to four straight victories, however, their remaining slate will make it difficult for them to push for a playoff spot. They have a head-to-head with the Edmonton Eskimos — who they’re chasing for the crossover playoff spot — in Week 18. After that, they finish their year against the two top teams in the West: The Saskatchewan Roughriders and Calgary Stampeders.
Once again, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats have the easiest remaining schedule. They play Ottawa, Montreal, and Toronto to end their year. The three teams have a combined 13 wins on the year.
Here is how the remaining schedules break down with four weeks left in the regular season:
|Team||Opponents||Divisional Games||Opponents Cumulative Records|
|Winnipeg Blue Bombers||MTL, @ CGY, CGY||2||26-16 (.619)|
|BC Lions||@ EDM, SSK, CGY||3||26-17 (.604)|
|Edmonton Eskimos||BC, SSK, @ SSK||3||25-18 (.581)|
|Calgary Stampeders||SSK, WPG, @ WPG, @ BC||4||33-26 (.559)|
|Saskatchewan Roughriders||@ CGY, @ BC, @ EDM, EDM||4||28-31 (.474)|
|Toronto Argonauts||OTT, @ MTL, OTT, @ HAM||4||26-31 (.453)|
|Montreal Alouettes||@ WPG, TOR, HAM, @ OTT||3||26-32 (.448)|
|Ottawa REDBLACKS||@ TOR, @ HAM, @ TOR, MTL||4||24-33 (.421)|
|Hamilton Tiger-Cats||OTT, @ MTL, TOR||3||13-29 (.309)|