Friday, October 23, 2015

CFL Week Eighteen

With only three weeks remaining in the 2015 Regular season, those teams with playoff ambitions will be looking to secure their placement in the November sweepstakes to take them to Grey Cup Sunday.

With Saskatchewan already eliminated and the Eskimos, Stamps,Tiger Cats, Argos and RedBlacks all having clinched, the final playoff spot has become a marathon to the end of the season it seems between British Columbia, Winnipeg and Montreal.

And as we head into week eighteen, someone is going to slip behind by the time Sunday morning comes around

The week gets underway with a home game for the Argos, and much as it has been this year, that means that Toronto is playing somewhere else outside of the Six, with trek down the highway to Hamilton tonight as the Argos host the Alouettes at Tim Horton's field. With an eye still towards catching the Ti Cats for first place in the east, the Alouettes will have their hands full as they seek to keep their playoff hopes alive, looking to Kevin Glenn to have learned just a little bit more in the last week to spur the offence on.

Friday featured a double header with the under performing BC Lions playing host to the Tiger Cats, two teams that appear headed in opposite directions of late, withe the Cats overcoming the loss of starter Zach Collaros, while the Leos see hopeful signs from their QB's, but then inexplicably let victories slip away, a trend that BC is running out of time to correct.

Saturday also provides us with two match ups with the Ottawa RedBlacks heading to Winnipeg, the Bombers one of those three teams on the cross over bubble, seeking to secure third in the West to make the prospect of an Alouette jump across borders an unlikely event. For Ottawa, all eyes will be on QB Henry Burris who has had a remarkable season and looks to be close to setting even more records in his long and exciting CFL career.

The wrap up to the weekend probably looked pretty good when they drew up the schedule, the Riders and Eskimos, two teams that many expected would have break out years in the CFL.  And as the season has shown, the Break Out was all in Edmonton, while it seems now that it's Break Up season in Saskatchewan. The finale to week Seventeen of much more value to the Eskimos than the Riders, as the Green and Gold look to solidify a hold on the top spot in the CFL West and overall standings in the league as well.

Below, is our archive for week number Seventeen.

Check back regularly through the weekend for updated material.

Friday, October 23 

Montreal Alouettes at Toronto Argonauts (at Tim Horton's Field)
( 7 PM ET -- 4PM PT ) TSN

-- Alouettes GM/coach is running out of fingers to point
-- Samoan Fonoti stepping in for Argonauts

Game Reviews: Game Recap  Stats Review Highlights


Friday, October 24 

Hamilton Tiger Cats at British Columbia Lions
( 7 PM PT - 10 ET )  TSN

Game Reviews: Game Recap Stats Review Highlights


Saturday, October 24

Ottawa RedBlacks at Winnipeg Blue Bombers
( 3 PM ET, 4 ET, 1 PT) TSN

-- Brad Sinopoli a great catch for RedBlacks so far
-- O'Shea says Bryant will be ready for Bombers

Game Reviews: Game Recap Stats Review Highlights


Saturday, October 24

Edmonton at Saskatchewan
(5 PM ST/MT, 7 ET, 4 PT) TSN

-- Eskimos LB JC Sherritt back from injury and eager to play Saturday
-- Eskimos provide though test for Roughriders

Game Reviews: Game Recap Stats Review Highlights

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