Friday, October 16, 2015

CFL Week Seventeen

The playoff push is on with but four weeks to go in the 2015 CFL season, a jockeying for positions that could mean the difference between home field advantage and long trek into enemy territory in a winner takes all showdown.

Two teams looking to secure their spot in the playoff rotation take to the field in the week seventeen opener, as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers head into Ottawa and a Friday Night Football match up with the Ottawa RedBlacks.

The team from the nations capital is currently trying to keep pace with the division leading TiCats and Argos, but two points behind the division leaders heading into the weekend. Winnipeg on the other hand are holding onto their dreams of a playoff berth by their finger nails tied with BC for the final spot and watching as the Alouettes look to secure a cross over berth for the CFL Semis.

Saturday afternoon finds the Argos back on the road for a home game, bounced once again from their Rogers Stadium home owing to the Blue Jays ALCS Division series, the Boatmen will be hoping that enough of their fans make the drive down the QEW to see Tim Horton's field where they will host the Stampeders in what should be a CFL thriller for the weekend.

The night cap on Saturday takes us out to Edmonton, where the Eskimos who currently hold the edge over Calgary for bragging rights in the West will look to add to the misery of the Lions season, which has seen missed opportunities slip through their fingers a number of times in 2015.  Currently locked into a third and final spot in the West, the Lions have seemingly done all they can of late to make sure that they have to fight to the very last game should they wish to have any post season plans this year.

The weekend wraps up in Montreal, where Kevin Glenn, recently acquired and taking a crash course in Alouette offensive plans will look to keep Montreal's playoff hopes alive as the Als take on the TiCats at Molson Stadium.  Week seventeen might provide a bit more of a challenge for the Cats, as Jeff Matthews who has taken over the helm of the Cats offence faces down a team that is still focused on a playoff spot, with a motivated Alouette defence no doubt looking to make this weekend a test for the rookie QB.

Below, is our archive for week number Seventeen.

Check back regularly through the weekend for updated material.

Friday, October 16 

Winnipeg 24 at Ottawa 27
( N/A )

-- Lots on the line for Ottawa RedBlacks, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
-- Bitter Jovon Johnson wants to make lives living hell for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Game Reviews: Game Recap  Stats Review Highlights


Saturday, October 17 

Calgary at Toronto (At Tim Horton's Field in Hamilton)
( 4PM ET, 2 PM MT, 1 PM PT )  TSN

Game Reviews: Game Recap Stats Review Highlights


Saturday, October 17

British Columbia at Edmonton
(5 PM MT, 4 PT, 7 ET) TSN

Game Preview

-- Lions face a tough decision: Jennings or Lulay
-- Eskimos defence on target for one of CFL's all time best seasons

Game Reviews: Game Recap Stats Review Highlights


Monday, October 18

Hamilton at Montreal
(1 PM ET, 10 AM PT) TSN

-- QB Glenn gets crash course on Alouettes' system
-- Tiger Cats ready to face Kevin Glenn, again

Game Reviews: Game Recap Stats Review Highlights

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