Blue Bomber Report Record: 3–15–0

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Week 10 in the CFL

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TIGER-CATS (4-4) at LIONS (5-3)

Friday, 9 p.m.; TV: TSN

Hamilton line: The Ticats are riding a three-game winning streak and are nothing less than the hottest team in the CFL right now. But before the Guelph mayor buys a boxcar of ticker tape, it bears noting Hamilton's three wins came against the doormats of the CFL -- twice over Winnipeg and once over Edmonton.

B.C. line: There was wringing of hands in Vancouver this week after the Lions gifted the lowly Montreal Alouettes a 39-38 victory last weekend thanks to an epic B.C. collapse in the final minute. The good news for the Lions is they're back at home this week at BC Place, where they're 4-0 this season and haven't lost in the regular season in over a year, a run of 10 straight.

Bottom line: Bet B.C. at home until they lose. It could be awhile.

 

BLUE BOMBERS (1-7) at ROUGHRIDERS (7-1)

Sunday, 3 p.m.; TV: TSN; Radio: CJOB

Winnipeg line: If you're a Bombers fan who is one of those glass-half-full types, we can point out these were the exact same records in the 2011 Labour Day Weekend Classic in Regina (except in reverse) and it was the 1-7 Riders team that won that year. So a monster upset is possible in this game, just very unlikely -- particularly when you consider the Bombers haven't won in Regina since 2004.

Saskatchewan line: The gambling site Bodog.ca updated it's Grey Cup odds on Thursday and annointed the Riders 7-4 favourites to win it all this season. With the best record in the CFL, it's hard to disagree, but it does bear noting the Riders barely beat lousy teams each of the last two weeks -- Edmonton last week and Montreal two weeks ago -- and could just as easily be riding a three-game losing streak coming into this weekend.

Bottom line: The Riders, all day.

 

ESKIMOS (1-7) at STAMPEDERS (6-2)

Monday, 4 p.m.; TV: TSN

Edmonton line: The Eskimos lost their last three games in a row by just three points each and haven't been beaten by more than five points in their last four games. Still, a loss is a loss and the Eskimos come into this weekend riding the same six-game losing streak as the lowly Bombers.

Calgary line: The Stampeders went into Toronto last weekend without injured slotback Nik Lewis and tailback Jon Cornish and still won convincingly --35-14 -- in what might have been the most impressive Calgary performance of the season given the circumstances. Lewis is out for the season, but Cornish is back this week.

Bottom line: Edmonton could be in for a long afternoon.

 

ALOUETTES (3-5) at ARGONAUTS (5-3)

Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. TV: TSN

Montreal line: The Als come into Week 10 off a monster last-minute win over the Lions in Montreal last week that had the local diehards ready to christen third-string Als backup Tanner Marsh -- the architect of a game-winning touchdown drive -- their new leader. Lost in all the spilled champagne was the six turnovers -- four interceptions and two fumbles -- Marsh coughed up prior to the late heroics.

Toronto line: The Argos got spanked at home by an injury-depleted Calgary team last week and lost their starting quarterback, Ricky Ray, to a shoulder injury. The news out of Toronto on Thursday is Ray could be out as long as six weeks.

Bottom line: The Als got lucky last week and Toronto is still a better team, even without Ray.

 

THE PICKS

The Free Press has assembled a panel this season to offer their fearless predictions every week. Joining us this year are CJOB's Bob Irving, and from the Free Press, sports editor Steve Lyons, columnists Gary Lawless and Doug Brown and football writers Paul Wiecek and Ed Tait:

Irving: B.C., Saskatchewan, Calgary, Montreal

Lyons: B.C., Saskatchewan, Calgary, Toronto

Lawless: B.C., Saskatchewan, Calgary, Montreal

Brown: B.C., Saskatchewan, Calgary, Toronto

Tait: B.C., Saskatchewan, Calgary, Toronto

Wiecek: B.C., Saskatchewan, Calgary, Toronto

Last week/overall: Lyons 2-2/21-11; Tait 2-2/21-11; Wiecek 2-2/20-12; Lawless 2-2/19-13; Brown 1-3/18-14; Irving 2-2/18-14

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition August 30, 2013 C2

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