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BLUE BOMBERS (2-8) at STAMPEDERS (6-4)
Tonight, 8 p.m. TV: TSN Radio: CJOB
Vegas line: Calgary -9.5
Bombers line: Man, how low can Winnipeg get? Back-to-back losses to the Riders through completely different means have the franchise reeling. Or laughing like a crazy person. Either way, it's not good. The club is sitting a healthy Buck Pierce -- for some reason -- and continuing with Joey Elliott, who hasn't thrown a touchdown pass in three games. No laughing matter.
Stamps line: Running back Jon Cornish is feeling it. He leads the CFL with 137 carries and 827 yards through 10 games. Remember when he was a non-factor early in the year? Yeah, those days are long over. If he gets less than 25 touches and is held to under 150 total yards, it's a win for Winnipeg.
Bottom line: Speaking of wins for Winnipeg, the Bombers haven't won in Calgary since the Dave Ritchie days.
ESKIMOS (5-5) at TIGER-CATS (3-7)
Saturday, 2 p.m. TV: TSN
Vegas line: Hamilton -3.5
Eskimos line: Steven Jyles continues to sit, which can't be good for his confidence. Oh well. He'll get over it. He always does. We've always thought Jyles was better off the bench, anyway. Maybe he'll get that chance to prove us right. Who do you think would win a race between Kerry Joseph and Anthony Calvillo? A question for a later date...
Ticats line: Our morbid Casey Creehan watch continues. If his defence can't slow down the Eskimos offence -- one of the worst in the league this entire season -- then what's next? If the losing continues, someone has to go, right? What's that? Upper management has given everyone a vote of confidence. Uh-oh.
Bottom line: The entire Free Press panel is taking the Ticats this week, which has to be a first.