- Will the Argos lose two straight?
- The Roughriders are looking to continue winning.
- The BC Lions might have their starting QB back.
We thought we would ride another perfect week, but Calgary and Saskatchewan derailed those ideas by coming up with big wins. We knew the Argos would eventually lose a game, but we didn’t think it would be against the Stamps. That’s how she goes sometimes; we’ll soldier on and move into week 10 with an overall picking record of 24-11. It’s time to get back to our winning ways with our CFL Week 10 predictions.
As for our power rankings, Winnipeg is back on top as the Argos slip to number two. While musical chairs continue in the middle of the pack as Saskatchewan and Ottawa switch spots.
CFL Week 10 Predictions
Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Edmonton Elks
The first game of the week is shaping up to be one-sided. The Bombers took a good BC Lions team to the woodshed in week 9, while the Elks had a bye that included some personnel changes. The Elks have decided to go with Tre Ford under centre, replacing starting QB Taylor Cornelius. They are 0-8 and are looking for some positivity this season, but it’s hard when the team has scored the least amount of points, gained the least amount of yards, has the least amount of takeaways, and has the second-most giveaways. Ouch.
The last time these two teams played each other was back on July 20th, and the game was relatively close in the first half, but the Bombers eventually pulled away for a 28-14 victory. We see something similar happening this week and have no regrets about backing the Bombers here.
Prediction: Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Saskatchewan Roughriders at Montreal Alouettes
In week 9, the Riders ended their three-game losing streak with a thrilling 26-24 comeback victory over the Ottawa Redblacks. Despite our previous prediction that the game would be a showdown between the quarterbacks, Rider’s QB Mason Fine shined, leading the team to victory with 296 passing yards.
The Saskatchewan defense also stepped up and is looking to maintain its momentum against a Montreal team that has struggled to score. However, the Alouettes showed their resilience with an impressive 18-point fourth quarter in their own comeback win over Hamilton. While Cody Fajardo had a strong 318-yard performance, he did throw two interceptions and only managed one touchdown. With both teams having solid defenses, this game is shaping to be a low-scoring affair. We believe the Alouettes have the edge with their offensive weapons and will secure their third consecutive win.
Prediction: Montreal Alouettes
Calgary Stampeders at BC Lions
As we approach this upcoming matchup, the big question on everyone’s mind is who will be starting as quarterback for the Lions? As I write this, Vernon Adams Jr, who was week-to-week with an injury, could return in week 10, which would be a welcome boost for the team as they take on Calgary’s formidable pass defense.
On the other side of the ball, BC’s defense had an uncharacteristically poor showing against the Bombers in their last game. They’ll be eager to show that this was just a one-off and not a sign of things to come, especially as they face a Stamps team feeling confident after beating the league-leading Toronto Argonauts. The Stamps have been finding success with their running game, and if they can keep BC’s defense guessing with a mix of passes, they could make this a close game. However, if Adams Jr starts and stays healthy, we believe BC has the edge thanks to its abundance of offensive weapons.
Prediction: BC Lions
Ottawa Redblacks at Toronto Argos
It was quite the unexpected loss for Toronto last week, losing to Calgary. To make matters worse, their starting QB Chad Kelly suffered a minor ankle injury in the first half. The big question now is whether he will play in week 10 or if the Argos will rest him for another week, especially with a bye week coming up. Unfortunately, their backup Cameron Dukes didn’t quite deliver when he took over in the second half of the game.
As for Ottawa, their defense has kept them in games, and they’ll likely go all out against Toronto’s backup QB. However, they’ll need to step up their offensive game, particularly from quarterback Dustin Crum who had a couple of impressive starts but has since suffered back-to-back losses. It won’t be an easy feat against Toronto’s solid defense.
This is a tough game to predict when you don’t know the status of Chad Kelly. We’ll go with the Argos to get the job done, but there is a major * on this, and we fully understand if you want to take the Redblacks instead.