- Can Ottawa continue the magic against Calgary?
- Blue Bombers will be looking for blood.
- Saskatchewan enters the Lions’ Den.
We got to say, last week was a bit of a letdown, with our picks going 2-2. The game between Ottawa and Winnipeg was particularly surprising, as we didn’t expect such an upset. It looks like the Bombers’ defense has brought this dominant team back down to Earth.
As for us, we’re hoping to do better with our CFL week 7 predictions and improve our overall record of 16-7. Our Power Rankings show some changes in the middle of the pack, with Calgary moving up to 4th and Saskatchewan dropping to seventh. Ottawa also made a big jump after their upset win over Winnipeg, landing them in sixth place. Let’s hope for some more exciting games this week!
Edmonton Elks at Winnipeg Blue Bombers
The Bombers are looking to bounce back after an unexpected loss and have the chance to do so against the struggling Edmonton Elks team.
It’s clear that there isn’t much to analyze here, as the Elks once again showed that they’re not a very good team. Despite waiting for some sort of improvement from the Elks, they continue to disappoint, and General Manager/Head Coach Chris Jones should be feeling the pressure.
The Blue Bombers, on the other hand, will come out strong and ready to dominate. While we expect the Bombers to win easily, it’s important to remember that they do have some glaring defensive weaknesses. Nonetheless, a motivated and determined Blue Bomber squad is the last thing the Elks need right now.
Prediction: Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Toronto Argos at Hamilton Tiger-Cats
The Toronto Argonauts have been dominating on offence, scoring an impressive 38.8 points per game in the CFL. In their previous match-up with Hamilton during week two, Toronto managed to put up 32 points to start their season on a high note. However, their defensive performance has been subpar, giving up 27.3 points per game, just like Winnipeg. This upcoming game presents an opportunity for their defence to step up and improve their numbers.
Hamilton has been on a winning streak, winning their last two games, including a 37-29 victory over Edmonton, but at a cost. Quarterback Matthew Shiltz is now on the injured list for six weeks, leaving third-string QB Taylor Powell to take over. Hamilton will face a tough challenge this week against Toronto, who are performing exceptionally well in all aspects of the game.
Prediction: Toronto Argos
Saskatchewan Roughriders at BC Lions
The BC Lions are coming off a much-needed break and are now prepared to face the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Unfortunately, the Riders will be without their starting QB, Trevor Harris. However, their backup QB, Mason Fine, will be looking to prove himself against the formidable Lions’ defense.
It’s worth noting that BC’s defense has only allowed 17 PPG so far this season. Additionally, their offense has managed to score an average of 27.2 PPG, which places them second in the league overall. With such a strong team on both sides of the ball, the Lions are poised to dominate their opponents and come out victorious this week.
Prediction: BC Lions
Ottawa Redblacks at Calgary Stampeders
The upcoming game against Ottawa should not be taken lightly by the Stampeders. Last week, Ottawa’s QB Dustin Crum stepped up and led an incredible comeback in the game’s final three minutes against Winnipeg. While Crum’s performance has received much attention, Ottawa’s defence should not be overlooked. They were able to recover a fumble and catch an interception in the final minutes, as well as a crucial sack in OT. Their strong defence ranks second in the league, allowing only 20 PPG.
On the other hand, Calgary’s QB Jake Maier had a good performance last game, throwing for over 300 yards and two touchdowns. If Ottawa can keep the game close and Crum can maintain his performance throughout the entire game, an upset could be on the horizon. Although Calgary is the favourite, this can potentially be a trap game for the Stamps.