1) Winnipeg Blue Bombers (Last Week: 1)
The Blue Bombers are easily looking like the best team in the CFL after back-to-back wins against the Saskatchewan Roughriders, who many have considered the second-best team in the league so far this season. Quarterback Zach Collaros is currently 2nd in the league in passing yards (1,479 yards) and is tied for 1st in passing touchdowns (9 touchdowns). Additionally, quarterback Sean McGuire leads the league in rushing touchdowns (5 touchdowns), and wide receiver Kenny Lawler is second in the league in receiving yards (468 yards). On the defensive side of the ball, the Bombers currently have the top 3 players on the leaderboard for forced fumbles, with defensive linemen Jackson Jeffcoat (4 sacks), Willie Jefferson (2 sacks), and defensive back Mike Jones (2 sacks). The Blue Bombers will travel to Edmonton in week 7 for a matchup with an Elks team that has been inconsistent.
2) Saskatchewan Roughriders (Last Week: 2)
The Roughriders have lost 2 in a row to the Blue Bombers, but they remain in the number 2 spot as the Bombers seem to be the CFL’s team to beat. The team only scored 9 points on 3 field goals throughout the entire game, and Quarterback Cody Fajardo would leave in the 3rd quarter with what is likely a concussion. Fajardo’s status for week 7 is currently unknown. Saskatchewan will be tested once again when they host the Toronto Argonauts this week.
3) BC Lions (Last Week: 6)
The Lions are coming off back-to-back wins against the struggling Ottawa Redblacks, with quarterback Michael Reilly ending the game having completed 22/26 passes (84.6% comp) for 319 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 1 interception in Saturday’s victory. The wide receiver group had a great day, with Lucky Whitehead, Bryan Burnham, Jevon Cottoy, Shaquille Johnson, and Keon Hatcher all leaving their mark on the game. The win puts them over .500 for the first time since Michael Reilly has taken over at quarterback. The Lions will have what should be a tough matchup in Montreal against the Alouettes in week 7.
4) Toronto Argonauts (Last Week: 7)
The Argo’s pulled off a very close win against the Ti-Cats with a final score of 17-16. The inconsistencies at the quarterback position have not stopped them from taking control of the East Division. The Argonauts will have a tough test in week 7 when they travel to Saskatchewan to face the Roughriders.
5) Hamilton Tiger-Cats (Last Week: 3)
The Ti-Cats are coming off a 1 point loss to the Argonauts after kicker Michael Domagala hit the upright on what would have been the games tying field goal. Quarterback Dane Evans left the game early with an injury and was replaced by David Watford, who would end the day having completed 6/10 passes (60% comp) for 78 yards. It is currently unclear who will be the starter in week 7 when the Tiger-Cats host the Calgary Stampeders.
6) Montreal Alouettes (Last Week: 5)
The Alouettes drop 1 spot coming off a bye week. They have looked pretty good this season, with quarterback Vernon Adams Jr currently leading the league in passing touchdowns with 9. Additionally, wide receiver Jake Wieneke leads the league in receiving touchdowns with 4. They’ll host a matchup against the BC Lions in week 7.
7) Calgary Stampeders (Last Week: 8)
With Bo Levi Mitchell returning from injury, the Stampeders pulled off the week 6 win against the Elks, but most of the team’s points would come on field goals from kicker Rene Paredes. Paredes ended the game having converted 6/6 field goals, the longest being from 46 yards out. Bo Levi Mitchell had a decent day, completing 23/42 passes (54.8% comp) for 276 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception, but he did not appear to be 100% healthy yet. The Stamps will travel to Hamilton in week 7 to face the Tiger-Cats.
8) Edmonton Elks (Last Week: 4)
The Elks dropped a good bit in the rankings after their loss to Calgary. The offensive struggles to find the endzone returned, as their only touchdown would come on an interception from defensive back Trumaine Washington. The rest of the team’s points would come on field goals from kicker Sean Whyte. Quarterback Trevor Harris would finish the game having completed 17/25 passes for 221 yards and an interception, also getting sacked 7 times. The Elks will have a very tough matchup in week 7 when they host the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
9) Ottawa Redblacks (Last Week: 9)
With quarterback Dominique Davis at the helm, the Redblacks have been a bit more efficient on offense but only so much can be done when you don’t have the proper weapons around you. They signed former Edmonton Elks veteran wide receiver Kenny Stafford on Sunday to help the team moving forward, but the Redblacks may need a bit more than 1 more good player to help them turn things around this season. Ottawa will have a bye in week 7, then will host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Week 8.
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