They say that the season does not really start until after Labour Day, as traditionally that is when teams will make moves to go for their playoff run; revamp their team; or begin a complete overhaul. However, one simply cannot discount what has already happened in the regular season up until this point.
Currently, the Bombers are 9-2 with BC sitting at 7-4. While they still have one game to play in their season series – both teams tied with 1 win a piece in that series – the Bombers keep distancing themselves from the Lions. Should the Bombers and Lions have tied records at the end of the regular season, first place will go to whichever team won the season series.
For those that like to predict where the Bombers and Lions will end up here are their remaining schedules.
Winnipeg Blue Bombes
For the BC Lions to take over first place they would have to win 2 more remaining games than Winnipeg and beat Winnipeg on October 6. Should they lose against Winnipeg on October 6 they would have to win 4 more games then the Bombers in the rest of the season! Anything less, and Winnipeg secures top place. If you look at their schedules it is very interesting that both BC and Winnipeg pretty much have the same opponents left to face.
While Saskatchewan does have a chance to squeak into second place – first place still theoretically possible but in actuality very unlikely – Winnipeg could go a long way in dashing those hopes these next two weeks. While the Labour Day Classic in Regina is always a spirited battle, and Saskatchewan will be starting Jake Dolegala at quarterback. This will be Dolegala’s sixth game and he could be the starter the rest of the way after their number one quarterback, Trevor Harris, underwent surgery for his injury. Saskatchewan did sign Pipkin, so if Dolegala does struggle is will be interesting to see if Pipkin gets some time as the Riders are still in playoff contention.
What place do you think Winnipeg ends up in? How about BC and Saskatchewan? Does Calgary or Edmonton have a realistic chance of making the Playoffs? Could we see an Eastern team crossover for the first time?
Let me know in the comments wherever you are reading this?
Catch all my articles here.
Big Announcement: CFL Unveils Free Live Streaming Platforms
Get Alerts & Stay ConnectedCFL iPhone App
CFL Android App