Playoff time is here in the Canadian Football League and I’m looking forward to the pair of Sunday matchups.
EAST SEMI FINAL
EDMONTON AT HAMILTON—It is a testimony to how weak the East was this year, that Edmonton is in the cross over game with the best record of any Eastern team. Eskimos had an uneven start to the season but are now hitting all cylinders. They won five of their last six games and look to be rounding into the shape. The same can’t be said about the TigerCats. They have been erratic this year, plagued by a never-ending series of injuries. Edmonton is the better team and will emerge with a ten point victory.
WINNIPEG AT B.C. — The turnaround of the Winnipeg Blue in this year has been very inspiring. When the Stampeders paid their visit to Manitoba in July, there was despair in the air. The team, however, stayed the course and it paid off. Winnipeg’s defense has made them a strong force to be reckoned with. However, the B. C. Lions have been steady for most of the year. Quarterback Jonathan Jenning had a fabulous season and worked well with receivers Arceneaux and Burnam. Their two-headed running attack is odd, but it works. On defense, their linebacking core is as good as any the Stampeders faced all year. Winnipeg is capable of winning this game, but I just think there is a little more depth and experience in the B. C. dressing room.