There were just two games in the CFL this past week with the visiting teams coming out on top in both contests. There will only be two games again this week as teams are receiving their only bye week of the season. Here’s a summary of last week.
Don’t let the score fool you, Montreal easily controlled this game.
They were better in all three phases. The Bombers continued their disturbing trend of slow starts, as they looked like they were sleepwalking for the entire first half. They scored a bunch of points in garbage time when the Alouettes were playing prevent defence. The final score flattered Winnipeg. The Als implemented a ferocious blitz that the Bombers offence didn’t have an answer for and that was probably the biggest factor.
This game proved that Winnipeg still can’t move the ball consistently and they still can’t make key stops on defence. It also proved that Montreal can win away from home. The Bombers now head into the bye week at 1-5 with changes likely on the horizon.
B.C. 18 Toronto 9
This was a fun game to watch because it was very evident that both defences were playing with great intensity and energy. The Lions scored the only two touchdowns of the game, with one coming in the fourth quarter when the game was still very much in doubt. Argos QB Ricky Ray was uncomfortable in the pocket all game and as a result he threw three interceptions and also fumbled once. Out of all the games in 2012, this one might have been the most physical. And it also featured 27 penalties (some were questionable), the most this year by far. As for the big picture, B.C. has now won two in a row while Toronto continues to play .500 football. I expect both of these teams to contend for the Grey Cup.
My record: 9-13
Stay tuned for Week 7.