This is it. We have reached the final week of the 2011 CFL regular season. We have seen 68 games come and go, and we are down to the final four. This has probably been the strangest season in recent memory, and with only 240 minutes of football left, we still do not know where any playoff game will be played. What a year.
Hamilton at Toronto
Very tempted to take the Argonauts here. Hamilton will be playing a bunch of backups, and the Argos have been surprisingly competitive since being eliminated from playoff contention. But that Cats are known to bounce back from a humiliating defeat, so despite the evidence pointing to the Argos, I'll take the Cats by a touchdown.
Winner: Hamilton, 24-17
Saskatchewan at Edmonton
With Ken Miller announcing his retirement, I imagine that the Riders will want to send him out a winner. Edmonton is still in the hunt for first in the West, so they will be playing to win. Despite the win last week, Saskatchewan has been horrible on the offensive side of the ball. They just don't have enough fire power to match up with the Eskimos. Edmonton by a bunch.
Winner: Edmonton, 31-14
Winnipeg at Calgary
Winnipeg enters this game after a stunning home loss to the Argos; Calgary comes in after a stunning road victory over the Alouettes. A Winnipeg win would see them clinch the East Division title and a first-round bye. Calgary needs to win and get some help to host the West Final. Buck Pierce looks to be out for this game, so Alex Brink will start for the Bombers. That's the turning point. If Drew Tate can beat Anthony Calvillo, he can surely beat Alex Brink. Stamps by a field goal.
Winner: Calgary, 28-25
Montreal at British Columbia
The final game of the regular season could mean everything or it could mean nothing. If Winnipeg wins earlier, Montreal will have nothing to play for. If Edmonton and Calgary lose, BC will have nothing to play for. I'll base this pick on both teams needing to win. With that in mind, I like the Als to take down the Lions by an unconverted touchdown.
Winner: Montreal, 34-28
Hamilton, Edmonton, Calgary, Montreal
Season Record: 39-29