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Safimod’s 2019 Power Rankings – Week 5 Edition

Published: Monday, Jul 15th 2019, 10:07am

By: Stephen Safinuk (@Safimod)

1 – Winnipeg Blue Bombers (4-0) (LE: 1)

2 – Hamilton Tiger-cats (4-1) (LE: 3)

3 – Edmonton Eskimos (3-1) (LE: 4)

4 – Calgary Stampeders (2-2) (LE: 2)

5 – Montreal Alouettes (2-2) (LE: 6)

6 – Ottawa REDBLACKS (2-2) (LE: 5)

7 – Saskatchewan Roughriders (1-3) (LE: 7)

8 – BC Lions (1-4) (LE: 8)

9 – Toronto Argonauts (0-4) (LE: 9)

The good news for the BC Lions is… they aren’t as bad as the Toronto Argos. The bad news for the BC Lions is… they are certainly giving it their best. Mike Reilly took yet another beating at the hands of the Edmonton Eskimos on Thursday night on their way to a 33-6 loss. There’s not really much else to say about BC. They go up against the Riders on Saturday at Mosaic in the first stop of a home and home, and neither team can afford to lose both if they want to stay in the playoff picture.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers dispatched the Toronto Argos with relative ease. Lucky Whitehead took the opening kickoff back for a touchdown, as the Bombers shot out to a 21-0 first quarter lead and never looked back. As it stands right now, its hard to argue that the Blue Bombers are the most well-rounded team in the CFL this season. I can’t wait to see how they manage to piss it away in November.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats bounced back from their loss to Montreal last week by toppling the Calgary Stampeders 30-23. I can’t decide if this was a situation where Hamilton looked good or Calgary just looked bad. Brandon Banks had himself a day, finding pay dirt 3 times.

Who would have thought their would be consequences following a 2 game winning streak, but Kavis Reed got the axe on Sunday leaving Joe Mack in charge of the Montreal Alouettes. Bomber’s fans will tell you this doesn’t bode well for the future of the Als, but many (myself included) believe Joe Mack is just a placeholder for 2019. On the field, Vernon Adams Jr is showing why he was once a very highly rated prospect. A tough task against the Edmonton Eskimos on Saturday should tell us more about this team.

Ottawa lost yet another football game at TD Place, falling 36-19 to the Alouettes. Ottawa is starting to feel the departure of their offensive weapons, especially Trevor Harris at QB as Dominique Davis is quickly showing he is not the guy to lead the REDBLACKS. How long until Jonathon Jennings gets his shot?

 

 

 

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