Safimod’s 2019 Power Rankings – Week 20 Edition
Published: Monday, Oct 28th 2019, 12:10pm
By: Stephen Safinuk (@Safimod)
1 – Hamilton Tiger-cats (14-3) (LW: 1)
2 – Saskatchewan Roughriders (12-5) (LW: 3)
3 – Winnipeg Blue Bombers (11-7) (LW: 4)
4 – Calgary Stampeders (11-6) (LW: 2)
5 – Montreal Alouettes (9-8) (LW: 5)
6 – Edmonton Eskimos (8-9) (LW: 6)
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats treated Saturday afternoons game as a must win, playing their starters throughout the entire contest. Going up against a chunk of Montreal backups, they pulled out a 38-26 victory in a preview of what many predict will be the East Final in November 17th. Banks took another move towards his shot at the 2019 MOP award with a three-touchdown performance in the contest.
What an odd week. Rider fans were cheering for a Bombers victory, Calgary fans were wishing for Edmonton success. Only in the CFL.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders clinched a home playoff game and kept their chances of hosting the West final in their hands with a 27-24 victory over the Edmonton Eskimos. After a god awful first quarter that saw the home Eskimos leap out to a 14-0 lead, Cody Fajardo and the Riders offence settled down and took control. Kyran Moore and Shaq Evans combined for 333 of Fajardo’s 429 yards on the night. Tied at 24, the Riders took the ball at their own 6 yard line and marched the ball down the field in to Field Goal range, allowing Brett Lauther to kick a 43 yarder with 0s on the clock to win.
Calgary slips down to 4th place after falling to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Friday night. In a potential West Semi Final preview, the Bombers needed a last play field goal from Justin Medlock to secure the victory. Zach Collaros started up a QB controversy with a solid performance behind center. 22/28 for 221 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Add in he took a solid hit to the head, and bounced back up, which is good news for him. With a legitimate QB behind center, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers could be a force to be reckoned with in the CFL playoffs.