CFL Week 11 PicksPosted by at 6:51 pm
The unpredictable year in the CFL continues. Goes to show you why this league is so exciting. Any team can when on any given weekend no matter the record. The Tigercats are making noise in the East. The Lions are are fighting back out West. The Eskimos just won’t give up against the odds. And the Roughriders look to rebound after a rough start. Sometimes a coin toss might be a better option with picking games. But let’s give it a try. Without the coin.
Calgary Stampeders at Edmonton Eskimos
Schmidt: The Eskimos surprised the Stamps and made Henry Burris look ordinary. The Eskimos can’t be taken lightly even with their recent struggles. But I expect Burris and the Stamps to rebound. Burris is likely motivated by his terrible play last week and will be looking to make up for it this week.
Stampeders 28, Eskimos 22
Folk: Hard to take the Stampeders this week after last weeks pounding by the Eskimos. Burris looked glassy eyed all game and the Esks just took it to them. I still hold true to the fact that the Stamps are the better team and will hold off Ray and the Esks.
Stampeders 30, Eskimos 25
Toronto Argonauts at BC Lions
Schmidt: Things are not good in Toronto. They are down right awful right now. I have been saying for months that Cleo Lemon was not a starting quarterback in the CFL. The Argos have finally realized that themselves. Steven Jyles comes off the injured list to try to save the Argos but he has to be rusty. The Lions will take advantage and should be able to roll over them once again.
Lions 30, Argonauts 18
Folk: The Lemon has been squeezed out of the picture in Toronto as Jyles is set to return from injury. Dalton Bell looked horrible in relief work and B.C. will be able to load up the box. Look for the confident Lulay to get B.C. rolling early and that risk taking defence to create turnovers.
Lions 27, Argonauts 16
Hamilton Tigercats at Montreal Alouettes
Schmidt: The Ticats have been motivated all season to beat the Alouettes and have done it twice now. Glenn is finding his receivers and Cobourne is doing it all with the ball in his hands. The Alouettes on the other hand are still trying to find their way. Back at home this week I expect the Als to get back on track and squeak out a narrow win over the Cats.
Alouettes 36, Tigercats 32
Folk: Roar in the Ticats as they looked ready for war last week. Glenn made good reads and the game was a mop up the whole second half. The Ticats D is back and will now challenge the Bombers in most categories. The Als looked tired and rusty and nothing motivates champions more then when they get embarrassed. After last weeks loss I look for A.C. to come out gunning and the D to put some form of twist in their all around play. Look for Montreal to win.
Alouettes 31, Tigercats 27
Saskatchewan Roughriders at Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Schmidt: The Roughriders got back on track last week with a resounding win over the Bombers. The offence could not get going against the Riders and the defence had trouble containing the offence. Andy Fantuz is back in Green and will play this weekend giving Durant his favorite target back. I’m concerned about the Blue Bombers going forward. Buck Pierce has to take his play to another level to keep this team going. I just don’t think it will happen this week.
Roughriders 32, Blue Bombers 28
Folk: Fantuz Flakes will be in store shortly as the buzz has hit the province and set it a blaze. The Riders got the Godfather”Ken Miller” back and looked confident in every phase of the game. The Bombers just didnt seem to want to play and their frustrations were high with all the extra curriculars after the play. Greg Carr was the only bright spot that was noticeable on the offence and the defence constantly had their back against the wall. I still believe the Bombers are the Beasts of the East this year and they will win a thriller.
Blue Bombers 30, Roughriders 29