It's my Parting Shot as the Fearless Predictor returns for Week 18 C-F-L predictions...
Just as many members of Rider Nation were let down by the Green and White's in ability to hold a lead and clinch a playoff spot last Friday at home against Ottawa...so am I as that result was the only blemish on my picks for Week 17!
Week 18 starts with Friday Night Football from Calgary and the Stampeders on the verge of claiming first place and a bye to the Western final. They host Saskatchewan...a beat up Roughriders' team that is a win away from being back in the playoffs for the frist time since 2014. The Riders won't go in through the front door as they lose by at least two touchdowns to the Stamps!
On Saturday, Winnipeg visits Toronto. The Bombers can capture home-field for the West semi-final. The Argos are still in the mix for first place in the East. I think the Bombers are the superior team, but this will be close...Winnipeg by less than a touchdown!
The second Saturday contest has Edmonton in B-C. The Eskimos can all but grab third place in the West...if they want it...while the Lions are clinging to playoff hope...so long as Saskatchewan loses Friday. With that in mind, I'm taking B-C by more than a touchdown!
That leaves a Sunday, ho hum contest as Hamilton goes to Montreal. Both teams have been eliminated from playoff contention, so pride is on the line. The Tiger-Cats were an early-season disaster, but the Alouettes are the dumpster fire now. Still, home field means something to me, so I'm going with Montreal by less than a field goal.
Last week's 3-1 record upped the season log to 46-23. I've always liked Meatloaf...two out of three ain't bad!