November 16, 2017

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Division Finals Edition: Down by 15 in the 4th quarter with time expiring, Winnipeg scores a TD and goes for the 2-point convert. Just to mess up your picks. Keep up the chaos and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 08:14 PM - 13 comments

It was shaping up to be a real barn-burner as both Saskatchewan and Ottawa scored on their first possessions. But Saskatchewan's defence stepped up, forcing turnovers, halting Redblack momentum, and letting the Rider offence pad the lead. Ottawa chipped away but couldn't close the gap, and the Riders head to Toronto.

Out west, it took a while for the offence to heat up in the Winnipeg snows, but when it did, the Bomber D just couldn't keep up. Edmonton opens up a big lead and Winnipeg never really challenged it - but they got the time-expiring touchdown to make life interesting in Pick 'Ems around the country.

In bonus-land, Justin Medlock piles on 10 points in a losing cause, while the cold can't keep the offence down: a full 13.5 points OVER the line.

SSK @ OTTEDM @ WPGKicking BonusLVP Bonus
ResultSaskatchewan by 11Edmonton by 7MedlockOver
Margin of Error8 to 145 to 9

A solid five points put jjzucal on top. In other news, everyone else is within four points of first!

SpoFiteSSK @ OTTSEDM @ WPgSKickingLVPPointsTotal Points
jjzucalSaskatchewan Edmonton5MedlockOver55
DrJohnEvansSaskatchewan12 MedlockOver44
rcadeSaskatchewan9Edmonton Over44
bender Edmonton7 33
cixelsydSaskatchewan9 Medlock 33
jagsnumberoneSaskatchewan Edmonton Over33
Reever Edmonton8 Over33
argoal Edmonton Over22
ic23bSaskatchewan Medlock 22
tahoemojSaskatchewan Over22
tommytrump Edmonton Over22
Howard_T Medlock 11
JPR Over11

The forecast for this weekend: snow in Toronto, cowboy hats in Calgary.

DIVISION FINALS

Saskatchewan Roughriders (10-8) @ Toronto Argonauts (9-9) (Sunday, November 19, 1:00pm ET)

Ladies and gentlemen, your 2016 last-place finishers are meeting in the East Division Finals. And I have no idea who's going to win. The Argos have had an impressive turnaround under their new ownership, but consistency issues have plagued them all season. Saskatchewan hung tough in the West but still ended up in fourth place. It'll come down to the two super-veteran quarterbacks, Ricky Ray and Kevin Glenn.

CFL.ca Eastern Final Preview »

Edmonton (12-6) @ Calgary Stampeders (13-4-1) (Sunday, November 19, 4:30pm ET)

Edmonton's story is compelling: tough start, nearly makes it all the way back to second place, wins convincingly on the road in the division semi. Mike Reilly and CJ Gable both look healthy and productive. They haven't lost since September and look to be firing on all cylinders. However: Calgary is still King of the West until proven otherwise.

CFL.ca Western Final Preview »

Offence Wins Championships Bonus

Pick the quarterback who will throw for the highest yardage on Sunday.

2017 Passing Stats »

Defence Wins Championships Bonus

Pick the team whose defence will register the most sacks on Sunday.

2017 Defensive Stats »

Example pick: Saskatchewan by 21, Calgary by 14, Ray, Edmonton.

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 08:15 PM on November 16

Saskatchewan by 10

Calgary by 23

QB most passing yards- Bo Levi Mitchell

Team with most sacks- Calgary

posted by ic23b at 11:48 PM on November 16

Toronto by 17

Calgary by 21

Ricky Ray

Saskatchewan

posted by tommytrump at 09:54 AM on November 17

Saskatchewan by 7

Edmonton by 9

Reilly

Sackskatchewan

posted by cixelsyd at 12:33 PM on November 17

Toronto by 6

Edmonton by 10

Ray

Toronto

posted by tahoemoj at 12:36 PM on November 17

Saskatchewan by 13

Calgary by 15

Never diminish Glenn Magic

Saskatchewan

posted by jjzucal at 10:21 PM on November 17

Saskatchewan by 11
Calgary by 9
BLM
Toronto?!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:41 AM on November 18

Saskatchewan by 7
Edmonton by 9
Mike Reilly
Calgary

posted by bender at 11:22 AM on November 18

Argonauts by 4

Edmonton by 3

Reilly

Calgary

posted by argoal at 01:14 PM on November 18

Wow!!! I actually got 1 point last week. How that happened is a mystery to me. Now let's see if I can do better. There's something in this about blind hogs and acorns, but I don't know how that fits.

Saskatchewan by 14

Calgary by 13

Reilly

Calgary

posted by Howard_T at 06:11 PM on November 18

Saskatchewan by 3

Calgary by 10

Mitchell

Calgary

posted by jagsnumberone at 03:42 AM on November 19

Toronto by 4

Edmonton by 3

Reilly

Toronto

posted by Reever at 10:05 AM on November 19

Toronto by 3

Calgary by 12

Mitchell

Calgary

posted by rcade at 12:58 PM on November 19

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