November 23, 2017

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Grey Cup Edition: Two close games mean our standings get turned upside down. It's a repeat of the 2012 Grey Cup as red (Calgary), white (snow), and blue (Toronto) will meet in Ottawa this Sunday. Grab your toque and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 04:49 PM - 17 comments

Defence played a big deal in the Argos' first outdoor home playoff game in thirty years: with winds swirling around BMO Field, all first-half points were scored off turnovers. The vaunted Toronto defence held the Riders in check until the fourth quarter: with Kevin Glenn on the bench, the Riders exploded for 18 points, scoring the go-ahead touchdown with under three minutes to play. But then Ricky Ray stepped up, and the Argos booked their flight to Ottawa.

Edmonton's been on a tear lately, and their first quarter showed it. Two touchdowns in their first two possessions quieted down the Calgary faithful. But the second quarter arrived, and boom! Calgary happened. Edmonton scratched back to close within one score, but fumbled away their final chance as Calgary ends their streak.

SSK @ TOREDM @ CGYOWC BonusDWC Bonus
ResultToronto by 4Calgary by 4ReillyToronto
Margin of Error3 to 53 to 5

Boom! Reever nails the Toronto game for a big five points and a chance to sweep 2017.

SpoFiteSSK @ TORSEDM @ CGYSOWC BonusDWC BonusPointsTotal Points
ReeverToronto4 ReillyToronto58
rcadeToronto3Calgary 37
jjzucal Calgary 16
DrJohnEvans Calgary Toronto26
argoalToronto4 Reilly 46
bender Reilly 14
cixelsyd Reilly 14
jagsnumberone Calgary 14
tahoemojToronto Toronto24
tommytrumpToronto Calgary 24
ic23b Calgary 13
Howard_T Calgary Reilly 23
JPR Calgary 12

Here we go!

THE 105th GREY CUP

Calgary Stampeders (13-4-1) @ Toronto Argonauts (9-9) (Sunday, November 26, 6pm ET)

This is simple enough. Calgary remains the class of the league: second in scoring, first in defence, fourth Grey Cup appearance in the past six years. However: Toronto's got a pretty good defence, plus Ricky Ray's on the hunt for what could his be last shot at the Cup.

Also, it's Ottawa in November, and snow's in the forecast. Bundle up!

CFL.ca Grey Cup Preview »

MVP Bonus

Pick the MVP of the Grey Cup.

Over/Under

The points-scored O/U for the Grey Cup is currently set at 52.5. Will the total points scored be over or under that total?

Tiebreaker

Pick the total yardage thrown by all quarterbacks in the Grey Cup. This is worth no points and will be used only in case of a tie.

Example pick: Calgary by 21, McDaniel, Over, 700.

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 04:49 PM on November 23

Toronto by 4

Ray

Over

642

posted by cixelsyd at 06:05 PM on November 23

Double Blue by 19

Ricky Ray

Over

700

posted by tommytrump at 07:03 PM on November 23

Calgary by 20

Bo Levi Mitchell

Over

652

posted by ic23b at 09:38 PM on November 23

Toronto by 10

S.J. Green

Over

623

posted by jjzucal at 11:52 AM on November 24

Calgary by 4

Mitchell

Under

635

posted by Reever at 09:39 PM on November 25

Calgary by 11

Messam

Under

475

posted by jagsnumberone at 04:30 AM on November 26

Calgary by five

Finch

over

641

posted by argoal at 10:55 AM on November 26

Last minute pick. It's been a busy weekend with Thanksgiving, church, community holiday stroll, and all. My last wild-ass guess of the season.

Calgary by 16.

Mitchell

Over

624

posted by Howard_T at 11:19 AM on November 26

Calgary by 8

Mitchell

Under

500

posted by Reever at 11:50 AM on November 26

The above entry is from JPR

posted by Reever at 11:53 AM on November 26

Calgary by 4

Mitchell

Under

468

posted by rcade at 05:09 PM on November 26

Calgary by 12
Messam
Under
550

posted by DrJohnEvans at 05:33 PM on November 26

It's beginning to look a lot like Grey Cup.....

posted by tommytrump at 06:33 PM on November 26

Well, poop. Just a crazy busy weekend. Never got my picks in. I'll just assume that I would have won.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:20 PM on November 27

Excellent statistics! Thank you guys for your work, it's always nice to read you after a hard day's work. 192.168.0.1

posted by lukenlow at 09:20 AM on November 28

Sweet! Spamming's back!

posted by tahoemoj at 09:48 AM on November 28

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