November 14, 2019

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Division Finals Edition: It's all road teams this week: Edmonton steals one in Montreal, Winnipeg shocks Calgary, and bender took all your points. Charge up your wheels and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 11:52 PM - 10 comments

Who expected an air show, outdoors in Montreal in November? Trevor Harris and Vernon Adams Jr combine for 650 yards in the air. Edmonton jumps out to an early lead, but Montreal's right on their tails the whole game, coming within 5 points with minutes left in the fourth quarter. But with one minute on the clock, Sean Whyte kicks his fifth field goal to send Edmonton to the East finals.

Out west, halftime arrives with Calgary leading 14-8, and their fans booking seats for a fourth straight Grey Cup appearance (at home this year!) But in the second half, it all falls apart. Bo Levi Mitchell throws two interceptions, Justin Medlock kicks three 40+ yard field goals, and all of a sudden Winnipeg's cruising into the West Final.

EDM @ MTLWPG @ CGYKicking BonusLVP Bonus
ResultEdmonton by 8Winnipeg by 21WhyteOver
Margin of Error6 to 1015 to 27

One pick 'em plus one upset make for a tough week for points. But bender hits the Edmonton margin on the way to four points and the lead.

SpoFiteEDM @ MTLSWPG @ CGYSKickingLVPPointsTotal Points
benderEdmonton7 WhyteOver44
argoal WhyteOver22
tommytrump Winnipeg Over22
DrJohnEvansEdmonton 11
Howard_TEdmonton 11
ic23b Over11
jagsnumberone 00
rcade 00

The Argos aren't in the playoffs and yet we're the ones with all the snow. What gives?

DIVISION FINALS

Edmonton (8-10) @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats (15-3) (Sunday, November 17, 1:00pm ET)

The Ti-Cats (the team) have been the class of the East. Jeremiah Masoli goes down with a torn ACL? No problem, here comes Dane "Who?" Evans to save the season. However: if anything can stop them, it's a red-hot (former Argo) Trevor Harris, who has personally dominated the Ti-Cats in his last few appearances. With clear skies and a mild forecast, this one will come down to the quarterbacks.

CFL.ca Eastern Final Preview »

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (11-7) @ Saskatchewan Roughriders (13-5) (Sunday, November 17, 4:30pm ET)

This is the match-up that the Bombers dreamt of all season, although they kinda hoped it would be at home. The division's best offence rolls into Regina to take on the division's best defence, coming off a big upset win thanks for (former Argo) QB Zach Collaros. Saskatchewan's got QB dreams of their own, though: Cody Fajardo, shaking off a mysterious oblique injury, is almost certain to start. The Riders are the favourites, but by how much?

CFL.ca Western Final Preview »

Offence Wins Championships Bonus

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

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Defence Wins Championships Bonus

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

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Example pick: Hamilton by 21, Winnipeg by 14, Harris, Ottawa.

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:53 PM on November 14

Hamilton by 18
Winnipeg by 12
Zach Collaros
Hamilton

posted by bender at 12:25 PM on November 15

Hamilton by 12

Saskatchewan by 3

QB-Trevor Harris

Sacks-Saskatchewan

posted by ic23b at 02:49 PM on November 15

Hamilton by 19

Winnipeg by 6

Dane Evans

Hamilton

posted by tommytrump at 06:03 PM on November 15

I seem to have found a comfortable position; it's somewhere near the bottom of the standings. Nothing has changed from the regular season. Let's see if we sink any further.

Tigercats can bite. They are especially fond of those who do cultural appropriation. Hamilton by 17

I'm picking the Roughriders for 2 reasons, neither of which has anything to do with football. First, I had an uncle who was some sort of administrator in the provincial school system. Second, I just like to type the name of the province. Saskatchewan by 13

Arma virumque cano. I sing of the arms and the man. So who is the guy with the arm? Why it's Trevor Harris

Only those who have worked in a grocery store can appreciate the lowly sack. Will it be paper or plastic? Neither one; it will be Saskatchewan

posted by Howard_T at 11:42 PM on November 15

Edmonton by 6

Winnipeg by 8

Harris

that team from southern Ontario

posted by argoal at 02:43 PM on November 16

Hamilton by 12
Saskatchewan by 3
Evans
Saskatchewan

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:24 PM on November 16

Hamilton by 17

Saskatchewan by 4

Evans (Hamilton)

Hamilton

posted by jagsnumberone at 05:16 AM on November 17

Hamilton by 5

Winnipeg by 3

Evans

Hamilton

posted by Reever at 09:39 AM on November 17

Hamilton by 9

Winnipeg by 3

Passer: Dane Evans

Sacks: Saskatchewan

posted by rcade at 11:07 AM on November 17

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