The 2019 CFL season kicks off on Thursday when the Saskatchewan Roughriders visit the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Tim Hortons Field.

3DownNation contributors Justin Dunk, John Hodge, Joey Alfieri, Ryan Ballantine, Santino Filoso, Joel Gasson, and Josh Smith have prepared a number of predictions pieces ahead of the season.

The past two predictions pieces have addressed year-end player awards and standings. Finally: Grey Cup predictions.

Dunk

West Division representative: Winnipeg Blue Bombers

East Division representative: Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Game result: Winnipeg 28 – Hamilton 24.

Winnipeg wins on a Chris Streveler touchdown pass in the fourth quarter.

Photo Scott Grant / CFLPhotoArchive.com

Hodge

West Division representative: Winnipeg Blue Bombers

East Division representative: Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Game result: Hamilton 29 – Winnipeg 26

The two teams with the league’s longest Grey Cup droughts meet in the championship game at McMahon Stadium. Jeremiah Masoli wins his first title and his first Grey Cup M.V.P.

Photo Scott Grant / CFLPhotoArchive.com

Alfieri

West Division representative: Winnipeg Blue Bombers

East Division representatives: Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Two teams that haven’t won a Grey Cup in a while will battle for the big prize in late-November. Expectations have been high for both teams for a couple of years now and it’s time for them to live up to the hype.

Game result: Winnipeg 27 – Hamilton 25

Adam Bighill pick-six, anyone? I think you’ll see a defensive MVP in the Grey Cup in 2019. Matt Nichols will help win the people of Winnipeg over, too.

Ballantine

West Division representative: Calgary Stampeders

East Division representative: Edmonton Eskimos

Game result: Calgary 32 – Edmonton 30

A Battle of Alberta Grey Cup in Calgary? Yes, please! Trevor Harris makes his second-straight start against Calgary in the Grey Cup with similar results.

Filoso

West Division representative: B.C. Lions

East Division representative: Ottawa Redblacks

Game result: Lions 35 – Redblacks 28

Last possession wins in what goes down as a Grey Cup classic.

Photo Scott Grant / CFLPhotoArchive.com
Photo Scott Grant / CFLPhotoArchive.com

Gasson

West Division representative: Winnipeg Blue Bombers

East Division representative: Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Game result: Hamilton 32 – Winnipeg 21

The misery continues for Winnipeg while Hamilton gets a huge spark heading into their Grey Cup season. Masoli seals it late with an impressive TD drive.

Photo Scott Grant / CFLPhotoArchive.com
Photo Scott Grant / CFLPhotoArchive.com

Smith

West Division representative: Winnipeg Blue Bombers

East Division representative: Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Game result: Winnipeg 27 – Hamilton 24

A hard fought, back-and-forth game ends when Justin Medlock buries his old team with zeros on the clock to give the Bombers their first title since 1990.

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