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All eyes are on The Peg for the heavyweight fight set for IF Field.

The host Winnipeg Blue Bombers and visiting Hamilton Tiger-Cats will tap fists and battle for the top spot in the CFL. Orlondo Steinauer brings his Tabbies to town with the best record in the league (10-3) matching up with a Mike O’Shea bunch coming off a stunning loss. The CFL regular season belt is on the line.

Every game features a crossover encounter in Week 16, the West holds an 18-12 win-loss lead over the East. That’s the undercard for an intriguing slate.

Friday, September 27
Hamilton at Winnipeg, 8:30 p.m. EST

Dunk: Bombers will be focused after the collapse in Montreal. BOMBERS
Hodge: If Winnipeg loses they have to run the table to win the West. BOMBERS
Alfieri: Bombers bounce back after humiliating loss to the Als. BOMBERS
Ballantine: Evans > Streveler. TICATS
Filoso: Winnipeg will be seething after last week’s loss. BOMBERS
Gasson: Winnipeg undefeated at home. BOMBERS
Smith: This will come down to which QB makes the fewest mistakes. I like Evans slightly more than I like Streveler. TICATS

BOMBERS 5 TICATS 2

Saturday, September 28
Edmonton at Ottawa, 4 p.m. EST

Dunk: Ottawa is so bad. ESKS
Hodge: Quarterback by committee? Please. ESKS
Alfieri: Ottawa has to win sometime, right? REDBLACKS
Ballantine: Edmonton finally gets some relief. ESKS
Filoso: Ottawa’s got the same play-callers & same QBs, so it’ll be the same result. ESKS
Gasson: If Edmonton can’t win this one… ESKS
Smith: Ottawa is the free space on the bingo card the rest of the year. ESKS

ESKS 6 REDBLACKS 1

Saturday, September 28
Saskatchewan at Toronto, 7 p.m. EST

Dunk: Playoffs can be clinched by Saskie. RIDERS
Hodge: Saskatchewan need to stay in the hunt out West. RIDERS
Alfieri: Riders will get the better of James Franklin. RIDERS
Ballantine: Trap game off a bye week for the Riders. Toronto’s better than their record lately. ARGOS
Filoso: James Franklin isn’t the answer. RIDERS
Gasson: The Cody Fajardo revenge game. RIDERS
Smith: Saskatchewan makes the race for first in the West a lot more interesting with a win. RIDERS

RIDERS 6 ARGOS 1

Saturday, September 28
Montreal at B.C., 10 p.m. EST

Dunk: No VAJ, no WIN. LIONS
Hodge: Vernon Adams Jr. is Montreal’s emotional leader. LIONS
Alfieri: Montreal rides William Stanback to victory. ALS
Ballantine: Time zone change makes this the Als most difficult game of the year. Add that to a VAJ-less offence? LIONS
Filoso: Different pick if Vernon Adams Jr. is playing. LIONS
Gasson: Long trip and no starting QB. LIONS
Smith: No Vernon Adams Jr. means the Als are ripe for the picking. LIONS

LIONS 6 ALS 1

2019 records after Week 15:
Hodge: 44-13
Smith: 44-13
Ballantine: 41-16
Gasson: 39-18
Alfieri: 38-19
Dunk: 35-22
Filoso: 34-23

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