3Down CFL picks: Getting back up after a TKO

The Blue Bombers are collecting themselves after a knockout blow.

Two losses have sent Winnipeg tumbling down the West Division standings from first to third with two straight losses. The first an epic collapse during the Montreal Miracle and a TKO from the Ticats.

Let’s see who throws the most punches in Week 17.

Friday, October 4
Edmonton at Hamilton 7 p.m. EST

The Ticats are the only team perfect at home in 2019, posting a 6-0 record at Tim Hortons Field.

Dunk: Hamilton might be in a tier of their own. TICATS
Hodge: Hamilton is on another level right now. TICATS
Alfieri: Kilgore isn’t winning in Hamilton. TICATS
Ballantine: Hamilton is much much better than Edmonton. TICATS
Filoso: Dane Evans > Logan Kilgore. TICATS
Gasson: East favourites for a reason. TICATS
Smith: This one shouldn’t even be close. TICATS

TICATS 7 ESKS 0

Saturday, October 5
Calgary at Montreal, 4 p.m. EST

Bo Levi Mitchell has helped the Stamps win four straight since his return from injury.

Dunk: Dave Dickenson off a bye week. STAMPS
Hodge: The Alouettes can’t sweep Calgary… right? STAMPS
Alfieri: For some reason, Bo Levi is rarely good in Montreal. ALS
Ballantine: Calgary remains incredibly angry about the last game between these too. Fired up Calgary gets it done. STAMPS
Filoso: Game of the week, last possession wins. ALS
Gasson: Should be a good one but Calgary is coming off a bye. STAMPS
Smith: The Montreal flu has been real for Calgary, but not this time. STAMPS

STAMPS 5 ALS 2

Saturday, October 5
Winnipeg at Saskatchewan, 7 p.m. EST

The Riders are difficult to beat at Mosaic Stadium, 6-1 so far under Cody Fajardo in Pil Country.

Dunk: Just when it seems Winnipeg is waning. BOMBERS
Hodge: Winnipeg has fallen and can’t get up. RIDERS
Alfieri: Winning in Regina is a lot to ask of Chris Streveler. RIDERS
Ballantine: Got some grief for picking against the Riders all the time from some of my colleagues. BOMBERS
Filoso: Winnipeg’s free fall continues. RIDERS
Gasson: Biggest game of the year for both teams. A coin flip. RIDERS
Smith: Home team by a hair. RIDERS

RIDERS 5 BOMBERS 2

Saturday, October 5
Toronto at B.C., 10 p.m. EST

Every victory the Lions have has come against teams from the East while the Argos are 1-8 versus opponents from the West.

Dunk: Lions stay alive – barely – for the playoffs. LIONS
Hodge: Toronto stinks. LIONS
Alfieri: Lions continue to dominate bad teams. LIONS
Ballantine: Lions keep their streak alive! LIONS
Filoso: Two bad teams but the Argos are worse. LIONS
Gasson: Late game out west for a bad team. LIONS
Smith: B.C.’s playoff hopes remain alive for one more week at least. LIONS

LIONS 7 ARGOS 0

2019 records after Week 16:
Smith: 48-13
Hodge: 47-14
Ballantine: 44-17
Gasson: 42-19
Alfieri: 39-22
Dunk: 38-23
Filoso: 37-24

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