The odds of B.C. making the playoffs might be smaller than Mike Reilly making a tight window throw, but the Lions have given themselves a chance.

So you’re saying there’s a chance…YEAH!

If B.C. can earn a victory against a beat up Eskimos squad in Edmonton the post-season tilts the Lions way. The two games DeVone Claybrooks’ group have after playing the Esks are at home against Saskatchewan and Calgary. Yes, those are the top two teams in the West, but it’s a much different Leos team than the one which started 1-10.

Throttling Toronto is the latest example B.C. has a new swagger, but they are trying not to feel themselves. Four straight wins has the Lions gathering believers, especially among the 3Down crew.

The power rankings are done by having 3Down contributors rank each team from No. 1 to No. 9. The team with the fewest “points” gets the top ranking with each subsequent club receiving rankings two through nine. The previous week’s rankings are listed in brackets.

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1. Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1)

The Ticats torched Edmonton in all phases of the game.

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2. Saskatchewan Roughriders (3)

Shaq Evans’ career day sealed a thorough Riders victory.

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3. Montreal Alouettes (4)

Khari Jones has Montreal saying the ‘p’ word: playoffs.

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Photo Scott Grant /

4. Calgary Stampeders (2)

Bo Levi Mitchell was vocal in putting the loss in Montreal on the offence. Expect guns a blazin’ when Saskie comes to town.

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5. Winnipeg Blue Bombers (5)

Lots of concern in The Peg but Mike O’Shea remains highly confident in his quarterback.

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6. B.C. Lions (7)

Mike Reilly has been slingin‘ to a different tune lately.

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7.  Edmonton Eskimos (6)

It feels like the rain has dampening the mood inn Edmonton ever since Labour Day.

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8. Ottawa Redblacks (9)

Finally Ottawa has moved on from Dominique Davis and Jonathon Jennings at quarterback during a lost season in the nation’s capital.

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9. Toronto Argonauts (8)

Pinball Clemons is back with the Argos in an official capacity. That can only mean positive thing.