4 ( 5) EDMONTON
Edmonton made a strong bid to become the first team in the CFL to lose seven games in a row after winning seven straight. The Eskimos avoided such an ignominious fate by defeating Montreal 42-24 on Monday. Even though the Eskimos are on a 1- 6 skid, the 8- 6 overall slate is good enough for a No. 4 ranking. Every other team in the league has a losing record.