CANA­DIAN FOOT­BALL LEAGUE WEEK 7

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Hamil­ton ver­sus Ed­mon­ton (Friday night)

Hamil­ton (0-5) is the CFL’s only win­less team fol­low­ing an em­bar­rass­ing 60-1 loss to the Cal­gary Stam­ped­ers. Friday, the Ti­cats con­tinue their western road trip vis­it­ing the Ed­mon­ton Eski­mos (5-0). This could cer­tainly be a trap game for Ed­mon­ton, fac­ing a win­less team fol­low­ing such an emo­tional vic­tory against a di­vi­sion ri­val. But given what was re­quired to earn the win two weeks ago when they eked out a 31-28 win with 23 sec­onds re­main­ing at Tim Hortons Field, don’t ex­pect the Ti­cats to have the el­e­ment of sur­prise when they face the Esks. Pre­dic­tion — Ed­mon­ton

Cal­gary ver­sus Toronto (Thursday night)

Toronto (3-3) fin­ishes a stretch of three games in 11 nights against a team com­ing off a 60-point ex­plo­sion. Cal­gary (4-1-1) scored eight touch­downs in its lop­sided home win over Hamil­ton, and was able to get all three of its quar­ter­backs into the game. Ricky Ray be­came the Ar­gos’ all-time pass­ing leader in last week’s 38-27 road loss in Saskatchewan, and has recorded six straight 300-yard pass­ing games. But the Stam­ped­ers’ de­fence is ranked first in fewest of­fen­sive points al­lowed (18.2 per game) and forced turnovers (13) and sec­ond over­all in sacks (13), all of which makes this a tough ask for a team play­ing such a con­densed sched­ule. Pre­dic­tion — Cal­gary

Win­nipeg ver­sus Ot­tawa (Friday night)

Af­ter play­ing three times in 11 nights, Ot­tawa (1-4-1) re­turns to action for the first time since a 27-24 road set­back in Toronto on July 24. Quar­ter­back Trevor Har­ris is sec­ond over­all in pass­ing (1,939 yards) and first in TD strikes (12), while Greg Elling­son (39 catches, 642 yards, three TDs) re­mains the league’s lead­ing re­ceiver. Win­nipeg (3-2) scored two TDs and re­cov­ered an on­side kick with un­der a minute to go for an im­prob­a­ble 41-40 come­back win over the Als last week. But they may be with­out re­ceiver Weston Dressler (23 catches, team-high 342 yards, two TDs) due to in­jury. Pre­dic­tion — Ot­tawa

Saskatchewan ver­sus B.C. (Satur­day night)

Duron Carter’s one-handed TD grab has dom­i­nated the high­light reels, but Kevin Glenn did throw for 340 yards and four touch­downs to lead Saskatchewan (2-3) past Toronto on Satur­day. Cameron Mar­shall added 110 rush­ing yards and the de­fence recorded five sacks. But the Rid­ers are 0-2 both on the road and within the West Di­vi­sion. Travis Lu­lay threw two TD passes and ran for an­other as B.C. (4-2) lost its sea­son se­ries with the Eski­mos. For­mer starter Jonathon Jen­nings dressed for the game, but Lu­lay is ex­pected to re­main un­der cen­tre. Pre­dic­tion — B.C.

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