After a weekend with some close finishes, the Ottawa Redblacks and B.C Lions continue to climb in the CFL Week 15 Power Rankings.
1. Calgary Stampeders
The Calgary Stampeders continue to top the CFL Power Rankings after a week of rest. They will be expecting Eric Rogers back in the lineup as they host the Toronto Argonauts on Friday.
Last week: 1
2. Saskatchewan Roughriders
It wasn’t pretty but Zach Collaros and the Saskatchewan Roughriders managed to pull out a win at BMO Field last weekend without any touchdowns from their defence and special teams. The Roughriders produced 377 yards of total offence in the winning cause. They now hold sole possession of second place in the West Division
Last week: 3
3. Ottawa Redblacks
The Redblacks continued their West Division roll as rookie Lewis Ward kicked the Redblacks to victory again. The Ottawa defence managed to hold one of the most high-powered offences in the league to just 335 yards of total offence. Ottawa is now four points clear of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats for first in the East. They will get a bye before hosting the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Last week: 5
4. Edmonton Eskimos
The Edmonton Eskimos picked up their third loss in their last four games last weekend in Ottawa. Their defensive inconsistencies continue to show as they allowed 470 yards of total offence to Ottawa. The final scoreline is generous considering the Redblacks had multiple touchdowns called back due to penalties. The Eskimos will have to regroup before hosting the Winnipeg Blue Bombers this Saturday.
Last week: 2
5. B.C Lions
Jonathan Jennings and the B.C Lions pulled off arguably the best comeback of the season thus far last weekend against Hamilton. The next few weeks will not only determine Jonathan Jennings future with the Lions but also in the CFL. A lot is on the line both for him and B.C going forward. The Lions will be in Hamilton this weekend hoping to keep pace with the West Division playoff race.
Last week: 6
6. Hamilton Tiger-Cats
After a questionable last-minute decision by June Jones the Tiger-Cats were beaten by the B.C Lions in overtime. Jeremiah Masoli was efficient completing 76% of his passes for 311 yards and a pair of touchdowns with zero interceptions. This all went to waste in the last couple minutes of the game when Hamilton simply imploded. They will host B.C at Tim Hortons Field on Saturday in what will be a must-win game if they have any hope of catching Ottawa.
Last week: 4
7. Winnipeg Blue Bombers
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers managed to stop their skid after defeating the Montreal Alouettes. Matt Nichols was efficient with his passes and threw a touchdown and managed to not throw an interception. The win may have come at a cost as the Bombers lost Andrew Harris early in the first half. It is unclear whether Harris will be available this Saturday in Edmonton. The Bombers will have a tall task ahead of them if they have to face the Eskimos without their most valuable player.
Last week: 7
8. Toronto Argonauts
Another last-minute loss for the Argonauts courtesy of Zach Medeiros missing two field goals in the last five minutes, one from just 36 yards out. The Argonauts only offensive touchdown came on a James Franklin quarterback sneak. Toronto did manage to put up 430 yards of total offence against the best defence in the CFL. However, this is about the only positive they can take away from another tough defeat.
Last week: 9
9. Montreal Alouettes
After complaining about not getting to start coach Mike Sherman gave Johnny Manziel his wish and gave him another opportunity as the Alouettes starting quarterback. He lost again after throwing for 212 yards and a game-ending interception. Montreal will host Saskatchewan this Sunday as Johnny Manziel continues to search for his first CFL win.
Last week: 8
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