Week 14 Picks
7:00 PM Friday, September 28, 2012
77.2% - Montreal
MTL 28 HAM 41.
It is illogical to think that Montreal will not have success against a Hamilton defence that has not lived up to expectations. Slowly but surely, they are pulling away from the competition in the East with an 8-4 record. Victor Anderson is a solid replacement for Brandon Whitaker, Kyries Hebert has developed into an intimidating force at free safety and Trent Guy had another great return for 129 yards to break the back of the Argonauts. Hamilton will show up and play hard but they will have to play their A++ game and they've only done that once this season. Montreal 36, Hamilton 23
10:00 PM Friday, September 28, 2012
74.7% - Calgary
EDM 15 CGY 39.
Andrew Harris had 103 yards and 10 catches for another 78 yards against Edmonton last week with the majority of it coming in the second half. Jon Cornish can do the same. I thought that Edmonton played very well in the first half but not as well in the second. Now on the road this week, the priority will be four great quarters of football and winning the turnover battle. Not sure if they can get it done. I thought Toronto was the team that could slide into the playoffs and win it all but, after the 31-10 loss in Montreal, I'm not so sure anymore. Now I think it is Calgary or Saskatchewan. BC and Montreal are the best but Calgary may become the best. Edmonton 20, Calgary 30
7:00 PM Saturday, September 29, 2012
76.3% - Winnipeg
TOR 29 WPG 10.
The thing I noticed about Winnipeg's 34-12 win over Hamilton was the simplicity of the play calling and its positive effect. Chad Simpson has his first 100-yard game, totaling 134, with a 7.1 yard average and an impressive 71 yards in the fourth quarter. It was run, short check down pass, quarterback sneak, first down. Over and over again. And it worked! Now there is a possibility that they will play Toronto without Ricky Ray, who left due to a "lower body" injury early in the Montreal game. But even if Ray plays I still like the Bombers in a close one. With Buck Pierce back, it is not as much that they have a better QB but a confident player that enhances the confidence of others. Only three more regular season games to go in Canad Inns Stadium (I hope) and on a cool late September night, it will be a definite home field advantage. Toronto 19, Winnipeg 29.
10:00 PM Saturday, September 29, 2012
59.1% - B.C.
BC 21 SSK 27.
Best game of Week 14, Game 13. BC is the best team in the league, no argument. But in the Toronto game there was a moment where you could sense they could have lost that one. And in the Edmonton game, at halftime it was 15-9 Edmonton. It should be a sold out Saturday evening in Regina and an atmosphere that makes a difference. If Darian Durant can connect with Weston Dressler early it could continue all game. BC is the better team, but I think Saskatchewan will play a better game that night. BC 27, Saskatchewan 31.
Through 52 games, Schultz is 29-23. The World is 26-26.
Schultz currently leads with 29 wins.