The weather is getting cold and teams are starting to think playoffs.
We're heading into the final stretch, when the most outstanding of the outstanding truly prove themselves in going above already lofty expectations to secure that playoff spot; that home field advantage; that division title.
While the race for Most Outstanding Player will be won and lost over the next six weeks, we take a look at the candidates who have done enough to put themselves in the late season conversation with the TSN.ca MOP Watch.
Through the first 13 weeks of the 2013 season, who is the frontrunner for the league's top individual award?
The Saskatchewan Roughriders had two top candidates in RB Kory Sheets and QB Darian Durant through the first half of the season, but both have since fallen back to the pack, coinciding with the Riders recent fall in the standings.
Durant's dimmed star has been due to some uneven play the past three weeks while Sheets' has been injury related.
Toronto Argonauts QB Ricky Ray is another candidate to lose ground to injury. Prior to his shoulder woes the veteran had a dazzling stat line of 15 touchdowns to zero interceptions and a nearly 80 percent completion rate.
If Ray and backup Zach Collaros could share the award, it would all but be wrapped up. The young Collaros is making a case for himself as it is, most recently leading the Argos to a three-game road winning streak in Ray's stead.
All these injuries opened the door to players like Henry Burris, who leads the league in passing in Hamilton, and Jon Cornish, the league leader in average yards per carry with the Stampeders.
Meanwhile Edmonton's first-year starter Mike Reilly has put up the individual numbers to warrant MOP consideration but his team's win/loss record hampers his case.
The Rouge asks: Through the first 13 weeks of the season, who is your pick for Most Outstanding Player? You've heard what we've had to say, now it's your turn.
As always, it's Your! Call.