I know, I know many American fans do not watch the Canadian Football League even though it airs on the NFL Network in the summer. However, this is an internationally based website, and we are always looking to expand our coverage of sports to the world. With that in mind we will be taking a weekly look at the goings on of the CFL. This is just a start to get some folks use to the league, its teams, and eventually its players. I would like to thank the fine folks over at canadianfootballtalk.com for their power rankings.
1.Edmonton Eskimos- Yes Eskimo is a dirty word in much of the great white north but this is the team that is leading the pack in the CFL. By the way I really like the fact that cfltalk.com lists the opponents win loss record as well. The Eskimos are 5-0, but the combined record of the teams they have played is just 6-15. It looks like they are beating up on some weak competition.
2.Winnipeg Blue Bombers- at 4-1, and they are overcoming all the obstacles in their path. RB Fred Reid is leading the CFL in rushing with 374 yards on 84 attempts.
3.Hamilton TigerCats- Their record is 3-2 and their opponents combined record is 11-10, so they are facing stiffer competition. QB Kevin Glenn is fifth in passing, completing 61% of his passes. He has already thrown for more than 1,200 yards and 9 TD’s with 4 picks.
4.Montreal Alouettes- They are 3-2 and have endured some injuries, especially to their QB’s.
5.Calgary Stampeders- They are also 3-2, and their opponents combined record is 9-12. This is an up and down team, and likely a middle of the road CFL team currently.
6.Saskatchewan Roughriders- 1-4 and struggling, thankfully the only franchise that still carries the Roughrider moniker
7.Toronto Argonauts- 1-4, but their opponents combined record is 17-4. They have been beat up on.
8.British Columbia Lions- Uh Oh another Lions football team that is 0-5 (sorry Detroit fans). It looks like the offense is the problem out west. A familiar problem for Detroit Lions fans.