A lot at stake for Ticats

TERRY KOSHAN, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 7:36 PM ET

Kevin Glenn and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats don’t want to watch other teams control their fate.

But with the losses piling up in Steeltown — it’s four in a row — the Ticats are in danger of having what had seemed like a lock on a playoff spot in the East Division slip away.

“Everybody has a firm grip on what’s at stake,” Glenn, named the CFL’s offensive player of the week, said yesterday. “If we had beaten Montreal (last weekend), we wouldn’t have got on the plane wondering what the score was between B.C. and Winnipeg.

“No one in our locker room doubts that we can win each of our last three games.”

The Ticats and Blue Bombers have 6-9 records with three games left. The season finale, which has Hamilton in Winnipeg on Nov. 8, could decide second place in the East.

Against the Alouettes on Sunday, a game won 41-38 by Montreal, Glenn passed for 506 yards, becoming the first CFL quarterback since Edmonton’s Jason Maas in 2004 to throw for more than 500 yards in one game.

“It makes believing we can get it done a lot easier,” Glenn said. “We’re all still upbeat.”

Seasons finished

Argos head coach Bart Andrus confirmed that offensive linemen Brian Ramsay and Jeff Keeping, who were injured during the same play against Edmonton on Friday, have played their last downs in 2009.

Ramsay has a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and requires surgery; Keeping suffered a dislocation of his left shoulder and will have it scoped.

Chris Van Zeyl and Mark DeWit will start in place of Ramsay and Keeping this week.

Briefly

Argos punter Eddie Johnson, who suffered a separated shoulder in the season opener and never fully recovered, has had surgery ... The Ticats signed import offensive lineman Matt Spanos.


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