CFL Week 3 Picks

JIM BENDER, KIRK PENTON and PAUL FRIESEN -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 8:18 AM ET

TONIGHT

Calgary at Winnipeg, 7:30 p.m. TSN (local blackout in effect)

Bender: No Milt, no Glenn, no rhythm, no win. Take Stamps in a close one.

Penton: The Bombers have made changes to their O-line, but you can't expect miracles right away. Plus, there's not Stegall. Stampeders.

Friesen: The loss of Milt Stegall and two changes on the offensive line don't bode well for the Blue. Still, they should be able to keep it close. Calgary.

TOMORROW

Edmonton at Montreal, 6 p.m. TSN/RDS

Bender: Montreal media still in shock as The Don actually admitted he made a mistake last week, and his favourite whipping boys are coming to town. Take the Als but the Eskies will play them tight.

Penton: The Alouettes are going to be downright surly after blowing it against Ottawa. Alouettes.

Friesen: There will be no shirt-lifting women in the stands to distract the Alouettes on this day. Don Matthews will undoubtedly have all their attention after a loss in Ottawa. Montreal.

Ottawa at B.C., 9 p.m. TSN

Bender: 'Wiley Wally' will not allow Paopao's players to perform another miracle, even with Printers unlikely to back up 'Million-Dollar Dave.' Leos take it.

Penton: There will be no magical comeback for the Renegades on this night. Lions.

Friesen: Not even David was expected to kill two Goliaths in a row. The only question is how much rust the Leos have to shake off after the bye. B.C.

SATURDAY

Saskatchewan at Toronto, 6 p.m. CBC

Bender: The 'Riders should be suffering jet lag from flying to Hamilton and back, then just stopping long enough to re-fuel before taking off to the Little Big Apple. But Calamity Clemons will have to keep his own players from killing each other. Argos in another close encounter.

Penton: Are the Roughriders about to surge ahead with a 3-0 record? No. Argos.

Friesen: Back-to-back road games are tough to win at the best of times, and the 'Riders are banged up, to boot, after a victory in Hamilton. So take Toronto.

REPORTERS' RECORDS:

JIM BENDER

5-3 overall

(2-2 last week)

KIRK PENTON

6-2

(3-1)

PAUL FRIESEN

7-1

(3-1)


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