CFL Week 5 Picks

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

, Last Updated: 7:40 AM ET

TONIGHT

Edmonton at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. TSN

Bender: Joseph and his many conquests come crashing down to Earth as "Frito Ray" will finally crunch on some softer defenders. Eskies win.

Penton: The Renegades beat the Stamps last week. Big deal. Look for the Eskimos to rebound from a poor performance. Eskimos.

Friesen: Everybody's noticing the Renegades except their fans, it seems. You can bet the Eskies have. Edmonton.

TOMORROW

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

Bender: Call me crazy but the return of "Little Big Glenn" should give the Bombers the boost they need to get their first win -- just as long as that defence has not already been spent. Bombers ... I think.

Penton: The Bombers defence is playing well, but it still won't be enough to make up for an offence that still needs a few more weeks. Alouettes.

Friesen: Can the Bomber defence be asked to keep it close again? My answer is probably, but I'm taking Montreal.

SATURDAY

B.C. at Hamilton, 6 p.m. CBC

Bender: Casey who? "Million-Dollar Dave" will kick the 'Cats while they're down. Leos take it.

Penton: Hide the women and children. This one could be ugly. Lions.

Friesen: It's the Ticats and Bombers in a race to break the goose egg. I can't see the finish line yet. B.C.

Saskatchewan at Calgary, 9 p.m. TSN

Bender: They are already wearing "Burris sucks" T-shirts in Cowtown but I can't see Stamps benching him vs. his old team. Won't matter who's pitching, though. 'Riders get their revenge.

Penton: Henry Burris might get yanked with the Roughies coming to town? That sound you hear is Saskatchewan partying. Roughriders.

Friesen: The 'Riders could easily be 4-0. While the Stamps could just as easily be winless if it weren't for a date with the Bombers. So, take Saskatchewan.

REPORTERS' RECORDS:

BENDER

13-3 overall

(4-0 last week)

PENTON

14-2

(4-0)

FRIESEN

15-1

(4-0)


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