CFL Week 11 Picks

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

, Last Updated: 7:15 AM ET

TONIGHT

Ottawa at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. TSN/RDS

Bender: What time is it? Time for MC The Don to get his Birds dancing to the right tune. Als.

Penton: It's halfway through the season, and I still can't get a read on these teams. Therefore, home field advantage wins out. Alouettes.

Friesen: Who'd have guessed this would be a battle for second place in the East? Take Montreal.

SUNDAY

Winnipeg at Saskatchewan, 6 p.m. TSN

Bender: The Green Sliders have had this game marked on their calendar ever since they started their current skid. And at least the Frownin' Barrett's boys can play defence. 'Riders.

Penton: Winnipeg's offence is on fire, while Saskatchewan's can't light a match. Even a struggling defence would look good against Nealon Greene. Bombers.

Friesen: The Bombers were turning it around, until a week ago. Meanwhile, the 'Riders are a mess, losers of five in a row. Of course, none of that means anything on Labour Day weekend. Winnipeg.

MONDAY

Edmonton at Calgary, 2 p.m. CBC

Bender: (Terrible) Tom Higgins looked buffoonish on that one-point, two-point convert call last week. Think the players noted his indecision? And Eskies are kicking it into gear. Esks.

Penton: The Stamps are on a lose-win-lose-win streak. Their last game was a loss, but the trend is about to end. Eskimos.

Friesen: Another toss-up, flip-a-coin game in which favourites and underdogs mean zilch. It's heads. Edmonton.

Toronto at Hamilton, 4:45 p.m. TSN

Bender: The Marshall Plan still does not include defence while the Boatmen have indeed become Beasts of the East. Argos.

Penton: The Ticats winning streak will end at one. Argos.

Friesen: Ticats quarterback Danny McManus had his hot game of the year against Winnipeg last week. Take Toronto.

REPORTERS' RECORDS:

BENDER

29-12 overall

(2-2 last week)

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PENTON

30-11

(2-2)

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FRIESEN

32-9

(3-1)


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