CFL Countdown

STEVE COAD -- London Free Press

, Last Updated: 8:03 AM ET

Toronto (1-0) at Winnipeg (0-1)

The skinny: Tonight, 8 p.m. (TSN). "Wynn" or lose in the coming weeks, the Argos will do it with Spergon Wynn at quarterback. Wynn's sudden upgrade comes courtesy of Damon Allen's broken middle finger on his throwing hand, sustained on the third play of the Argos' season-opening 27-17 win over Hamilton. Allen's ailment robs the Double Blue of last year's league MVP but Wynn filled in nicely, tossing for two TDs. Wynn's start tonight also gives him a dandy shot at the team that dumped him. If he remains calm and cool and takes care of the the football, the Argos' stellar cast will do the rest. The Bombers, the East's lone weak link, performed well for three quarters in a 27-17 loss to the Montreal Alouettes last week. Fourth-quarter turnovers (Montreal's rookie defensive back Chip Cox intercepted Bombers QB Kevin Glenn twice) and penalties killed Winnipeg, leading to 20 unanswered Montreal points.

Cody's call: Argos 36-10

Montreal (1-0) at Hamilton (0-1)

The skinny: Tomorrow, 7 p.m. (CBC). The Alouettes won their 10th straight season opener. That's an impressive number, even if their performance wasn't in a fourth-quarter overhauling of Winnipeg. Let's give some credit where it's due: Montreal's D. The Als collected six sacks and Cox's two interceptions in the fourth quarter turned the tide. While the Blue Bummers' offence isn't exactly the harshest of acid tests, it seems like the Als can put last year's defensive disaster behind them. The Ticats, meanwhile, gave the Argos all they could handle in a 27-17 loss, even leading 13-8 with five minutes left in the first half. Among this offseason's Ticat hirings, Jason Maas completed 25 of 34 passes for 240 yards (no TDs, two interceptions); Corey Holmes has 13 carries for 85 yards and 10 catches for 70 yards; and Terry Vaughn had six receptions for 69 yards. These Ticats will be heard from -- soon.

Cody's call: Tiger-Cats 23-21

Calgary (1-0) at Edmonton (0-1)

The skinny: Tomorrow, 10 p.m. (TSN). Well, the Stampeders answered those of us wondering if last season's 11-7 record and second-place finish in the West was a fluke. While one win does not a season make, the season-opening 25-14 victory over the defending Grey Cup champion Edmonton Eskimos is certainly a sterling kickoff. And if the Stamps can beat the Eskies again -- this time at Commonwealth Stadium, where the Eskimos are murder -- well, even better. Last week's meeting was interesting in that Edmonton quarterback Ricky Ray threw for almost twice as many yards as Calgary's Henry Burris (393-198) and completed almost twice as many tosses (33-18). But Burris was at his best in the fourth quarter, with a 33-yard TD pass to Nik Lewis and a 14-yarder to Jeremaine Copeland with 40 seconds left to seal the deal. Add a brilliant game by Calgary running back Joffrey Reynolds (153 yards on just 13 carries) and a defence that bent but didn't break, and you have the ingredients of the Stamps' success.

Cody's call: Eskimos 24-21

B.C. (1-0) at Saskatchewan (0-1)

The skinny: Sunday, 7 p.m. (TSN). Kerry Joseph was subpar in his first game as the Roughriders' quarterback. Dave Dickenson, his B.C. counterpart, was spectacular, throwing five TD passes and completing 28 of 34 tosses for 362 yards in three quarters of work. London's Ryan Thelwell had a single catch for an eight-yard touchdown with a second left in the first half . For B.C., the only bad news came when slotback Jason Clermont tore a medial colateral ligament in his knee. Joseph, who led the 'Riders in rushing with 66 yards on 11 carries, needs time to get familiar with his receivers. The Roughriders were the biggest disappointment of Week 1. And that never sits well at Taylor Field.

Cody's call: Lions 33-30

Season record

Last week: 3-1; Overall: 3-1


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