CFL Week 18 picks

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

, Last Updated: 7:45 AM ET

TODAY

Montreal at Saskatchewan, 8:30 p.m. TSN/RDS

Bender: The Grinnin' Barrett is desperate but the Birds will still have their number even without Cahoon. Als.

Penton: The Als should have no trouble winning another one for The Don. Alouettes.

Friesen: Guess it's safe to say the Als are back. The Riders? They're as tough to figure as the Bombers. Montreal.

Wyman's coin flip: Montreal

TOMORROW

Toronto at Edmonton, 2 p.m. CBC

Bender: Danny Much-Choka's charges will come up with one last stand over the Boatmen, who only have one player who likes to play on grass. Eskies.

Penton: Home-field advantage should help the hosts win a squeaker. Eskimos.

Friesen: Don't be surprised if the Eskies make things interesting for the Bombers and Riders down the stretch. Edmonton.

Wyman's coin flip: Edmonton

SUNDAY

Winnipeg at Hamilton, Noon TSN

Bender: It is time for the good Dr. Jekyll to emerge but if the Big Blue Berry's boys can't paste these Pussycats, they won't win another game this year. Bombers.

Penton: The Blue and Gold clinch a playoff spot, basically by default. Bombers.

Friesen: I wasn't so sure about the Bombers in this one -- and then the Ticats tell us Kevin Eakin is playing quarterback. Winnipeg.

Wyman's coin flip: Winnipeg

B.C. at Calgary, 3 p.m. TSN

Bender: Burris just can't beat B.C., and the Lions want to send another message to these quietened Cowpokes. Leos.

Penton: The Leos will rub it in the Stamps' faces a little more. Lions.

Friesen: Home field, and the memory of that butt-kicking in Vancouver a week ago, should make all the difference for the Stamps. Calgary.

Wyman's coin flip: Calgary

Reporters' records:

JIM BENDER

38-23 overall

3-0 last week

KIRK PENTON

36-25 overall

2-1 last week

PAUL FRIESEN

32-29 overall

1-2 last week

MAGIC TOONIE

29-32 overall

1-2 last week


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