RedBlacks need to smarten up if they want to make the playoffs

Charleston Hughes, #39 of the Calgary Stampeders, sacks quarterback Henry Burris, #1 of the Ottawa...

Charleston Hughes, #39 of the Calgary Stampeders, sacks quarterback Henry Burris, #1 of the Ottawa REDBLACKS, in the second half of their CFL football game August 9, 2014 at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Todd Korol/Getty Images/AFP)

TIM BAINES, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 9:54 PM ET

It's crazy. Despite just one win in six games, the Ottawa RedBlacks are still in the CFL East playoff hunt. Right in the thick of it.

They, of course, can't count on Montreal and Hamilton, each also with one win, to be bad for the whole season, though the Alouettes have, for the most part, been hold-your-nose stinky. And the first-place Toronto Argonauts have just one more win than Ottawa.

In Saturday's 38-17 loss to the Calgary Stampeders, quarterback Henry Burris wound up connecting on 20-of-29 passes for 281 yards after going just 8-of-13 for 58 yards in the first half. Two of his misses wound up in the arms of Stampeders defenders. He's frustrated, yet hopeful.

 


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