With the way that the CFL season is panning out, if teams in the East Division don’t improve soon, there will certainly be a cross over.
Thanks to a recent victory Toronto, leads the division with three wins, while the other teams just have one.
Both Ottawa and Montreal are really struggling, but Hamilton is better than their 1-5 record indicates. They have been in most of their games, but just couldn’t finish on the winning side.
During a recent lost against B.C., they challenged the Lions and almost came out on top.
With quarterback Zach Collaros getting injured early in the season, back-up Dan Lefevour has had productive games and performed well both passing and rushing the ball.
The team that’s not used to struggling, the Montreal Alouettes, might miss the playoffs for the first time since they returned to the league in 1996. This season for Montreal is similar to the last year. They are off to a slow start, and they are bringing in consultants and coaches mid-season, which seems to not be working.
The West division is really competitive this year, and unlike the East where it looks like Toronto will probably run away with first place, the west is wide open.
All of the west teams are performing well, and unlike the east teams, are able to overcome injuries.
The Calgary Stampeders have been without their all-star starting running back Jon Cornish since Week 1, and they have found ways to win as they are on top of the division with a 5-1 record.
And B.C is still staying competitive. They knew that starting quarterback Travois Lulay would be out at the start of the season. With veteran quarterback in Kevin Glenn leading the charge, they are still competitive.
The fourth and fifth place teams in the West will probably have a better record than the number two and three teams in the east, but only the fourth place team is allowed to cross over. The fifth place team in the west will miss the playoffs, regardless of superiority over the second, third and fourth place teams in the east.
I think if the last team in the west does a have a better record than second in the east, they should be able to crossover, too, since they have a better record.