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CFL Week 12 review: Winnipeg keep winning

Week 12 in the Canadian Football League is in the books and for the most part, the league standings did not change. 

The biggest winner of the week was the Winnipeg Blue Bombers who extended their winning streak to five games. 

They beat the Montreal Alouettes this past Thursday by a score of 47-17. During their winning streak, the Blue Bombers are averaging 36.4 points per game, while they are allowing 18.4 points per game.

One of the most surprising results this past week was the Edmonton Elks winning their second game. The Elks started the season 0-9, but have won their last two games in a row. 

The Elks making the playoffs is still likely out of the question, but they are finally improving. 

Below we list all the results from around the league, standout performances, updated odds to win/reach the Grey Cup and the updated standings.

CFL Week 12 results

Thursday, August 24th

Montreal Alouettes: 17

Winnipeg Blue Bombers: 47

Friday, August 25th

Calgary Stampeders: 31

Toronto Argonauts: 39

Saturday, August 26th

Hamilton Tiger-Cats: 30

British Columbia Lions: 13

Sunday, August 27th

Ottawa Redblacks: 20

Edmonton Elks: 30     

Bye Week

Saskatchewan Roughriders

CFL Week 12 standout performances

Week 12 of the CFL was filled with plenty of memorable performances from multiple games around the league. 

Starting with the quarterback position, Zach Collaros from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers threw for 240 yards and four passing touchdowns. He did have three interceptions, but his team dominated Montreal for a 30-point win.

Jake Maier had the biggest performance of the week, passing for 387 yards, while throwing for four touchdowns. Unfortunately, it was not enough to top Toronto as Chad Kelly threw for 361 yards and three touchdowns in a 39-31 win. 

For running backs, a few players had 100+ yard games rushing. This includes James Butler from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (21 carries, 118 rushing yards, one rushing touchdown) and Brady Oliveira from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (18 carries, 119 rushing yards, one touchdown).

For receivers, we saw some huge performances around the league. 

This includes Reggie Begelton, one of the wide receivers for the Calgary Stampeders. He had nine catches for 203 yards and two touchdowns.

Keon Hatcher had a seven-catch, 107-yard game and one touchdown for the British Columbia Lions, albeit in a losing effort. 

Finally, Geno Lewis posted 112 yards receiving and one touchdown on three catches for the Edmonton Elks.

Defensive standouts include Javon Santos-Knox from the Ottawa Redblacks, who had the most tackles with 10 this past week and Toronto’s Folarin Orimolade led the week with 3.0 sacks.

Special teams standouts include Javon Leake, who had six punt returns for 130 yards and one touchdown, and Tim White from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who had one kick return for 47 yards and a touchdown. 

Updated CFL Odds After Week 12

TeamOdds to Reach the Grey CupOdds to win the Grey Cup
Toronto Argonauts-375+145
Winnipeg Blue Bombers-200+150
British Columbia Lions+200+460
Montreal Alouettes+380+800
Saskatchewan Roughriders+1100+2000
Hamilton Tiger-Cats+1100+2200
Calgary Stampeders+1400+3300
Ottawa Redblacks+2200+4500
Edmonton Elks+7500+15000

Updated CFL Standings After Week 12

East Division

TeamRecord
Toronto Argonauts8-1
Montreal Alouettes6-4
Hamilton Tiger-Cats4-6
Ottawa Redblacks3-8

West Division

TeamRecord
Winnipeg Blue Bombers9-2
British Columbia Lions7-4
Saskatchewan Roughriders5-5
Calgary Stampeders3-8
Edmonton Elks2-9

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