This is it folks, the final showdown of the 2019 season. It all comes down to this, the 107th Grey Cup Championship. It's David VS Goliath, and could end up going down as one of the greatest Grey Cup games ever. This year's game will showcase the league's most high-powered offence, against the league's most stingy defence.
THE CASE FOR HAMILTON:
The Tiger-Cats were the toast of the league this year, going 15-3 over the course of the year, and steamrolling a lot of teams with their high-powered offence. They never really took their foot off the gas pedal the whole time, and dismantled a weak Edmonton team last week in the East Semi-Final.
THE CASE FOR WINNIPEG:
Bomber defence is what has helped them get to the Grey Cup, having stymied the Roughrider offence in the West Final last week, with newer acquisition Zach Collaros at QB helping give the offence the extra boost they had needed. The Bombers have faced much adversity this season, losing QB Matt Nichols earlier in the year, as well as other key players on and off. This is a team that above all else, believes they can do the impossible.
This game could potentially go either way. It's not improbable for the Bombers to jump out to an early lead. The weather and conditions will favour the Bombers, and it will be up to the Tiger-Cats to reload and respond. I can easily see the Tiger-Cats coming back and making a game of it, possibly even taking the lead in the second half and turning up the volume.
I am also a believer in the old football adage, 'Defence wins championships'. The Bombers have shown they can shut down high-powered offences this season, and their defence is tops in the league at this time.
Hamilton last went to the Grey Cup in 2013 and 2014, losing to Saskatchewan and Calgary. Winnipeg last went to the Grey Cup in 2011, and lost to B.C.
And without further adieu....
PICK: Blue Bombers
LAST WEEK: 2-0
POST-SEASON RECORD: 3-1
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