CFL Power Rankings: Thrilling rally vaults Stampeders into 1st

Malcolm Kelly breaks down the balance of power in the Canadian Football League.

1. Calgary Stampeders (Up from 2)

  • Overall Record: 3-1-1
  • Streak: Unbeaten in 4
  • Next: Saskatchewan

Contrasting halves of football is the norm in this year's CFL, and the Stamps' win over B.C. was another case on point. QB Bo Mitchell (29-of-44, 364 yards, 3 TDs, 1 pick) was down and up all night. That's down in the first and third (six points), up in the second and fourth (35 points). One never thought they were in it, really, until inside three minutes when Mitchell hit Greg Wilson for a touchdown and the defence picked the ball right back to help set up the tying TD and two-point convert. A Rene Paredes field goal in overtime won it, and that was altogether right as the kicker went 5-for-5. Missed another convert, however. Nice job running the ball, splitting duties for 103 yards. Special teams have now given up four return TDs to B.C.'s Chris Rainey. Don't they watch film?

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