When was the last time we said the Tiger-Cats were one of the hottest teams in the CFL?
It has certainly been a while.
Hamilton has put together its first three game winning streak since winning back-to-back-to-back games last summer after starting the 2012 season with two consecutive losses.
The Cats are currently on the longest winning streak in the league, with the CFL leading Roughriders having won their last two games.
So what have we learned during this impressive three game run?
#1. Hamilton’s offense is still as dangerous as last year’s league leading unit.
The Tiger-Cats offense has amassed more than 400 yards and 30 points in their last three victories.
#2. The Cats’ run game is alive and well.
So what if starting tailback C.J. Gable hasn’t hit 100 yards on the ground in a game yet.
He has been able to get key 1st downs and has made some big catches out of the backfield.
#3. Hamilton’s defense is rounding into form.
Some will say “the Ticats defense feasted on a bad Blue Bombers team.”
I think that’s half right, but when it comes down to the nitty gritty, the Ticats D still came up with the big play in their last three games.
#4. Winning breeds confidence, and the Cats are a super confident bunch right now.
The Tiger-Cats are playing their best ball at an important time, heading into a home-and-home series against B.C. and followed by two games in three weeks against Calgary.
The remainder of the Ticats schedule will see only East Division foes, so getting a leg up on the rest of the division now is huge.
And #5. Let’s get physical.
Hamilton has played a lot more physical this season compared to last years.
And that’s not only a credit to the players on the field, but the coaching staff as well.
The offensive line has been pushing guys around, the defensive line is creating more pressure, the secondary is much more fierce and even the receivers are sacrificing their bodies to make the tough catches.
With eight games in the bag and ten more on the way, the Ticats are going in the right direction.