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Grey Cup 2012 Predictions: Calgary Will Defeat Toronto in Convincing Fashion

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Steven GerwelContributor IIIDecember 9, 2016

The Canadian Football League will host the 2012 Grey Cup—the league's championship game—on Sunday, November 25, at 6:00 p.m. ET. 

In the United States, Canadian football lives under the shadows of NFL and NCAA football, which makes the Grey Cup a secondary event. But regardless, it's still a league with talented athletes and impressive performances, making the Grey Cup worth your time. 

This year's game will be between the Toronto Argonauts of the East Division and the Calgary Stampeders of the West. Both teams had second-place finishes in their respective divisions, but they were able to rise to the challenge and march through the playoffs. 

And while both teams are resilient and capable, the Argonauts will surely struggle to overcome a red-hot Calgary team that has won its last six games. 


Outmatched Toronto Will Be Overwhelmed By Calgary

For the majority of the 2012 season, the Calgary Stampeders have been outdone in the West division by the powerful and always dangerous BC Lions. 

The BC Lions are a breeding ground for future NFL players, and they are frequently competitive and in the hunt. 

The Lions finished with a CFL-best 13-5 record and seemed to be in a position for a second consecutive Grey Cup victory. But a bye week in the first round of the playoffs threw them off their axis, and Calgary came to BC in the finals and walked away with a 34-29 victory. 

Now, the Stampeders have an insane level of momentum following a win over the top CFL team, which gives them a clear advantage in this year's game. 

Calgary will rely on the production of RB Jon Cornish, who is having a breakout year with a CFL-high 1,457 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. 

Cornish's elite rushing skills gives Calgary a chance to eat the clock and maintain drives on offense, but the Stampeders can also go airborne and win in a shootout if necessary, as QB Kevin Glenn has been phenomenal this season. 

Glenn, a 10-year CFL veteran, has had trouble at times with turning the ball over, with 16 interceptions this season. But his 4,220 passing yards and 25 touchdowns makes it clear that he can play a gun-slinger role if necessary. 

With a multi-dimensional offensive attack and an unbelievable amount of momentum, it's hard to go against Calgary in the 2012 Grey Cup. 

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