Week 12 | RIDERS WIN, BACK IN THE RACE
Coming off a Bye Week, Saskatchewan Roughriders returned for Week 12 to take on the Calgary Stampeders for a third (and final) time. While the last two match-ups against the Stamps were not what we had hoped for, the Riders clutched a win against the surging Stampeders. A last-minute, well-timed play won the game for the Green and White and improved their standings to 2nd overall in the West Division.
This weekend, the Roughriders face the Montreal Alouettes and are staring down an opportunity to clinch a playoff spot in Week 13. So let’s show all the support we can! We want November *ahem* December football!
FANS WEIGH IN
Though the Riders lost to the Stampeders back-to-back before their Bye Week, it appears they were able to take their downtime and put in some practice ultimately for the third win. In addition, a majority of fans had expressed positive sentiment about the game, with most agreeing the game was “exciting,” and others saying a “nail-biter” and “awesome.”
Rider Nation agrees that “playing until the last play” (36%) was a massive contributor to the game outcome. Even more, the D-line (20%) seemed to make a considerable contribution to their Week 12 win.
Fans still believe the game was perhaps too close for comfort, as many agreed that the “offensive passing game” (28%) and O-line (20%) continue to need work. In addition, other fans still attribute penalties (21%) to being one of their overall weaknesses this season.
FANS REMAIN CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC
While the Grey Cup Confidence Index still reports negative this week at -44, it continues to rise (-44 from -80) as fans remain cautiously hopeful. The win over the Stampeders was huge, and a win over Montreal would secure us a playoff spot over the Stampeders.
What do you think? Do they have what it takes to clinch a playoff spot?