Week 15 | MUCH NEEDED BYE WEEK
Week 15 was a well-fought battle, but in the end, the Saskatchewan Roughriders lost to the Edmonton Elks on home turf, with a final score of 26 to 24.
With this game, the Edmonton Elks keep their playoff hopes alive, while the Saskatchewan Roughriders face an uphill battle to remain in contention for the playoffs. Don’t you love late September football?
FANS WEIGH IN
This week, we asked Roughrider fans their feelings on the loss against the Edmonton Elks. Overall sentiment points to mild disappointment. Fans said “disappointed,” “frustrated,” and “close” as some of the top words used to describe the game.
Given such a close win, it is no surprise that most of the fans surveyed again attest to penalties (48%) as a weakness. Regardless of the extra yardage, 1 in 4 Rider fans believe the defensive line continues to show up each week, and their running game (20%) is helping them keep it close each week.
PLAYOFFS IN THE BALANCE
Rider fans’ Grey Cup confidence is the lowest reported this season, as the GCCI dipped from -132 to -151 (a difference of -19).
So my fellow melon heads, as the Roughriders go into the bye week, what do you think they will have to do to advance to playoffs? Do you think they have what it takes?
The West, again this year, is as strong as ever! Let us cheer on the Green and White and send all the positivity their way!