WEEK 15 | HOME PLAYOFF GAME CLINCHED!
That’s right, folks! Another “W” over the Edmonton Elks gives the Saskatchewan Roughriders a winning record of 8-4 and enough to clinch a home playoff spot over the surging Calgary Stampeders.
As is tradition, the Roughriders clinched a late, 4th quarter win over the struggling Elks. And while the Elks have not won a game since September 6, 2021, they could have played spoiler football to the Riders.
Given the Week 15 win, the Saskatchewan Roughriders have clinched a home playoff spot and face their regular-season rivals, the Calgary Stampeders. However, the Roughriders have one last regular-season game against the Ticats in Hamilton. Perhaps the Riders can use this game to try some new offensive passing plays or pull out some of that secret hail mary plays they’ve been saving all year?
FANS WEIGH IN
Fans once again were on the edge of their seat for Week 15! So many fans say the game was “exciting,” “lucky,” and a “nailbiter”! What melon head doesn’t like a good barn burner? Well… these close games are starting to show with fans.
Roughrider fans agreed that “playing until the last play” (29%) is the Green and White’s saving grace this season. Additionally, one in four surveyed say the D-line (25%) was another reason for their close Week 15 win.
In terms of strengths, many agreed in Week 15 that the passing game (28%) was a continued weakness for the roster. However, others mention the O-line (12%) and penalties (12%) as a factor.
As the Saskatchewan Roughriders head into their final game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, they can go in confidently knowing that they are playoff-bound and playing in front of a home crowd.
Regardless, fans are still quite cautious about how they feel about their chances at seeing a Grey Cup in Saskatchewan. The GCCI has not changed much this week and remains neutral at -2.