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WEEK 8 | Keep on Rollin’

30 September, 2021

WEEK 8 | Keep on Rollin’

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders steal a win against the BC Lions in Week 8, improving their record overall to 5-2 and second in the West behind the red hot Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

With the Riders on a two-win streak, let’s find out what the fans have to say about their performance in Week 8.

FANS WEIGH IN

We always expect a good bounce back in CFL football – and since the back-to-back losses against Winnipeg, the Saskatchewan Roughriders have carved out a two-win streak – beating the Toronto Argonauts at home and then the BC Lions on their home turf in Week 8. As a result, it is no surprise that fans say that their winning is “thrilling” but were quick to dub the contest “interesting” – as fans know that the Roughriders just barely sneaked by with the win.

With the Week 8 finish by the Riders, fans say that “playing until the last play” (18%) was a massive reason for their recent success. In addition, Rider Nation says that the “offensive passing game” (17%) and “D-line” (13%) also seem to contribute.

As it has seemed for the last several weeks, fans believe penalties continue to be the Roughriders’ biggest weakness this season.

A shift in Confidence?

The Grey Cup Confidence Index continues to bounce back with the added win streak. In Week 8, the GCCI jumped from 48 to 97 (an increase of +49).

The Roughriders are set to face off against the slumping Calgary Stampeders – can they continue to keep one of the Beasts of the West to a losing record? Or will the Calgary Stampeders try to crawl out of the losing season they find themselves in for the first time in a long time?

At a glance
  • Awesome
  • Penalties
  • +97
  • 4 Quarter Football
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