For the second year in a row, the Saskatchewan Roughriders are 3-0 to start the season.
For the third straight week it was an all-around effort yet again as the Riders beat the Toronto Argonauts 39-28 at the Rogers Centre.
Again for the third straight week running back Kory Sheets set a new career high in rushing yards with 178, smashing his previous high of 133 set against the Calgary Stampeders. Sheets also scored two touchdowns and added another 21 yards through the air.
After a quick turnaround, it's back to business for the Roughriders tonight.
They're in Toronto taking on the Argonauts at the Rogers Centre, not even a full week after they beat the Calgary Stampeders 36-21 at Mosaic Stadium, a nice little scheduling quirk often found in the CFL, with plenty of thanks to be given to the Rogers Centre itself.
For the second year in a row the Riders are looking to start the season 3-0.
Geroy Simon watch 2013 will keep going for the time being.
Before the team left for Toronto the questions about Simon's status for Thursday's game against the Argonauts lingered.
Head Coach Corey Chamblin wasn't ready to say one way or the other if Simon would be dressing at the Rogers Centre or not.
"I'm not leaning one way or the other right now," Chamblin told reporters on Tuesday.
Emotions are nothing new for Roughriders defensive end Ricky Foley.
They're what fuel him on the football field and the former Argonaut should certainly have plenty of fuel to light that fire Thursday night in Toronto.
It's the first time Foley will be back at the Rogers Centre turf since last year's Grey Cup game. It's a field he dreamed of playing on while growing up in Courtice, Ontario, a town about an hour north east of Toronto.
Geroy Simon Watch 2013 continues, and there's basically still no answer when it comes to his status this week.
With only two days of preparation , and 10 days off after the game Thursday night in Toronto, it certainly would be understandable for the Riders coaching staff to hold out Simon for another week.
But if Simon has his way that definitely won't be the case.
"I don't want them to worry about me, I just want to go out and play football," he said. "I'm really excited."
The Roughriders offense rolled through the Calgary Stampeders last week.
While the numbers were certainly impressive, and scoring on every single possesion in the second half was also impressive, but what's working the best for this team right now is spreading the wealth.
So far this year quarterback Darian Durant has thrown to eight different receivers, including receiver Greg Carr who is now with the Stampeders.
So it's pretty clear offensive coordinator George Cortez is looking for a balance offense, with everyone contributing.
Rushing 174 yards in Friday's home game against Calgary has won Jock Sanders the title of CFL special teams player of the week.
Now in his second year with the Roughriders, this is Sanders’ first player of the week award in his three year CFL career.
During the game that ended in a 36-21 victory, Sanders returned six punts including one 27-yard run and another four kickoffs including a 29 yard long run.
Edited by CJME's Adriana Christianson
Regina's mayor believes taxpayers aren't worried about the design of a new stadium as long as it's put together well.
At its Monday night meeting City Council approved a list of 10 criteria that will be used to judge submissions from the three firms bidding for the $278 million contract. The primary concerns will be around each group's projected time lines and their ability to stay within the set budget.
But the biggest concern appears to be the design, something that was discussed during Monday night's meeting.
The Roughriders Jock Sanders is their return man in more ways than one.
First there's the obvious one, the fact that he returns kick-offs and punt returns, something he did very well against the Calgary Stampeders. In that game Sanders returned 100 yards worth of kickoffs and another 74 yards in punt returns.
"I expect to raise my game even higher than it is now," said Sanders.
Momentum was the name of the game Friday night as the Riders downed the Stamps 36-21 at Mosaic Stadium.
The game was almost like two games in one: the first half was a back and forth affair, while the second half was all Riders.
Calgary jumped out to an early 7-0 lead thanks to a touchdown on the first drive of the game, while the Riders would settle for a field goal on theirs. Soon after the Stamps would make it 14-3, but the Riders would eventually tie it at 14 before giving up a last minute touchdown to head into half-time down 21-14.