Offence wins games and defence wins championships.
That's one of the oldest sayings when it comes to the game of football. However, for the Riders right now it's coming down to defence wins games and defence wins championships.
The Riders have now played four games and in three of them the defence has been good enough to win, two of them they were flat out dominant. In the one game the defence didn't play well the team was destroyed by the Toronto Argonauts.
Whether it's fair or not, the 2014 Saskatchewan Roughriders are consistently being compared to the team that won the Grey Cup in 2013.
Not surprisingly most of those comparisons aren't exactly positive right now as the offence certainly isn't clicking the way the 2013 version did. That's understandable though when you look at the list of players lost on that side of the ball.
The team's record isn't flawless like it was at this point last year and the defence and special teams aren't even as strong overall.
Saskatchewan is breathing much easier now thanks to the Riders.
The Green and White ended their two game losing streak Saturday night at Mosaic Stadium dumping the Toronto Argonauts 37-9, improving to 2-2 on the season.
Statistically there wasn't much separating the teams coming into the game as they both only had one win each, both had elite quarterbacks that were missing high end receivers.
For more than a decade, the Riders have helped stock the shelves at the Regina Food Bank, and this year will be no exception.
Saturday's contest against the Argos is the annual Purolator Tackle Hunger game.
Todd McCauley, Special Events and Marketing Manager with the Regina Food Bank said every little bit helps. The food bank goes through about 50,000 pounds of food every month. Last year, the campaign brought in about 83,900 pounds of food.
It's a brand new season.
At least, that's what the Head Coach Corey Chamblin and the rest of his team have been saying this week after their back-to-back losses and subsequent week off.
That theory will be put to the test tonight as the Riders host the team that started this losing skid, the Toronto Argonauts at Mosaic Stadium (8 p.m., TSN).
The Riders will battle the Argos tonight at Mosaic Stadium trying to end a two game losing skid.
The depth charts for both teams can be found below and a printable version is available at the bottom of the page.
Be sure to tune into News Talk Radio starting at 3 p.m as the Green Zone Game Day begins with Game Day with Wray, followed by the Green Zone pre-game show, the Fan Zone and the Green Zone post-game show.
Changes are once coming to the Saskatchewan Roughriders line up.
Much has been made this week about what's happening at running back and receiver but the offensive line is being forced to change a little bit as well too.
When it comes to the Riders offence all of the attention right now is on the running backs.
The ball carriers aren't the only ones going through changes and difficulties right now. Like most of the offence, the receivers are having their fair share of struggles and change as well.
The Riders search for a running back is starting to resemble a government led search committee.
The Riders will be playing their fourth game this Saturday against the Toronto Argonauts and they still don't know who will be their running back going forward.
It was back to work today for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, at least so we've been told.
Only the players and coaches know for sure what happened on the turf at Mosaic Stadium as the doors were sealed shut for their first workout after the week off.
"We're starting as a new season and there's a lot of things that changed. Whether it's the tempo or style of practice," said head coach Corey Chamblin. "Going forward, it gives us time to seclude ourselves, make sure we get everything where we want it to be before it's open and out there."