The Riders are finally back home after a long road trip that saw them win two games in less than a week.
This afternoon the Riders will host the Montreal Alouettes at Mosaic Stadium (5 p.m., TSN). The biggest challenge for the Riders this week may in fact turn out to be themselves. The Als come into this game with just one win on the season and to say they're dealing with some issues would be an understatement.
The Riders are back home this afternoon taking on the Alouettes at Mosaic Stadium looking for their fourth straight win.
Attached are the depth charts for both teams, printable versions can be found at the bottom of this page.
The Green and White are set to become the Double Green. When the Riders host the Montreal Alouettes on Saturday afternoon at Mosaic Stadium they will be doing so wearing their new Signature Series jersey that was released earlier this week.
The look features a new shade of green that hasn't appeared on the team's jerseys before, along with the wheat sheaf in the team's logo being accented on the shoulders and on the new helmets.
There's going to be a reunion on Saturday when the Saskatchewan Roughriders host the Montreal Alouettes at Mosaic Stadium.
Unlike most reunions in sports, this one isn't between former teammates or coaches who worked together. This game will reunite Alouettes quarterbacks coach and legendary CFL pivot Jeff Garcia and Riders receiver Brett Swain on the same field.
What's the connection? Swain and Garcia spent time together this off-season at one of Garcia's football programs in the United States.
Right now the defence is the engine driving the Roughriders to victory. Most of the love and attention so far has been directed towards the defensive line, specifically defensive end John Chick, and the defensive backs.
Overlooked through this three-game-win streak that has seemed to turn the Riders season around, have been the linebackers. Every game, Sam Hurl and Brian Peters have been the second line of defence.
The newest jersey from the Saskatchewan Roughriders is selling well after its unveiling Friday.
“We’ve seen them moving very, very well out of the stores,” said Mark Habicht, the team’s director of retail operations.
“Sales have been great. I’m happy and unhappy to report that the website actually crashed for a little while because we had so much demand online and unfortunately demand exceeded supply.”
Thanks to help from Rider Nation, the Saskatchewan Roughriders have released images of the new special edition jersey.
The jersey is part of Reebok's new CFL Signature uniforms. The new jersey will be worn by each team twice the season as well as in seasons to follow.
Players on each team got their first glimpse of the new uniforms already, including Rider Rob Bagg (see the video below).
The Saskatchewan Roughriders managed to pull off a gutsy win Thursday night in Winnipeg beating the Blue Bombers 23-17.
The Riders had a short week, an extended road trip and problems off the field. The team also had 17 penalties in the game, some of which kept the Bombers' drives alive.
Somehow, the Riders still pulled off an ugly game at a sold-out Investors Group Field.
Despite its size compared to other sports franchises, the Saskatchewan Roughriders still have one of the most recognizable sports brands in Canada.
Insightrix Research Inc. recently asked more than 2,600 sports fans online questions about different teams and how fans perceived them. The Riders had the third strongest brand among sports franchises in Canada. The Montreal Canadiens had the strongest while the Toronto Maple Leafs had the second strongest.