It's a rivalry that dates back to back-to-back Grey Cup games...but perhaps it's lost some of its luster.
The Riders host the Alouettes at Mosaic Stadium Saturday afternoon as they try to bounce back from their first loss of the season.
While Roughriders running back Kory Sheets continues to eat up the headlines and attention, quarterback Darian Durant is quietly putting together his best season to date and one that could see him set a little bit of team history as well.
Roughriders receiver Chris Getzlaf is having a bounce-back year.
It was an up and down year for Getzlaf in 2012. At the end of the day he was still one of the top receivers in the west division in terms of yards with nearly 900 on the season but he often had Mosaic Stadium groaning with some of the drops he had.
So far 2013 has been a much better year for Getzlaf. While he's had a couple of drops so far, overall he appears to be much more mentally tough in the game and is making some rather difficult catches.
It's almost like a bad case of deja vu for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Last year the Riders went into Calgary undefeated and on a roll; they ended up losing their first game of the season. This year, they're rolling into Calgary and suffer their first loss of the season.
Last year we all know what happened after they blew that big lead in the fourth quarter in Calgary, now the Riders have another chance to prove how this year's team is different than last years.
Every day Roughriders practice is a bit of a family affair.
Head Coach Corey Chamblin has been preaching the importance of family to his players and his staff, but maybe not all of them. For some every day is family day at practice.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have suffered their first loss of the season, dropping a 42-27 decision to the Calgary Stampeders.
The game couldn't have started any worse for the Riders. After forcing a quick two and out, running back Kory Sheets would fumble the ball on a passing play giving the Stamps the ball deep in Riders territory. Calgary would make no mistake as Jon Cornish would run the ball in on the next play to make it 7-0 early.
It may only be August 9th and the Riders are only playing their sixth game of the year but there's a lot on the line.
Not only can they start the season 6-0 but a win tonight in Calgary will also give them the season series against the Stampeders with a whole lot of season left to go. That's important as it effectively gives the Green and White an extra game when it comes to the standings, as it will serve as the first tie-breaker should the Riders finish the season with the same record as the Stampeders.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders are getting a boost heading into their game Friday night in Calgary against the Stampeders.
A few members of the Green and White will be back in the lineup as the Riders try to win the season series against the Stamps.
As expected, defensive backs Terrell Maze and Macho Harris will both return to action this week. That's good news for a Riders secondary that was a little banged up for a while, forcing the move to bring back Eddie Russ who was let go at the end of training camp.
On Thursday the Saskatchewan Roughriders will be heading out on the road but it may not feel like it Friday night.
As always the Rider Nation will be out in Calgary in full force as the Riders take on the Stampeders at McMahon Stadium.
"It's great to be able to go to a place away from here where you can have tremendous fan support," said quarterback Darian Durant. "Also our fans can wreak a little havoc in there and make it tough on their offense."
It's been a good year to be a Roughriders defensive lineman, so far anyway.
All year they've done a pretty good job at getting pressure on the quarterback, but the numbers haven't really reflected that until recently.