The Saskatchewan Roughriders losing streak was extended to four games by the B.C. Lions on Sunday.
The Riders lost 24-5 and Darian Durant was pulled late in the fourth quarter after his third interception of the game.
Saskatchewan was the first on the board with a field goal in the first quarter. However, the B.C. Lions methodically wore down the Riders and scored 24 unanswered points.
The Roughriders are in BC looking to end a three game losing streak, against arguably the best team in the league.
It's been a rough go for the green and white, after starting the season 3-0, they've dropped their last three games, thanks mostly to a number of little mistakes piling up. From turnovers, to penalties, to dropped passes, it all seems to be going against the Riders since they beat the Lions in week three.
"No team has really come out and beat us," said defensive end Brent Hawkins. "Everyone has their own little mistakes on game day."
It's the day before a big test for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Friday we found out that the roster is now finalized, so why not face possibly the best team in the CFL, with only one key player missing from the line up.
Offensively, the Lions boast a number of weapons. Running back Andrew Harris, receiver Arland Bruce III...oh and that Geroy Simon guy, I heard he has the most receving yards of all time or something. It's kind of cliche, but in this case the best defense might actually be a good offense.
Change has been the theme of the Roughriders season.
Before it even began, there was a new head coach, a number of new assistant coaches, along with a number of new players. Training camp brought a new way of doing things, brought in even more new players, and saw some veterans go. Then came the regular season, and the changes didn't end there, even after a dominant win in week one over Hamilton . Every week, win or loss, someone was in, and someone was out, and not always because of injury.
NHL star Jarret Stoll started his day with the Stanley Cup in the same place he started his hockey career - Nuedorf Saskatchewan, and after posing for hundreds of photos, Stoll took the celebrations to Yorkton.
Yorkton was where Stoll's hockey career, and life, first started to flourish. In 1997 he led the town's bantam AAA team to a Western Canadian championship.
Winning one championship is hard, winning two in a row is even harder.
The Regina Red Sox returned home on Thursday after beating the Medicine Hat Mavericks 7-3 on Wednesday night, taking the Western Major Baseball league title three games to one. It's the second championship in a row for the team, after winning their first ever title last season, completing their "Mission Repeat". What might make the win some what remarkable, is the team was under the watch of manager Justin Eiswirth for the first time.
It's been a tough few weeks for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
After coming out of the gates as hot as can be, the Riders have cooled significantly, dropping their last three games. However, if you've been the practice any day this week, you might not notice it, as the team remains pretty up beat despite their recent struggles.
The Roughriders line up continues to be a revolving door.
Head coach Corey Chamblin has not been afraid to make changes to the line up every week, even after some early season wins. Now the team is making some permanent changes to the roster.
When Roughriders receiver Chris Getzlaf was dreaming up the 2012 season, it probably didn't include a number of drops.
It's been a rough few weeks for one of the team's top receivers, who has been plagued with a series of bad drops.
"You got to be able to let it go," said Getzlaf. "If you can't let it go, it's just going to keep happening. Your mind is a powerful thing."
The drops couldn't come at worse time for the team too, as some a few of them could have been for touchdowns that might have made the difference over those games.
Another week, another change to the Roughriders offensive line.
It seems the linemen can't catch a break, with a variety of injuries and changes just about every week so far. Centre Dominic Picard is progressing, as he was seen at practice on Wednesday without the crutch was using earlier in the week, but he still wasn't taking any snaps or practicing at all. In his spot again on Wednesday was Chris Best, who has missed most of the season himself with a foot injury.