GAME DAY Calgary Stampeders at Saskatchewan Roughriders - August 22, 2015

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  1. Madman

    Madman Administrator
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    Calgary Stampeders (5-2) at Saskatchewan Roughriders (0-7)
    Saturday August 22, 2015

    Mosaic Stadium, Regina
    5:00pm MDT

    Television: TSN, ESPN3
    Radio: News Talk 770, SiriusXM

    [​IMG] Position Chart & Roster
    [​IMG] Game Notes

    Depth Chart


    Preview: Calgary at Saskatchewan Wk. 9

    The Saskatchewan Roughriders come off their bye-week Saturday, still looking for their first win of the year, they face the west-leading Calgary Stampeders.

    3 Things
    Here are 3 Things you should know about the Stamps Week 9 matchup against the Riders.

    Game Preview
    The Calgary Stampeders head back on the road for the first time in three weeks as they head to Regina to tangle with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

    Calgary (5-2) kept pace with the Eskimos for first place in the West last week with a 48-3 whipping of the visiting Ottawa Redblacks. The 48 points scored by the Stamps were the most scored by the team in a single game since Week 18 of the 2010 season and the 45-point margin of victory was the biggest for Calgary since a 47-point win over Edmonton on Labour Day of the same year.

    The Riders (0-7, last place in the West) had a bye last week and lost 30-26 to the Argos in Toronto in Week 7.

    Calgary is currently on a two-game winning streak and has won four straight against the Riders dating back to 2013. The Stamps beat the Riders at Mosaic Stadium last season by a 31-24 score and have won five of the eight regular-season games played there over the past five seasons.

    Calgary is 0-2 on the road and 1-0 against the West,while the Riders are 0-4 at home and also 0-4 against Western teams.

    Preview: Riders, Stamps renew western hostilities

    The defending Grey Cup Champions have gotten around to looking like defending Grey Cup Champions, and that suits the Saskatchewan Roughriders just fine.

    The Riders enter a bitter Week 9 rivalry matchup against the Calgary Stampeders aiming for their first win of 2015, and at first glance it seems like they’re getting the Stamps at the wrong time.

    For a team coming off of a bye week and looking to spark a mid-season turnaround, though, the timing may be just perfect. A victory on Saturday puts the Riders just two points out of a playoff spot and re-enters them in the conversation in the wild CFL West.

    Even with a run of seven straight losses to open the season, one thing’s certain: The Riders are still a spirited, confident bunch.

    “There’s a lot to be excited about and there’s a lot to be optimistic about,” said Riders defensive back Terrell Maze. “We know the difference between a bad team and a good team. We know we can play with any team in this league, and we also know we haven’t finished to get the ‘W’.”
  2. Liske

    Liske Member

    May 3, 2012
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    Good news that Lavertu is healthy enough to start at center. Didn't realize Shane Bergman was hurt?

    Looks like LB Maleki Harris has moved up the depth chart (in the wake of the Jasper Simmons departure), and is dressing for the game. Harris must be pretty excited, since he has been on the practice roster all this time.

    Time to kick the Riders while they're down.

    Go Stamps Go !
  3. Bronko

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    May 5, 2012
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    After Simmons left how many trained LBs does 2 John Nation have available?
    I love how Hufnagel often has better personnel waiting in reserve than he does in the lineup.
    What a concept!
    Regina is in desperation country - they need a win over Calgary to go to 1-7. Still sounds horrid but their next 4 games are Ottawa, Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Ottawa. If they can somehow steal a W over the mighty stamps there's a real possibility riders can steal all of their next 4. Hanks is never right, Wpg is without Willy and O'Shea is struggling to find his coaching balance as much as anyone in this league.
    Some would say Regina has ZERO CHANCE today. I'm more generous - I'd say they have around a 7 or 8% chance.
    First, its the CFL. Almost anyone can win, anytime.
    It would take a herculean effort from Brett Smith at QB for Sask. plus B.L. Mitchell being somewhat out of sorts.
    And that's just a starter. Hufnagel's coaching staff is superior to Chamblin's in most every way. And Huff is superior to Chamblin in every way.
    All I can say is stranger things have happened.

    That said - Calgary 29
    Regina 21
  4. fireguyfire

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    Jul 6, 2013
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    Great to see Calgary outrun the snot green after all the hype about Messam, and also great to see TSN show stamps fans in the crowd for a change; I personally have been to 2 games in Regina and there are always quote a few stamps fans in attendance; they never show them but when they're here all we get to see is riders fans in the crowd after every whistle.

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