Watching the CFL over the course of the season has made one thing clear: it ain’t over ’til it’s over.
Over the last five weeks of games, 10 of them have been decided by three points or less, 15 if you extend it to a touchdown or less.
In essence, the league is showing that no lead is safe and playing until the dying seconds of the game has become more important than ever.
It’s something Riders head coach Chris Jones said the Riders need to figure out.
“We’ve got to find a way to close that gap because it comes down to two, three, four plays, max,” Jones said.
And it could again against the Argonauts Saturday night. With all the weapons the team has at its disposal, focus is going to be important if the Riders are going to come out with the win.
“Every team in the league has the opportunity to win any game. That’s why you come out and you have to be prepared to go out and match every team’s intensity on game day,” said quarterback Kevin Glenn.
Statements were echoed by Jones later in the day.
“When I first got into the league you knew when you were going to Ottawa it was two wins, you knew when you got Hamilton two wins … and now it ain’t like that. Every game is contested and you need to go out and take the game. That’s kind of the exciting thing about our league … how close all these teams, including these two teams this weekend, will be.”
Kick off against the Argonauts is at 4:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon at Mosaic Stadium.
Tune in for the Green Zone’s 10 hour game day coverage starting at 12:30 p.m.
— Arielle Zerr (@arielle_zerr) July 28, 2017
— Toronto Argonauts (@TorontoArgos) July 28, 2017