Despite something of a mid-season turnaround after the return of coach Ken Miller to the sidelines, the Roughriders have tailed off and while they technically are not yet eliminated from a shot at the post-season, at 4-10, a playoff berth is basically out of reach.
The Riders will be looking not only to play spoiler, however, but also to start preparation for the 2012 campaign. Indeed, after last week’s shaky 17-1 loss at Edmonton, Saskatchewan will want to turn things around and finish the year on as high a note as possible.
BC, on the other hand, has a lot on the line this week.
Currently in a three-way tie for first place, the Lions will be trying to take the next step towards a full turnaround and bump their record up to an impressive 9-6 after a 1-6 start. Yes, you read that right – the Lions have won seven in a row and are showing no signs of slowing down.
With a tough schedule including a visit to Hamilton and home dates with Edmonton and Montreal to close out the season, a win in Regina this week would go a long way for the Lions’ hopes for hosting a playoff game at the new BC Place.