That’s what I’m calling the Riders. That’s what this team has been this year, as they’ve managed to win with four different quarterbacks, and managed to win in the fourth quarter. The Saskatchewan Roughriders pulled into Winnipeg after handing the Blue Bombers a convincing drubbing the week previous. History was on Winnipeg’s side, however, as the Bombers were almost always victorious on the recently named Banjo Bowl.
And as the game progressed, it appeared as though the Bombers were going to hand the Riders a favour for the drubbing previous. Heading into the fourth quarter, the Blue Bombers were up 31 to 14. But the Riders managed to put up 20 unanswered points on the board in that fourth quarter. With a touchdown to rookie receiver Weston Dressler, and accuracy from the toe of Luca Congi, the Riders pulled the game to a tie with less than a minute left.
The Rider defense came up big, holding Winnipeg to little to no gain on the ground, and just as the outcome looked to be going to overtime, the Riders pulled out a little magic from that hat of theirs.
Michael Bishop tossed a pass to Gerran Walker to put the Riders in perfect position to clinch the game with a field goal. Luca Congi did the rest.
Now down the home stretch of the CFL season, the Riders sit a top the Western Division with a record of 8 and 2, but they have back to back games against B.C. and Calgary to look forward to. If they can split those games with the Lions and the Stampeders, the Riders will be in good shape to take first place in the Western Division since the 1970′s.
Until next time…
…keep ‘em flyin’.