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Saturday, October 7, 2017

DOUBLE Z AG SALES PREVIEW: RIDERS AT ARGOS


SASKATCHEWAN (7-6) AT TORONTO (7-7)

WHEN: 2:00 pm Sask Time, Saturday, October. 7/2017
WHERE: BMO Field Toronto
BROADCAST: TSN, ESPN3, 620 CKRM Rider Network, Sirius/XM Ch 167
FORECAST: Partly cloudy, 23 degrees Celsius
THE LINE: Argos favoured by 2-points
REFEREE: Tom Vallesi

RIDERS: Road 3-4, Vs East 4-1
ARGOS: Home 5-2, Vs West 1-5

RIDERS OFFENSE: RUSH 9TH, PASS 4TH, OVERALL 7TH
QB Kevin Glenn is 6th in CFL passing (3436 yards, 21 TDs, 12 INTs) ... WR Naaman Roosevelt is 6th in CFL receiving (929 yards, 7 TDs) ... RB Kienan LaFrance is the team's leading active rusher (198 yards, 2 TDs) ... Former Browns 1st round pick Trent Richardson makes his CFL debut in the Rider backfield ... Riders are 3rd in points scored and 7th in fewest sacks allowed.

ARGOS OFFENSE: RUSH 8TH, PASS 2ND, OVERALL 5TH
QB Ricky Ray is 2nd in CFL passing (4079 yards, 21 TDs, 8 INTs) ... WR S.J. Green is 3rd in receiving (1102 yards, 7 TDs) ... RB James Wilder Jr. is their leading rusher (552 yards, 2 TDs) ... Argos are 7th in points scored and 9th in sacks allowed.

RIDERS DEFENSE: RUSH 8TH, PASS 4TH, OVERALL 5TH
DE Willie Jefferson leads the CFL in sacks (8) and Quarterback Pressures (27) ... LB Henoc Muamba leads the team in tackles (64) ... DB Ed Gainey leads the CFL in INT (8) ... Riders are 3rd in points against and 7th in sacks.

ARGOS DEFENSE: RUSH 3RD, PASS 3RD, OVERALL 2ND
DL Victor Butler is tied for the CFL sack lead (8) ... LB Bear Woods leads in tackles (79) ... C. Vaughn leads the club in INT (3) ... Argos are 4th in points allowed and #1 in sacks.

RIDERS SPECIAL TEAMS: K Tyler Crapigna is 4th in FG percentage (84%) ... P Josh Bartel is 7th in punting average (44.3) ... Christion Jones is the CFL's PR yards leader while Greg Morris leads the Riders in KR yards ... Denzel Radford leads in ST tackles (16).

ARGOS SPECIAL TEAMS: K/P Lirim Hajrullahu is #5 in FG percentage (82.6%) and 8th in punting average (44.0) ... Martese Jackson leads in PR and KR yards ... Levi Noel leads in ST tackles (21).

NOTES: Riders are #2 in turnover ratio (+11) while the Argos are #4 (-3) ... Saskatchewan is #5 in penalties and Toronto is #7 ... Saskatchewan beat Toronto 38-27 in Week 6 in Regina ... Rider WR Duron Carter had 9 receptions for 131 yards and 2 TDs that day.

RP
@rodpedersen

1 comment:

The Poet said...

Another week, another Rider road game
We all wonder can Wilder Jr. be made tame

Jefferson and the D will need to get to Ricky Ray
So that everyone back home will be happy Thanksgiving Day

We all wish we could be at BMO
To see the Riders put on their show

Hope to see Trent Richardson run often with the rock
And he shows the world that his comeback is not a crock

An eighth win of the season is for from a sure thing
But a loss on the road against the Argos will always sting