Sunday, November 12, 2017
DOUBLE Z AG SALES PREVIEW: 2017 CFL EASTERN SEMIFINAL
SASKATCHEWAN (10-8) AT OTTAWA (8-9-1)
WHEN: 12:00 pm Sask Time, Sunday, November 12/2017
WHERE: TD Place Stadium
BROADCAST: TSN, ESPN2, 620 CKRM Rider Network, Sirius/XM Ch 167/171
FORECAST: Mainly sunny, +4 degrees Celsius
THE LINE: RedBlacks favoured by 2-points
REFEREE: Kim Murphy
RIDERS: Road 5-4, Vs East 6-2
REDBLACKS: Home 3-5-1, Vs West 3-6-1
RIDERS OFFENSE: RUSH 9TH, PASS 5TH, OVERALL 6TH
QB Kevin Glenn is 6th in CFL passing (4038, 25 TDs, 14 INTs) ... WR Duron Carter is 9th in receiving (1043, 8 TDs) .. RB Kienan Lafrance is the club's leading *active* rusher (273, 2 TDs) ... Riders are #4 in points scored and #7 in sacks allowed.
REDBLACKS OFFENSE: RUSH 4TH, PASS 4TH, OVERALL 3RD
QB Trevor Harris is 4th in passing (4679, 30 TDs, 11 INTs) ... WR Greg Ellingson is #3 in receiving (1459, 12 TDs) ... RB William Powell is #2 in CFL rushing (1026, 5 TDs) ... RedBlacks are #5 in points scored and #3 in sacks allowed.
RIDERS DEFENSE: RUSH 6TH, PASS 4TH, OVERALL 4TH
DE Willie Jefferson leads the club in sacks (8) and quarterback pressures (37) ... LB Henoc Muamba leads in tackles (86) ... DB Ed Gainey led the CFL in INT (10) ... Riders are #2 in points against and #8 in sacks made.
REDBLACKS DEFENSE: RUSH 2ND, PASS 7TH, OVERALL 6TH
DE Avery Ellis leads in sacks (6) ... LB Taylor Reed leads in tackles (94) ... S Antoine Pruneau leads in INT (4) ... RedBlacks are #3 in points allowed and #6 in sacks.
RIDERS SPECIAL TEAMS: K Tyler Crapigna is #3 in field goal percentage (85.7%) and was 47/47 on converts in the regular season ... P Josh Bartel is 7th in punting average (43.9) ... Christion leads in punt return and kickoff return yards ... Denzel Radford is the special teams tackles leader (24).
REDBLACKS SPECIAL TEAMS: K/P Brett Maher is #5 in field goal percentage (82%) and 19/25 on converts ... Maher is #2 in punting average (46.7) ... Diontae Spencer leads in punt return and kickoff return yards ... Keelan Johnson leads in special teams tackles (29).
NOTES: Riders are #2 in turnover ratio (+12) while the RedBlacks are #7 (-12) ... Ottawa is #2 in penalties while Saskatchewan is #5 ... The teams split the 2-game season series, each winning on the road, each by one point ... Saskatchewan and Ottawa haven't met in the playoffs since the 1976 Grey Cup.