The Saskatchewan Roughriders have (essentially) clinched a home playoff game.
There is one scenario which could drop the Riders to third place in the West.
Still a small chance they’re 3rd. Three way tie at 11-7. Riders lose both to EDM, Bombers win next week, Stamps lose finale in BC. pic.twitter.com/Mf5gAgzeWn
— Craig Stein (@craigstein14) October 20, 2019
It seems unlikely but there is still a mathematical chance.
In the first season of a new regime with Craig Dickenson as head coach and Jeremy O’Day as general manager, the Riders will play a home game at Mosaic Stadium. What’s still to be determined is whether it will be the West Semi-Final or West Final.
By virtue of winning the season series with Winnipeg, Saskatchewan ensures the Bombers can’t catch them in the standings. Winnipeg only has one game left and the Riders have one more win making it impossible for Mike O’Shea’s group to jump the green and white in the standings because of the tiebreaker being in Saskatchewan’s hands.
Chris Jones brought a home playoff game to Regina in 2018, but the Riders lost to their Manitoba rivals in the West Semi-Final.
Five years past between home post-season dates for the Riders. Saskatchewan hosted the West Semi-Final in 2013 on the way to a Grey Cup victory on home soil.