The Riders are not that good and not that bad as they showed in their 34-22 defeat at the hands of the Calgary Stampeders.
So history will record Johnny Manziel’s final game as a Hamilton Tiger-Cat came against the Saskatchewan Roughriders, although he never saw the field.
After an abbreviated work week featuring the Winnipeg Blue Bombers blowing their march to claim the July Grey Cup with a 20-17 loss to the BC Lions, the CFL comes back on stream with a full contingent of games.
The 2001 Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens was noted for their defense, but not their offense.
It’s usually towards the end of the season when you have an idea of how a team has progressed or not, so the Riders did their fans a favor last week by imploding against the Montreal Alouettes 23-17 to put themselves in the drivers seat
As the CFl heads into Week 3 with three of the nine starting quarterbacks out with injury, what may save or hurt those teams is how well they have managed to fill the back-up position.