The Saskatchewan Roughriders hopped on a plane for Ottawa Friday afternoon hoping it is not a weekend excursion.
If all goes well, the team will not be in Regina until after the Grey Cup with the hope being they come back with the CFL’s championship trophy in hand as they will remain in Ontario until either they have won it all or have seen their quest to win it all come to an end.
Riders head coach Chris Jones continues to play his cards close to the vest when it comes to who will and who won’t play at TD Place.
Jones told reporters he is taking his healthiest bodies to Ottawa and when asked who his starting tailback would be, he would acknowledge Marcus Thigpen is the healthiest, but would not proclaim him to be the starter.
The Riders and REDBLACKS meet in what is the first playoff game between Saskatchewan and Ottawa since the 1976 Grey Cup which ended with a Tony Gabriel touchdown giving Ottawa the Cup and handing the Riders one of their most crushing losses in team history.
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The winner will move on to play Toronto in the East final