Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Edmonton Elks
Countdown to Kickoff: 2:00
Rider Nation Pre-Game Show 4:00
Opening kickoff: 5:00
Gametime weather in Edmonton:
Mainly Sunny +25, NW wind 17-33 km/hr.
Advantage Edmonton- Sunday will mark the 227th time the Saskatchewan Roughriders will battle the Edmonton Elks, with Edmonton holding a 124-100-2 all-time advantage.
Early Exits- 2022 marked the first time in history that both the Roughriders and the Elks missed the playoffs in the same season.
Streak Ends Here- One team will end a losing streak carried over from the 2022 season. The Roughriders lost their last seven games last year while the Elks dropped their final four games in 2022.
Road Warriors- In the three matchups between Saskatchewan and Edmonton in 2022, the road team was victorious in all three contests.
Roughriders advantage- Lately Saskatchewan has dominated the season series between the two teams, taking 7 out of the last 8, 9 out of the last 12 matchups.
Not So Sweet Home- Edmonton has lost their last 17 games at home, the longest drought for any CFL team post WWII. Edmonton’s last win at Commonwealth Stadium was October 12, 2019.
50-50- Over the last eight seasons, both Saskatchewan and Edmonton have a 4-4 record in their regular season opening contests.
Young Elk- There will be plenty of fresh faces in Edmonton, the Elks have 14 first-year players on their roster, the most of any CFL team.
Five Club- Trevor Harris will make his debut for the Roughriders on Sunday, his fifth team in the CFL. He joins a group of five other QB’s who’s played with at least five teams. (6: Damon Allen, Matt Dunigan & Kevin Glenn; 5: Jimmy Kemp & Rickey Foggie)
Green and White Experience- A lot of the veteran presence for the Elks spent time in Saskatchewan. The only two players who have started over a 100 games for Edmonton are former Roughriders, Ed Gainey (114) and Loucheiz Purifoy (101).
Don’t forget to tune into the 5th Quarter Post Game Show with Michael Ball and Luc Mullinder.
Following that, it’s the SportsCage Radio Round Table
(Information courtesy Canadian Football League)