The Calgary Stampeders (1-3) will be aiming to shake off their current form when they face off against the robust Saskatchewan Roughriders (3-1) in Week 6 of the CFL season. Despite their dismal start, the Stampeders have the potential to turn the tide, drawing on their previous performances and key players to compete against the in-form Roughriders.
Calgary Stampeders, currently in the fourth position in the West Division, had a tough time holding off Winnipeg in their previous game, falling 24-11. Dedrick Mills, their running back, stood out with 97-yards and a touchdown on the ground, while defensive lineman James Vaughters registered two sacks. Despite the loss, these individual performances provide a silver lining as they prepare for Saskatchewan.
Saskatchewan Roughriders are enjoying a fantastic season so far. The team’s strong performance against the Edmonton Elks, where Trevor Harris orchestrated a last-minute touchdown, underlines their resolve and fighting spirit. The Riders are currently in the third spot in the West Division, showcasing their capacity to challenge top teams.
The upcoming match will be the second in the series of three games between these two historic rivals. The Roughriders narrowly won the first encounter in an overtime thriller 29-26.
- Date/Location: July 15th / Mosaic Stadium
- Kickoff Time: 7:00 PM ET
- Channel: TSN, CBS Sports Network (USA), Streaming CFL +
- Odds: The Saskatchewan Roughriders are -112 favorites, while Calgary Stampeders stand at -108.
Calgary Stampeders vs Saskatchewan Roughriders Preview
In the 2023 season, the Stampeders have had a mixed bag with one win and three losses. They are yet to find their footing, especially against West Division opponents, with a 0-3 record. However, their 1-1 record on the road offers some hope.
The Roughriders, on the other hand, are boasting a 3-1 record against the West and have displayed consistent performances. The highlight is running back Jamal Morrow, second in the CFL in rushing yards with 285, and averaging over 70 yards per game this season.
Calgary Stampeders Injury Report/Game Status
The injury report for the Calgary Stampeders is yet to be announced. Updates will follow once information is made available.
Calgary Stampeders Active/Inactive List
The active and inactive lists for the Calgary Stampeders will be updated closer to the game date.
The Stampeders depth chart will see running back Dedrick Mills and defensive lineman James Vaughters taking center stage. Vaughters has been impressive with three sacks and 11 tackles this season, including two sacks last week against Winnipeg. Dedrick Mills also had a solid outing in the previous match, securing 97-yards and a touchdown.
Given the current form of both teams, it appears that Saskatchewan may have the upper hand. However, the Stampeders have historically performed well in Regina with a 5-1 record since Mosaic Stadium’s opening in 2017. This suggests that the Stampeders could mount a challenge.
In this matchup, the game may swing in favor of the Roughriders, given their current form, possibly with a scoreline of 27-21. However, this prediction is far from certain, as football is often unpredictable, and the Stampeders could turn the tables.
As the Stampeders quarterback Jake Maier says, “It’s about winning, but step one is playing good offence and we haven’t done that this year.” The Stamps will need to elevate their game, particularly in offense, to pose a challenge to the formidable Roughriders. Week 6 of the CFL promises to be an exciting and pivotal week for the Stampeders, who are eager to climb up the leaderboard.
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