Saskatchewan Roughriders: Destiny and a Rainbow Bring 4-0 Record

Kelly BundleAnalyst IJuly 19, 2008

The Saskatchewan Roughriders executed their third straight come from behind victory at the expense of the Montreal Alouettes on Saturday evening. Some have suggested the happenings are due to some sort of divine intervention.  

Sorting out exactly what it is about the 2008 Saskatchewan Roughriders and their recent winning streak is difficult on the fans and the stats.

As I walked out of the mostly overcast contest, I eavesdropped on many theories fans shared with one another.  

Some suggested a heavenly body produced a rainbow early in the fourth quarter that helped rally the Riders. Others alluded to a short-lived shower, in that same quarter, that fell everywhere but the playing field as an omen that the Riders would not let anyone rain on their parade.

I, however, can't ignore the statistics.  The Riders have averaged a league best 33.5 points per game.  The Rider defense has also held its opposition to a league low of 22.5 points per game.  

Those stats combined tell a story that has nothing to do with Gods and rainbows. But it's all good copy.