Riders Try to Keep Rough Perfect Season Intact in Week Seven

Brandon McCallumCorrespondent IAugust 6, 2008

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are taking on the Calgary Stampeders on the back end of a home-and-home. The Riders won the first game in a nail biting 22-21 victory.

The Riders will try to continue their perfect season and go 7-0 this weekend despite all of their injuries. The list of injuries continue to pile up for the Riders, but no team can find a way to beat the green.

Some key injured players for Saskatchewan are Andy Fantuz, John Chick, Darian Durant, Neil Hughes, D.J Flick, Leron Mitchell, and Matt Dominguez, for whom speculation lingers that he might retire.

The Riders have signed players for the ones that are getting injured and it does not seem to be faring worse for the CFL's only undefeated team so far. It is great that the Riders can find players to fill the shoes of the injured ones, but if this keeps up any longer, Riderville will eventually have the practice squad on the field for game day.

Weston Dressler is returning this week—he was a key part in Saskatchewan's victory against the Hamilton Ti-Cats. He caught one touchdown pass and set up the game-winning play with a long run after a ten-yard catch. James Johnson, who got a concussion against the Toronto Argos in Week Five, will most likely be a game time decision.

I only have one thing to say about the future for the Riders: As long as Luca Congi doesn't get injured, then the Riders will be fine from here on out. He has only missed one field goal this season and has came through when Saskatchewan needed him most.

I think the Riders will take another victory in this upcoming game with the home crowd behind them!