Not just to keep pace. A loss and the Riders are done for the year.
As you say the Riders should win but so far the rotational sitting by Toronto hasn’t hurt them except in Winnipeg maybe. They are very good and very deep.
I don’t know offhand who Toronto is resting today or whether starters like Kelly will be given limited reps. If I was Dinwiddie I wouldn’t play Kelly more than a half the last two weeks but we’ll see whether smart coaching or player ego wins out.