Well lets make it official, and start the West Semi Thread... Riders in Edmonton to face the Evil Empire.
What are the keys to the game? What do the Riders have to do to win in a very tough environment? Does Durant start?? How healthy is Mike Rielly?
IMO, this game will be won in the trenches. If the Riders O-line and the running game can get on track like they did in the first half of the final game of the season, the Riders have a good chance. Pound them on the ground and win the TOP battle..
In all three meetings, Rielly hasn't necessarily lit it up on the passing side of things... But the Eskimos have shown they can run. The front 7 of the Riders will have to take away the Edmonton running game, and focus on White. There is only so many times the Esks can throw to Bowman... If they can be aggressive on Bowman it seriously limits the Edmonton Aerial attack
Lastly, they cannot forget about Fred Stamps. He could be the secret weapon to tip the scales in the Esks favor.....