INSIDE THE GAME
The past five meetings between these teams have been decided by margins of one, one, two, one and three points — a total of just eight ... Since 2014, the Redblacks and Roughiders have met eight times — Saskatchewan holds a 5-3 edge, winning three of the past four ... Each team won a game this season, with the Redblacks winning 33-32 in Regina in Week 17. Each team overcame a double-digit deficit to score the winning points in the final moments ... Ottawa set an all-time CFL record with 14 games decided by seven points or less. They were 5-8-1 in those games ... In their final two games, Ottawa recovered from deficits of 13 and 16 points to win ... The Riders return to the playoffs for the first time since 2014 with five more wins than in 2016, the CFL’s largest improvement ... The last time Ottawa and Saskatchewan met in the playoffs, the Rough Riders beat the Roughriders in the 1976 Grey Cup, thanks to that famous Tom Clements-to-Tony Gabriel touchdown pass.