Winnipeg (10-8) at Saskatchewan (12-6)
Sunday at 1:30 p.m. If QB Zach Collaros starts and finishes this game, the Riders are far more likely to advance to the West final. He won’t have to be the reason they win, he merely needs to make sure he isn’t the reason they lose. Collaros served up 13 interceptions to nine TDs this year, after all. If Collaros doesn’t return from that high hit he took in the final regular season game, and cedes the start to any of Brandon Bridge, David Watford or newly signed Drew Tate, the Bombers are a way better bet to pull off a minor upset on the road. Bridge and Watford combined for five picks and two TD tosses in relief of the injured Collaros this season. The defences match up almost play for play as they both registered 45 sacks, the Bombers had one more knockdown at 47, while Saskatchewan had one more pick at 21 and Winnipeg had the edge in forced fumbles at 19-14. The line favours the home team by 21/2 points. Riders by three
Barnes’ regular season record (straight up): 48-26
Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Zach Collaros.