The Saskatchewan Roughriders are going back to the Grey Cup. Sunday's West Final didn't always look promising for them, but they made enough plays to win and came up big at crucial moments to hang on for a 20-16 victory over the Calgary Stampeders on the road at McMahon Stadium. They persevered through weather (temperatures of -17 degrees Celsius, wind chill of -30 degrees, falling snow late in the game and an icy field throughout), injuries (notably to Rob Bagg, Luca Congi, Omarr Morgan and Barrin Simpson, who played but was limited), and tough times (an 11-0 deficit after the first quarter). Saskatchewan battled back, though, and they eventually came up with the win, the first by a road team in the West Final since 2007, and set up a 2009 Grey Cup rematch with the East Division champion Montreal Alouettes.
One of the crucial keys to Saskatchewan's victory was the play of wide receiver Chris Getzlaf, brother of NHL star Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks. Chris looked like a mightyRead More »from Riders persevere through adversity to win West Final