For the Tiger-Cats, the problem has almost exclusively been located on Offense. The passing game has stagnated, the running game has not been there and the play calling has been uninspiring. The Cats have scored a total of 26 points in their two losses, and that is just not going to get it done.
In Saskatchewan, it is the opposite, as the Defense has been a complete sieve. The Riders have allowed 42 and 39 points in their two losses. In both those losses, the Roughriders got next to no pass rush and allowed the Quarterback to stand there and find open players.
In this game one of these things will change. Either Hamilton's Offense will find their rhythm and exploit the Riders' "D" or the Riders' "D" will gain their confidence by shutting down Hamilton's Offense.
I suspect that both of these will come out firing on all cylinders because neither wants to go 0-3. For one team, this could be the shot in the arm to get their season on track. For the other, the questions that they answer now will only get more intense.
For those that will not be able to make it to Ivor Wynne for the game, you can listen to it on the radio on AM900 CHML or watch it on television on TSN. If you live in the United States, the game will also be on NFL Network.