As the youngest franchise in the Canadian Football League, the Ottawa Redblacks are the third CFL team to play in the city following the original Rough Riders and short-lived Renegades. The team has the Rough Riders’ intellectual properties but are considered separate. When founded in 2010, the Rough Riders name was pitched but opposed by the Saskatchewan Roughriders hence electing “Redblacks” instead.
Despite only being two-years-old, the Redblacks have already made a Grey Cup after engineering one of the greatest turnaround seasons. Their newness means not a lot are unfamiliar with them but the studied bettor will find good value in them.
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Ottawa Redblacks Standings
This is where the Ottawa Redblacks stand in their division. Their points for (+) and points against (-) are also tallied to serve as an additional guide on how effective they are.
Ottawa Redblacks Record
The original Rough Riders were one of the oldest professional sports teams when they were founded in 1876. Unfortunately, they ceased in 1996 and the successor, Renegades only lasted between 2002 to 2006 before officially folding in 2008. 2014 was the Redblacks inaugural season but they were established in 2010. In 2015, they acquired former Grey Cup MVP, Henry Burris and lost the Grey Cup to the Edmonton Eskimos.
The Redblacks may have won the division last season but they are still neck-to-neck with their rivals particularly the Argonauts who swept them in all three of their 2015 regular season games. They however swept the Alouettes and Tiger-Cats. Beating the Ticats led to their clinching of the division. In their inaugural season, their only legitimate win came against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Despite finishing strong, the Redblacks only managed a +10 point differential and a lot of their success can be attributed to quarterback, Burris’s legendary season where he set CFL passing records and won his second Most Outstanding Player award. Brad Sinopili broke through as a top receiver and the addition of Trevor Harris gives them a solid option B at QB. Regardless of any other major changes to the roster, the Redblacks hope either Burris or Harris leads the team back to glory.
Without taking much out of their success, the Redblacks took advantage of Tiger-Cats’ quarterback, Zach Collaros’s absence when they defeated them three times to punch their tickets to the Grey Cup. It still remains to be seen if they can match the Tiger-Cats (who led the league in scoring and point differential) and book their second straight trip to the championship but they otherwise should maintain their winning ways and make the postseason. Anything less will be a major letdown.