A pair of CFL West teams will battle for a playoff spot as the 2018 Canadian Football season approaches its midpoint this weekend. The 3-3 Saskatchewan Roughriders and 4-2 Edmonton Eskimos will play in what could turn out to be a crucial game as they meet in the second half of a Thursday Night Football doubleheader. The matchup that will live stream from Commonwealth Stadium.
Saskatchewan hopes to get a boost from the projected return of 29-year-old signal-caller Zach Collaros, who has been on the sidelines since the second game of the season with a concussion, according to a report by Regina Leader Post. After winning their first game with Collaros under center, the Roughriders have gone 2-3 since. But the QB is playing for his third CFL team; he also was briefly part of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL, but was cut before he played a game.
Collaros says that Roughriders fans should not place too much importance on his return.
"Why I think football is the best game in the world is I'm just another piece of the puzzle, as are all quarterbacks," he told the Leader Post. "We get all of the praise when things go right and, along with the head coach, we get a lot of the blame. It comes with the territory. I'm just excited to be out here and to be part of it."
To find out how to watch a live stream of the Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Edmonton Eskimos Thursday night CFL game, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, on Thursday, August 2. That's 10 p.m. Eastern. Fans in the United Kingdom can log in to the live stream at 3 a.m. on Friday, August 3.
Edmonton Coach Jason Maas raised some eyebrows when he closed the team's final pre-game practice of the week on Wednesday, according to Edmonton Sun. But quarterback Mike Reilly seemed unbothered by the unusual move.
"If I look up and see some drones flying over the field I might be a little curious, but I haven't seen one yet," Reilly said.
To watch a free live stream of the Week 8 CFL clash pitting the Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Edmonton Eskimos, use the stream provided by ESPN+, the online subscription sports network of the sports media giant ESPN. The ESPN+ streaming network is available with a subscription fee of $4.99 per month, but comes with a seven-day free trial. If the trial is canceled before the weeklong period, football fans can watch the Rough Riders vs. Eskimos showdown free of charge.
Fans in Canada will need to register for a TSN subscription to watch a live stream of the Saskatchewan vs. Edmonton matchup. In the United Kingdom, the CFL game will live stream via BT Sport. Viewers in other countries outside of Canada, the U.S., and U.K. may purchase a live stream of Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Edmonton Eskimos from the CFL streaming service, which also offers international subscription packages for the 2018 Canadian Football League season.