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Riders can clinch playoff spot with win against Argos

The Saskatchewan Roughriders path to a playoff spot is simple: beat the Argos and the Riders are in.

The green and white are trying to make the Grey Cup tournament for a third straight year after missing out in 2015 and 2016.

Montreal and Edmonton have other factors included in their equation to secure a post-season ticket.

The Alouettes have failed to play sudden death football four seasons in a row, the longest streak in franchise history.

Meanwhile, the Eskimos are on the cusp of returning to the playoffs after missing last year when Mike Reilly was at the helm. It will be five of the last six campaigns if Edmonton makes the post-season.

Week 16 playoff scenarios:

East Division

Montreal win or tie combined with Toronto and Ottawa losses = Montreal secures a playoff berth

West Division

Saskatchewan win = Saskatchewan secures a playoff berth

Edmonton win and a B.C. Loss = B.C. eliminated from post-season contention

It’s highly likely the fourth place team in the West crosses over in to the East.

Crossover rule:

If the fourth-place team in division A has more points than the third-place team in division B (they cannot be tied), it will cross over and take the place of the third-place team in division B. The team which crossed over will then complete against the second-place team in division B.