Riders down Argos 39-28 for 3rd straight win

Sheets with another career high 178 yards on the ground
Reported by Joel Gasson
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For the second year in a row, the Saskatchewan Roughriders are 3-0 to start the season.

For the third straight week it was an all-around effort yet again as the Riders beat the Toronto Argonauts 39-28 at the Rogers Centre.

Again for the third straight week running back Kory Sheets set a new career high in rushing yards with 178, smashing his previous high of 133 set against the Calgary Stampeders. Sheets also scored two touchdowns and added another 21 yards through the air. 

Sheets wasn't the only Rider to have a huge game, as receiver Taj Smith would have two touchdown catches in the game, one for 61 yards and the other for 70. Smith finished the game with 141 yards in total and the two touchdowns. 

For the second game in a row the opposition jumped out first as the Argos took a 3-0 lead early.

The Riders would respond on their second drive of the game when Darian Durant found receiver Rob Bagg for a touchdown, his first since 2010, to make it 7-4.

The Argos would regain the lead to open the second half when Andre Durie finished a seven-play 81-yard drive for a touchdown, making it 11-7 Toronto. The Riders, however, would add two more touchdowns before the half was out to make it 21-14 Saskatchewan heading into the half. 

Durant would hit Smith early in the third for the 70-yard touchdown reception, extending the Riders lead to 29-14. 

The score would stay that way until the fourth, when Chris Milo would hit his only field goal of the game, making it 32-14. 

That's when things got dicey for the Riders as the play before that Durant would be sacked, brought down by an ankle tackle. He never returned to the game and was seen on the sidelines with the ankle iced. Drew Willy would play the rest of the game at quarterback. 

Durant finished the day 14 for 19 with 245 yards passing, three touchdowns and, again, no interceptions. 

The Argos would cut into that lead soon after when Ray hit running back Chad Kackert for a touchdown, cutting the lead to 32-21. 

Sheets would then end any Argo hopes with a 37-yard touchdown run after the Argos turned the ball over on downs, growing the Riders lead to 39-21. 

Toronto would add a touchdown late, making the final 39-28. 

The Riders return home to Regina Friday and have the weekend off before a long week of practice before hosting the Hamilton Tiger-Cats next Sunday at Mosaic Stadium.