Eskimos fall short against Roughriders

Saskatchewan Roughriders running back Kory Sheets celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the...

Saskatchewan Roughriders running back Kory Sheets celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the first half of their CFL football game against the Edmonton Eskimos in Regina October 12, 2013. The Riders won 14-9. (REUTERS/Matt Smith)

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:53 PM ET

REGINA - The Edmonton Eskimos gave Mosaic Stadium its second-lowest attendance of the season on Saturday, but the ones who were there saw one heck of an ending.

In return, the Saskatchewan Roughriders handed them a 14-9 defeat in front of those 35,579 fans, officially ending Edmonton's playoff chances.

Falling to 3-12, the Eskimos needed to win out the final four games of the season and have the Montreal Alouettes (6-8) lose out in order to secure the sixth-and-final playoff spot.

The Eskimos didn't do themselves any favours losing 47-24 to Montreal a week ago, and had the final nail hammered into their post-season coffin Saturday.

In the end, Montreal doesn't matter and the Eskimos can't finish better than last year's 7-11 record, as they miss playoffs for the fourth time in the eight years since their last Grey Cup championship.

Their entire 2013 season hanging in the balance, Edmonton's defence came up with a third-and-one stop on their 10 yard-line,


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