October 12, 2019

Quick Hits | MTL 24 WPG 35

5 Quick Takes on the Bombers win over the Alouettes Saturday afternoon at IG Field:

1. Step away from the panic button Blue Bomber faithful, the blue and gold have found some mojo again.

The Bombers knocked off the Montreal Alouettes 35-24 Saturday afternoon at a pristine IG Field – despite the massive storm that walloped Southern Manitoba over the last few days – ending a three-game losing skid. The win improves the Bombers to 10-6 and still very much in the conversation for a home playoff game.

Winnipeg trails the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Calgary Stampeders, both 10-5, but the Bombers still have two games remaining – both against the Stamps – and are up 1-0 in the season series after a 26-24 win in August.

2. Critical in the Bombers’ victory was the work of the defence, which intercepted Montreal QB Vernon Adams, Jr. four times – the first and fourth both by Marcus Sayles, the second a Pick-6 by Nick Taylor that gave Winnipeg a two-TD lead, and the third by Chandler Fenner in the end zone. Winnipeg limited Montreal to just 304 yards net offence.

3.  Andrew Harris was again a huge force on the ground for the Bombers. He had 105 yards and a touchdown at halftime and finished the day with 24 carries for 166 yards, including a 16-yard TD.

Combined with the work of Chris Streveler – 9 carries for 64 yards – and a 10-yard run by Mike Miller Winnipeg cranked out 240 yards along the ground

4. Other notable numbers:

  • Chris Streveler finished the day 15 of 25 for 174 yards with a TD to Drew Wolitarsky and two interceptions.
  • Justin Medlock kicked four field goals, and in the process, became the 14th player in CFL history to hit the 1,500-point mark in his career.
  • Willie Jefferson picked up his 12th sack of the season, three back of CFL leader Charleston Hughes of the Riders, who has 15. Jefferson also had three pass knockdowns, increasing his CFL lead.

5. The Bombers are on the road for the final time in the regular season next Saturday in Calgary with a 6 p.m. CT kickoff. The Stampeders are then in Winnipeg the following Friday with a 7:30 p.m. start. Winnipeg will then have the bye for the final week of the regular season before the playoffs.