Preseason Week 2
collapse expandFinalWPG 25 @ 23 EDM EDMWINNIPEGBlue Bombers25Final
1 2 3 4 WPG - - - - EDM - - - -23EDMONTONElks
EDMONTON – There are no masterpieces painted in the Canadian Football League preseason, but there can be a few renderings in the dress rehearsals that serve as early eye candy. Case in point: we give you the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ 25-23 win over the Edmonton Elks on a perfect Saturday afternoon at Commonwealth Stadium in which there were just enough flashes from the visitors to leave fans in Bomberland hungry for more. “We won and it’s always better to make corrections from the film ...
Preseason Week 3
collapse expandFinalHAM 31 @ 42 WPG WPGHAMILTONTiger-Cats31Final
1 2 3 4 HAM - - - - WPG - - - -42WINNIPEGBlue Bombers
Scene setter: A superb matchup for the season opener for both teams – and the home debut for the Blue Bombers – as old friend Bo Levi Mitchell and the Tiger-Cats play a visit. Both teams were 1-1 in the preseason, for whatever that is worth. A nugget to consider here: the Blue Bombers have the best record in season openers over the last eight years with a 6-2 mark and are unbeaten in their last three home openers – a 19-17 decision over Ottawa last year, a 19-6 win versus Hamilton in 2021 ...
collapse expandFinalWPG 45 @ 27 SSK SSKWINNIPEGBlue Bombers45Final
1 2 3 4 WPG - - - - SSK - - - -27SASKATCHEWANRoughriders
REGINA – Go ahead and add another chapter to a tale which will never get old or boring for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and their faithful – winning a slugfest against old foe Saskatchewan Roughriders. And bonus points for doing it in their backyard. The two Prairie rivals delivered a Canadian Football League classic Friday night at Mosaic Stadium, with the Blue Bombers spoiling the hosts’ home opener in a 45-27 victory. Here’s the good part for those in Bomberland: the win is ...
collapse expandFinalBC 30 @ 6 WPG WPGBCLions30Final
1 2 3 4 BC - - - - WPG - - - -6WINNIPEGBlue Bombers
Let’s make this clear from the get-go: There are no asterisks, no excuses and no yeah-buts about the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ third effort of the 2023 Canadian Football League season. The B.C. Lions waltzed into the league’s toughest building on a picturesque Thursday evening and thoroughly dominated the three-time defending West Division champs in front of 25,662 at IG Field in a 30-6 victory that spoke volumes about the visitors’ effort and raised some red flags about the home ...
collapse expandFinalWPG 17 @ 3 MTL MTLWINNIPEGBlue Bombers17Final
1 2 3 4 WPG - - - - MTL - - - -3MONTREALAlouettes
The Basics Kickoff: Saturday, 6 p.m. CDT; Percival Molson Stadium, Montreal. TV: TSN, RDS, CBS Sports Network International live streaming: here Radio: 680 CJOB, CFL on Sirius Last meeting: August 11, 2022: Montreal 20 Winnipeg 17 (OT) PlayNow odds: The Blue Bombers are favoured by six points The QBs Winnipeg lines up Zach Collaros behind centre. He is 63-37 in his career after making his 100th career start last week and is now a remarkable 35-6 in his games as a starter in Winnipeg, ...
collapse expandFinalCGY 11 @ 24 WPG WPGCALGARYCalgary Stampeders11Final
1 2 3 4 CGY - - - - WPG - - - -24WINNIPEGBlue Bombers
Scene setter: The Blue Bombers come home after a workmanlike 17-3 win over the Montreal Alouettes in Quebec on Canada Day and hope to make things right with their fans again after their last game at IG Field, an uncharacteristic and shocking 30-6 loss to the B.C. Lions. Just so this doesn’t get lost in the wake of that: Winnipeg is still a stellar 28-3 in its last 31 home games, including playoffs. The Stampeders had a bye last week and, before that, fell to the Saskatchewan Roughriders ...
collapse expandFinalWPG 28 @ 31 OTT OTTWINNIPEGBlue Bombers28Final
1 2 3 4 WPG - - - - OTT - - - -31OTTAWAREDBLACKS
OTTAWA – They took their foot off the gas, their eyes off the road and then crashed in a spectacularly ugly fashion, with the wreckage strewn all over the nation’s capital. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers blew a 19-point second half lead – including surrendering two touchdowns and a pair of two-point converts in the final two minutes and 29 seconds that tied the game in regulation – in what was ultimately a stunning 31-28 overtime loss to the Ottawa RedBlacks that will undoubtedly leave a ...
collapse expandFinalEDM 14 @ 28 WPG WPGEDMONTONElks14Final
1 2 3 4 EDM - - - - WPG - - - -28WINNIPEGBlue Bombers
Scene setter: The Blue Bombers get a chance to change the narrative following last Saturday’s ‘Capital Collapse’ – a 31-28 OT loss to the Ottawa RedBlacks in which they surrendered a 16-point lead with less than three minutes remaining. The club is 4-2 at the one-third mark of the season, two points back of the 4-1 B.C. Lions, who also knocked off Winnipeg earlier this year to take the first of three meetings between the teams this season. The Elks are struggling, having lost their first ...
collapse expandFinalBC 14 @ 50 WPG WPGBCLions14Final
1 2 3 4 BC - - - - WPG - - - -50WINNIPEGBlue Bombers
Memo to all the doubters, the cynics and those who had already or were seriously contemplating bailing from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers bandwagon: The Canadian Football League’s heavyweight division still very much features a contender in the blue corner and sporting the gold trunks. The Blue Bombers authored their best effort of the 2023 season – and a decisive statement in the process — with a 50-14 win over the B.C. Lions that had the 30,874 gathered at IG Field in full party mode ...
collapse expandFinalWPG 38 @ 29 EDM EDMWINNIPEGBlue Bombers38Final
1 2 3 4 WPG - - - - EDM - - - -29EDMONTONElks
Scene setter: It certainly looks like a mismatch on paper – a massive mismatch – but the Blue Bombers are doing and saying all the right things leading into Thursday’s game against the winless Elks. As head coach Mike O’Shea said earlier in the week “The numbers beside your team name (records) mean nothing.” Still… the Elks have lost a record-setting 21 consecutive home games and will start Canadian Tre Ford at QB on Thursday in what will be just the fourth start of his career. The Blue ...
collapse expandFinalWPG 19 @ 18 CGY CGYWINNIPEGBlue Bombers19Final
1 2 3 4 WPG - - - - CGY - - - -18CALGARYCalgary Stampeders
Scene setter: The Blue Bombers (7-2) and Stampeders (3-6) reached the midway point of the season last week moving in opposite directions. Winnipeg is on a three-game heater since the shocking collapse in Ottawa, including last week’s 38-29 win in Edmonton in which Dru Brown came off the bench to throw for 300 yards and four TDs – erasing a 22-0 deficit in the process. The Stamps, meanwhile, have lost three of their last four, including last week’s 37-9 mauling by the B.C. Lions. The big ...
collapse expandFinalMTL 17 @ 47 WPG WPGMONTREALAlouettes17Final
1 2 3 4 MTL - - - - WPG - - - -47WINNIPEGBlue Bombers
Scene setter: The Blue Bombers (8-2) welcome the Montreal Alouettes (6-3) in the last home game of August. Winnipeg has cranked out four straight wins since the loss in Ottawa last month and now holds top spot in the West Division – two points ahead of the B.C. Lions, now 7-3. Zach Collaros will return at quarterback for the Blue Bombers after suffering a neck injury in the first half of the win in Edmonton. Dru Brown came off the bench to rally the team for the victory over the Elks and ...
collapse expandFinalSSK 6 @ 51 WPG WPGSASKATCHEWANRoughriders6Final
1 2 3 4 SSK - - - - WPG - - - -51WINNIPEGBlue Bombers
Scene setter: The Banjo Bowl is always the marquee event on the Blue Bombers home schedule – regular season home schedule – and given the emotion perhaps still boiling from last week’s Labour Day Classic, this should be an absolute slobber-knocker. The Riders’ 32-30 overtime win last week ended a Blue Bombers five-game win streak and featured an ugly incident in the fourth quarter when defensive end Pete Robertson head-butted Zach Collaros after the whistle. Robertson received a ...
collapse expandFinalWPG 24 @ 28 MTL MTLWINNIPEGBlue Bombers24Final
1 2 3 4 WPG - - - - MTL - - - -28MONTREALAlouettes