There was plenty of ‘giving’ going around at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium today in Montreal on the Thanksgiving Monday. To put another bad pun into place, the Als were giving it and the Bombers were thankful for it.
Either somebody is getting worse, or someone is getting better, or both.
Winnipeg accumulated 136 yards in penalties and still managed to win the game; Montreal racked up 55 yards. Winnipeg had one fumble and lost it, Montreal had two but recovered. If Montreal somehow does go on to miss out on the playoffs, there is a good chance it will stem from what happened on Thanksgiving Day.
Montreal threw four interceptions, three by Josh Neiswander.
Will Ford caught a touchdown pass and ran in another as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers kept their very slim playoff hopes alive with a 34-27 victory over the Montreal Allouettes today.
Winnipeg must now win its last three games in order to make the ‘cut’ and Montreal has to lose its last three for that to happen.
It was a slow, boring game between two teams neither of them seemed to care who got the football. A wet field made ball protection even harder and led to eight turnovers in the first half alone.
The score was 17-17 at the half.
Winnipeg’s Desia Dunn picked off a Montreal pass on Montreal’s first possession.
Late in the first quarter, Sean Whyte fumbled the snap on a punt to turn the ball over on downs.
Troy Smith replaced Josh Neiswander in the second quarter and led a 60-yard TD drive and they capped it with a 12-yard toss to A.J. Green.
Smith was picked off on his next series, and Neiswander replaced him.
After Mike Edem recovered a Max Hall Winnipeg fumble, Neiswander hit Duron
Carter with a 40-yard pass to the Winnipeg 1 and Tyrell Sutton ran it in for the score.
A partially blocked punt gave Montreal the ball on the Bomber 12 and Whyte made the field goal attempt, but Winnipeg marched back for Hall to connect on a 40-yard pass to Clarence Denmark