Eskimos beat Bombers 20-16
The Edmonton Eskimos came from behind Thursday to beat the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 20-16.
The win extended their winning streak against their CFL prairie rival.
It was a night filled with penalties and coaches’ challenges. The first half saw two touchdowns called back, one for each team. Edmonton took eight penalties for 70 yards and Winnipeg six for 60 in the first half alone.
Coming off last week’s win in Hamilton, the Bombers were trying to win two in a row for the crowd of 24,007.
They have not had two wins in a row in two years, nor beat Edmonton in the last four years.
Edmonton quarterback Mike Reilly threw for 465 yards and connected for two touchdowns, and kicker Sean Whyte added two field goals.
Winnipeg’s Drew Willy threw for one touchdown and kicker Jason Medlock added three field goals
Medlock started things off for Winnipeg at 3:48 in the first quarter with a 43-yarder.
The Bombers thought they had their first touchdown on Kevin Fogg’s 72-yard runback but an illegal block got it called back.
Wide receiver Rory Kohlert erased the pain a few minutes later with a 20-yard catch that put the Bombers ahead 10-0.