It's the best offence vs. the best defence

KIRK PENTON -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 11:29 AM ET

It's the CFL's No. 1 offence against the CFL's No. 1 defence.

No, the defending Grey Cup champion Edmonton Eskimos aren't holding an intrasquad game at Canad Inns Stadium tonight.

The Bombers are actually top dogs when it comes to defence after strong showings against the Montreal Alouettes and Toronto Argonauts.

The Blue and Gold are 1-1, but the belief around Bomber camp is their offence will have to get going tonight if they're going to be 2-1.

Edmonton quarterback Ricky Ray has completed 76.2% of his passes this season for a league-best 785 yards, although those terrific totals haven't translated into a boatload of points.

No matter how good it is, the Bomber defence is still going to have a tough time containing the likes of Ray, running back Troy Davis and receivers Jason Tucker, Ed Hervey and Derrell Mitchell.

That's why the focus tonight is on the Bomber offence.

Winnipeg quarterback Kevin Glenn has completed only 57.1% of his passes for 314 yards and no touchdowns through two games. Receivers Milt Stegall and Chris Brazzell are twiddling their thumbs. They're both making six figures, so they might as well start catching more balls.

The Esks are last in the league when it comes to run defence, so Bombers running back Charles Roberts, who had 133 yards last week against the Argos, could get the rock a lot again tonight.

The Bombers had nine drives in the second half against the Argos last week. Aside from a 72-yard march that resulted in a field goal (its only points of the half), Winnipeg's other eight drives covered a total of seven yards.

Bombers head coach Doug Berry praised Glenn afterwards for running the game plan perfectly. Basically, he didn't have to do much.

That won't be the case tonight.


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