Edmonton Eskimos end eight-game losing streak with win over Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Edmonton Eskimos quarterback Mike Reilly gets driven out of bounds by Winnipeg Blue Bombers...

Edmonton Eskimos quarterback Mike Reilly gets driven out of bounds by Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive back Demond Washington at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Sept. 14, 2013. (AMBER BRACKEN/QMI Agency)

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:27 PM ET

EDMONTON - They're not the worst!

Well, they still might be. But they're not alone, at least.

The Edmonton Eskimos came up with their first home win of the season, 25-7 over the equally bad Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Saturday.

The 29,499 gathered at Commonwealth Stadium witnessed the home side improve to 2-9, drawing even in the standings with the East Division's last-place Bombers — and possibly keeping some faint playoff hopes alive in the meantime.

It wasn't so much climbing out of the CFL's basement as much as it was pulling Winnipeg back down with them. But it was a rare win nonetheless for Edmonton, who ended an eight-game winning streak to set up next week's Basement Bowl rubber match as the back-to-back series switches over to Winnipeg.

For a team that hasn't gotten a lot of breaks all season, Saturday kicked things off with two calls going Edmonton's way.


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