Defence prevails as the Eskimos dominate Bombers

Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Drew Willy is sacked by Edmonton Eskimos defensive end Odell...

Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Drew Willy is sacked by Edmonton Eskimos defensive end Odell Willis at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg, July 17, 2014. (FRED GREENSLADE/Reuters)

Gerry Moddejonge, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:15 AM ET

WINNIPEG - It was billed as a game that was supposed to pit all-out offence versus all-out defence.

But somebody must have forgot to tell the offences.

The high-scoring Winnipeg Blue Bombers and stingy Edmonton Eskimos put their 3-0 records on the line in front of 30,976 at Investors Group Field on Thursday night, with the Eskimos coming out ahead 26-3.

The game’s first offensive touchdown didn’t come until 4:52 into the fourth quarter, when slotback A.J. Guyton caught a 13-yard pass from Mike Reilly to take a 20-3 lead.

But it came at a hefty price.

A snap earlier, Eskimos slotback Fred Stamps took a punishing hit in the end zone from Bombers defensive half Demond Washington, who was assessed unnecessary roughness on the play, as flags also flew for roughing the passer and an objectionable conduct call against the Eskimos.

Winnipeg has not been a friendly place to Stamps, who ended up losing a testicle on a previous visit to the old stadium.


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