Eskimos win OT thriller over Blue Bombers

Eskimos receiver Marcus Henry snags at ball during Friday's CFL game in Winnipeg (QMI Agency).

Eskimos receiver Marcus Henry snags at ball during Friday's CFL game in Winnipeg (QMI Agency).

Grry Moddejonge, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:19 AM ET

WINNIPEG - Shine up those slippers, Cinderella. Youre going on a little run.

It turned out things werent too good to be true for the down-but-not-out Edmonton Eskimos, who completed a sweep of the CFLs Basement Bowl with a 35-27 overtime win against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Investors Group Field on Friday.

With two new starting tackles parachuted in to augment an injury-depleted Bombers lineup, the Eskimos avoided becoming the first team in the CFL to hit double digits in losses on the year to come up with their first regular-season win in Winnipeg since July 13, 2007.

Improving to 3-9 on the season in front of 28,859 in attendance, the Eskimos managed to keep whatever slim playoff hopes they have alive.

But its still better than none.


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