Argonauts one win away from Grey Cup

Argonauts' Romby Bryant (right) scores against the Blue Bombers during first half action in Toronto...

Argonauts' Romby Bryant (right) scores against the Blue Bombers during first half action in Toronto on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. (Stan Behal/QMI Agency)

STEVE SIMMONS, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:25 PM ET

TORONTO - One win and it's back to the Grey Cup for the Toronto Argonauts.

One playoff win at home - and that's all it will take.

The Argos weren't exactly complete, and didn't have to be, in a 36-21 win over the rather dreadful Winnipeg Blue Bombers in a surprisingly nasty and closer game than score indicated at the Rogers Centre on Thursday night.

But in a pragmatic way, all that mattered was winning because winning clinched first place in the East and it means the Argos now get a playoff bye and home field advantage as they play host to the Eastern final Nov. 17.

So if Scott Milanovich can muster the right home win for the Argos, he will have his team off to their second straight Grey Cup in two years coaching the club. Not since the Don Matthews and Doug Flutie years have the Argos gone to two straight CFL championship games.

And in a year of injuries, uneven play, discipline issues and roster shuffling, that's got to be worth something.


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