WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS
1. The Bombers traded WR Kamau Peterson to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats for WR Chris Brazzell almost a year ago today. Going into last week's game, Peterson had 16 catches for 170 yards and no touchdowns. Brazzell had 15 grabs for 331 yards and three majors.
2. The Bombers are 45-38 against the Ticats since 1950.
3. Winnipeg is 298-167-5-1 at home since 1950.
4. The last time the Bomber played a division final at home was against the Tiger-Cats on Nov. 18, 2001. Winnipeg downed Hamilton 28-13 in the East Final before falling to Calgary in the Grey Cup a week later.
5. Other former Ticats on the Bombers' roster include LB Donnavan Carter, OL Val St. Germain and DE Shawn Mayne.
6. The last time Hamilton visited Winnipeg, Aug. 19, 2005, the Bombers pounded the Tiger-Cats 44-14.
7. Going into last week's game at Ivor Wynne Stadium, the Bombers were allowing a league-low 37 rushing yards per game.
8. Winnipeg is 7-1 against Hamilton at the Stadium since 2000. Its only loss was a 20-13 setback on Oct. 8, 2004.
9. Prior to last week's contest, Bombers SB Milt Stegall had 16 touchdown catches in 24 career games against the Tabbies.
10. The Bombers need three more home wins to ensure a winning record at home this season. They were 4-5 last year, marking the first time since 1999 that they were below .500 at home.
1. Ron Lancaster, who took over as the Ticats interim head coach last month, had a coaching record of 52-57-1-2 in Hamilton going into last week's game against Winnipeg.
2. Hamilton hasn't finished higher than third in the East Division since 2001, when it was second with an 11-7 mark.
3. LB Rob Hitchcock and DE Tim Cheatwood are the only members of the Tabbies who were with the team when it went 1-17 during the 2003 season.
4. Ticats WR D.J. Flick must be licking his chops. Last year, he had 111 and 142 receiving yards, respectively, in two games against Winnipeg, including a pair of touchdown grabs in the second match.
5. Since Bob Young took over as the team's new owner on Oct. 7, 2003, the Ticats are 15-29-1.
6. Ticats QB Jason Maas made a little history against the Bombers two years ago when he was with the Eskimos. Maas completed a CFL-record 22 consecutive passes in a 41-24 win over Winnipeg on July 30, 2004.
7. Going into last week's game at Ivor Wynne Stadium, the Ticats were allowing a league-high 132.8 rushing yards per game.
8. DB Mike Echols had a 94-yard interception return for a touchdown in his first CFL start two weeks ago against Montreal. But this is the cruel world of pro football, and he was released last week.
9. Hamilton DT Adriano Belli was the team's lone CFL all-star last season, although the Ticats did add 2005 special teams all-star Corey Holmes in an April trade with Saskatchewan.
10. Two seasons ago the Ticats allowed only 10 sacks, which was the second-best mark in CFL history. They had surrendered eight through six games this season.