All about perspective

KIRK PENTON -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 10:11 AM ET

Tonight's game between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Montreal Alouettes is all about perspective.

The Bombers have either won two of their last three or lost five of their last seven.

The Alouettes have lost six in a row, but they're still tied for first place in the East Division.

So is tonight's contest a clash of the titans, or is it a determination of the tallest midget?

It all depends on how you look at it.

Both teams have 14 points, but the big picture tells a different story. The Bombers appear to be on the way up, and the Alouettes seem to be on the way down.

They may be in the same spot, but their arrows are pointing in different directions.

This is the CFL, however, and those arrows can turn on a dime. A win by Montreal would do wonders for the Alouettes' confidence, and they could clinch a playoff berth if Saskatchewan downs Edmonton tomorrow.

The same is true for the Bombers.

So even though tonight's game doesn't have the same lustre as their 2001 engagements did, it is no less important.

Actually, it might be more important, because, unlike in 2001, the loser could end up going home if they're not careful.


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