20 things you should know

KIRK PENTON

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WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS

1. The last time the Bombers played for a Grey Cup berth was in 2002, when they dropped the West final 33-30 to the Edmonton Eskimos.

2. The last time the Blue and Gold won a playoff game outside of Winnipeg was in 2000, when they edged the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 22-20 in the East semifinal.

3. The Bombers have scored 35 touchdowns in 66 visits to the red zone this season.

4. Milt Stegall's 151 receiving yards on Aug. 24 were the most Toronto gave up to one player this season.

5. Former Argos on the Bomber roster include Keith Stokes, Kevin Glenn and Terrence Edwards, although the latter two never played a game for the Boatmen.

6. The Bombers were 3-5-1 on the road this year.

7. Winnipeg had 10 East Division all-stars this season, including seven on offence.

8. The Blue and Gold have seven players on their current roster who were with the team when they last made it to the Grey Cup, in 2001: Milt Stegall, Troy Westwood, Matt Sheridan, Jamie Stoddard, Juran Bolden, Charles Roberts and Doug Brown.

9. The Bombers have played five times on Nov. 18, and they have won each and every game.

10. Winnipeg is 5-4 when it scores first.

TORONTO ARGONAUTS

1. The Argos are trying today to secure their second Grey Cup berth in four years. They won the CFL championship game in 2004 over the B.C. Lions.

2. Toronto has a 9-3 record against Winnipeg in the playoffs, dating all the way back to 1933.

3. Despite possessing a smothering defence, the Argos surrendered 124 fourth-quarter points this season. In the other three quarters they allowed 67, 85 and 57 points, respectively.

4. Toronto allowed only two 100-yard rushers this season. Winnipeg's Charles Roberts had the most, producing 108 in the Bombers' 15-13 win on Aug. 24.

5. The Boatmen led the league in 14 of 25 defensive categories, including fewest touchdowns (25), fewest yards (5,499) and most interceptions (25).

6. Former Bombers on the Argos roster include Arland Bruce III, Chad Rempel and Dominique Dorsey, whom Winnipeg cut during training camp this year.

7. Toronto is 6-3 at Rogers Centre this season.

8. The Argos boasted nine East Division all-stars this season, seven on the defensive side of the ball.

9. Toronto made more of an effort to stop the run in 2007, and it worked; the Argos allowed 638 fewer yards along the ground this year than last.

10. The Double Blue are 7-0 this season when they score first.


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