What do they know?

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON

, Last Updated: 9:01 AM ET

WINNIPEG -- The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are the overwhelming choice to win today's East Division semifinal playoff game against the visiting Edmonton Eskimos, according to an unofficial media poll.

The numbers have been tallied in Sun Media's poll and 78% of reporters covering this game in the snowy Manitoba capital believe the Eskimos' season will be over this afternoon.

Here are the results, complete with predicted scores:

Bryan Hall, CHED: Edmonton 26-Winnipeg 18

Bob Irving, CJOB (Winnipeg radio): Winnipeg 27-Edmonton 24

Rod Black, TSN: Winnipeg 21-Edmonton 17

Paul Friesen, Winnipeg Sun: Winnipeg 20-Edmonton 13

Al Maki, Globe And Mail: Winnipeg 23-Edmonton 20

Ed Tait, Winnipeg Free Press: Winnipeg 23-Edmonton 21

Jamie Thomas, Sportsnet: Edmonton 14-Winnipeg 10

Ken Reid, CTV (Edm. affiliate): Winnipeg 23-Edmonton 17

Terry Jones, Edmonton Sun: Edmonton 33-Winnipeg 30

Kirk Penton, Winnipeg Sun: Winnipeg 23-Edmonton 20

Duane Forde, TSN: Winnipeg 19-Edmonton 17

Herb Zurkowsky, Montreal Gazette: Winnipeg 26-Edmonton 20

Jim Bender, Winnipeg Sun: Winnipeg 27-Edmonton 24

Mark Connolly, CBC (Edm. affiliate): Winnipeg 19-Edmonton 13

Dave Campbell, CHED: Winnipeg 22-Edmonton 18

Gary Lawless, Winnipeg Free Press: Winnipeg 19-Edmonton 18

Joe Pascucci, Global TV (Wpg. affiliate): Edmonton 25-Winnipeg 20

Jonathan Huntington, Edmonton Sun: Winnipeg 30-Edmonton 24

Fourteen of the 18 reporters pick the Bombers to win, but only one picked Winnipeg to win by more than six points.


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