BOMBERS REPLAY

JIM BENDER, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 12:04 PM ET

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS (4-8)

29

TORONTO ARGONAUTS (3-9)

24

Top offensive player

New Bomber receiver Otis Amey may have become an instant hero but let's give it to much-maligned Winnipeg quarterback Michael Bishop. Bishop completed 23 of 32 passes for 312 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Bombers to victory. Amey caught six passes for 118 yards.

Top defensive player

Winnipeg linebacker Joe Lobendahn had seven defensive tackles, a forced fumble and had a key knockdown late in the game to help stifle Toronto's hopes of a comeback.

Top special teams player

Winnipeg placekicker Alexis Serna connected on four of five field goal attempts. Honourable mention to Bomber safety Ian Logan, who was a tiger on kick cover teams.

Key play

A touchdown off a blocked punt gave the Argos hope of a comeback. After scoring another TD to pull within 29-24, Winnipeg's Adarius Bowman fumbles the ball away. But Lobendahn's knockdown of a Kerry Joseph pass forced Toronto into a punting situation late in the game and the Argos never threatened again.

Smack of the match

Toronto's Jason Pottinger stopped Bomber kick returner Jovon Johnson cold just as it looked like he was accelerating.

Highlight reel

Bishop let the ball fly late in the first quarter and Amey made an incredible catch for a 47-yard gain that breathed life into what had been a flatlining offence. It also set up an Serna field goal. Honourable mention to Fred Reid's 24-yard touchdown reception.


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