Bombers replay

KIRK PENTON, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:43 AM ET

MONTREAL ALOUETTES (14-3) 48

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS (7-10) 13

TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYER

Anthony Calvillo should have been a little rusty after being off for the last six quarters with a calf injury, but the Als quarterback completed 27 of 38 passes for 305 yards and two touchdowns in just over three quarters.

TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYER

Barrin Simpson just might be showing that the Bomber coaching staff made a mistake when they tried to reduce his playing time. The middle linebacker had 10 tackles and two sacks, which were Winnipeg's first two quarterback drops by a non-defensive lineman this season.

TOP SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER

Larry Taylor, hands down. The Montreal returner overcame a fumble on the opening kickoff and had a 115-yard missed field goal return for a touchdown (the first return TD Winnipeg allowed this season), seven punt returns for 73 yards and six kickoff returns for 147 yards. Add it all up, and it's 335 return yards.

HIGHLIGHT REEL

Larry Taylor. Again. In the third quarter he took Alexis Serna's missed 46-yard field goal five yards deep in the end zone, moved to his left, headed up the sidelines in front of the Bomber bench, got a block that may or may not have mattered, darted towards the middle of the field at his own 40 and then enjoyed the stroll to the end zone.

SMACK OF THE GAME

Alouettes defensive tackle Keron Williams met Bomber running back Fred Reid at the line of scrimmage hard, lifted him up and squashed him into the ground in the second quarter.

KEY PLAY

Larry Taylor is cleaning up these awards. The Bombers had gained momentum in the third when Michael Bishop hit Titus Ryan with a 65-yard touchdown toss that made it 25-13 for the Alouettes. The Bombers were hanging in there throughout the third, trailing 28-13, but Serna missed his 46-yard field goal late in the frame. You know what happened next.


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