MONTREAL - Top offensive player
His totals were skewed by a late 72-yard touchdown catch, but they all count. Bomber slotback Terrence Edwards had six catches, 113 receiving yards and a team-leading 12th major.
Top defensive player
Montreal linebacker Chip Cox had five tackles, a special teams tackle, and ended the Winnipeg threat when he forced the Terence Jeffers-Harris fumble he then recovered on the second-last play of the contest.
Top special teams player
The game wonít be remembered for its strong special teams play, so weíll give it to Matthieu Proulx for a 22-yard run on Montrealís fake punt for a first down in the second quarter. It took even more wind out of the Bomber sails.
Again, itís a Winnipeg turnover deep in enemy territory that seems to turn the tide. Steven Jyles tried to find Greg Carr deep in the end zone from five yards out, which would have given the Bombers an 18-2 lead in the second quarter, but Jylesí arm was hit as he released it ó he was going to throw it up anyway ó and Mark Estelle made the pick. The Bombers didnít score again until there was 1:13 left in the fourth.
Smack of the match
No slobberknockers, but Als defensive tackle J.P. Bekasiak shook up Jyles when he fell on him during a sack in the second quarter. Jyles left for the rest of the drive, but returned in the third quarter.
Proulxís fake punt run was fancy, but Edwardsí 72-yard touchdown grab was a bomb worth watching. Edwards just makes big plays. The Bombers need more Terrence Edwardses.