MONTREAL - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers couldn’t score very much, and they couldn’t hold on to the ball.
They couldn’t lose, however, with their defence playing as well as it did.
The Bombers turned the ball over a whopping five times for the second straight week and quarterback Buck Pierce got sacked five times, but the Bombers still emerged with the victory over the Montreal Alouettes at Molson Stadium on Thursday night.
It wasn’t pretty, but they escaped with a 19-11 win over the Alouettes thanks to a smothering defensive performance that left future hall of famer Anthony Calvillo looking like a rookie pivot right out of college.
The Bombers improved to 1-1 after dropping last week’s season-opener 38-33 to the Alouettes at home.
Calvillo completed just 16 of 28 passes for a paltry 135 yards on Thursday night. He was sacked seven times, threw interceptions to Bombers rookie Desia Dunn and Jovon Johnson, and lost a fumble. The Als managed a grand total of