Nothing grand about Bombers' finale

Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Justin Goltz after losing to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats September...

Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Justin Goltz after losing to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats September 24, 2013. (QMI Agency)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:50 AM ET

WINNIPEG - Winnipeg's 2013 season ended fittingly on Saturday at Investors Group Field.

The offence was awful, the special teams wasn't much better, and the defence was just average as the Bombers got obliterated 37-7 by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in their season finale before an announced crowd of 26,316 spectators.

The Bombers finished with a 3-15 record to tie their record for futility in an 18-game season, which was set in 1998. They mustered just 192 yards of total offence, their second worst mark of the campaign, and their 10 first downs tied a season low.

Winnipeg ended up with a 1-8 record in their first year at IGF, which is their worst home winning percentage in franchise history. The last time they won one home game was 43 years ago, in 1970.

Head coach Tim Burke didn't seem as perturbed about the offensive woes Saturday as he did the awful special teams performance turned in by returner Jovon Johnson on his 30th birthday.


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