Bombers roar back to beat RedBlacks

Bombers RB Nic Grigsby trots into the RedBlacks end zone for a second quarter touchdown during CFL...

Bombers RB Nic Grigsby trots into the RedBlacks end zone for a second quarter touchdown during CFL action in Winnipeg on Thusday, July 3, 2014. (Kevin King/QMI Agency)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:23 AM ET

WINNIPEG - Sit down, folks, because you’re never going to believe this: The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are on a winning streak.

The Blue and Gold tried everything in their power to not win on Thursday night, but they were finally able to pull out a 36-28 win over the expansion Ottawa RedBlacks in the first game of their existence.

Nic Grigsby scored his third rushing touchdown of the night with 2:33 to go to give the Bombers their first lead of the night, and they held on from there.

Winnipeg has won two in a row for the first time since August 2011. It is 2-0 for the 16th time in franchise history since the CFL went to a 16-game schedule in 1952, and the Blue and Gold have gone on to make the playoffs in all but one of those 15 seasons.

Winnipeg (1-1) will travel to Montreal next Friday night to take on the Alouettes in its first road game of the season.


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