Winnipeg Blue Bombers' game has gone up a notch

CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers offensive coordinator Marcel Bellefeuille during practice in Winnipeg...

CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers offensive coordinator Marcel Bellefeuille during practice in Winnipeg today. Wednesday, July 16, 2014. (Chris Procaylo/QMI Agency)

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:22 PM ET

One year ago, the Edmonton Eskimos and Winnipeg Blue Bombers were the last-place teams in their respective division, combining for a 7-29 record.

This week, they are headed for 7-1 combined just four weeks in following Thursday’s showdown at Investors Group Field (6:30 p.m., TSN, 630 CHED), which pits the CFL’s two 3-0 teams against each other.

It wasn’t exactly expected.

“I don’t think very many people did, but it’s just a testament to what both clubs have been able to accomplish in the off-season,” Bombers veteran left tackle Glenn January said. “I think we both decided that some serious changes needed to be made and you’re seeing that on the field.

“They’re playing some good football and it should be a good test for us this week.”

Since coming over from the East Division this year, it is the first game the Bombers will play against a divisional opponent from the West for the first time since Ottawa last had a CFL franchise in 2005.


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