Loss to Eskimos was a reality check for Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Winnipeg Blue Bombers' head coach Mike O'Shea talks to Julian Feoli-Gudino (83) during second half...

Winnipeg Blue Bombers' head coach Mike O'Shea talks to Julian Feoli-Gudino (83) during second half CFL Football against the Edmonton Eskimos' at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (QMI Agency)

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:50 PM ET

With the pipe dream of a perfect season no longer in play, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers must quickly turn their attention to their next challenge.

As impressive as the Blue and Gold were as they put together a 3-0 record, some flaws came to the forefront as they were manhandled 26-3 by the Edmonton Eskimos on Thursday night before 30,000-plus at Investors Group Field.

“It wasn’t good. Edmonton came in and kicked our butts,” said Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea following the defeat. “It was pretty easy to see that.”

Give O’Shea credit for not trying to sugarcoat what took place in the battle between previously undefeated teams.

The Eskimos were the superior team on Thursday and to be perfectly honest, the lopsided score flattered the Blue Bombers when you consider the one-sided time of possession numbers (the Eskimos had the ball for a whopping 38 minutes and 26 seconds).


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