Blue Bombers back on track

The Blue Bombers had plenty to celebrate after beating the Als on Friday. (KEVIN KING/QMI Agency)

The Blue Bombers had plenty to celebrate after beating the Als on Friday. (KEVIN KING/QMI Agency)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:21 AM ET

WINNIPEG - The Bombers couldn't run the ball for most of the night, they turned it over too many times, and the defence had trouble tackling at the most inopportune times.

None of that mattered, though, because they were playing an East Division team in the form of the Montreal Alouettes and you can challenge pass interference in the CFL this season.

The Blue and Gold, wearing their not-very-beloved third jerseys, gutted out a 24-16 come-from-behind victory over the Alouettes in front of 29,881 spectators on Friday night at Investors Group Field. They snapped a two-game losing skid and improved to an improbable 6-3 at the season's midway point.

It was a huge win for Winnipeg as it heads into the gruelling second half of the season against a ton of West Division opponents, starting with the annual home-and-home with Saskatchewan. The Roughriders have won nine consecutive Labour Day Classics.


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