Bombers win seventh straight, clinch playoff spot with victory over Elks

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It wasn’t arsenic casual arsenic past week, but the Winnipeg Blue Bombers managed to find a mode to bushed the Edmonton Elks, picking up a 26-16 triumph for their seventh consecutive triumph and clinching a playoff spot successful the process.

The Bombers are present 9-1, and it’s lone a substance of clip earlier they fastener up the West, with the 5-4 Saskatchewan Roughriders the adjacent champion squad successful the division.

The triumph whitethorn person travel with a nonaccomplishment though, arsenic Bombers moving backmost Andrew Harris near the crippled with what appeared to beryllium a close genu wounded and did not return.

The tally crippled didn’t suffer a bushed though arsenic Brady Oliveira came successful and rushed for 105 yards connected 16 carries.

Kenny Lawler returned to the lineup aft being suspended by the squad past week for an impaired-driving apprehension and had a mates large catches, finishing with 82 yards connected 3 receptions.

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But it was Rasheed Bailey who had the champion nighttime among Bombers receivers, making six catches for 93 yards and a touchdown.

With the crippled tied astatine 16 successful the 4th quarter, Bailey hauled successful a five-yard TD walk from Zach Collaros with little than 10 minutes to, which would enactment the Blue up for good.

After a 30-3 thumping by the Bombers implicit the Elks past week, the offences struggled for overmuch of the archetypal fractional Friday with conscionable 8 points scored successful the game’s archetypal 26 minutes.

With Edmonton up 5-3 precocious successful the 2nd quarter, the Bombers yet recovered the endzone erstwhile Collaros recovered Harris for a five-yard TD, but arsenic Harris rolled crossed the line, helium favoured his genu and stayed down for a fewer minutes earlier leaving the game.

It was a much-better show from Bombers kicker Ali Mourtada aft his 1 for 4 tract extremity show a week ago.

Mourtada went 4 of 5, missing a 44-yarder precocious successful the game.

The Bombers yet took a 16-8 pb successful the 3rd quarter, but the Elks yet recorded a touchdown for the archetypal clip successful 2 weeks against Winnipeg, erstwhile Shai Ross caught an 11-yard walk from Taylor Cornelius.

But aft Bailey’s fourth-quarter TD, the Bombers defence held strong, the 3rd consecutive crippled wherever they haven’t allowed a constituent successful the 4th quarter. In total, they’ve allowed conscionable six points successful the last 4th the full season.

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Bombers violative lineman Jermarcus Hardrick missed the crippled with an wounded portion antiaircraft backmost Nick Taylor was besides dealing with an wounded and was a last-minute scratch.

The Bombers are backmost astatine location Saturday, October 23 to instrumentality connected the B.C. Lions.

Kickoff is soon aft 6 p.m.

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