Yeah a combination of bold play calling and great execution. I’d say the big difference in the game was that Montreal played to win and it felt like Winnipeg played not to lose.
You could be right. I think age played a role. In the second half, we started to wear Winnipeg down. Even though their offence was on the field a lot, they were paying a heavy physical price most snaps. And like you said, we had a great offensive game plan to attack their weak points and everyone executed.
The other factor IMO is team health. They got hit with injuries at a bad time and we were healthy, apart from Lestage being out.
One of the wonderful things about an exciting game like this is: you don’t feel bad knowing that the other team could have won if a few plays had gone differently. That’s what makes it extra-special to me. We won our toughest game of the year by beating the best team in the league. Wouldn’t have it any other way.
Oui et non. Les Alouettes étaient plus motivés à gagner, mais les Bou! Bombers ont répliqué immédiatement quand les Alouettes ont pris l’avance pour la première fois.
Le jeu-clé pour moi a été le fait d’aller à Spieker en 3ième et 5 au lieu d’aller aux tracés faciles autour de la ligne des 10 verges. Je pense que le couvreur de Spieker ne s’attendait pas à être ciblé et qu’il avait un instant en tête de devoir aider dans les zones courtes. C’est là que Spieker l’a battu et Fajardo a eu le culot de lui lancer une passe au bon endroit. La défensive est devenue nerveuse et les Alouettes ont capitalisé. Il faut réaliser que sur un jeu où la vitesse pure est l’élément-clé, Philpot aura généralement le dessus. C’est ce qui est arrivé et la passe était parfaite.
Nice season highlights from RDS, though heavily weighted toward TDs and interceptions (no sacks, guys? not even Lemon’s 100th career sack?).
Lemon from about 31:00 on and Ento from about 35:00 on. Great interviews. I really like Ento’s personality. Also we do need to popularize the term Entoception.
Every player and coach on this team now knows what it takes to win a championship, firsthand. That’s huge.
So I listened to Ben Grant’s Argos Podcast. While he was full of praise for the ALS, he also keep saying that Toronto was the better team. The thing is, for the whole season, they were. But from mid-September on through the ESF, they weren’t. Everyone ignored how hot we were. We didn’t lose a game after that last Toronto one in September. But look for us to rated third or fourth even next season.
It’s Friday and it has been 5 days since the Als won the Grey Cup. I am still on a high from the win!!!
Ill bring you down…
No football for 6 months
It may not be local or the CFL but Johnny still has his Chiefs to fill the void at least until January anyways .
I’ve been watching the last drive at least once a day.
Its not even football but I will watch the chiefs as well
What’s the male version of “Debbie Downer”?!
Everyone kept saying we weren’t beating winning teams.
People were picking Hamilton, starting Shiltz, to beat us in the semis.
I didn’t think we’d beat Toronto or Winnipeg, but after the Toronto win, which was pretty decisive, there was no change in the media narrative. They had already planned the dynasty rollout for the Bombers…
Like Fajardo said during his speech at the parade…
Well if you want to watch what isn’t even football you can follow my Patriots.
Me too. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve rewatched the game recap, the highlights, the interviews.
This one will stay with me forever.
Yup, your Patriots sure don’t look good. Wonder if Belichick will retire or be forced out?