Winnipeg Blue Bombers 27 @ Edmonton Eskimos 16

Game Details

  • Week 4
  • 16th Game of Regular Season (25th Overall)
  • Wednesday, Jul 17, 1996 9:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB
    • Surface: Natural Grass
    • Attendance: 28,751
    • Capacity: 60,081

Game Notes

Game Summary

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers took full advantage of their opportunity this week and moved into a tie with the Edmonton Eskimos for second place in the West. Edmonton scored first with a Frank Jagas 26 yard field goal to capitalize on their first possession. Edmonton’s second possession followed a fumble by Austin that was recovered by Darian Hagan. The Eskimos capitalized by setting Jagas up for his second field goal of the game. Winnipeg regrouped on their next possession moving the ball 75 yards on 11 plays. The result was a touchdown by newcomer Rendell Jackson on a 4 yard rushing play. Troy Westwood’s convert gave the Bombers the lead. Westwood got the call again early in the second quarter for an 11 yard field goal attempt. He split the uprights making the score 10 to 6 for Winnipeg. The Bombers continued to dominate the second quarter. QB Reggie Slack, in for the injured Kent Austin, drove the ball down field and carried it in himself for a 1 yard touchdown. Westwood kicked the convert. With time running out in the half, Edmonton QB Danny McManus marched his team to a touchdown. The scoring play was a 15 yard pass reception by Shalon Baker. Jagas kicked the convert. The half time score was 17 to 13 in favour of the visiting Blue Bombers. Following a twenty-five minute scoring drought, Jagas sent a 32 yard shot through the uprights to bring Edmonton to within 1 of the Bombers with only 3:41 to play. A determined Winnipeg club battled back on the next drive scoring on a 45 yard Troy Westwood blast that split the uprights. Twenty seconds later, the Winnipeg defence sealed the win for the Bombers. Linebacker K.D. Williams, who was later named Corel Defensive Player of the Game, intercepted a McManus pass and returned it 40 yards for a touchdown. Westwood’s convert made the final score 27 to 16 for Winnipeg.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 Edmonton and Winnipeg Matchups
1995Week 12WPG 10 @ EDM 64
1996Week BWPG 34 @ EDM 31
Week 4WPG 27 @ EDM 16
Week 13EDM 41 @ WPG 12
Division Semi-FinalWPG 7 @ EDM 68

Eskimos record vs Blue Bombers (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at Edmonton 6–3–0 (0.667)
  • at Winnipeg 4–6–0 (0.400)
  • Edmonton Total 10–9–0 (0.526)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Edmonton 43–29–1 (0.596)
  • at Winnipeg 32–41–1 (0.439)
  • Edmonton Total 75–70–2 (0.517)

Streaks as of July 17, 1996 (Regular Season)

Eskimos streak at home vs Blue Bombers
Eskimos streak overall vs Blue Bombers


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Blue Bombers 7 10 0 10 27
Eskimos 6 7 0 3 16

Player of the Game Offence

Reggie Slack WPG (QB)

Player of the Game Defence

K.D. Williams WPG (LB)

Blue Bombers coach: Cal Murphy (W)
Eskimos coach: Ron Lancaster (L)

Blue Bombers (2-2-0) Next @ Alouettes Jul 24
Eskimos (2-2-0) Next @ Rough Riders Jul 25

Game Time Weather in Edmonton, AB

July 17th Hourly Weather Summary for Edmonton
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
City Centre A 7:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 18.6°C N (80°) at 19 km/h 75% 93.49 kPa
City Centre A 8:00 PM Cloudy 18.4°C N (90°) at 15 km/h 78% 93.49 kPa
City Centre A 9:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 17.4°C N (90°) at 20 km/h 83% 93.52 kPa
City Centre A 10:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 16.5°C N (90°) at 20 km/h 89% 93.52 kPa
City Centre A 11:00 PM Partly Cloudy 16.0°C N (80°) at 22 km/h 92% 93.49 kPa

Conditions at Edmonton City Centre A (4.09 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

Data from Dark Sky. Contains supplemental data (Conditions, Cloud cover) from Dark Sky estimated conditions.

League Records Set and Approached in WPG @ EDM
Including known plays over 55 yards

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)