Edmonton Eskimos 41 @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers 12

Game Details

  • Week 13
  • 54th Game of Regular Season (63rd Overall)
  • Friday, Sep 20, 1996 8:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Winnipeg Stadium in Winnipeg, MB
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 28,744
    • Capacity: 33,675
  • Broadcaster:
    • TSN

Game Notes

Game Summary

A large crowd of 28,744 jammed into Winnipeg Stadium last Friday night to see their home town Bombers take on the Edmonton Eskimos. At the end of the evening however, the Winnipeg fans left the stadium downtrodden as the Bombers dropped a 41-12 decision to the Eskimos. The Bombers did however carry a 3-0 lead into the second quarter thanks to a Troy Westwood 28 yard field goal at 6:56 of the opening frame. The Eskimos wasted no time getting on track in the second quarter as QB Danny McManus, who was returning to the line-up from an injury, kept the ball himself for a 6 yard major. K Sean Fleming added the convert and the Eskimos didn’t look back. Fleming added to their lead at 1:09 when he split the uprights from 25 yards out to make the score 10-3. The Eskimo offence continued to roll along as short yardage specialist LB Willie Pless plunged in from 1 yard out at 13:39 for the major. The Fleming convert made the half-time score 17-3 in favour of the Green and Gold. As he did in the first half, Westwood opened up the scoring at 3:23 booting a 27 yard field goal. He added a 34 yarder 3:20 later cutting the Edmonton lead to 8. Fleming countered with a field goal of his own at 10:30, a 16 yard chip shot restoring the Eskimo 11-point lead. Edmonton put the game out of reach at 12:55 when the newest Eskimo, SB Don Blair, corralled a Bob Cameron punt and returned it 85 yards for his first ever CFL touchdown. Fleming added the convert making the score 27-9 after three quarters of play. Following a Troy Westwood 48 yard field goal, “The Giz”, WR Henry Williams, got into the action returning a Cameron punt 79 yards for the major. The Bombers were the only CFL team which Giz had not scored a punt return TD against prior to this game. The Eskimos rounded out the scoring at 13:34 of the final quarter when RB Tony Burse scampered 59 yards for the TD. The ensuing Fleming convert topped off a 41-12 Eskimo victory.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 Winnipeg and Edmonton 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

Blue Bombers record vs Eskimos (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at Winnipeg 6–4–0 (0.600)
  • at Edmonton 3–6–0 (0.333)
  • Winnipeg Total 9–10–0 (0.474)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Winnipeg 41–32–1 (0.561)
  • at Edmonton 29–43–1 (0.404)
  • Winnipeg Total 70–75–2 (0.483)

Streaks as of Sept. 20, 1996 (Regular Season)

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


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Eskimos 0 17 10 14 41
Blue Bombers 3 0 6 3 12

Player of the Game Offence

Henry “Gizmo” Williams EDM (KR)

Player of the Game Defence

Leroy Blugh EDM (DE)

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

Eskimos (8-5-0) Next vs Lions Sep 29
Blue Bombers (6-6-0) Next @ Roughriders Sep 29

Game Time Weather in Winnipeg, MB

September 20th Hourly Weather Summary for Winnipeg
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Richardson Int'l A 7:00 PM Rain Showers 13.4°C N (90°) at 19 km/h 92% 97.92 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 8:00 PM Rain Showers 13.2°C N (80°) at 19 km/h 95% 97.92 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 9:00 PM Cloudy 13.9°C N (90°) at 24 km/h 88% 97.89 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 10:00 PM Rain Showers 13.1°C N (90°) at 15 km/h 95% 97.86 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 11:00 PM Cloudy 12.9°C N (90°) at 19 km/h 95% 97.79 kPa

Conditions at Winnipeg Richardson Int'l A (4.27 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

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

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


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