Winnipeg Blue Bombers 12 @ Toronto Argonauts 28

Game Details

  • Week 15
  • 63rd Game of Regular Season (72nd Overall)
  • Saturday, Oct 5, 1996 1:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at The SkyDome in Toronto, ON
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Roof state unknown
    • Attendance: 17,310
    • Capacity: 52,595
  • Broadcaster:
    • CBC

Game Notes

Game Summary

SkyDome was the scene for this battle between the 7-6 Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the 11-2 Toronto Argonauts. A Toronto win would clinch them the East Division title for the first time since 1991. The Bombers jumped out to an early 3-0 lead thanks to a K Troy Westwood 30 yard FG. The Argos wasted no time in countering as newly acquired SB John Morton teamed up with QB Doug Flutie for a 9 yard TD giving the Boatmen a 7-3 lead after one quarter of play. The second frame belonged to the Argonauts as they racked up 17 unanswered points. K Mike Vanderjagt got the ball rolling at 2:31 with a 27 yard FG increasing their lead to 7 before WR Jimmy “The Jet” Cunningham and RB Robert Drummond hooked up with QB Doug Flutie for receiving TDs of 20 and 9 yards respectively. At the end of the first half, the Argonauts were up by 21. Two Westwood FGs of 53 and 28 yards, accounted for all of the third quarter scoring as the Bombers attempted to mount a comeback. Westwood added his fourth FG of the day, this one from 24 yards out, at 1:41 of the final frame. This was as close as the Bombers would get as Vanderjagt capped Argonauts’ win with a single and a 30 yard FG sending 17,310 patrons home happy. The Argonauts have earned the 1996 East Division crown with four regular season games to play.

Source: Game Review, 1996 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1995 and 1996 Toronto and Winnipeg Matchups
1995Week 15WPG 20 @ TOR 31
Week 16TOR 30 @ WPG 44
1996Week 3TOR 35 @ WPG 14
Week 15WPG 12 @ TOR 28

Argonauts record vs Blue Bombers (Regular Season)

Last decade (1986 to 1995)
  • at Toronto 9–4–0 (0.692)
  • at Winnipeg 3–10–0 (0.231)
  • Toronto Total 12–14–0 (0.462)
All-time (through 1996)
  • at Toronto 18–10–1 (0.638)
  • at Winnipeg 7–22–0 (0.241)
  • Toronto Total 25–32–1 (0.440)

Streaks as of Oct. 5, 1996 (Regular Season)

Argonauts streak at home vs Blue Bombers
Argonauts streak overall vs Blue Bombers


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Blue Bombers 3 0 6 3 12
Argonauts 7 17 0 4 28

Player of the Game Offence

John Morton TOR (WR)

Player of the Game Defence

K.D. Williams WPG (LB)

Blue Bombers coach: Cal Murphy (L)
Argonauts coach: Don Matthews (W)

Blue Bombers (7-7-0) Next vs Roughriders Oct 13
Argonauts (12-2-0) Next @ Stampeders Oct 14

Game Time Weather in Toronto, ON

October 5th Hourly Weather Summary for Toronto
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Toronto Island A 1:00 PM Clear 10.9°C N (70°) at 17 km/h 65% 102.52 kPa
Toronto Island A 2:00 PM Clear 11.4°C N (80°) at 19 km/h 62% 102.42 kPa
Toronto Island A 3:00 PM Clear 12.2°C N (70°) at 19 km/h 59% 102.39 kPa
Toronto Island A 4:00 PM Clear 11.6°C N (80°) at 22 km/h 66% 102.35 kPa

Conditions at Toronto Island A (1.52 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 @ TOR
Including known plays over 55 yards

ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR


  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)