Winnipeg Blue Bombers 11 @ Edmonton Eskimos 45

Game Details

  • Week 7
  • 26th Game of Regular Season (34th Overall)
  • Thursday, Aug 7, 1997 9:30 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB
    • Surface: Natural Grass
    • Attendance: 29,293
    • Capacity: 60,081

Game Notes

Game Summary

The first place Edmonton Eskimos played host to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers last week. The Bombers, hungry for a win, got off on the right foot 0:59 seconds into the game when QB Kevin McDougal threw a 69-yard TD pass to WR Milt Stegall. K Troy Westwood was good on the convert. Westwood put the Bombers up by a 10-0 count when his 39-yard FG attempt split the uprights. Edmonton K Sean Fleming cut into the lead at 8:55 in the opening frame when his 10-yard FG was good. Winnipeg opened the second quarter scoring when Westwood’s 32-yard FG sailed off line for a single. Edmonton QB Danny McManus got the Eskimos’ offence on track when he connected with SB Darren Flutie for a 6-yard TD. The two then teamed up on the ensuing two‐point convert attempt and the game was tied at 11. Edmonton took the lead later in the quarter when Fleming’s 23-yard FG split the uprights. The Eskimos increased their lead to 9 when McManus hit WR Henry Williams for a 38-yard TD pass. The Fleming convert gave the Esks a 21-11 half-time lead. The third quarter opened with McManus and Flutie connecting for their second TD play of the night, this one a 7-yard effort. Fleming’s convert was good, increasing the Edmonton lead to 17. Fleming increased their lead to 20 when he connected on a 20-yard FG at 11:32 of the third quarter. In the fourth quarter Edmonton continued to dominate play. McManus threw his fourth TD pass of the game, a 14-yard strike to WR Robert Gordon. Fleming’s convert was good and the rout was on. FB Tony Burse capped the scoring for the Eskimos when he powered into the end zone from one yard out. The Fleming convert at 13:44 of the final quarter made the final score 45-11 in favour of the home team.

Source: Game Review, 1997 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1996 and 1997 Edmonton and Winnipeg Matchups
1996Week BWPG 34 @ EDM 31
Week 4WPG 27 @ EDM 16
Week 13EDM 41 @ WPG 12
Division Semi-FinalWPG 7 @ EDM 68
1997Week 7WPG 11 @ EDM 45
Week 16EDM 20 @ WPG 2

Eskimos record vs Blue Bombers (Regular Season)

Last decade (1987 to 1996)
  • at Edmonton 6–3–0 (0.667)
  • at Winnipeg 4–5–0 (0.444)
  • Edmonton Total 10–8–0 (0.556)
All-time (through 1997)
  • at Edmonton 44–29–1 (0.601)
  • at Winnipeg 33–41–1 (0.447)
  • Edmonton Total 77–70–2 (0.523)

Streaks as of Aug. 7, 1997 (Regular Season)

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


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Blue Bombers 10 1 0 0 11
Eskimos 3 18 10 14 45

Blue Bombers coach: Jeff Reinebold (L)
Eskimos coach: Ron Lancaster (W)

Blue Bombers (1-6-0) Next vs Stampeders Aug 15
Eskimos (6-1-0) Next @ Argonauts Aug 14

Game Time Weather in Edmonton, AB

August 7th Hourly Weather Summary for Edmonton
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
City Centre A 7:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 21.2°C NNE (310°) at 13 km/h 52% 92.89 kPa
City Centre A 8:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 19.9°C NNE (330°) at 17 km/h 34% 92.92 kPa
City Centre A 9:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 18.8°C NNE (330°) at 22 km/h 37% 92.95 kPa
City Centre A 10:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 17.4°C NE (350°) at 15 km/h 45% 92.98 kPa
City Centre A 11:00 PM Mostly Cloudy 16.3°C NE (360°) at 9 km/h 51% 93.04 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

Regular Season
ValuePersonRecord Held Span OR
Passing Yards – Game 36th 36th 497 yards Danny McManus
Receiving Yards – Game 38th 38th 231 yards Darren Flutie


  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)