Edmonton Eskimos 20 @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers 2

Game Details

  • Week 16
  • 63rd Game of Regular Season (71st Overall)
  • Sunday, Oct 12, 1997 2:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Winnipeg Stadium in Winnipeg, MB
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 18,524
    • Capacity: 33,675
  • Broadcaster:
    • CBC

Game Notes

Game Summary

It was a windy, rainy day as the Edmonton Eskimos took the field against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Winnipeg Stadium. The effects of the weather could be felt early in the game as Edmonton K Sean Fleming’s 18-yard FG at 14:53 of the opening period was the only scoring of the frame. Fleming also scored the first points of the second quarter when his 45-yard FG attempt sailed wide at 2:58 scoring a single. K Troy Westwood cut the Edmonton lead back to 3-points at 7:28 when his 42-yard FG attempt was pushed wide by the gusting wind but went through the end zone for a single. Fleming restored the Esk’s 4-point cushion when just over a minute later his wind aided 79-yard punt went through the end zone scoring yet another single. Fleming also nailed a 41-yard FG with under a minute to play in the half giving the Eskimos an 8-1 lead as they went to the dressing room to dry off. Quarterbacking changes by Winnipeg had no effect as the Bombers continued to have trouble moving the ball in the second half. Fleming’s 10-yard FG at 5:21 upped the Edmonton lead to 10-points. That lead was short lived however, as Cameron’s 64-yard punt to Henry “Gizmo” Williams ran through the end zone scoring the single point to bring Edmonton’s lead back down to 9. In the final stanza of play Fleming scored his second punting single of the night as his 58-yard kick went through the end zone. Then at 5:59 RB Mike Sellers powered in from 1-yard to score the games first TD. Fleming’s convert was good making the score 19-2 in favour of the Green and Gold. Fleming later scored his 4th single of the game when his 36-yard FG attempt sailed wide at 10:19. This would wrap up the games scoring as the Eskimos left Winnipeg with a 22-2 victory, their tenth of the season.

Source: Game Review, 1997 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1996 and 1997 Winnipeg and Edmonton 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

Blue Bombers record vs Eskimos (Regular Season)

Last decade (1987 to 1996)
  • at Winnipeg 5–4–0 (0.556)
  • at Edmonton 3–6–0 (0.333)
  • Winnipeg Total 8–10–0 (0.444)
All-time (through 1997)
  • at Winnipeg 41–33–1 (0.553)
  • at Edmonton 29–44–1 (0.399)
  • Winnipeg Total 70–77–2 (0.477)

Streaks as of Oct. 12, 1997 (Regular Season)

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


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Eskimos 3 5 3 9 20
Blue Bombers 0 1 1 0 2

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

Eskimos (10-6-0) Next vs Lions Oct 19
Blue Bombers (3-13-0) Next @ Alouettes Oct 19

Game Time Weather in Winnipeg, MB

October 12th Hourly Weather Summary for Winnipeg
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
Richardson Int'l A 1:00 PM Rain,Fog 7.6°C NNE (320°) at 28 km/h 97% 96.30 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 2:00 PM Rain 7.4°C NNE (320°) at 33 km/h 96% 96.24 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 3:00 PM Cloudy 6.8°C NNE (320°) at 30 km/h 92% 96.33 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 4:00 PM Rain,Fog 5.9°C NNE (320°) at 41 km/h 94% 96.33 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


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)