Edmonton Eskimos 40 @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers 20

Game Details

  • Week 15
  • 60th Game of Regular Season (68th Overall)
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Monday, Oct 12, 1998 4:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at Winnipeg Stadium in Winnipeg, MB
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 19,448
    • Capacity: 33,675
  • Broadcaster:
    • CBC in HD

Game Notes

Game Summary

It was game #1 in the post-Jeff Reinebold era as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers played host to the Edmonton Eskimos. However, for the 19,448 in attendance on this cold, overcast day, the result was not what they were looking for as the Eskimos put up 30 unanswered points in the first three quarters and coasted to a 40-20 victory. The Eskimos opened the scoring 57 seconds into the match when DB Dwayne Provo stepped in front of a Troy Kopp pass and returned it 44 yards for the major. Fleming added the first of his four converts on the day. The Eskimos made it 13-0 at 12:51 of the first quarter when WR Marcus Dowdell corralled an 11-yard pass from QB David Archer. Fleming’s convert rounded out the first quarter scoring with Edmonton on top by a 14-0 count. Fleming opened up the second quarter scoring at 5:12 connecting on a 37-yard FG. The Eskimos rounded out the first half scoring when Winnipeg Grant Carter’s snap sailed over the head of punter Bob Cameron and into touch for a two-point safety sending the teams into the locker room with the Eskimos up by a 19-0 score. Fleming increased their lead to 22-0 at 9:25 of the third quarter when he recorded his third FG of the game, this one from 36-yards out. The Blue Bombers’ troubles continued when Kopp’s lateral sailed past RB Sean Millington and was scooped up by DL Leroy Blugh in the end zone. Fleming’s convert and ensuing 88-yard kickoff single made the score 30-0 in favour of the Eskimos after three quarters of play. Fleming’s assault on the Bombers continued in the fourth quarter when he added his fourth FG of the day, a 20-yard effort 3:10 into the final frame. The Bombers finally got on the scoreboard at 7:45 when RB Deland McCullough scampered in from 7 yards out. K Troy Westwood added the convert. However, the Eskimo machine countered right back when RB Troy Mills rambled for a 15-yard rushing major. Fleming’s convert upped Edmonton’s lead to 40-7. Winnipeg would account for the game’s final points when SB Milt Stegall snagged a 10-yard Kopp pass at 11:52. Westwood added the convert. DB John Kalin then scooped up a blocked Fleming punt and scored from 15 yards out. The Bombers’ two-point convert attempt failed making the final from Winnipeg Stadium, Edmonton 40, Winnipeg 20. The win improved the Eskimos’ record to 8-7, while the Bombers fell to 2-13.

Source: Game Review, 1998 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1997 and 1998 Winnipeg and Edmonton Matchups
1997Week 7WPG 11 @ EDM 45
Week 16EDM 20 @ WPG 2
1998Week 8WPG 16 @ EDM 25
Week 15EDM 40 @ WPG 20

Blue Bombers record vs Eskimos (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at Winnipeg 4–5–0 (0.444)
  • at Edmonton 3–6–0 (0.333)
  • Winnipeg Total 7–11–0 (0.389)
All-time (through 1998)
  • at Winnipeg 41–34–1 (0.546)
  • at Edmonton 29–45–1 (0.393)
  • Winnipeg Total 70–79–2 (0.470)

Streaks as of Oct. 12, 1998 (Regular Season)

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


Scoring Summary
1st Quarter

1. EDM: Touchdown PROVO (44 yard Interception return) 0:57
  EDM: Convert Kick FLEMING
2. EDM: Touchdown DOWDELL (11 yard pass from ARCHER) 12:51
  EDM: Convert Kick FLEMING

2nd Quarter

3. EDM: Field Goal FLEMING (37 yards) 5:12
4. EDM: Safety touch CAMERON conceded 13:42

3rd Quarter

5. EDM: Field Goal FLEMING (36 yards) 9:25
6. EDM: Touchdown BLUGH (Fumble recovery in endzone) 10:46
  EDM: Convert Kick FLEMING
7. EDM: Single FLEMING (88 yards off a Kickoff) 11:05

4th Quarter

8. EDM: Field Goal FLEMING (20 yards) 3:10
9. WPG: Touchdown MCCULLOUGH (7 yards) 7:45
  WPG: Convert Kick WESTWOOD
10. EDM: Touchdown MILLS (15 yards) 10:04
  EDM: Convert Kick FLEMING
11. WPG: Touchdown STEGALL (10 yard pass from KOPP) 11:52
  WPG: Convert Kick WESTWOOD
12. WPG: Touchdown KALIN (15 yard Blocked Punt return) 13:38
  WPG: 2-point convert failed 13:38

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Eskimos 14 5 11 10 40
Blue Bombers 0 0 0 20 20
Yardsticks (Team Statistics)
First Downs1814
Total Offence402275
Team Losses1779
Net Offence385196
Pass Comp-Att16-3112-26
Interceptions by-yards1-440-0
Punts-Net Avg.6-37.36-38.7
Time of Possession30:4029:20

EDMARCHER: 16/31, 248 YDS, 1 TD, 0 INT; WPGKOPP: 12/26, 139 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT;


EDMMILLS: 23/111 YDS, 1 TD; ARCHER: 3/39 YDS, 0 TD; DEIBERT: 4/4 YDS, 0 TD; WPGMCCULLOUGH: 12/51 YDS, 1 TD; BLOUNT: 3/37 YDS, 0 TD; MILLINGTON: 5/34 YDS, 0 TD; KOPP: 2/8 YDS, 0 TD; RUNNING: 1/6 YDS, 0 TD;


EDMDOWDELL: 8/139 YDS, 1 TD; MILLS: 3/46 YDS, 0 TD; WIGGINS: 3/42 YDS, 0 TD; MYERS: 1/16 YDS, 0 TD; WILLIAMS: 1/5 YDS, 0 TD; WPGRUNNING: 4/94 YDS, 0 TD; STEGALL: 6/43 YDS, 1 TD; BLOUNT: 1/2 YDS, 0 TD; MCCULLOUGH: 1/0 YDS, 0 TD;

Eskimos coach: Kay Stephenson (W)
Blue Bombers coach: Gary Hoffman (L)

Eskimos (8-7-0) Next vs Lions Oct 18
Blue Bombers (2-13-0) Next @ Stampeders Oct 18

Game Extra

Lead Changes (Experimental)
  • Total: 1
  • Times EDM held lead: 1
  • Times tied: 1
  • Times WPG held lead: 0
Lead/Trailed and Time in Lead
Largest Lead / Deficit+33 / NoneNone / -33
Time in Lead59:0300:5700:00
Consecutive Points
EDM33 7 
WPG 7 13

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 3:00 PM Cloudy 2.7°C NNE (300°) at 37 km/h 86% 98.98 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 4:00 PM Cloudy 2.5°C NNE (300°) at 30 km/h 87% 99.02 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 5:00 PM Cloudy 2.6°C NNE (300°) at 33 km/h 83% 99.05 kPa
Richardson Int'l A 6:00 PM Cloudy 2.4°C NNE (300°) at 39 km/h 80% 99.08 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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  • Steve Daniel/CFL


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