Canadian Football League Week 6 (Thursday, July 27):
Montreal Alouettes 40
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 41
Winnipeg opened CFL’s Week 6 action with a one-point victory over Montreal Thursday night, overcoming a 24-14 halftime deficit to improve to 3-2 on the season.
Winnipeg starting quarterback Matt Nichols tossed for 358 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 34-of-43 passing. He also gained 22 of the team’s 80 yards on the ground.
Jamaal Westerman led the way on defense, recording four tackles and two sacks, for Winnipeg. As a team, the Blue Bombers forced five total sacks against Montreal QB Darian Durant (27/35, 348 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT). Montreal managed 183 yards and a pair of touchdowns on the ground, but Winnipeg’s 27 second half points were enough to pull away with the slim victory.
Next for Montreal: vs. Toronto (Friday, August 11)
Next for Winnipeg: at Ottawa (Friday, August 4)
Photo: The Canadian Press