Winnipeg – The Bombers were rarely behind in any of the games of their 6-game win streak. But on Saturday afternoon in front of nearly 26,000 fans at Investors Group Field, the Bombers demonstrated that they can, indeed, come from behind, rallying from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to surge past the Toronto Argonauts 46-29 for their 7th straight victory. Argos had a 22-19 lead at halftime and expanded it to 29-19 when Dan Lefevour hit Kenny Shaw with a 3-yard touchdown pass to cap a second-half opening 75-yard Argo drive. That was Lefevour’s fourth touchdown pass of the game, but that would be the final time Lefevour did any damage. The Blue Bomber defence tightened up, holding the Argos pointless the rest of the way. And the Bomber offence went to work, Matt Nichols calmly leading drive after drive that set up touchdowns by Clarence Denmark, Timothy Flanders and Nichols himself. Justin Medlock added six field goals, including three long ones from 42, 49 and 53 yards. And Quincy McDuffie contributed a 92-yard kickoff return touchdown.
Nichols once again completed the game interception free. He did actually throw one pick, but a roughing the passer call on the play got him off the hook. Nichols has thrown just one interception in his last 241 passes, a stat that is quite mind-boggling.
Flanders stepped in and filled in very nicely for Andrew Harris, who sat out the game with an ankle sprain. Flander had 102 yards rushing on 19 carries and another 34 on 4 catches. Weston Dressler had another big game, 8 catches for 93 yards.
Bombers are now 8-4 on the season, tied with 8-3 B.c. for second place in the West. And now they get for a very challenging final one-third of the season. Bombers will visit Calgary next Saturday, then host Edmonton before playing B.c. twice and Ottawa twice.