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Bombers end 4-game losing streak with victory over Alouettes

Matt Nichols had a bounce-back efficiency because the Winnipeg Blue Bombers halted a four-game losing streak with a 31-14 victory over the Montreal Alouettes on Friday.

Nichols, who used to be pulled at halftime in Winnipeg’s earlier sport after throwing 3 choices, finished 18-of-25 cross makes an attempt for 256 yards and threw a landing toss to operating again Andrew Harris.

Montreal quarterback Johnny Manziel, making his 3rd CFL get started, used to be sacked 5 instances. The former Heisman Trophy winner went 18 for 25 for 212 yards with no touchdowns and one interception.

The victory in entrance of 24,349 enthusiasts at Investors Group Field upped Winnipeg’s document to 6-7, whilst the Alouettes moved into double digits for losses at Three-10.

Harris stuck his 10-yard landing cross halfway throughout the first quarter, however left the sport overdue in the second one quarter with an damage and did not go back. He completed with seven carries for 44 yards, giving him 1,028 yards for the season. It’s his fourth season surpassing the 1,000-yard milestone.

His alternative, Kienan LaFrance, ran in a seven-yard TD and backup quarterback Chris Streveler driven in a single backyard for a big.

Justin Medlock booted 3 box objectives, one from 50 yards and a couple from 43 yards. He additionally made his 3 converts.

Montreal backup quarterback Antonio Pipkin ran in a two-yard TD. Kicker Boris Bede attached on box objectives from 47 and 31 yards out and used to be excellent on his convert.

Manziel used to be sacked 4 instances within the first part because the Bombers fixed a 20-6 lead simply ahead of the destroy.

Winnipeg looked as if it would rating a landing with a minute and a part left within the first part, nevertheless it used to be burnt up by means of a penalty.

Manziel used to be sacked within the end zone, fumbled the ball and it used to be pounced on by means of defensive position Craig Roh, however defensive again Brandon Alexander used to be known as for unlawful touch on a receiver.

The first quarter’s scoring got here from Medlock’s 50-yarder, Harris’s TD at eight:28 that made it 10-Zero and Bede’s 47-yarder to place Montreal at the board.

Medlock nailed a 43-yarder and Bede put thru a 31-yard box objective for a 13-6 Winnipeg lead at nine:13 of the second one.

After Roh’s TD did not depend, the Bombers made their subsequent alternative truly depend.

Receiver Darvin Adams hauled in a 49-yard cross and Lafrance completed the power with a seven-yard lift into the end zone at 13:58 to up the lead 20-6 on the destroy.

Roh completed with 3 sacks and 7 defensive tackles.

Montreal conceded a unmarried after a protracted punt by means of Medlock early within the 3rd and the Alouettes scored their first TD with Pipkin’s run at 13:49.

Winnipeg additionally misplaced linebacker Adam Bighill and receiver Nic Demski to accidents within the 3rd quarter.

The rating moved to 21-14 at Three:15 of the fourth after Winnipeg conceded a security following a Bede punt.

After a Medlock 43-yard box objective at 11:53, Winnipeg defensive again Marcus Sayles intercepted Manziel with 1:44 to head. Receiver Kenbrell Thompkins then held on for a 42-yard cross from Nichols, which resulted in Streveler’s TD with 31 seconds to head.

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