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Matt Nichols Bounces Back, Helps Bombers Snap Losing Streak

Matt Nichols Bounces Back, Helps Bombers Snap Losing Streak

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Johnny Manziel
Montreal Alouettes quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) runs for yards as Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Jovan Santos-Knox (45) moves in during the first half of CFL action in Winnipeg Friday, September 21, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

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

Nichols, who was pulled at halftime in Winnipeg’s previous game after throwing three picks, completed 18-of-25 pass attempts for 256 yards and threw a touchdown toss to running back Andrew Harris.

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Two Quarterbacks with Something to Prove Will Face Off When Bombers Host Alouettes

Two Quarterbacks with Something to Prove Will Face Off When Bombers Host Alouettes

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Johnny Manziel
Montreal Alouettes quarterback Johnny Manziel throws a pass during the warm-ups prior to first half CFL football action against the BC Lions in Montreal, Friday, September 14, 2018. Johnny Manziel will be back under centre for Montreal when the Alouettes visit the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Friday. The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner missed the last four games after being placed in the CFL’s concussion protocol. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

WINNIPEG – Quarterbacks Matt Nichols and Johnny Manziel have a lot to prove tonight.

Nichols wants to help end the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ four-game losing skid with a victory over Manziel and his Montreal Alouettes, and ensure he doesn’t get pulled at halftime like he did in a 32-27 loss to Saskatchewan on Sept. 8.

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers Slash Prices for Some Concessions, Parking

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Slash Prices for Some Concessions, Parking

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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have reduced the prices on some stadium concessions and parking for the remainder of the season.

Based on fan feedback, the Bombers have introduced a new $3 menu featuring hot dogs, perogies, spring rolls and a vegetarian chili bowl, and bottled water for $3 including taxes. The lower prices also extend to hot chocolate, coffee, and 12 oz fountain pop for $2.50.

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Roughriders Get 4th Straight Win with 32-27 Victory Over Blue Bombers

Roughriders Get 4th Straight Win with 32-27 Victory Over Blue Bombers

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Matt Nichols
Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols looks for a receiver as Saskatchewan Roughriders’ Charleston Hughes closes in during first half CFL football action at Mosaic Stadium in Regina on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are looking to help Nichols out. The receivers say they have to step up as their quarterback goes through a rough stretch. Winnipeg has lost three in a row heading into Saturday’s game against Saskatchewan. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor)

WINNIPEG — Even Saskatchewan Roughriders head coach Chris Jones had a hard time believing how his team’s 32-27 victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers unfolded on Saturday.

The Roughriders scored a pair of touchdowns and three field goals off Winnipeg interceptions, while the Bombers recorded a pair of TDs after a Saskatchewan pick and fumble.

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Slumping Winnipeg Blue Bombers Sticking with Quarterback Matt Nichols

Slumping Winnipeg Blue Bombers Sticking with Quarterback Matt Nichols

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Matt Nichols
Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols runs against the Saskatchewan Roughriders during first half CFL football action at Mosaic Stadium in Regina on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor)

WINNIPEG – Winnipeg quarterback Matt Nichols could do almost nothing wrong during the Blue Bombers’ three-game winning streak earlier this year.

But now that the team is riding a three-game losing skid, many fans think the starting quarterback can barely do anything right.

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Stampeders, Blue Bombers Both Looking for Bounce-Back Efforts from Tough Losses

Stampeders, Blue Bombers Both Looking for Bounce-Back Efforts from Tough Losses

By Laurence Heinen, The Canadian Press

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The Calgary Stampeders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers have the same mindset heading into their Saturday afternoon game between the two West Division foes at McMahon Stadium. Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell (19) looks on after getting sacked by Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive lineman Willie Jefferson (7) during first half CFL action in Regina on Sunday, August 19, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Matt Smith)

CALGARY – The Calgary Stampeders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers find themselves in similar situations heading into Saturday afternoon’s game between the West Division foes at McMahon Stadium.

Both teams are looking for bounce-back efforts from tough Week 10 losses. The Bombers (5-4) dropped a 44-21 decision to the Ottawa Redblacks at home on Friday, while the Stampeders (7-1) lost 40-27 to the Saskatchewan Roughriders two nights later in Regina.

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