Reasons to believe the Blue Bombers could stay unbeaten this season

Halfway through their regular season schedule, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers remain the only team in the CFL with a 100% record. They remain in that position despite being the sole team that hasn’t yet had a bye week, and at this point in a campaign, the question always starts to be asked: could they go from now until the end of the season without losing? As reigning Grey Cup champions, they’re certainly the standard bearers for the league. But only one team has ever gone the whole season without losing – and that was the 1948 Calgary Stampeders, who had the significant advantage of playing just twelve games.


Winnipeg shouldn’t really even be thinking about matching that mark, in reality. To complete the campaign without a single loss would require them to match the outstanding first half of the season they’ve had, and to do that as attrition starts to play its part, with injuries, pressure and a Canadian winter still to make their presence felt. However, just because the players and coaches shouldn’t be thinking about it, that doesn’t mean that we can’t. So let’s look at a few of the reasons we could be looking at a perfect season for the Bombers.


They’ve played six games on the road


Of the nine games they’ve played so far, twice as many of the Blue Bombers’ nine wins have come away from Winnipeg as at home. As the season draws on and the weather gets more Canadian, that means they’ll have the advantage of playing in front of their own fans more often. Home advantage is always beneficial in sport, but as a season gets into its stride every little boost matters more, and this is a significant one. Just doing what they need to at home could provide the momentum to handle those road games as the season goes on.


They keep finding ways to score


In the final quarter of the game against the Montreal Alouettes, the Bombers found themselves tied at 14-14 in a game they were expected to win. The Alouettes had done a good job of keeping hold of the ball and frustration could have easily set in. But a QB sneak from Dakota Prukop was followed by a game-breaking punt return for a TD by Janarion Grant. When they can up their performance and produce moments of magic to kill off pesky opponents, there’s no wonder the Winnipeg side are favourites to win with the best Bitcoin casino in Canada. A home game against the same opponents this week should mean another W in the column.


They’re getting production from two quarterbacks


When they won the first of their two consecutive Grey Cups either side of the 2020 season that wasn’t, the Blue Bombers were beneficiaries of solid play from both Zach Collaros and Chris Streveler. While the latter has since bounced around NFL practice squads and is currently at the New York Jets, Prukop has jumped into the supporting role and his go-ahead TD in Montreal was a key contribution right when it was needed. Mike O’Shea knows he’s got all the weapons at his disposal right now, and from here on out it’s on the rest of the league to beat the Bombers. They’re not going to find it easy.

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