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The Winnipeg Sun n Saturday, November 3, 2012

BLUE BOMBERS 1-4
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BOMBERS GAME DAY

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QB aLeX BRINK
The third-year pivot is making his fourth start of the season and sixth of his CFL career. It’s been an up-anddown season for Brink, who has rushed for seven TDs and thrown for eight more, but he’s hoping to finish it off on a positive note.

NUMBERS GAME
number of offensive touchdowns the blue bombers have scored during the past six weeks, nine of which have come via the run game.

Kickoff: 2 p.m., Canad Inns Stadium | TV: TSN | Radio: CJOB @PentonKirk @WiebeSunSports @bendersun @friesensunmedia @ ted_ wyman | Line (oddshark.com): Winnipeg +1 Montreal -1

ALOUEttES 11-6
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WR JaMeL RIChaRdSON
With only two yards receiving, he’ll eclipse 1,000 yards for the fifth consecutive season and with a monster game of 141 yards, he could reach 8,000 for his career. He has 60 catches and five majors this season.

WR ChRIS MaTTheWS
The biggest remaining weapon in the offensive arsenal has 75 receptions for 1,137 yards and seven touchdowns this season and he’s a lead-pipe lock to win CFL rookie of the year honour.

RB ChRIS JeNNINGS
The Als third starting tailback this season has been heating up of late, rushing 16 times for 90 yards last week, while adding three catches for 34 yards. Has a team-high 339 yards from scrimmage during the past three games.

WR LB MaRCeLLuS BOWMaN
Despite missing the first five games of the season with a hamstring injury, the three-year veteran sits fourth on the team in tackles with 52 and picked up 11 against the Calgary Stampeders on Oct. 13.

WhO’S hOT
mlb henoc muamba Muamba led his team with six tackles last week and has taken great strides since taking over as the starter and moved up to third on the team in tackles with 55.

WhO’S NOT
wr kito poblah Poblah has been limited to four catches for 24 yards over the past two weeks and has 37 receptions for 376 yards and only one touchdown during his second CFL season.

Yards per game the blue bombers have allowed on defence since tim burke took over from paul lapolice. theY had given up 409 Yards per game during the first eight games.

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LB Shea eMRy
The man in the middle is the Als candidate for top defensive and top Canadian player this season. He currently leads the Als in tackles (82) and is tied for lead with DE John Bowman in sacks with seven.

WhO’S hOT
wr bo bowling Bowling has taken advantage of an opportunity that came about because of injury and is coming off his best game of the season, a five-catch perfromance for 62 yards and has scored a touchdown in each of his past two games.

MILeSTONe WaTCh
Kicker Justin Palardy enters the contest with a field goal percentage of 87.8 (36-of-41) and if he can sustain that pace, he’ll break the franchise mark for a season of 86.7, which he set himself in 2010 when he was 26 of 30.

as in the number of cfl starts alouettes backup adrian mcpherson will have after saturdaY’s match-up.

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WhO’S NOT
wr brian bratton Bratton has been a little quiet of late, limited to only four catches for 49 yards during his past three games, though one of them resulted in a touchdown.

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Blue Bombers past 10 games vs Montreal Alouettes at Results of the last 10 games between the Bombers and at Canad Inns Stadium Ivor Wynne Stadium. (4-6) Season Date Win Loss 2012 Aug. 3 Alouettes 36 Bombers 26 2011 Oct. 22 Bombers 26 Alouettes 25 2011 Sept. 30 Alouettes 32 Bombers 26 2010 Sept. 24 Alouettes 44 Bombers 40 2009 Oct. 24 Bombers 41 Alouettes 24 2009 Aug. 15 Alouettes 39 Bombers 12 2008 Aug. 8 Alouettes 39 Bombers 11 2007 Nov. 2 Bombers 20 Alouettes 17 2007 July 5 Bombers 32 Alouettes 23 2006 Sept. 29 Alouettes 23 Bombers 20

LASt 10 MEEtiNGS

Quarterback Anthony Calvillo is skipping the final start of the season for the sixth time in the past eight years, but carries a 17-game streak of completing at least one touchdown into the contest. Provided he doesn’t participate in the contest, the streak will carry over into next season, should he put off retirement one more time.

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