Bombers tame lifeless Lions – Winnipeg Free Press


Mike Reilly has made a profession out of dissecting defences. His capacity to push the ball downfield and take over video games is why the B.C. Lions signed the 34-year-old to one of many richest contracts in CFL historical past, inking the nine-year veteran to a four-year, $2.9-million deal.

On Thursday, it was the Bombers defence that proved to be the most important discount on the evening.

Choosing up the slack for a sputtering offence as soon as once more, the defence cashed in on a struggling B.C. assault, taking on the sport late en path to a 32-16 victory at IG Subject.

Reilly, who led the CFL in passing the final three seasons, accomplished simply 16 of 28 passes for 177 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. He was sacked seven instances — bringing B.C.’s complete to a league-worst 35 — because the Lions offence mustered simply 217 web yards.

The Bombers now have two victories following back-to-back losses. They’ll hit the highway subsequent week for a tricky take a look at towards the 5-Three Edmonton Eskimos.

— Jeff Hamilton


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