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This Grey Cup and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers might go down in CFL historical past

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers can be a part of the ranks of among the rarest spectators in CFL historical past.

Solely 5 groups within the recreation’s historical past have gained three consecutive Grey Cups, and the Blue Bombers might make it a sixth with a win on Sunday. That is the primary time in additional than 40 years {that a} workforce has gained three in a row.

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“You aren’t getting a whole lot of alternatives to exit and show your self,” Winnipeg Blue Bombers defenseman Zach Collaros stated after the workforce’s recreation Saturday. “Whether or not it is Week 9 or the Grey Cup, I get these butterflies or some sort of anxiousness or pleasure.”

Collaros and firm have a six-point lead over Toronto, which means Winnipeg has a 2-in-3 probability to win the Grey Cup three-peat.

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Most significantly for the Blue Bombers, Collaros was named the starter on Sunday. He missed two days of apply this week with an ankle damage, however there was little doubt he could be within the huge recreation.

If Collaros remains to be fighting an damage and isn’t as cell as he has been on Sunday, Toronto might have a bonus.

“All of the assessments got here again actually constructive … I am going on the market and doing all the things I can to assist the workforce win,” Collaros stated. “After the primary two or three minutes (of the damage), I wasn’t too nervous about it.”

Earlier this week, Collaros was named the league’s MVP for the second straight season. Add in a Grey Cup win so as to add to his legacy.


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On the other aspect of the ball, the Winnipeg protection has been dominant all 12 months. On Sunday, they will want to manage Toronto’s run recreation.

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Argos forwards Andrew Harris and AJ Ouellette scored within the ultimate out of the East and it is going to be a two-headed monster on Sunday.

“It’s important to combat actually exhausting,” Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea stated.

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It is also the Bombers’ probability to win the most important recreation in opposition to Toronto.

Winnipeg and Toronto had beforehand met within the Grey Cup seven instances from 1937-50, with the Argos profitable each recreation.

The Bombers and Argos have met simply as soon as this season, a four-game week at BMO Subject in Toronto. Winnipeg gained a really shut recreation 23-22, and Toronto would have gained had it not been for a last-second subject objective.

With two explosive gamers who wish to push the ball upfield, the sport might come right down to a gentle stream of kickers.

Winnipeg’s Mark Leiggio is second with 32 objectives this season, whereas Toronto’s Boris Bede is fourth with 43.

Each level counts within the Grey Cup and the kickers will should be on their recreation if both workforce is to win.

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The Grey Cup kicks off at 5pm on Sunday


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