Blue Bombers
Eskimos
13 - 16 Final - OT
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Eskimos close in on playoffs with 16-13, OT win over Bombers

Oct 31, 2010 - 2:40 AM EDMONTON (CP) - Daniel Porter ran in an 11-yard touchdown in overtime as the Edmonton Eskimos moved one big step closer to securing a playoff position, defeating the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16-13 on Saturday night.

Tied 10-10 at the end of regulation, the Bombers went first in extra time and were held to a 37-yard field goal by Justin Palardy.

Porter pinballed for a 24-yard gain to start off the Eskimos drive, taking them to the 11. He then took it in from there on the next play for the game's only touchdown to give Edmonton the badly-needed win.

Edmonton (7-10) can advance to post-season play as soon as Sunday if the B.C. Lions lose to Saskatchewan.

It was the first time the Eskimos have won three games in a row since the final three games of 2005.

The Blue Bombers, already out of the playoff picture at 4-13, went 0-9 on the road this season.

Winnipeg started off the scoring with a 38-yard field goal by Palardy after a competent first drive by fourth-string quarterback Joey Elliott, making his first career CFL start.

Edmonton got lucky on a pair of first-quarter turnovers in their own zone, first turning the ball over on downs and then seeing quarterback Jared Zabransky picked off by Jonathan Hefney on their on 44. But the Eskimos only gave up one point on a punt single and trailed 4-0 after the first quarter.

Less than a minute into the second, the Eskimos turned over the ball for the third series in a row when Zabransky was intercepted on a long bomb attempt by Ian Logan at midfield. The Bombers marched all the way down to the Edmonton one-yard line but were stuffed on a third-down quarterback keeper attempt by Elliott.

Winnipeg then turned the ball over on another third-down gamble at midfield with just under three minutes left in the second frame leading to an Esks' punt single.

The Esks were able to hang on to the ball long enough to add a 18-yard Derek Schiavone field goal to make for a 4-4 tie to conclude an unusual and often ugly first half.

Edmonton started to close in on breaking the deadlock five minutes into the third but turned the ball over once again. Zabransky was picked off on the Winnipeg six-yard line thanks to a tremendous juggling catch by Jovon Johnson. On the Bombers' next play Fred Reid took the ball 55 yards, setting up a 46-yard Palardy field goal.

The Eskimos finally had something go right with six minutes left in the third on a fake punt when Calvin McCarty took a direct snap 37 yards to the Winnipeg 25. It led to a 13-yard Schiavone field goal to tie the game 7-7 heading into the fourth.

Zabransky was picked off for a fourth time to start the fourth as Hefney snagged his second at the Winnipeg 44.

Edmonton looked to have a 43-yard TD run by Porter with five minutes remaining, but the play was called back on a holding call. The Eskimos ended up accepting a 37-yard Schiavone field goal, and took a 10-7 lead.

The Bombers clawed their way back downfield but were forced into a kicking situation by a quarterback sack from Mark Restelli. However, the Eskimos took a roughing the kicker penalty on the ensuing field goal attempt, giving the Bombers another crack at winning the game outright. The Edmonton defence held as Palardy came back out to kick a 26-yarder with no time remaining to send the game to overtime.

The Blue Bombers close out the regular season at home against Calgary on Friday while Edmonton travels to Saskatchewan to play the Roughriders next Saturday.

Notes: Elliott, who got his first CFL start in the contest, is the eighth different quarterback to start for the Bombers since 2008 and the fourth this season with Buck Pierce, Steven Jyles and Alex Brink all going down with injuries. Winnipeg added newcomers Justin Goltz and Zac Champion to the active roster to back Elliott up. . . The Eskimos also had a new quarterback in the lineup. With Ricky Ray out with an injury, Kerry Joseph, a former CFL outstanding player, was added as insurance to back up Zabransky. . . Since the last meeting between the two teams in Week 4, both lineups have undergone overhauls as Edmonton had 13 different starters in their lineup for that game than this one and Winnipeg had 10. . . Edmonton came into the match 7-1-1 in their last nine games against the Bombers at Commonwealth Stadium. . . Winnipeg has now lost nine games by seven points or less and a league record eight by four points or less this season.






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    EDMONTON 0 4 3 3
    OT TOTAL
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    EDMONTON 0 10 FINAL IN OT
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: WIN - FG, JUSTIN PALARDY 38 YD, 5:50. WINNIPEG
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    WINNIPEG 13
    EDMONTON 10 0:01 LEFT, 4TH QTR

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    WINNIPEG 10
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    WINNIPEG 13
    EDMONTON 10 0:01 LEFT, 4TH QTR

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    SCORING SUMMARY
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    SCORING SUMMARY
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    WINNIPEG 3
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