2016 Winnipeg Blue Bombers season

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2016 Winnipeg Blue Bombers season
Head coach Mike O'Shea
General manager Kyle Walters
Home field Investors Group Field
Results
Record 11–7
Division place 3rd, West
Playoff finish Lost West Semi-Final
Team MOP Matt Nichols
Team MOC Andrew Harris
Team MOR Taylor Loffler
Uniform
CFL WPG Jersey.png

The 2016 Winnipeg Blue Bombers season was the 59th season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 84th season overall. The Blue Bombers finished in 3rd place in the West Division and finished with an 11–7 record; their first winning season since 2011.

The Blue Bombers successfully improved upon their 5–13 record from 2015, after defeating the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Labour Day Classic on September 4. It was their first win in the Classic since 2004.

The Blue Bombers qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 2011 with a week 16 victory over the BC Lions followed by losses by the Toronto Argonauts and Montreal Alouettes two days afterward.[1] In the Playoffs the Blue Bombers ended up losing 32–31, ending their season. [2]

Offseason

CFL Draft

The 2016 CFL Draft took place on May 10, 2016. The Blue Bombers had eight selections in the eight-round draft. The team forfeited the second overall selection after selecting Garrett Waggoner in the 2015 Supplemental Draft.[3] However, the Blue Bombers were able to get back into the top nine when they acquired the ninth overall selection after trading Chris Greaves to the Edmonton Eskimos.[4]

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
2 9 Trent Corney DL Virginia
2 10 Michael Couture OL Simon Fraser
3 19 Taylor Loffler DB British Columbia
4 28 Shane Gauthier LB Laval
5 37 Zachary Intzandt OL McMaster
6 46 Rupert Butcher DL Western Ontario
7 55 Alex Vitt SB Manitoba
8 63 Frank Renaud LB Windsor

Preseason

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results TV Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
A Wed, June 8 7:00 p.m. CDT vs. Montreal Alouettes W 36–13 1–0 TSN/RDS Investors Group Field 23,334 Recap
A Mon, June 13 6:00 p.m. CDT at Ottawa Redblacks L 14–18 1–1 TSN TD Place Stadium 17,947 Recap
B Bye

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Regular season

Standings

Team GP W L T Pts PF PA Div Stk
Y−Calgary Stampeders 18 15 2 1 31 586 369 9–1 L1 Details
X−BC Lions 18 12 6 0 24 545 454 5–5 W3 Details
X−Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18 11 7 0 22 497 454 5–5 W1 Details
X−Edmonton Eskimos 18 10 8 0 20 549 496 5–5 W2 Details
Saskatchewan Roughriders 18 5 13 0 10 350 530 1–9 L3 Details

Schedule

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results TV Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
1 Fri, June 24 7:30 p.m. CDT vs. Montreal Alouettes L 14–22 0–1 TSN/RDS/ESPN2 Investors Group Field 26,433 Recap
2 Fri, July 1 9:00 p.m. CDT at Calgary Stampeders L 22–36 0–2 TSN/ESPN2 McMahon Stadium 26,815 Recap
3 Thurs, July 7 6:00 p.m. CDT at Hamilton Tiger-Cats W 28–24 1–2 TSN/ESPN2 Tim Hortons Field 23,846 Recap
4 Thurs, July 14 7:30 p.m. CDT vs. Edmonton Eskimos L 16–20 1–3 TSN/RDS Investors Group Field 24,007 Recap
5 Thurs, July 21 6:00 p.m. CDT vs. Calgary Stampeders L 18–33 1–4 TSN Investors Group Field 24,677 Recap
6 Thurs, July 28 7:30 p.m. CDT at Edmonton Eskimos W 30–23 2–4 TSN/RDS2/ESPN2 Commonwealth Stadium 25,902 Recap
7 Wed, Aug 3 7:30 p.m. CDT vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats W 37–11 3–4 TSN Investors Group Field 24,041 Recap
8 Fri, Aug 12 6:30 p.m. CDT at Toronto Argonauts W 34–17 4–4 TSN BMO Field 15,063 Recap
9 Bye
10 Fri, Aug 26 6:00 p.m. CDT at Montreal Alouettes W 32–18 5–4 TSN/RDS Molson Stadium 19,026 Recap
11 Sun, Sept 4 2:00 p.m. CDT at Saskatchewan Roughriders W 28–25 6–4 TSN Mosaic Stadium 33,427 Recap
12 Sat, Sept 10 3:00 p.m. CDT vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders W 17–10 7–4 TSN Investors Group Field 33,234 Recap
13 Sat, Sept 17 1:00 p.m. CDT vs. Toronto Argonauts W 46–29 8–4 TSN Investors Group Field 25,943 Recap
14 Sat, Sept 24 3:00 p.m. CDT at Calgary Stampeders L 34–36 8–5 TSN/RDS2 McMahon Stadium 27,159 Recap
15 Fri, Sept 30 7:30 p.m. CDT vs. Edmonton Eskimos L 26–40 8–6 TSN/RDS2 Investors Group Field 24,706 Recap
16 Sat, Oct 8 3:00 p.m. CDT vs. BC Lions W 37–35 9–6 TSN Investors Group Field 24,284 Recap
17 Fri, Oct 14 9:00 p.m. CDT at BC Lions W 35–32 10–6 TSN BC Place 19,520 Recap
18 Bye
19 Sat, Oct 29 3:00 p.m. CDT vs. Ottawa Redblacks L 10–23 10–7 TSN/RDS2 Investors Group Field 26,097 Recap
20 Fri, Nov 4 6:00 p.m. CDT at Ottawa Redblacks W 33–20 11–7 TSN/RDS2 TD Place Stadium 24,432 Recap

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Post-season

Schedule

Game Date Kickoff Opponent Results TV Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
West Semi-Final Sun, Nov 13 3:30 p.m. CST at BC Lions L 31–32 0–1 TSN/RDS/ESPN3 BC Place 19,176 Recap

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Team

Roster

2016 Winnipeg Blue Bombers roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Injured List

6-Game Injured List

Practice Roster

Suspended

Disabled

Territorial Exemption


Italics indicate International players
Roster updated 2016-11-28
Depth ChartTransactions
46 Active, 6 Injured, 5 Six-Game Injured,
5 Practice

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References

  1. ^ Bombers clinch playoff berth
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ CFL.ca Staff (20 May 2015). "Bombers peg Waggoner in CFL Supplemental Draft". CFL.ca. 
  4. ^ CFL.ca Staff (9 September 2015). "Eskimos acquire offensive lineman Greaves from Bombers". CFL.ca. 
  5. ^ a b c 2016 Schedule
  6. ^ Where to watch: 2016 Broadcast information
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