Why the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are Dominating the CFL Right Now

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His defending has come under fire, but check this out.

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A trade-off Jürgen Klopp is content to make. ⬇️

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The Blue Bombers are on a roll! After beating the Edmonton Elks on Friday by a score of 24-10, Winnipeg moves to the top of the leaderboard and have won their seventh game in a row. The reigning Grey Cup holders have started the season just as they finished the last.

Collaros: Leading from behind

A large portion of the Blue Bombers’ success can be attributed to play from their star quarterback, Zach Collaros.

Collaros leads the CFL in passing yards with 1,724, while also being second in passing touchdowns. Additionally, Collaros is not afraid to make big plays, as he is 3rd in the CFL in yards per play.

The two biggest beneficiaries of Collaros’ play are Greg Ellingson and Dalton Schoen. Ellingson played college football at FIU and has played on the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Schoen played his college football at Kansas State before signing with the Blue Bombers. Both Schoen and Ellingson are amongst the top three players in receiving yards in the CFL, combining for 1,021 of Collaros’ 1,724 yards.

Schoen is a fairly new receiver, whereas Ellingson has put together five straight one thousand yard receiving seasons. Ellingson and Schoen are also both in the league’s top four for receiving touchdowns, with Schoen being tied for the league lead.

If the Blue Bombers want to stay strong, they’ll continue to go to their top receivers.

A well-drilled offense

Another large contributor to the Blue Bombers’ offense is from running back Brady Oliviera. He was drafted in 2019 by the Blue Bombers and has put together a nice season. Thus far he is sixth in rushing yards in the CFL with 258 yards and has also scored a touchdown.

The style in which the Blue Bombers play isn’t as conventional as you would expect, scoring the most points and destroying their opponents. In actuality, the Blue Bombers are one of the more slower-paced teams. They are eighth in yards per games played and seventh in plays per games played. They also are very meticulous moving the ball up the field, only averaging 4.7 yards per play (only the Edmonton Elks being worse).

Even with their overall team’s statistics being understated, they still manage to put together some electric plays. Just this past week, Collaros connected with Schoen for an 81-yard touchdown to end the first half.

A tough nut to crack in defense

In addition to their strong offense, the Blue Bombers’ defence has proved to be another one of their strengths. Defensive Coordinator Richie Hall has done an incredible job at creating a productive defense, particularly in stopping the run game. Against the run, Winnipeg have allowed just 529 total yards, an average of 75.6 yard per game – the second-fewest in the league. They’re also yet to concede a single rushing touchdown so far. Food for thought for opposing offensive coordinators.

The Blue Bombers have forced the most interceptions and have the second most sacks in the league. Former FIU basketball player Nick Taylor has led the Blue Bombers’ defense with three interceptions while former Baylor Bear and Washington Redskin Willie Jefferson leads the defense with three sacks.

Looking ahead…

The Blue Bombers face a tough test on Saturday, matching up against the Calgary Stampeders. Winnipeg hopes to move to 8-0, to solidify their position as the strongest team in the league. They remain undefeated, but Calgary will be a test. They’ve lost just once, and have an overtime win to their name. If Winnipeg can come through unscathed, we might just be looking at a year of complete CFL domination for the Blue Bombers.

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Geno Smith went 23/30 for 320 yards, 2 TDs and no picks against the @Lions.

His passer rating was 132.6 – the highest of week 4 and the third highest score in a single game this season.

Find out how where the #Seahawks rank this week.

#SeahawksNation
https://thegeniusplaybook.com/the-playbook-nfl-power-rankings-2022/

A tough away fixture awaits #THFC this evening, who face a strong #Frankfurt team fresh from a victory over league leaders Union Berlin.

Their average positioning against Arsenal on Saturday (below) was incredibly deep. They’ll have to be braver tonight.

#SGETOT | #UCL

His defending has come under fire, but check this out.

Trent Alexander-Arnold is by far the most active #LFC player when it comes to both attacking involvement and in the buildup.

A trade-off Jürgen Klopp is content to make. ⬇️

#LIVRAN | #UCL

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🆕 NFL Power Rankings: 𝙪𝙥𝙙𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙙

The #49ers closed out a dramatic week 4 in the #NFL with an impressive victory over the #Rams last night. Both are on the move in this week’s Power Rankings.

Find out who’s up and who’s down. ⤵️

#FTTB #RamsHouse
https://thegeniusplaybook.com/the-playbook-nfl-power-rankings-2022/

✅ Pjanić & Manolas to @SharjahFC
✅ Yarmolenko to @alainfcae_en
✅ Allan to @AlWahdaFCC
✅ Denayer to @Shabab_AlAhliFC

A crazy summer of transfer moves means that this year’s @AGLeague_EN title race will be more exciting than ever. ⤵️

#ADNOCProLeague
https://thegeniusplaybook.com/uae-pro-league-massive-signings-add-excitement-to-new-season/

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