The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will play their regular season finale on Saturday when they meet the Calgary Stampeders at McMahon Stadium.
The Blue Bombers and Montreal Alouettes are tied for first place in the Canadian Football League's East Division. Both teams have 10-7 records. Winnipeg will clinch first place and a bye to the division final with a win over the Stampeders. If the Blue Bombers lose to Calgary, Winnipeg will still finish first if the Alouettes lose to the B.C. Lions on Saturday night in Vancouver.
Alex Brink will get the starting quarterback assignment. Buck Pierce suffered a sprained right knee in the second half of the Blue Bombers 27-22 loss to the Toronto Argonauts last Friday at Canad Inns Stadium.
Winnipeg quarterback Alex Brink was asked what the key is if the Blue Bombers are going to have success putting points on the board on Saturday afternoon.
Brink has completed 62.6 percent of his passes for 821 yards and four touchdowns. The former Washington State quarterback has also been intercepted four times. Brink was 25-for-40 for 326 yards in his only other start this season which was a 32-26 loss to Montreal.
The Blue Bombers haven't won consecutive games since the football club's five-game winning streak came to an end with a 27-7 loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders on the Labour Day Weekend in Regina.
Winnipeg cornerback Jovon Johnson talked about game 18.
Rookie Darrell Pasco comes off the practice roster to replace Johnny Sears. Sears was given a one-game suspension for his illegal hit on Toronto quarterback Steven Jyles last weekend.
Blue Bombers running back Chris Garrett, who ran for 159 yards in Winnipeg's loss to Toronto last weekend, was asked what he's expecting from the Stampeders defence on Saturday afternoon.
Winnipeg will be looking to snap an eight-game losing streak when they face the Stampeders. The Blue Bombers haven't won in Calgary since the 2002 season.