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Winnipeg Blue Bombers look to clinch home playoff game

TORONTO — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers can secure a home CFL playoff game this weekend. Winnipeg (12-2) can clinch a playoff contest at IG Field with a home win Friday night over the Saskatchewan Roughriders (6-8).
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Toronto Argonauts' DaVaris Daniels (80) makes a reception as Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Les Maruo tries to defend during the first half of CFL football action in Toronto on July 4, 2022. The Blue Bombers and Argonauts can both secure home playoff games this weekend. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch

TORONTO — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers can secure a home CFL playoff game this weekend.

Winnipeg (12-2) can clinch a playoff contest at IG Field with a home win Friday night over the Saskatchewan Roughriders (6-8). The Bombers would also earn a home post-season game if the Calgary Stampeders (9-5) lose at McMahon Stadium on Saturday to the Toronto Argonauts (8-5).

Toronto locked up a home playoff game with a 45-15 rout of the Ottawa Redblacks (3-10) last week. 

Should Saskatchewan lose and Calgary win this week, the Roughriders would only be able to qualify for the CFL playoffs via crossover.

If the Riders win and Edmonton (4-10) loses at home Saturday night to the Montreal Alouettes (6-7), the Elks will be eliminated from playoff contention.

Edmonton has lost a CFL record-tying 14 straight home games.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 26, 2022.

The Canadian Press

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version misstated the Toronto Argonauts playoff outlook.

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