OTTAWA — Winnipeg Blue Bombers beginning quarterback Matt Nichols says he feels best after leaving Friday’s 29-14 win over the Ottawa REDBLACKS.
The damage happened inside the 0.33 quarter and appeared to be to the head/neck area after Nichols took a success from linebacker Kevin Brown following an 18-yard run.
The Bombers’ pivot completed 16 of 20 passes for 262 yards and a landing, staking the Bombers to 22-4 lead earlier than being replaced via Chris Streveler.
Nichols went to the locker-room and later again in avenue clothes, however, changed into nicely sufficient after the sport to talk to reporters.
“I sense fantastic,” stated Nichols. “Huge win for us, 3-0. Great begin for this group this season, and we’ll rejoice this one for an afternoon and get equipped to get lower back to paintings.
“It was dumb through me no longer sliding in advance, I understand better than that,” he introduced. “Had to come out and which it was in the game and everything, didn’t go lower back in. But proper now I sense first-rate.
“I thought I might be able to escape from the defender and pick out up a few more yards — closing 2d I felt there had been human beings last in from the opposite side as properly and I form of slid late. I ought to have slid in advance. It’s critical for me to be accessible and I must make certain I don’t take needless hits.”
It changed into difficult night time for the Bombers at the damage front, as the team additionally misplaced receiver Chris Matthews inside the first half of. All in all, although the Bombers were given the task carried out on each side of the ball. Their defense didn’t allow a touchdown for the second one consecutive sport, even as the offense controlled ownership for 39 minutes and racked up more than 400 overall yards.
With a three-0 document, the Bombers take over sole ownership of the first region inside the CFL West. They’ll try to preserve it entering into Week five when the Toronto Argonauts visit IG Field in Winnipeg.
“It’s some thing we’ve simply preached, just seeking to win a number of these early video games to put ourselves in a better function toward the end of the season,” said Nichols. “To win a number of the ones games against difficult teams speaks to where this team can go.
“I suppose we have the leadership here to recognize you could’t simply be happy with starting three-0. For us, I’ve mentioned it. Generally, it’s resetting and looking to be 1-0 next week.”
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