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Edmonton Eskimos Head Coach Kavis Reed describes it as one of the most difficult games he's ever had to digest.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers enjoyed a 23-22 win over Edmonton on Thursday night, ending an 0-4 start by winning their home opener.
Reed says it's only fair to give credit where credit's due.
"Yeah, Winnipeg, give them credit," remarked Reed. "They played the game that they had to play to win. But I give our football team a lot of credit. Their character showed in a very difficult environment to play. We had a chance to win at the end, but their execution versus our execution allowed them to come away with the win."
Eskimos quarterback Steven Jyles moved the team into field goal range before the final whistle, but his fumble on Winnipeg's 28-yard line with seconds left sealed the deal.
"We did a good job tonight," said Jyles. "We executed you know it's just - - when we didn't score it was because our fault. We was beaten ourselves. But we did a good job overall. We was in position to win the ball came, it just so happened I turned the ball over at the end and you know that's the difference - - or the outcome."
The Eskimos now have a couple of weeks to recover and regroup.
They'll look to get back on track on Friday, August 10th when they host the Saskatchewan Roughriders. (td/gb)