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Second Straight Grey Cup Loss for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Winnipeg, November 20, 2023 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers, favored by eight points, faced an agonizing defeat in the Grey Cup for the second consecutive year. In a gripping showdown at Hamilton’s Tim Hortons Field witnessed by 28,808 passionate fans, the underdog Montreal Alouettes pulled off a stunning upset, clinching a thrilling 28-24 victory.

The game's defining moment came with a mere 13 seconds left on the clock when the Alouettes capitalized on an electrifying play. Grey Cup MVP Cody Fajardo, under immense pressure, orchestrated a heroic drive, connecting with Cole Spieker for a pivotal 31-yard gain on a third and five situation. With the championship hanging in the balance, Fajardo then targeted Tyson Philpot for a game-sealing 19-yard touchdown, dashing the Bombers' hopes in the dying seconds.


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