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Alouettes 38 Bombers 33, June 27, 2013

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Bomber fans couldn't ask for a more exciting home opener. While the Alouettes were ahead early in the game, Buck Pierce & Co. charged back and took the lead, only to slip behind in the fourth quarter.

  • Investors Group Field was the scene of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers' season-opener against the Montreal Alouettes Thursday.

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    Investors Group Field was the scene of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers' season-opener against the Montreal Alouettes Thursday.

  • Fans take in the action at Investors Group Field.

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    Fans take in the action at Investors Group Field.

  • A packed house waves towels at Investors Group Field.

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    A packed house waves towels at Investors Group Field.

  • Winnipeg Bombers quarterback Buck Pierce yells instructions to teammates during the first quarter.

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    Winnipeg Bombers quarterback Buck Pierce yells instructions to teammates during the first quarter.

  • Montreal Alouettes' Tyron Carrier (35) returns a punt 78 yards for a touchdown during the first half.

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    Montreal Alouettes' Tyron Carrier (35) returns a punt 78 yards for a touchdown during the first half.

  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Chris Matthews (right) celebrates the team's first-ever touchdown in the new stadium with teammate Jade Etienne.

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    Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Chris Matthews (right) celebrates the team's first-ever touchdown in the new stadium with teammate Jade Etienne.

  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Chris Matthews (13) celebrates his touchdown against the Montreal Alouettes during the first half.

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    Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Chris Matthews (13) celebrates his touchdown against the Montreal Alouettes during the first half.

  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive tackle JT Gilmore takes a break during second-quarter action.

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    Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive tackle JT Gilmore takes a break during second-quarter action.

  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Buck Pierce takes a break during the second quarter.

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    Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Buck Pierce takes a break during the second quarter.

  • Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo (13) throws against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers during the first half.

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    Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo (13) throws against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers during the first half.

  • Montreal's Noel Devine (5) sails through Alex Suber (21) and Desia Dunn (23) of the Bombers Thursday.

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    Montreal's Noel Devine (5) sails through Alex Suber (21) and Desia Dunn (23) of the Bombers Thursday.

  • Chris Matthews of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers is taken out of the play by Byron Parker (20) and Chip Cox (11) of the Alouettes in the second quarter.

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    Chris Matthews of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers is taken out of the play by Byron Parker (20) and Chip Cox (11) of the Alouettes in the second quarter.

  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Tim Burke scopes out the action during second-quarter action.

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    Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Tim Burke scopes out the action during second-quarter action.

  • Montreal Alouettes' S.J. Green (19) is taken down by Winnipeg Blue Bomber Demond Washington in the second quarter.

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    Montreal Alouettes' S.J. Green (19) is taken down by Winnipeg Blue Bomber Demond Washington in the second quarter.

  • Blue Bombers Chris Greaves (left) and Chris Matthews celebrate the team's first touchdown against at Investors Group Field.

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    Blue Bombers Chris Greaves (left) and Chris Matthews celebrate the team's first touchdown against at Investors Group Field.

  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers Brandon Stewart (8) up-ends Montreal Allouettes' S.J. Green (19) during third-quarter action.

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    Winnipeg Blue Bombers Brandon Stewart (8) up-ends Montreal Allouettes' S.J. Green (19) during third-quarter action.

  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Buck Pierce scrambles with the ball during the third quarter.

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    Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Buck Pierce scrambles with the ball during the third quarter.

  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Buck Pierce scrambles with the ball as Kyries Hebert of the Montreal Alouettes gives chase during the third quarter.

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    Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Buck Pierce scrambles with the ball as Kyries Hebert of the Montreal Alouettes gives chase during the third quarter.

  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Buck Pierce throws the ball during the third quarter.

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    Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Buck Pierce throws the ball during the third quarter.

  • Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo throws during fourth-quarter action.

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    Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo throws during fourth-quarter action.

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