THE CANADIAN PRESS
WINNIPEG -- Now that the Winnipeg Blue Bombers' offence has found new life, the defence is looking for a way to turn around what's left of their season.
"As a defence, we've got to go out there and execute and be a lot better fundamentally,'' cornerback Jovon Johnson said Tuesday.
"We've been giving up some plays in the secondary that we wouldn't usually give up. ... We're a lot better than what we've been showing.''
The Bombers will try to keep their playoff hopes alive Saturday when they play the Tiger-Cats in Hamilton.
Head Coach Tim Burke has had nothing but praise for the Winnipeg offence lately.
Quarterback Buck Pierce returned and running backs Chad Simpson and Will Ford shone in last Saturday's 44-32 win in Toronto. It was the highest point total of the season for the Blue Bombers.
However, the defence - one of the best in the league last year - has become a source of confusion for Burke and his staff. The defence gave up four touchdowns to the Argos' passing attack.
That's a major concern as the Bombers must win both their final games and hope Edmonton loses both of their matchups in order to make the playoffs.
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