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Mission Accomplished! My, how the worm turns. Go back approximately two weeks and there was much consternation in Winnipeg about head coach Tim Burke not playing his starters enough during the preseason and getting embarrassingly outscored in the two contests "a lot to a little." Follow that up with a disappointing home-opening and stadium-opening loss featuring a sputtering offence that insisted on giving the ball away, and questions continued to pour in about the faltering Blue Bombers. Fast forward to the present and the Bombers are sitting at 1-1 after a bone-crunching performance by their defence on the road at Percival Molson Stadium; a defence that swarmed all over what appeared to be a shell-shocked and ill-prepared Alouettes team. Seven times the "Bomb Squad" got to their target, Anthony Calvillo, bringing their total number of kills to 11 on the season (all on Calvillo.) Heres a statistic that may help bring things into perspective on how stifling the "Blue Swarm" was on Thursday evening: the Als only ran 47 offensive plays through 60 minutes of football; seven of which resulted in a total loss of 37 yards. Thats less than 12 plays a quarter, which is typically one good drive for the once dangerous offence; just 122 yards net offence; and only 2.6 average yards per play. But wait a minute; it gets even scarier on (20) second down plays: the "Black and Blue Bunch" held Montreal to 28 yards TOTAL! Thats 1.2 yards per play. Ouch! No wonder AC was so upset! He was frustrated and taken off his game in rare fashion. In fact, thats the most hes been sacked in one game in the last five seasons. Its not often you see the record-setting, even-keeled, stoic, legendary quarterback so discombobulated. But when you do see it happen, its the same song and dance, same tune being sung and same blue print applied: relentless pressure and a constant attack on where AC sets up shop, seven yards straight behind the center! The mission was planned, the assault was flawless and the target was terminated. While the "Blue Storm Defence" was on its game, showing you how destructive and effective a defensive unit can be when working together, the offence still has some work to do! Too many times the ball was given to the opposition, making the performance of the "Flying Muambas" even more impressive. Four turnovers on offence and another on special teams and the "Terminators" had to deal with what defenses call "sudden change;" when the ball is turned over and suddenly they find themselves back in action! They were up to the challenge however, holding AC and company to only four points. Two weeks in a row the Bombers have lost the turnover battle (5-1 in Week 1 and 5-3 in Week 2). Winning the turnover battle is usually a telltale sign how a team is performing. Often its the one stat that decides who wins and loses, but it may not matter with the kind of defensive performance we saw against Montreal the other night.If the Bombers can clean up their act offensively and limit the turnovers, watch out. Why? Ill tell you why. I can say this with extreme confidence: defences CAN determine the outcome of a football game by cranking up their intensity and bringing wave after wave of relentless pressure. I remember being sacked 10 times in the 86 Grey Cup by a vicious Hamilton Tiger-Cats defence that dominated the line of scrimmage en route to a Grey Cup Championship. After the game I basically went straight to the hospital and had both my knee and elbow operated on, all from the bombardment of an overpowering defence. Defences do win championships and the effort we saw the other night, by whatever you want to call the men on that side of the ball for the Bombers, was of championship caliber and intensity. Just ask AC! Custom Lions Jerseys . -- On the field, it was business as usual for Jameis Winston and No. Lions Jerseys China . Los Angeles star goalie survived those perilous gymnastics with no problem, and he eventually backstopped the Kings to a skid-snapping win. Quick stopped 27 shots in his return from a 24-game injury absence, Jeff Carter scored the tiebreaking goal with 7:55 to play, and the Kings snapped their five-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night. . Westbrook has missed 27 games since having a procedure on Dec. 27 to deal with swelling in his injured right knee — the third operation on the knee in nine months. Cheap Lions Jerseys . 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NEW YORK -- The US Open used its new, $150 million retractable roof atop Arthur Ashe Stadium during a match for the first time on Wednesday night.The shutting of the cover resulted in a suspension of play of less than 7? minutes at 3-all in the second set of Rafael Nadals 6-0, 7-5, 6-1 victory against Andreas Seppi in the second round.Nadal had the distinction of hitting the first practice and match ball under the closed roof.?I feel that the conditions are pretty similar when the roof is closed or open, Nadal said afterward.The most noticeable difference was the amount of ambient noise -- chatter from spectators, mainly -- that could be heard during points.U.S. Tennis Association executive director Gordon Smith said tournament organizers will look into that.This is New York. And yes, theres crowd noise. And yes, we want the crowds to come, we want them to be excited. We want them to cheer. And we think that over time, the fans will adjust and the players will adjust, he said. Its obvious theres going to be more noise in a trapped environment than in an open environment.Even before the roof was closed, chair umpire Cedric Mourier repeatedly implored spectators to keep quiet during points. Both Nadal and Seppi were surprised by just how many interruptions there were from fans, either moving around in the stands or simply being loud.The people, I think, are used to going to baseball [games] and keep talking, Seppi said. There really was a lot of noise.After dealing with rain delays and postponed finals for years, the USTA finally built a movable roof over its main stadium. It was available for this years tournament, which started Monday, but the first two days were dry.It took well over 10 years to come up with a solution to do this that was affordable, was architecturally imaginative, that was cost-effective, that waas efficient.dddddddddddd But we did it, Smith said. To see it work flawlessly was really incredible.A light rain began to fall while Nadal and Seppi were playing. Tournament referee Brian Earley was monitoring the weather from off to the side of the playing surface and eventually walked over to chair umpire Cedric Mourier and the two players to let them know he wanted to shut the roof.This might take very few minutes, Mourier announced to the spectators. Thank you very much for your patience.Some fans applauded or cheered. Others pulled out their cellphones to shoot photos of the structure as it moved. Even Nadal took a glance overhead to sneak a peek.ESPN tennis analyst Chris Evert took to Twitter to share her feelings on seeing the new roof in action.In an interview with ESPN during its broadcast of the match, tournament director David Brewer said: This is why we built the roof in the first place.Asked what he thought of how things went Wednesday, Brewer replied: Pretty sweet from my point of view.The USTA has said that, based on pretournament testing, the expectation is there will be little difference in playing conditions, regardless of whether the roof is open or closed.The only use of the roof until Nadals match came when it was shut at the start of the tournaments opening ceremony on Monday night, then opened while Phil Collins sang In the Air Tonight.The US Open mens final was postponed in five consecutive years because of wet weather from 2008 to 2012.?For a good show, for the comfort of the fans and for the fans in general [watching on] television, Nadal said about the new roof, its just an unbelievable improvement.Information from The Associated Press was used in this report. 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