June 26, 2014 11:15 pm
Updated: June 27, 2014 6:36 am

Things looking up for Big Blue

Winnipeg Blue Bombers QB Drew Willy hands off to RB Nic Grigsby during first-quarter CFL action against the Toronto Argonauts in Winnipeg on Thurs., June 26, 2014.

Jason Halstead / CFL

WINNIPEG — What a difference a year makes.

Despite playing in front of a tonne of empty seats, the Bombers came firing out of the gate, marching the length of the field on their very first drive of 2014 with Aaron Kelly capping it off with a spectacular touchdown catch.

The Bombers put up 24 points in the first half alone in their season opener against the Argonauts.

The 24 points in the first half was more points than they scored in 12 of their 18 games last season.

As the numbers show, from offence to defence to special teams, the off-season house cleaning has made an immediate impact.

2013 Season Opener vs Als – Full Game
Points – 33
1st Downs – 11
Rushing Yards – 38
Passing Yards – 258
Net Offence – 290

2014 Season Opener vs Argos – 1st Half
Points – 24
1st Downs – 14
Rushing Yards – 55
Passing Yards – 246
Net Offence – 297

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