CFL playoff scenarios for Week 18

Below are the 105th Grey Cup playoff scenarios for Week 18:


• Calgary win or Winnipeg loss = Calgary clinches first place in division and hosts Western Final on November 19
• Winnipeg win or Edmonton loss = Winnipeg clinches home playoff date
• Saskatchewan win or BC loss = Saskatchewan clinches at least a crossover playoff spot AND BC eliminated from Grey Cup Playoffs


• There are no scenarios specific to Week 18 that can decide anything in the division


• Calgary Stampeders, Ottawa Redblacks and Toronto Argonauts have clinched a playoff berth and a home playoff date
• Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Edmonton Eskimos have clinched a playoff berth


• Calgary has secured a home playoff date for the sixth consecutive year
• Ottawa Redblacks have secured a home playoff date for the third consecutive season
• Winnipeg Blue Bombers have clinched a playoff berth for the second season in a row and looking to host their first playoff game since 2011.
• Toronto Argonauts will host a playoff game for the first time since 2013. Toronto can secure first place with wins in their final two games of the season.
• Edmonton Eskimos secured their fourth straight season in the Grey Cup Playoffs and may still host the Western Semi-Final
• This marks the 10th time a crossover has occurred. The crossover rule was implemented in 1996
• BC must win their remaining games and have Saskatchewan lose all three of theirs in order to extend their active playoff run beyond 20 years, the second-longest streak in CFL history

If the playoffs started today (October 15)

Western Semi-Final: Edmonton at Winnipeg
Western Final: TBD at Calgary

Eastern Semi-Final: Saskatchewan at Toronto
Eastern Final: TBD at Ottawa

Out of the playoffs: Hamilton, Montreal, BC