Updated CFL playoff scenarios (non-kooky version)


With the Week 19 games in the books, here’s a quick first glance at the playoff scenarios. I’ll post a more detailed look at some of the weird-ass tiebreakers on Sunday.

For now, here’s what you need to know.

• Calgary can clinch the West Division and a first round bye with a win over Winnipeg next Friday or a loss by Saskatchewan on Saturday.

• Saskatchewan can clinch a home playoff date with a win, a tie or a loss by two points or less over B.C. on Saturday (the Riders have one win over the Lions and a three point advantage in point differential.)

• Winnipeg can clinch a playoff spot with a win over Calgary.

• a Winnipeg win eliminates Edmonton from playoff contention.

• the Riders can finish first in the West by beating B.C. and having Calgary lose its two remaining games.

• B.C. can still finish second in the West (and host a home playoff game) if they beat Saskatchewan by four or more points (thereby winning the season series) and beat Calgary in Week 21.

• Ottawa clinches the East Division with a win over Hamilton. The Ticats need a win over the Redblacks, a win over Montreal in Week 21 and a loss by Ottawa against Toronto to win the East.

West Division standings and remaining schedule.

Calgary 12-4 (at WIN, at B.C.)
Saskatchewan 11-6 (vs B.C., bye)
Winnipeg 9-7 (bye, vs CAL, at EDM)
B.C. 9-7 (at SSK, vs CAL)
Edmonton 8-9 (bye, vs WIN)

Week 20

Bye: Edmonton

Friday, Oct. 26
Calgary at Winnipeg, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 27
Ottawa at Hamilton, 4 p.m.
British Columbia at Saskatchewan, 7 p.m.

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