Playoff matchups set for the road to the 107th Grey Cup

The road to the 2019 Grey Cup runs through Hamilton in the East and Saskatchewan in the West.

With the final week of the regular season complete, the playoff matchups are set as teams compete for the chance top play for a CFL title at McMahon Stadium on Sunday, November 24.

The Eastern Semi-Final will feature the West Division-crossover Edmonton Eskimos visiting Percival Molson Memorial Stadium to take on the Montreal Alouettes. The Calgary Stampeders will host the Western Semi-Final and welcome the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to McMahon Stadium.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats will play host to the Eastern Final on November 17 at 1 p.m. ET, followed by the Western Final at 4:30 p.m. ET with the Saskatchewan Roughriders hosting.

All-time playoff records of the teams in the 107th Grey Cup Playoffs

· Calgary – 1945-2018: 48-46-2 (.510)
· Saskatchewan – 1936-2018: 43-51-2 (.458)
· Winnipeg – 1936-2018: 62-52-2 (.543)
· Edmonton – 1938-39, 1949-2018: 59-46 (.562)
· Hamilton – 1950-2018: 43-47-1 (.478)
· Montreal – 1946-86, 1996-2018: 37-33 (.529)

Eastern Semi-Final 

Edmonton Eskimos at Montreal Alouettes
Percival Molson Memorial Stadium
Sunday, November 10 at 1 p.m. ET

At a glance:

· Montreal is hosting a home playoff game for the first time since 2014.

· Montreal owns a 26-9 (.743) home playoff record.

· Edmonton is 20-30 (.400) as the road playoff team.

· Edmonton has crossed over to the East Division on three occasions: 2008, 2012 and 2016.

· Edmonton and Montreal have already played each other in the playoffs. The Alouettes defeated the Eskimos 36-26 in the 2008 Eastern Final. Both teams never faced each other in the semi-finals.

· Montreal and Edmonton split the season series.

o Week 1: EDM 32 – MTL 25 in Edmonton
o Week 6: MTL 20 – EDM 10 in Montreal

· The two teams last met in the 93rd Grey Cup in Vancouver in 2005 with Edmonton winning 38-35 in OT. They also met in the Grey Cup in 1954-56, 1974-75, 1977-79 and 2002-03.

· Jason Maas is 2-2 as a head coach in the playoffs and was winless across two starts as a player.

· Khari Jones will be making his head coaching debut in the postseason. He was 3-3 as a starter in the playoffs.

· Montreal’s Vernon Adams Jr. will be making his first career start in the playoffs, while Edmonton’s Trevor Harris is starting in his third playoff game (1-1).

· Adams is 1-1 against the Eskimos in his career; Harris holds a 8-3 mark against the Alouettes.

· In two games this season against Montreal, Ricky Collins Jr. tallied 13 receptions for 253 yards.

· Montreal’s Patrick Levels recorded 13 tackles this season against Edmonton.

Western Semi-Final

Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Calgary Stampeders
McMahon Stadium
Sunday, November 10 at 4:30 p.m. ET

At a glance:

· The two sides met in the 2018 Western Final with Calgary winning 22-14 at McMahon Stadium.

· This season breaks a string of three consecutive years in which Calgary has hosted the Western Final.

· Calgary last hosted the Western Semi-Final in 2015 and defeated BC by a score of 35-9.

· Calgary is 35-20-0 (.636) as the home team in the playoffs since 1945.

· Since 1936, Winnipeg’s road record in the playoffs is 22-33 (.400).

· Winnipeg claimed the season series 2-1.
o Week 9: WPG 26 – CGY 24 in Winnipeg
o Week 19: CGY 37 – WPG 33 in Calgary
o Week 20: WPG 29 – CGY 28 in Winnipeg

· Mike O’Shea is 1-3 as a head coach in the playoffs.

· Dave Dickenson is 3-3 as a head coach in the playoffs.

· Bo Levi Mitchell has started six playoff games in his career (5-1), Zach Collaros will be making his third career playoff start (1-1).

· Mitchell is 11-3 as a starter against Winnipeg; Collaros is a career 4-4 versus Calgary.

· In three games this year against Winnipeg, Reggie Begelton tallied 12 receptions for 230 yards and three touchdowns.

· Justin Medlock was a perfect 10-for-10 against Calgary this season, including a season-long 55-yard tally.

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