Hosting Eastern Semi-Final on the line for Alouettes, Ticats in final week of 2021 regular season

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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Montreal Alouettes are the two teams left in the CFL with something meaningful to play for in Week 16, the final slate of games in the 2021 regular season.

The Ticats control their fate for hosting the Eastern Semi-Final, but the Als have a chance as well.

Below are the 108th Grey Cup playoff scenarios for Week 16:

East Division

  • Hamilton hosts Montreal in the Eastern Semi-Final on Sunday, November 28 at Tim Hortons Field, in the event of: Montreal LOSS, Hamilton WIN, Montreal TIE and Hamilton TIE.
  • Montreal hosts Hamilton in the Eastern Semi-Final on Sunday, November 28 at Molson Stadium, in the event of: Montreal WIN and Hamilton LOSS or TIE, Montreal TIE and Hamilton LOSS.

CFL playoff picture

  • Winnipeg secured a playoff spot for the fifth consecutive season in Week 11 and claimed first place in the West Division in Week 12. IG Field will be home to the Western Final on Sunday, December 5.
  • Toronto clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 2017 in Week 13 and secured top spot in the East Division in Week 15. BMO Field will host the Eastern Final on Sunday, December 5.
  • Saskatchewan clinched a playoff spot for the fourth straight season in Week 13 and earned the right to host the Western Semi-Final in Week 15. Mosaic Stadium will be the backdrop to the Western Semi-Final on Sunday, November 28.
  • Hamilton clinched its third consecutive playoff berth in Week 14.
  • Montreal clinched a spot in the playoffs in Week 14.
  • Calgary made it 16 straight seasons of playoff appearances in Week 15. It is the fifth-longest streak in CFL history.

Playoff tree

  • Eastern Semi-Final, Sunday, November 28, 1 p.m. ET — Hamilton versus Montreal, host team to be determined this week.
  • Western Semi-Final, Sunday, November 28, 4:30 p.m. ET — Calgary at Saskatchewan
  • Eastern Final, Sunday, December 5, 12:30 p.m. ET — Hamilton/Montreal at Toronto
  • Western Final, Sunday, December 5, 4 p.m. ET — Saskatchewan/Calgary at Winnipeg

Week 16 games

Tuesday, November 16, 7:30 p.m. ET — Edmonton at Toronto
Friday, November 19, 7:30 p.m. ET — Ottawa at Montreal
Friday, November 19, 10:30 p.m. ET — Edmonton at BC
Saturday, November 20, 4 p.m. ET — Saskatchewan at Hamilton
Saturday, November 20, 7 p.m. ET — Winnipeg at Calgary