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THE CANADIAN PRESS

CFL.ca Staff

TORONTO -- Yes, we are indeed talking about the playoffs. The time of year when the men separate themselves from the boys and dreams are either realized or crushed in the blink of an eye. The action on the field is not for the faint of heart. Whether you bleed red, green or whatever your respective team's colours may be, the time to show and prove is finally upon us. Will your team rise to the challenge and claim victory on the game's greatest stage? Or will your offseason be wrought with thoughts of what might have been? To honour the teams with an affinity for excellence in the postseason, CFL.ca presents Playoffs???!!!, By the Numbers.

ALL-TIME RECORDS (since 1945)


Playoff Winning Percentage


56.8- Edmonton Eskimos
56.3- Toronto Argonauts
54.7- Montreal Alouettes/Concordes
52.6- Winnipeg Blue Bombers
49.4- Calgary Stampeders
46.9- Hamilton Tiger-Cats
46.4- Ottawa Rough Riders
45.6- Saskatchewan Roughriders
42.2- B.C. Lions


Playoff Appearances

52- Edmonton Eskimos
48- Hamilton Tiger-Cats
48- Winnipeg Blue Bombers
44- Montreal Alouettes (qualified in 2 of 4 seasons as Concordes)
43- Calgary Stampeders
41- Saskatchewan Roughriders
38- Ottawa Rough Riders (never qualified in 4 seasons as Renegades)
37- Toronto Argonauts
33- B.C. Lions


Playoff % (Playoff Appearances/Seasons Played)

83.9- Edmonton Eskimos (52/62)
78.7- Hamilton Tiger-Cats (48/61)
78.6- Montreal Alouettes/Concordes (44/56)
72.7- Winnipeg Blue Bombers (48/66)
67.9- Ottawa Rough Riders/Renegades (38/56)
65.2- Calgary Stampeders (43/66)
62.1- Saskatchewan Roughriders (41/66)
57.9- B.C. Lions (33/57)
56.1- Toronto Argonauts (37/66)


Most Consecutive Playoff Appearances

34- Edmonton Eskimos (1972-2005)
17- Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1980-1996)
15- Saskatchewan Roughriders (1962-1976)
15- Ottawa Rough Riders (1956-1969)
15- Montreal Alouettes (1996-present) *current streak
14- B.C. Lions (1997-present) *current streak


Playoff Appearances (since 1996)

15- Montreal Alouettes
14- B.C. Lions
12- Calgary Stampeders
12- Edmonton Eskimos
11- Toronto Argonauts
10- Saskatchewan Roughriders
8- Hamilton Tiger-Cats
8- Winnipeg Blue Bombers
0- Ottawa Rough Riders/Renegades (5 seasons: 1 as Rough Riders, 4 as Renegades)

*each team has played all 15 seasons since 1996 except for Ottawa


Playoff Wins

54- Edmonton Eskimos
50- Winnipeg Blue Bombers (plus 2 ties)
41- Calgary Stampeders (2)
37- Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1)
35- Saskatchewan Roughriders (2)
35- Toronto Argonauts (1)
35- Montreal Alouettes (1 playoff win as Concordes)
32- Ottawa Rough Riders
19- B.C. Lions


Division Championships

22- Edmonton Eskimos
18- Winnipeg Blue Bombers (6 East, 12 West)
18- Hamilton Tiger-Cats
17- Montreal Alouettes
13- Toronto Argonauts
12- Calgary Stampeders
10- Saskatchewan Roughriders
9- Ottawa Rough Riders
9- B.C. Lions
2- Baltimore Stallions

*Calgary and Baltimore totals include North and South division championships in 1995


Division Champions by regular season finishes

83- First place (44-East, 39-West)
36- Second place (20-East, 16-West)
10- Third place (1-East, 9-West)
1- Playoffs only, no regular season (0-East, 1-West: Winnipeg, 1945)


SINGLE GAME RECORDS

Most Points Scored, single team

68- Edmonton 68 Winnipeg 7 (Nov. 10, 1996)
59- Winnipeg 59 Hamilton 11 (Nov. 22, 1992)
56- Montreal 56 B.C. 18 (Nov. 22, 2009)
55- Winnipeg 55 Edmonton 20 (Nov. 4, 1984)
52- San Antonio Texans 52 Birmingham Barracudas 9 (Nov. 5, 1995)


Most Points Scored, both teams

89- Montreal 48 Hamilton 41 (Nov. 17, 1956)
84- Calgary 43 B.C. 41 (Nov.10, 1991)
80- Montreal 45 B.C. 35 (Nov. 2, 1997)
77- Toronto 41 Hamilton 36 (Nov. 20, 1983)


Largest Margin of Victory

61- Edmonton 68 Winnipeg 7 (Nov. 10, 1996)
48- Winnipeg 59 Hamilton 11 (Nov. 22, 1992)
46- Hamilton 48 Toronto 2 (Nov. 25, 1961)


Largest Comebacks to Win

1st Quarter
14- Montreal 0 Toronto 14, won 33-17 (Nov. 20, 2005)
2nd Quarter
14- Saskatchewan 7 Winnipeg 21, won 27-24 (Nov. 19, 1972)
3rd Quarter
15- Calgary 18 Edmonton 33, won 38-36 (Nov. 17, 1991)


Largest Shutout

45- Hamilton 45 Ottawa 0 (Nov. 16, 1963)
43- Ottawa 43 Montreal 0 (Aug. 24, 1959)
40- Montreal 40 Hamilton Tigers 0 (Nov. 19, 1949)

*There have been 13 shutouts in CFL playoff history
*Most recent: Hamilton 23 Montreal 0 (Nov. 13, 1976)


Note: All numbers include team stats accumulated from 1945-present