October 21, 2016

Playoff Scenarios: Ticats clinch, maintain shot at first place

TORONTO — With four Western teams confirmed in the 104th Grey Cup Playoffs, we turn to the East Division where it is still wide open with even more storylines stemming from Friday night.

A huge overtime win by Hamilton not only clinches a home playoff date but still gives them a chance at first place in the East Division.  In doing so, they eliminate the Toronto Argonauts and Montreal Alouettes from playoff contention.

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Here is how everything shakes down heading into Week 18 (updated Friday, October 21st):

  • Hamilton Win = Hamilton clinches playoff berth and a home playoff date; Toronto and Montreal eliminated from playoff contention.
  • NOTE: Edmonton (3-1), Winnipeg (3-2) hold the advantage over BC (0-3) based on their record in event of a three-way tie.


Who has clinched a playoff berth

Calgary Stampeders, BC Lions, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Edmonton Eskimos, Ottawa REDBLACKS, Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Who is eliminated from playoff contention

Saskatchewan Roughriders, Montreal Alouettes, Toronto Argonauts

If the playoffs started today (Oct. 17) …

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

Eastern Semi-Final: Edmonton at Hamilton
Eastern Final: TBD at Ottawa

Out of the playoffs: Toronto, Montreal, Saskatchewan