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October 14, 2017

Playoff Scenarios: Argos in East driver’s seat; Stamps clinch division

Johany Jutras/CFL.ca

TORONTO — The Toronto Argonauts have taken the next step in hosting the Eastern Final with a 29-28 win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Saturday afternoon at BMO Field.

With the win, the Argos can clinch their first Eastern Final date since 2013, with an Ottawa loss next week or a win the following week in BC.  Toronto has a game in hand on the Ottawa REDBLACKS who are now a point behind them in the standings with two weeks left to go.  Argos are on a bye next week.

The win also helped clear up a bit of the West picture.  Despite losing yesterday to Saskatchewan, Calgary was able to clinch the West Division via the Argos win over the Bombers and will host the Western Final on November 19 at McMahon Stadium.

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Here are the remaining playoff scenarios for Week 18:

West Division Scenarios

  • There are no scenarios specific to the rest of the Week 8 that can decide anything in the division


East Division Scenarios

  • There are no scenarios specific to Week 18 that can decide anything in the division


Crossover Scenarios

  • Hamilton loss in Week 17 confirmed a West Division team will crossover and take the third playoff berth in the East Division

Who has clinched a playoff berth

Calgary Stampeders, Toronto Argonauts, Ottawa REDBLACKS, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Edmonton Eskimos, Saskatchewan Roughriders

If the playoffs started today (Oct. 21) …

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

Eastern Semi-Final: Saskatchewan at Ottawa
Eastern Final: TBD at Toronto

Out of the playoffs: Hamilton, Montreal, BC