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October 29, 2017

Playoff Scenarios: Argos look to lock up East Division tonight


TORONTO – The Ottawa REDBLACKS did their part last week by part by beating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats Friday night.  Now, they need to sit back and wait to see what next week has in store for their rivals the Toronto Argonauts.

Sitting just a point up and with a bye in the final week of the season, the REDBLACKS fate is simple: An Argos win in BC next week and Ottawa finishes second; an Argos loss to BC and the REDBLACKS will host their third consecutive Eastern Final on November 19 at TD Place.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are set to host their first home playoff game since 2011 after a 23-5 win over the Calgary Stampeders Friday night.

The Bombers will now host the Edmonton Eskimos in the Western Semi-Final.

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Here are the playoff scenarios for Week 20:

East Division Scenarios

  • Toronto win OR tie = Toronto clinches first place in the East and will host the Eastern Final on November 19; Ottawa finishes in second place and will host the Eastern Semi-Final on November 12.
  • Toronto loss = Ottawa clinches first place in the East and will host the Eastern Final on November 19; Toronto finishes in second place and will host the Eastern Semi-Final on November 12.

West Division Scenarios

  • N/A




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

* – Denotes clinched division

If the playoffs started today (Nov. 4) …

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

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

Out of the playoffs: Hamilton, Montreal, BC