October 20, 2018

Updated Playoff Scenarios: Stamps have division in their sights

Johany Jutras/CFL.ca

TORONTO — The Lions confirmed their spot in the playoffs with a win over Edmonton and while we need to wait before we know what scenarios face them, Winnipeg and Saskatchewan, the focus turns to Calgary.

After a rare loss at home last week, the situation is simple for the Stampeders — a Calgary win and they clinch the West Division.  Doing so by beating Saskatchewan allows the Stamps to sit back and watch the remaining four Western teams duke it out for playoff positioning.

In the East, it is a two-horse race to see who will finish first.  Ottawa pressed the issue with a huge win over Hamilton Friday night and essentially need to win one of their remaining two games to clinch the division.  Hamilton meanwhile, no longer controls their own destiny.  They ahve surrendered the season series to Ottawa and need to win their final two — including next week against the REDBLACKS –and not only win their final contest but hope for an Ottawa loss to Toronto.

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Here are the playoff scenarios for Week 19:

East Division Scenarios

  • Playoff position cannot be determined this week.


West Division Scenarios

  • Calgary win or tie = Calgary clinches first place in the West division and will host Western Final on November 18
  • BC win = BC clinched a playoff berth

Who has clinched a playoff berth

  • Calgary Stampeders
  • Ottawa REDBLACKS
  • Hamilton Tiger-Cats
  • Saskatchewan Roughriders
  • BC Lions

Who has been eliminated from playoff contention

  • Montreal Alouettes
  • Toronto Argonauts

If the playoffs started today (Oct. 20) …

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

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

Out of the playoffs: Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal