September 18, 2019

Updated Playoff Scenarios: Ticats first to punch post-season ticket

Jimmy Jeong/

TORONTO — The 2019 CFL playoffs are still months away but this weekend there are a few teams that can punch their ticket in the Shaw Road to the Grey Cup.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats were the first to secure a playoof berth win a last-second win over the Edmonton Eskimos.

In the West Division, the Stampeders and Blue Bombers also have an opportunity to clinch a spot in the post-season. If Calgary wins, and Ottawa loses, the Stamps and Bombers are locked in. If the Bombers win, along with an Ottawa loss, Winnipeg will see playoff action.

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Here are the playoff scenarios for Week 15:


  • Hamilton has clinched a playoff spot with win over Edmonton


  • Calgary Win AND Ottawa Loss = Calgary and Winnipeg clinch a playoff spot
  • Winnipeg Win OR Toronto and Ottawa Both lose = Winnipeg clinches a playoff spot


Toronto and Ottawa losses this week would result in three teams with 10 defeats (with BC). Therefore, any club with nine wins would be among the Top-6 and will earn a playoff berth either in their own Division or via a West crossover into the third spot in the East.

However should they lose, Toronto and Ottawa can still finish in second in the East Division.


If the fourth-place team in division A has more points, not tied, than the third-place team in division B, the fourth-place team will cross over to division B, replace the third place team in division A, and compete against the second-place team of that division