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September 25, 2019

Updated Playoff Scenarios: Riders clinch playoff berth

Saskatchewan Roughriders running back William Powell, center, is tackled by Toronto Argonauts defensive end Freddie Bishop III, right, during first half CFL football game action in Toronto on Saturday, September 28, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jon Blacker

TORONTO — The Saskatchewan Roughriders are the latest team to see an “X” beside their name in the standings.

With their 41-16 win over the Toronto Argonauts on Friday night, the Riders punched their ticket to the post-season.

The Calgary Stampeders, Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Winnipeg Blue Bombers all clinched playoff spots last week.

Later on Friday night, the Montreal Alouettes have a chance to clinch a spot, since the Argos and REDBLACKS lost earlier to start the triple header. That means, if Montreal wins in BC, they’re in.

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Week 16 Playoff Scenarios:

East Division Playoff Scenarios

Montreal Win OR tie combined with Toronto AND Ottawa Losses = Montreal secures a playoff berth

  • Montreal failed to clinch a playoff berth after dropping a two-point game to the BC Lions

West Division Playoff Scenarios

Saskatchewan Win = Saskatchewan secures a playoff berth

  • Saskatchewan clinched a playoff berth with a convincing win over Toronto Saturday night.

Edmonton Win AND a BC Loss = BC eliminated from post-season contention.

  • An Edmonton win would give the team 14 points. A BC loss would limit the team’s maximum number of points over the remainder of the season to 14. Edmonton captured the season series to own the tie-breaker.

Who has clinched a playoff berth?

  • Calgary Stampeders
  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • Hamilton Tiger-Cats
  • Saskatchewan Roughriders

If the playoffs started today (Sept. 28):

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

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

Out of the playoffs: BC, Toronto, Ottawa