November 2, 2021

Playoff Scenarios: Als, Ticats clinch playoff berths

Geoff Robins/

TORONTO — With just three weeks left in the regular season, the race to the playoffs is heating up.

On Friday night, the Montreal Alouettes and Hamilton Tiger-Cats punched their respective tickets to the post-season. Hamilton’s win over the BC Lions eliminated the possibility of a West Division team crossing over to the playoffs and simultaneously clinched theirs and the Alouettes’ spot in the postseason.

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Below are the 108th Grey Cup playoff scenarios for Week 14:


  • No team can clinch a playoff spot this week


  • Montreal WIN or BC LOSS = Montreal clinches a playoff spot
  • Hamilton WIN or TIE = Hamilton clinches a playoff spot


  • Winnipeg secured a playoff spot for the fifth consecutive season in Week 11 and secured first place in the West Division in Week 12. IG Field will host the Western Final on December 5th.
  • Toronto clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 2017 in Week 13.
  • Saskatchewan clinched a playoff spot for the fourth straight season in Week 13.


  • Ottawa is the only team that has been eliminated from playoff contention.
  • BC’s loss to Hamilton also eliminated Edmonton from the playoff race.
  • Even if they emerge victorious this week, Saskatchewan and Toronto cannot clinch home playoff dates.


If the fourth-place team in division A – A4 – has more points than the third-place team in division B – B3 (they cannot be tied), A4 will cross over and take the place of B3 in terms of playoff seeding. A4 will then compete against B2 in the division B semi-final.

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