September 19, 2022

Playoff Scenarios: Stamps, Lions and Argos clinch playoff berths

TORONTO — The CFL playoff picture is starting to come into focus.

At the conclusion of Week 16, the Calgary Stampeders, BC Lions and Toronto Argonauts are all playoff bound. Calgary’s Saturday night win over BC clinched their spot, while the first two games of the week got the Lions and the Argos into the postseason.

The Argonauts’ Saturday win over the Ottawa REDBLACKS, coupled with the Montreal Alouettes’ win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats punched both the Argos’ and Lions’ respective tickets to the playoffs.

Here are the full Week 16 playoff scenarios for the 109th Grey Cup on November 20 from Mosaic Stadium in Saskatchewan:


  • BC WIN = BC clinches a playoff berth AND Winnipeg clinches a home playoff date
  • Hamilton LOSS and Ottawa LOSS = BC clinches a playoff berth
  • Calgary WIN and Hamilton LOSS and Ottawa LOSS = Calgary and BC clinch playoff berths


  • Toronto WIN and a Hamilton LOSS = Toronto clinches a playoff berth


  • Winnipeg secured a post-season berth for the sixth consecutive season in Week 13


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.


  • Friday, September 30, 8:00 p.m. ET – Saskatchewan at Winnipeg (Get tickets)
  • Friday, September 30, 10:30 p.m. ET – Ottawa at BC (Get tickets)
  • Saturday, October 1, 4 p.m. ET – Montreal at Edmonton (Get tickets)
  • Saturday, October 1, 7:00 p.m. ET – Toronto at Calgary (Get tickets)
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