October 17, 2022

Playoff Scenarios: Lions to host Western Semi, Argos to host Eastern Final

Walter Tychnowicz/CFL.ca

TORONTO — The BC Lions have locked up second place in the West Division with their win over the Edmonton Elks on Friday night. The Lions will host the Western Semi-Final on November 6 at BC Place.

In the East Division, the Toronto Argonauts locked up first place with a win over the Montreal Alouettes on Saturday night and will host the Eastern Final on Nov. 13 at BMO Field.

The Tiger-Cats defeated the Ottawa REDBLACKS on Friday and the Riders lost on Saturday meaning Hamilton clinched third place and will play in the Eastern Semi-Final. Ottawa was eliminated from the playoffs with the loss.

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


  • BC WIN OR Calgary LOSS = BC clinches second place and will host the Western Semi-Final on November 6 at BC Place.


  • Toronto WIN = Toronto clinches first place and will host the Eastern Final on November 13 at BMO Field.
  • Hamilton WIN and Saskatchewan LOSS = Hamilton clinches third place and will play in the Eastern Semi-Final on November 6.
  • Hamilton WIN OR Saskatchewan WIN = Ottawa eliminated from playoff contention.


  • Winnipeg secured a post-season berth for the sixth consecutive season in Week 13. In Week 18, they earned the right to host the Western Final at IG Field on November 13.
  • Toronto clinched a home playoff date for the second-straight season in Week 16.
  • Calgary secured a playoff appearance for a club record 17th straight season in Week 16. The streak is tied for fourth-longest in CFL history.
  • BC clinched its first playoff berth since 2018 in Week 16.
  • Montreal clinched a home playoff date in Week 19, making it the team’s third consecutive postseason appearance.


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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