Eastern Semi-Final

Ticats battle back into contention; fall short of ultimate goal

November 6, 2023 | Staff
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats turned the season around after a 3-6 start to win five of their last nine games and make another Eastern Semi-Final appearance, but ultimately fell short of their goal ...

Big Stage Plays in the TimberMart Plays of the Week

November 6, 2023 | Staff
Coming up clutch when it matters most – the Grey Cup Playoffs! Check out our top plays from the Eastern and Western Semi-Finals.

Landry’s 5 takeaways from Division Semi-Finals

November 6, 2023 | Don Landry’s Don Landry is back with his five takeaways from the Eastern and Western Semi-Finals.

MMQB: Semi-Final weekend produces questions

November 6, 2023 | Pat Steinberg
In this week’s MMQB,’s Pat Steinberg looks at what worked for the Lions and Als in their playoff wins and what the off-season might hold for the Ticats and Stamps.

Fajardo, Als get another shot at breaking glass ceiling

November 4, 2023 | Chris O'Leary
Cody Fajardo is headed to the third Divisional Final of his career. Once again, a juggernaut of a team stands in front of him, says senior writer Chris O’Leary.

‘Next man up’ season for Ticats ends after losing to Als in ESF

November 4, 2023 | Staff
A season full of adversity for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats ended with a 27-12 loss to the Montreal Alouettes on Saturday in the Eastern Semi Final at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium.

Lemon comes up big with two sacks as Als advance to Eastern Final

November 4, 2023 | Staff
Shawn Lemon had a couple of sacks to help the Montreal Alouettes capture a second straight Eastern Final appearance with a 27-12 win over the Ticats at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium on Saturday.

Als find offence late to take Eastern Semi-Final

November 4, 2023 | Staff
The Montreal Alouettes outlasted the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in a defensive battle to win Saturday’s Eastern Semi-Final. They’ll move on to face the Toronto Argonauts on Nov. 11 at BMO Field.

2023 ESF: 14-yd TD finishes huge Montreal drive

November 4, 2023 | Staff
23-yd receptions from Philpot and Snead are followed by an Alouettes touchdown from Harty, extending the lead to 24-12.

2023 ESF: Alouettes extend their lead with a 30-yd touchdown

November 4, 2023 | Staff
Following an interception from Darnell Sankey, Montreal scores the first touchdown of the game, a massive 30-yd major from Austin Mack.

2023 ESF: Montreal breaks through Hamilton defence for big pickup

November 4, 2023 | Staff
In a defensive matchup, the Montreal Alouettes strike big with a 21-yd reception, a 27-yd rush, and a field goal to put them up 7-3.

Playoff Central: Everything you need to know ahead of the Division Semis

November 3, 2023 | Staff has everything you need to know ahead of the Division Semi-Final games so you’ll be ready for kickoff on Saturday.

O’Leary: Shiltz gets a golden opportunity in ESF

November 3, 2023 | Chris O'Leary
Named the Tiger-Cats’ starting QB for Saturday’s Eastern Semi-Final, Matthew Shiltz has a tremendous opportunity in front of him, says senior writer Chris O’Leary.

Ferguson: Division Semis feature four battle-tested quarterbacks

November 3, 2023 | Marshall Ferguson
Each of the four quarterbacks in this year’s CFL Divisional Semi-Finals have dealt with some form of adversity this year that has hardened and prepared them for this moment, writes ...

O’Leary: Fajardo grateful for playoff opportunity

November 3, 2023 | Chris O'Leary
After a year out of the post-season, Cody Fajardo is eager to get back on a big stage and show Montreal Alouettes fans what he can do in Saturday’s Eastern Semi-Final.

Ticats, Als settle 3-year playoff back-and-forth in ESF

November 3, 2023 | Staff
The Montreal Alouettes and Hamilton Tiger-Cats haven’t been able to escape the fate of playing each other in the Eastern Semi-Final for the past three years, splitting the last two ... Game Notes: Lions trying to buck ten-year trend

November 3, 2023 | Staff
The BC Lions will try to do something that hasn’t been done in the last 10 years in the West Division and that they haven’t ever been able to. Check out all Game Notes for both ...

O’Leary: Lemon walks it like he talks it for another year

November 2, 2023 | Chris O'Leary
Shawn Lemon has been telling us for years what he can do for a team. We should have been listening all along, says senior writer Chris O’Leary. Aerial Report: Eastern Semi-Final

November 2, 2023 | Staff
Marshall Ferguson joins Henoc Muamba and Donnovan Bennett to discuss the QB match-up between Bo Levi Mitchell and Cody Fajardo in this Saturday’s Eastern Semi-Final.

Steinberg: 6 things to keep an eye on for Division Semi-Finals

November 2, 2023 | Pat Steinberg’s Pat Steinberg is back to give his thoughts on all things Eastern and Western Semi-Finals.