Thursday, October 25, 2012
CFL Playoff Scenarios
With just two weeks left in the 2012 regular season, here is a closer look at what could happen to set the stage for the 100th Grey Cup Playoffs.
The Montreal Alouettes have clinched first place in the East Division and will host the Eastern Final on Sunday, November 18 at 1:00pm ET
The Toronto Argonauts can clinch second place in the East Division and a home playoff game if they win one of their final two games or if the Hamilton Tiger-Cats lose one of their final two games.
The Argonauts will finish in third place if they lose their remaining two games, including a loss to the Ticats of nine points or more, and the Edmonton Eskimos loses their remaining two games.
The Tiger-Cats can clinch second place in the East Division and a home playoff game if they beat the Blue Bombers on Saturday, the Argos lose to the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Saturday and then defeat the Argos on Thursday, Nov. 1 by nine points or more.
The Ticats can clinch third place in the East Division if they win their remaining two games and the Eskimos lose their remaining two games.
Hamilton will be eliminated from the playoff race with either a loss or an Edmonton win.
Winnipeg can no longer host a home playoff game.
The Blue Bombers can finish in third place by winning their final two games and Edmonton losing its final two games.
A loss by the Bombers or a win by the Eskimos would eliminate Winnipeg from the playoff race.
The BC Lions have clinched first place in the West Division and will host the Western Final on Sunday, November 18 at 4:30pm ET
The Calgary Stampeders have clinched second place in the West Division and will host the Western Semi-Final on Sunday, November 11 at 4:30pm ET.
Saskatchewan has clinched a spot in the playoffs, but has to secure its position.
Saskatchewan can clinch third place in the West Division with two wins or one win and an Edmonton loss or if Edmonton loses its remaining two games.
If they lose their final two games and the Eskimos win one of their remaining two games, the Roughriders would finish in fourth in the West Division but would crossover and play in the Eastern Semi-Final.
The Riders would also crossover to the East if they win one of their remaining two games and the Eskimos win both of their games.
The Eskimos need one victory to clinch a playoff spot and two wins combined with at least one Roughriders loss to clinch third place in the West Division.
If Edmonton loses its final two games they will be eliminated from the playoff race.