Playoff Scenarios: Stamps can clinch home playoff game
TORONTO — The West Division playoff picture could get a little clearer after Week 20.
The Calgary Stampeders and Saskatchewan Roughriders will be playing for home field advantage this week.
If the Stampeders defeat the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Friday night, they will host a playoff game at McMahon Stadium. If the Riders defeat the Edmonton Eskimos, or a Bombers loss or tie, on Saturday night, they will host a playoff game at Mosaic Stadium.
Calgary also has a chance to win the West Division. If the Stamps win and the Riders lose, Calgary will clinch first in the division and will host the Western Final.
Week 20 playoff scenarios:
Calgary Win OR Tie = Calgary clinches a home playoff date
Calgary Win AND Saskatchewan Loss = Calgary clinches first place in the division and will host the Western Final on November 17
Saskatchewan Win or Tie OR Winnipeg Loss or Tie = Saskatchewan clinches a home playoff date
Edmonton, the fourth-place team in the West Division, has more points than Toronto, the third-place team in the East Division, and will therefore, cross over and claim the third playoff spot in the East Division. This marks the fourth consecutive year in which a team has crossed over – a new CFL record.
At 2-1, Edmonton is the only crossover team with a winning record since the rule came into effect in 1996.
Montreal will host Edmonton in the East Semi-final on November 10. The Alouettes are a perfect 3-0 when hosting the crossover team.
If the playoffs started today (October 21):
Western Semi-Final: Winnipeg at Saskatchewan
Western Final: TBD at Calgary
Eastern Semi-Final: Edmonton at Montreal
Eastern Final: TBD at Hamilton
Out of the playoffs: BC, Toronto, Ottawa