1980 CFL season

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1980 CFL season
East Champions championsHamilton Tiger-Cats
West Champions championsEdmonton Eskimos
68th Grey Cup
DateNovember 23, 1980
ChampionsEdmonton Eskimos
CFL seasons seasons
← 1979
1981 →
Canadian Football League team locations: Red pog.svg West, Blue 000080 pog.svg East

The 1980 CFL season is considered to be the 27th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 23rd Canadian Football League season.

CFL News in 1980[edit]

The Canadian Football League signed a three-year television contract with Carling O'Keefe Breweries for $15.6 million.

Regular season standings[edit]

Final regular season standings[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, Pts = Points

Western Football Conference
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Edmonton Eskimos 16 13 3 0 505 281 26
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 10 6 0 394 387 20
Calgary Stampeders 16 9 7 0 407 355 18
BC Lions 16 8 7 1 381 351 17
Saskatchewan Roughriders 16 2 14 0 284 469 4
Eastern Football Conference
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 16 8 7 1 332 377 17
Montreal Alouettes 16 8 8 0 356 375 16
Ottawa Rough Riders 16 7 9 0 353 393 14
Toronto Argonauts 16 6 10 0 334 358 12
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
  • Edmonton and Hamilton have first round byes.

Grey Cup playoffs[edit]

The Edmonton Eskimos won their third-straight Grey Cup in 1980, defeating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 48–10, at Toronto's Exhibition Stadium. The Eskimos' Warren Moon (QB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player on Offence and Dale Potter (LB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player on Defence and the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian.

Playoff bracket[edit]

November 8/9: Division Semifinals November 15/16: Division Finals November 23: 68th Grey Cup @ Exhibition StadiumToronto, Ontario
E2 Montreal Alouettes 13
E3 Ottawa Rough Riders 21 E1 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 24
E2 Montreal Alouettes 25 E1 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 10
W1 Edmonton Eskimos 48
W2 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 24
W3 Calgary Stampeders 14 W1 Edmonton Eskimos 34
W2 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 32

CFL Leaders[edit]

1980 CFL All-Stars[edit]

Offence[edit]

Defence[edit]

Special teams[edit]

1980 Western All-Stars[edit]

Offence[edit]

Defence[edit]

Special teams[edit]

1980 Eastern All-Stars[edit]

Offence[edit]

Defence[edit]

Special teams[edit]

1980 CFL Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CFLapedia".