1982 CFL season

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1982 CFL season
East Champions championsToronto Argonauts
West Champions championsEdmonton Eskimos
70th Grey Cup
DateNovember 28, 1982
ChampionsEdmonton Eskimos
CFL seasons seasons
← 1981
1983 →
Canadian Football League team locations: Red pog.svg West, Blue 000080 pog.svg East

The 1982 CFL season is considered to be the 29th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 25th Canadian Football League season.

CFL News in 1982[edit]

After the 1981 season, the Montreal Alouettes folded. However, one day later in 1982 the CFL granted the city of Montreal a new franchise called the Concordes, which assumed the Alouettes' history and player contracts.

The 1982 Grey Cup game between the Edmonton Eskimos and the Toronto Argonauts attracted 7,862,000 television viewers, the largest television audience in the history of Canadian television.

NBC broadcast four CFL games in the United States over three weeks during the 1982 NFL players' strike.[1]

The Edmonton Eskimos won their fifth straight Grey Cup championship.

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

West Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Edmonton Eskimos 16 11 5 0 544 323 22
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 11 5 0 444 352 22
Calgary Stampeders 16 9 6 1 403 440 19
BC Lions 16 9 7 0 449 390 18
Saskatchewan Roughriders 16 6 9 1 427 436 13
East Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Toronto Argonauts 16 9 6 1 426 426 19
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 16 8 7 1 396 401 17
Ottawa Rough Riders 16 5 11 0 376 462 10
Montreal Concordes 16 2 14 0 267 502 4
  • Bold text means that they had clinched the playoffs.
  • Edmonton and Toronto had first round byes.

Grey Cup playoffs[edit]

The Edmonton Eskimos were the 1982 Grey Cup champions, defeating the Toronto Argonauts, 32–16, in front of their home crowd at Toronto's Exhibition Stadium. That was Edmonton's fifth-straight championship, becoming the CFL's most successful dynasty. The Eskimos' Warren Moon (QB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player on Offence and Dave "Dr. Death" Fennell (DT) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player on Defence and was the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian.

Playoff bracket[edit]

November 14: Division Semifinals November 21: Division Finals November 28: 70th Grey Cup @ Exhibition StadiumToronto, Ontario
E3 Ottawa Rough Riders 7
E3 Ottawa Rough Riders 30 E1 Toronto Argonauts 44
E2 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 20 E1 Toronto Argonauts 16
W1 Edmonton Eskimos 32
W2 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 21
W3 Calgary Stampeders 3 W1 Edmonton Eskimos 24
W2 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 24

CFL Leaders[edit]

1982 CFL All-Stars[edit]

Offence[edit]

Defence[edit]

Special teams[edit]

1982 Western All-Stars[edit]

Offence[edit]

Defence[edit]

Special teams[edit]

1982 Eastern All-Stars[edit]

Offence[edit]

Defence[edit]

Special teams[edit]

1982 CFL Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CFL – NBC". Archived from the original on 2009-10-21. Retrieved 2008-09-12.
  2. ^ "CFLapedia".