1971 CFL season

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1971 CFL season
Playoffs
East Champions Toronto Argonauts
West Champions Calgary Stampeders
59th Grey Cup
ChampionsCalgary Stampeders
  1970 CFL seasons 1972  

The 1971 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 18th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it was officially the 14th Canadian Football League season.

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CFL News for 1971

The Grey Cup Championship was played on artificial turf for the first time in Vancouver. The BC Lions also wore special "CCC"-logo helmets to commemorate the Canadian Confederation Centennial of British Columbia, the province having entered into Canadian Confederation a hundred years earlier, in 1871. The flower in the centre of the "CCC" logo is the pacific dogwood, the official provincial flower of British Columbia.

All CFL teams had their player's last names appearing on the jersey backs (at shoulder height, below the back number) beginning this season.

This would be the last year until 2006 that the Edmonton Eskimos would miss the playoffs; in the intervening years, they would reach the playoffs for 33 straight years.

Regular season standings

Final regular season standings

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

Western Football Conference
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Calgary Stampeders 1696129021819
Saskatchewan Roughriders 1696134731619
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1678136634915
BC Lions 1669128236313
Edmonton Eskimos 16610023730512
Eastern Football Conference
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Toronto Argonauts 14104028924820
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1477024224614
Ottawa Rough Riders 1468029127712
Montreal Alouettes 1468022624812
  • Bold text indicates that the team clinched a playoff berth.
  • Calgary and Toronto had first round byes.

1971 Grey Cup Playoffs

Conference Semi-Finals

Western Semi-Finals
Winnipeg Blue Bombers @ Saskatchewan Roughriders
DateAwayHome
November 6 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 23 Saskatchewan Roughriders 34
Eastern Semi-Finals
Ottawa Rough Riders @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats
DateAwayHome
November 7 Ottawa Rough Riders 4 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 23

Conference Finals

Western Finals
Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Calgary Stampeders
GameDateAwayHome
1November 13 Saskatchewan Roughriders 21 Calgary Stampeders 30
2November 17 Calgary Stampeders 23 Saskatchewan Roughriders 21
Calgary won best-of-three series 2–0
Eastern Finals
Toronto Argonauts vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats
GameDateAwayHome
1November 14 Toronto Argonauts 23 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 8
2November 20 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 17 Toronto Argonauts 17
Toronto won two-game total-point series 40–25

Playoff bracket

 Division Semifinals  Division Finals   59th Grey Cup
              
 East  E1 Toronto Argonauts 40
(23+17)
 
 E2 Hamilton Tiger Cats 23  E2 Hamilton Tiger Cats 25
(8+17)
  
 E3 Ottawa Rough Riders 4    E1 Toronto Argonauts 11
   W1 Calgary Stampeders 14
 West  W1 Calgary Stampeders 2
(30,23)
  
 W2 Saskatchewan Roughriders 34  W2 Saskatchewan Roughriders 0
(21,21)
 
 W3 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 23 

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Grey Cup Championship

November 28

59th Annual Grey Cup Game: Empire StadiumVancouver, British Columbia

Western Champion Eastern Champion
Calgary Stampeders 14 Toronto Argonauts 11
The Calgary Stampeders were 1971 Grey Cup Champions

1971 CFL All-Stars

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1971 Eastern All-Stars

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1971 Western All-Stars

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1971 CFL Awards

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