|1973 Ottawa Rough Riders season|
|Head coach||Jack Gotta|
|Home field||Lansdowne Park|
|Division place||1st, East|
|Playoff finish||Won Grey Cup|
The 1973 Ottawa Rough Riders finished the season in 1st place in the Eastern Conference with a 9–5 record and won the Grey Cup.
|A||July 4||vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers||10–10||Tie||0–0–1|
|B||July 11||vs. Edmonton Eskimos||25–16||Win||1–0–1|
|C||July 19||at Montreal Alouettes||17–14||Loss||1–1–1|
|D||July 24||at Hamilton Tiger-Cats||13–9||Win||2–1–1|
|Ottawa Rough Riders||14||9||5||0||275||234||18|
|1||July 31||vs. Toronto Argonauts||25–9||Loss||0–1|
|2||Aug 8||at Toronto Argonauts||19–6||Loss||0–2|
|3||Aug 13||vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats||25–16||Loss||0–3|
|4||Aug 20||at Saskatchewan Roughriders||18–12||Loss||0–4|
|5||Aug 25||at Montreal Alouettes||30–3||Win||1–4|
|6||Sept 5||vs. BC Lions||26–24||Win||2–4|
|7||Sept 12||at Winnipeg Blue Bombers||24–13||Win||3–4|
|8||Sept 15||at Hamilton Tiger-Cats||21–19||Win||4–4|
|9||Sept 22||vs. Edmonton Eskimos||32–20||Win||5–4|
|10||Sept 30||vs. Montreal Alouettes||28–15||Loss||5–5|
|11||Oct 8||at Hamilton Tiger-Cats||16–13||Win||6–5|
|12||Oct 14||at Calgary Stampeders||32–8||Win||7–5|
|13||Oct 21||vs. Toronto Argonauts||20–19||Win||8–5|
|14||Oct 28||vs. Montreal Alouettes||16–0||Win||9–5|
|East Final||Nov 18||vs. Montreal Alouettes||23–14||Win||10–5|
|Grey Cup||Nov 25||Edmonton Eskimos||22–18||Win||11–5|
Edmonton quarterback Tom Wilkinson was accused of using an unnatural head motion to draw the defence offside. Ottawa General Manager Frank Clair lobbied league officials to watch Wilkinson carefully at the line of scrimmage.
|Teams||1 Q||2 Q||3 Q||4 Q||Final|
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