1976 CFL season

Last updated
1976 CFL season
Playoffs
East Champions Ottawa Rough Riders
West Champions Saskatchewan Roughriders
64th Grey Cup
ChampionsOttawa Rough Riders
  1975 CFL seasons 1977  

The 1976 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 23rd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 19th Canadian Football League season.

Contents

CFL news in 1976

For the first time in Canadian Football League history, more than two million fans attended CFL games, with a total attendance of 2,029,586.

In the CFL All-Star Game, the East team defeated the West, 27-16, in front of 21,762 fans at Clarke Stadium in Edmonton. The game was played before the pre-season on May 29, the first and only time a CFL contest has been held in the month of May.

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
Saskatchewan Roughriders 16115042723822
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16106038431620
Edmonton Eskimos 1696131136719
BC Lions 1659230833612
Calgary Stampeders 1621223164226
Eastern Football Conference
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Ottawa Rough Riders 1696141134619
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1688026934816
Montreal Alouettes 1678130527315
Toronto Argonauts 1678128935415
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
  • Saskatchewan and Ottawa have first round byes.

Grey Cup playoffs

The Ottawa Rough Riders are the 1976 Grey Cup champions, defeating the Saskatchewan Roughriders, 23–20, at Toronto's Exhibition Stadium. This was the third championship game between the two Rough Riders with Ottawa winning two out of three games. Ottawa's Tom Clements (QB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player on Offence and Saskatchewan's Cleveland Vann (LB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player on Defence. Ottawa's Tony Gabriel (TE) was named Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian.

This was the only year between 1973 and 1982 that the Edmonton Eskimos did not appear in the Grey Cup game.

Playoff bracket

 November 13/14: Conference Semifinals  November 20/21: Conference Finals  November 28: 64th Grey Cup @ Exhibition StadiumToronto
              
 East  E2 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 15 
 E3 Montreal Alouettes 0  E1 Ottawa Rough Riders 17  
 E2 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 23    E1 Ottawa Rough Riders 23
   W1 Saskatchewan Roughriders 20
 West  W3 Edmonton Eskimos 13  
 W3 Edmonton Eskimos 14  W1 Saskatchewan Roughriders 23 
 W2 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 12 

CFL Leaders

1976 CFL All-Stars

Offence

Defence

1976 Eastern All-Stars

Offence

Defence

1976 Western All-Stars

Offence

Defence

1976 CFL Awards

Related Research Articles

The 2002 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 49th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 45th Canadian Football League season.

The 1983 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 30th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 26th Canadian Football League season.

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

The 1981 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 28th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 24th Canadian Football League season.

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

The 1978 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 25th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 21st Canadian Football League season.

The 1977 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 24th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 20th Canadian Football League season.

The 1975 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 22nd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 18th Canadian Football League season.

The 1974 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 21st season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 17th Canadian Football League season.

The 1973 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 20th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 16th Canadian Football League season.

The 1972 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 19th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 15th Canadian Football League season.

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.

The 1970 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 17th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 13th Canadian Football League season.

The 1969 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 16th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it was officially the 12th Canadian Football League season.

The 1968 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 15th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 11th Canadian Football League season.

The 1962 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the ninth season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the fifth Canadian Football League season.

The 1963 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the tenth season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the sixth Canadian Football League season.

The 1964 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 11th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the seventh Canadian Football League season.

The 1966 Canadian Football League season was the league's ninth season since the 1958 merger of the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union and the Western Interprovincial Football Union to create a national league.

The 1965 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 12th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the eighth Canadian Football League season.

References

  1. "CFLapedia".