1977 CFL season

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1977 CFL season
Playoffs
East Champions Montreal Alouettes
West Champions Edmonton Eskimos
65th Grey Cup
ChampionsMontreal Alouettes
  1976 CFL seasons 1978  

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.

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CFL News in 1977

The 65th Grey Cup game, nicknamed "The Ice Bowl", was held in Olympic Stadium in Montreal. The game itself set an attendance record with 68,318, which in turn set a record for ticket revenue of $1,401,930.

The Montreal Alouettes also set an CFL regular-season team attendance record with 69,093 attending the September 6th game against the Toronto Argonauts at Olympic Stadium.

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
Edmonton Eskimos 16106041232020
BC Lions 16106036932620
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16106038233620
Saskatchewan Roughriders 1688033038916
Calgary Stampeders 1641202413278
Eastern Football Conference
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Montreal Alouettes 16115031124522
Ottawa Rough Riders 1688036834416
Toronto Argonauts 16610025126612
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 16511028339410
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
  • Edmonton and Montreal have first round byes.

Grey Cup playoffs

The Montreal Alouettes are the 1977 Grey Cup champions, defeating the Edmonton Eskimos, 41–6, in front of their home crowd at Montreal's Olympic Stadium. This Grey Cup was known as the "Ice Bowl" since the field was frozen in a sheet of ice. There was controversy with respect to the game due to the fact the Eskimos were wearing normal cleats, while the Alouettes were wearing staples on their cleats giving them a huge advantage on the icy field. The Alouettes' Sonny Wade (QB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player on Offence and Glen Weir (DT) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player on Defence. The Alouettes' Don Sweet (K) was named Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian.

Playoff bracket

 November 12/13: Conference Semifinals  November 19/20: Conference Finals  November 27: 65th Grey Cup @ Olympic StadiumMontreal, Quebec
              
 East  E2 Ottawa Rough Riders 18 
 E3 Toronto Argonauts 16  E1 Montreal Alouettes 21  
 E2 Ottawa Rough Riders 21    E1 Montreal Alouettes 41
   W1 Edmonton Eskimos 6
 West  W2 BC Lions 1  
 W3 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 32  W1 Edmonton Eskimos 38 
 W2 BC Lions 33 

CFL Leaders

1977 CFL All-Stars

Offence

Defence

Special teams

1977 Eastern All-Stars

Offence

Defence

Special teams

1977 Western All-Stars

Offence

Defence

Special teams

1977 CFL Awards

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References

  1. "CFLapedia".