|1977 Ottawa Rough Riders season|
|Head coach||George Brancato|
|Home field||Lansdowne Park|
|Division place||2nd, East|
|Playoff finish||Lost Eastern Final|
The 1977 Ottawa Rough Riders finished in 2nd place in the Eastern Conference with an 8–8 record. Richard Holmes became the first player in CFL history to rush for 1,000 yards with two different teams. He rushed for 1016 yards while playing for the Argonauts and the Ottawa Rough Riders.
|A||June 14||vs. Toronto Argonauts||7–7||Tie||0–0–1|
|A||June 18||at Edmonton Eskimos||27–24||Loss||0–1–1|
|C||June 28||vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats||36–20||Win||1–1–1|
|D||July 7||at Toronto Argonauts||28–6||Loss||1–2–1|
|Ottawa Rough Riders||16||8||8||0||368||344||16|
|1||July 13||vs. Montreal Alouettes||27–17||Loss||0–1|
|3||July 27||at Toronto Argonauts||17–1||Loss||0–2|
|4||Aug 3||vs. Toronto Argonauts||41–11||Win||1–2|
|5||Aug 9||at Saskatchewan Roughriders||27–17||Loss||1–3|
|6||Aug 16||vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats||31–17||Win||2–3|
|7||Aug 23||at Montreal Alouettes||27–20||Loss||2–4|
|8||Aug 31||vs. BC Lions||27–24||Loss||2–5|
|8||Sept 5||at Hamilton Tiger-Cats||33–18||Win||3–5|
|9||Sept 11||vs. Montreal Alouettes||16–11||Loss||3–6|
|11||Sept 24||at Winnipeg Blue Bombers||36–24||Loss||3–7|
|12||Oct 1||vs. Edmonton Eskimos||34–17||Win||4–7|
|13||Oct 8||at Calgary Stampeders||27–17||Win||5–7|
|14||Oct 15||vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats||36–26||Win||6–7|
|15||Oct 22||at Montreal Alouettes||28–16||Loss||6–8|
|16||Oct 30||vs. Toronto Argonauts||14–4||Win||7–8|
|17||Nov 6||at Hamilton Tiger-Cats||25–24||Win||8–8|
|East Semi-Final||Nov 13||vs. Toronto Argonauts||21–16||Win||9–8|
|East Final||Nov 19||at Montreal Alouettes||21–18||Loss||9–9|
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