1978 CFL season

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1978 CFL season
Playoffs
Start dateNovember 11, 1978
East Champions Montreal Alouettes
West Champions Edmonton Eskimos
66th Grey Cup
DateNovember 26, 1978
Site Exhibition Stadium, Toronto
ChampionsEdmonton Eskimos
  1977 CFL seasons 1979  

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.

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The league drew 2,229,834 fans to its 72 regular season games, a record that would stand until the 2005 season by which time the league had extended its schedule from 16 to 18 games. The league's average attendance of 31,831 spectators per game remains a league record as of 2015.

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 16104245230122
Calgary Stampeders 1694338131121
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1697037135118
BC Lions 1677235930816
Saskatchewan Roughriders 1641113304599
Eastern Football Conference
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Ottawa Rough Riders 16115039526122
Montreal Alouettes 1687133129517
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 16510122540311
Toronto Argonauts 1641202343898
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs..
  • Edmonton and Ottawa have first round byes.

Grey Cup playoffs

The Edmonton Eskimos are the 1978 Grey Cup champions, defeating the Montreal Alouettes, 20–13, at Toronto's Exhibition Stadium. This was the fourth championship meeting between Edmonton and Montreal within the last six years. The Eskimos' Tom Wilkinson (QB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player on Offence and Dave "Dr. Death" Fennell (DT) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player on Defence. While Angelo Santucci (RB) was named Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian.

Playoff bracket

 November 11/12: Division Semifinals  November 18/19: Division Finals  November 26: 66th Grey Cup @ Exhibition StadiumToronto, Ontario
              
 East  E2 Montreal Alouettes 21 
 E3 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 20  E1 Ottawa Rough Riders 16  
 E2 Montreal Alouettes 35    E2 Montreal Alouettes 13
   W1 Edmonton Eskimos 20
 West  W2 Calgary Stampeders 13  
 W3 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 4  W1 Edmonton Eskimos 26 
 W2 Calgary Stampeders 38 

CFL Leaders

1978 CFL All-Stars

Offence

Defence

Special teams

1978 Eastern All-Stars

Offence

Defence

Special teams

1978 Western All-Stars

Offence

Defence

Special teams

1978 CFL Awards

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References

  1. "CFLapedia".