1979 CFL season

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1979 CFL season
Playoffs
Start dateNovember 10, 1979
East Champions Montreal Alouettes
West Champions Edmonton Eskimos
67th Grey Cup
DateNovember 25, 1979
Site Olympic Stadium, Montreal
ChampionsEdmonton Eskimos
  1978 CFL seasons 1980  

The 1979 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 26th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 22nd Canadian Football League season.

Contents

CFL News in 1979

The Edmonton Eskimos establishes a single season attendance record with 340,239 fans — the most by any Western Conference team.

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 16122249521926
Calgary Stampeders 16124038227824
BC Lions 1696132833319
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1641202833408
Saskatchewan Roughriders 1621401944374
Eastern Football Conference
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Montreal Alouettes 16114135128423
Ottawa Rough Riders 1686234931518
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 16610028033812
Toronto Argonauts 16511023435210
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
  • Edmonton and Montreal have first round byes.

Grey Cup playoffs

The Edmonton Eskimos are the 1979 Grey Cup champions, defeating the Montreal Alouettes, 17–9, in front of their home crowd at Montreal's Olympic Stadium. This was Edmonton's second-straight championship. The Alouettes' David Green (RB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player on Offence and Tom Cousineau (LB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player on Defence, while Don Sweet (K) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian.

Playoff bracket

 November 10/11: Division Semifinals  November 17/18: Division Finals  November 25: 67th Grey Cup @ Olympic StadiumMontreal, Quebec
              
 East  E2 Ottawa Rough Riders 6 
 E3 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 26  E1 Montreal Alouettes 17  
 E2 Ottawa Rough Riders 29    E1 Montreal Alouettes 9
   W1 Edmonton Eskimos 17
 West  W2 Calgary Stampeders 7  
 W3 BC Lions 2  W1 Edmonton Eskimos 19 
 W2 Calgary Stampeders 37 

CFL Leaders

1979 CFL All-Stars

Offence

Defence

Special teams

1979 Eastern All-Stars

Offence

Defence

Special teams

1979 Western All-Stars

Offence

Defence

Special teams

1979 CFL Awards

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References

  1. "CFLapedia".