1984 CFL season

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1984 CFL season
Regular season
DurationJune 29 – October 28, 1984
Playoffs
Start dateNovember 4, 1984
East Champions Hamilton Tiger-Cats
West Champions Winnipeg Blue Bombers
73rd Grey Cup
DateNovember 18, 1984
Site Commonwealth Stadium,
Edmonton
ChampionsWinnipeg Blue Bombers
  1983 CFL seasons 1985  

The 1984 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 31st season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 27th Canadian Football League season.

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CFL News in 1984

The CFL granted a conditional expansion team to the city of Halifax, the team was named the Atlantic Schooners. The franchise were supposed to begin play in 1984. However, before the season started, ownership could not secure and provide the financing for a new stadium. Without a stadium in place, the Schooners folded without playing a single game in the CFL.

Calgary native Douglas H. Mitchell, Q.C. became the sixth CFL Commissioner in history on Friday, June 1, succeeding Jake Gaudaur who had served in that position since 1968.

In the fall, the CFL conducted a market research study with the fans in CFL cities.

The CFL, eliminated territorial exemptions, which allowed the 1985 Canadian College Draft to be more open – allowing teams to draft players from different regions.

The regular season started in June for the first time in league history, while Edmonton hosted its first Grey Cup championship game.

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

West Division
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
BC Lions 16123144528125
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16114152330923
Edmonton Eskimos 1697046444318
Saskatchewan Roughriders 1669134847913
Calgary Stampeders 16610031442512
East Division
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Toronto Argonauts 1696146136119
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1669135343913
Montreal Concordes 1669138640413
Ottawa Rough Riders 1641203545078
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
  • BC and Toronto have first round byes.

Grey Cup playoffs

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are the 1984 Grey Cup champions, defeating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 47–17, at Edmonton's Commonwealth Stadium. This was Winnipeg's first Grey Cup victory since 1962. The Blue Bombers' Tom Clements (QB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player on Offence and Tyrone Jones (LB) was named Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player on Defence, while Sean Kehoe (RB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian.

Playoff bracket

 November 4: Division Semifinals  November 11: Division Finals  November 18: 72nd Grey Cup @ Commonwealth StadiumEdmonton, AB
              
 East  E2 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 14* 
 E3 Montreal Concordes 11  E1 Toronto Argonauts 13  
 E2 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 17    E2 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 17
   W2 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 47
 West  W2 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 31  
 W3 Edmonton Eskimos 20  W1 BC Lions 14 
 W2 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 55 

*-Team won in Overtime.

CFL Leaders

1984 CFL All-Stars

Offence

Defence

Special teams

1984 Eastern All-Stars

Offence

Defence

Special teams

1984 Western All-Stars

Offence

Defence

Special teams

1984 CFL Awards

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References

  1. "CFLapedia".