1998 CFL season

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1998 CFL season
Regular season
DurationJuly 1 – November 1, 1998
Playoffs
Start dateNovember 8, 1998
East Champions Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1998-11-15
West Champions Calgary Stampeders 1998-11-15
86th Grey Cup
DateNovember 22, 1998
Site Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg
ChampionsCalgary Stampeders
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The 1998 CFL season is considered to be the 45th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 41st Canadian Football League season.

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CFL News in 1998

The Canadian Football League signed a five-year television contract with TSN. With the deal, TSN had the right to all CFL television broadcasts. The league also made a sponsorship deal with Adidas, which made them the official footwear, practice wear, and sport glove provider of the CFL.

For only the second time in history, the city of Winnipeg hosted the Grey Cup 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
Calgary Stampeders 18126055839724
Edmonton Eskimos 1899039645018
BC Lions 1899039442718
Saskatchewan Roughriders 18513041152510
East Division
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18125150335125
Montreal Alouettes 18125147043525
Toronto Argonauts 1899045241018
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1831503995886
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
  • Calgary and Hamilton both have first round byes.

Grey Cup playoffs

The Calgary Stampeders are the 1998 Grey Cup Champions, defeating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 26–24, at Winnipeg's Winnipeg Stadium on Mark McLoughlin's winning field goal. The Stampeders have won their first championship since 1992. The Stampeders' Jeff Garcia (QB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player and Vince Danielsen (SB) was the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian.

Playoff bracket

November 8: Division Semifinals November 15: Division Finals November 22: 86th Grey Cup @ Winnipeg StadiumWinnipeg, MB
E2 Montreal Alouettes 20
E3 Toronto Argonauts 28 E1 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 22
E2 Montreal Alouettes 41E1 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 24
W1 Calgary Stampeders 26
W2 Edmonton Eskimos 10
W3 BC Lions 33 W1 Calgary Stampeders 33
W2 Edmonton Eskimos 40

CFL Leaders

1998 CFL All-Stars

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Special teams

1998 Western All-Stars

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1998 Eastern All-Stars

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1998 Intergold CFLPA All-Stars

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Special teams

Head coach

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1998 CFL Awards

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References

  1. "CFLapedia".
  2. 1998 Intergold CFLPA All-Stars