2002 CFL season

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2002 CFL season
Regular season
DurationJune 25 – November 3, 2002
Playoffs
Start dateNovember 10, 2002
East Champions Montreal Alouettes 2002-11-17
West Champions Edmonton Eskimos 2002-11-17
90th Grey Cup
DateNovember 24, 2002
Site Commonwealth Stadium,
Edmonton
ChampionsMontreal Alouettes
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The 2002 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 49th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 45th Canadian Football League season.

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CFL News in 2002

On March 19, Michael Lysko was relieved of his duties as CFL Commissioner by the Board of Governors. The Board of Governors then made Chairman of the Board, David Braley to become acting CFL Commissioner, until November 23 when Tom E. Wright was introduced as the 11th CFL Commissioner in history.

On April 29, Paul Tagliabue became the first NFL Commissioner in history to visit the Head Offices of the CFL.

The Ottawa Renegades played their first regular season game on June 28 at Frank Clair Stadium. The Ottawa Renegades were placed in the East Division and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers were returned to the West Division.

The CFL and CFLPA agreed to a new CBA agreement on October 16. TSN reported a 27% increase in viewership of over 50 CFL games. Plus, the CBC announced a record TV audience of more than 5.2 million Canadian viewers for the Grey Cup game between the Montreal Alouettes and the Edmonton Eskimos.

On November 20, four days before the 2002 Grey Cup game, the CFL unveiled a new logo: a red football (with white laces and circles at both ends) located in front of a maple leaf, also red, with black CFL lettering located beneath. It replaced the "helmet" logo that had been in use since 1969. This logo was used until 2015.

For the second consecutive year, the Grey Cup attendance was over 60,000.

Regular season standings

Final regular season standings

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime losses, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, Pts = Points

West Division
TeamGPWLTOTLPFPAPts
Edmonton Eskimos 181350051645026
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 181260056642124
BC Lions 181080048039920
Saskatchewan Roughriders 188100243539318
Calgary Stampeders 186120243850914
East Division
TeamGPWLTOTLPFPAPts
Montreal Alouettes 181350158740727
Toronto Argonauts 188100034448216
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 187110142752415
Ottawa Renegades 184140235655010
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
  • Edmonton and Montreal both have first round byes.
  • Due to the cross-over rule, the Saskatchewan Roughriders play the Toronto Argonauts in the Eastern Semi-Final Game.

Grey Cup playoffs

The Montreal Alouettes are the 2002 Grey Cup Champions, defeating the Edmonton Eskimos in front of their home crowd 25–16 at Edmonton's Commonwealth Stadium. This is the first championship for Montreal since 1977. The Alouettes' Anthony Calvillo (QB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player and Pat Woodcock (WR) was the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian.

Playoff bracket

November 10: Division Semifinals November 17: Division Finals November 24: 90th Grey Cup @ Commonwealth StadiumEdmonton
E2 Toronto Argonauts 18
W4 Saskatchewan Roughriders 14 E1 Montreal Alouettes 35
E2 Toronto Argonauts 24E1 Montreal Alouettes 25
W1 Edmonton Eskimos 16
W2 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 30
W3 BC Lions 3 W1 Edmonton Eskimos 33
W2 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 30

CFL Leaders

2002 CFL All-Stars

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2002 Western All-Stars

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2002 Eastern All-Stars

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2002 CFLPA All-Stars

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2002 CFLPA Western All-Stars

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2002 CFLPA Eastern All-Stars

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2002 CFL Awards

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