|2012 Calgary Stampeders season|
|Head coach||John Hufnagel|
|General manager||John Hufnagel|
|Home field||McMahon Stadium|
|Division place||2nd, West|
|Playoff finish||Lost Grey Cup|
|Team MOP||Jon Cornish|
|Team MOC||Jon Cornish|
|Team MOR||Chris Randle|
The 2012 Calgary Stampeders season was the 55th season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 74th overall. The Stampeders finished in 2nd place in the West Division with a 12–6 record. The Stampeders won the West Semi-Final over the Saskatchewan Roughriders by a score of 36–30, earning their first playoff victory over Saskatchewan since 1994. The Stampeders then traveled to Vancouver and upset the 1st place BC Lions 34–29, advancing to the Grey Cup game. Calgary were the Grey Cup favourites by two points, but they lost 35–22 to the hometown Toronto Argonauts.
The 2012 CFL Draft took place on May 3, 2012. The Stampeders had eight selections in the six-round draft, after trading away their second round pick and acquiring additional picks in the third, fourth, and sixth rounds.
|4||27||Bradley Erdos||OL||Simon Fraser|
|4||30||Adam Berger||DB||Simon Fraser|
|5||31||Mike Filer||OL||Mount Allison|
|6||43||Jordan Spence||DL||Eastern Oregon|
|6||45||Wilkerson Desouza||LB||Toronto Varsity Blues|
|A||Fri, June 15||vs. Edmonton Eskimos||20–17||Win||23,629||1–0|
|B||Fri, June 22||at Saskatchewan Roughriders||33–31||Win||30,998||2–0|
|1||Sun, July 1||vs. Montreal Alouettes||38–10||Win||26,387||1–0|
|2||Sat, July 7||at Toronto Argonauts||39–36||Loss||20,682||1–1|
|3||Thurs, July 12||at Montreal Alouettes||33–32||Loss||21,074||1–2|
|4||Thurs, July 19||vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders||41–38 (OT)||Win||32,228||2–2|
|5||Sat, July 28||vs. BC Lions||34–8||Loss||27,968||2–3|
|7||Thurs, Aug 9||at Hamilton Tiger-Cats||31–20||Win||22,635||3–3|
|8||Sat, Aug 18||vs. Toronto Argonauts||22–14||Loss||28,246||3–4|
|9||Sat, Aug 25||at Saskatchewan Roughriders||17–10||Win||33,427||4–4|
|10||Mon, Sept 3||vs. Edmonton Eskimos||31–30||Win||32,102||5–4|
|11||Fri, Sept 7||at Edmonton Eskimos||20–18||Win||39,363||6–4|
|12||Fri, Sept 14||vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers||44–3||Win||28,247||7–4|
|13||Sun, Sept 23||at Saskatchewan Roughriders||30–25||Loss||33,427||7–5|
|14||Fri, Sept 28||vs. Edmonton Eskimos||39–15||Win||29,290||8–5|
|15||Sat, Oct 6||at BC Lions||27–22||Loss||31,347||8–6|
|16||Sat, Oct 13||at Winnipeg Blue Bombers||32–21||Win||25,462||9–6|
|17||Sat, Oct 20||vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats||34–32||Win||26,502||10–6|
|18||Fri, Oct 26||vs. BC Lions||41–21||Win||27,014||11–6|
|19||Fri, Nov 2||at Edmonton Eskimos||30–27||Win||21,147||12–6|
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|20||West Semi-Final||Nov 11||2:30 PM MST||Saskatchewan Roughriders||36–30||Win||30,027|
|21||West Final||Nov 18||2:30 PM MST||at BC Lions||34–29||Win||43,216|
|21||Grey Cup||Nov 25||4:00 PM MST||Toronto Argonauts||35–22||Loss||53,208|
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