|2012 Toronto Argonauts season|
|Head coach||Scott Milanovich|
|General manager||Jim Barker|
|Home field||Rogers Centre|
|Division place||2nd, East|
|Playoff finish||Won Grey Cup|
|Team MOP||Chad Owens|
|Team MOC||Andre Durie|
|Team MOR||Armond Armstead|
The 2012 Toronto Argonauts season was the 55th season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 140th season overall. The Argonauts finished in 2nd place in the East Division with a respectable 9–9 record, improving on their 6–12 record from 2011. The Argos hosted their first home playoff game since 2007 against the Edmonton Eskimos, the crossover team from the West, which the Argos won 42–26. Their next opponent was the Montreal Alouettes. In a close game, the Argonauts came out on top 27–20 and made it to the Grey Cup game. The Argonauts won the 100th Grey Cup 35–22 over the Calgary Stampeders.
The 2012 CFL Draft took place on May 3, 2012 live at 3:00 PM EDT. The Argonauts had six selections in the six-round draft, with no picks in the first and third rounds after completing trades for quarterbacks Ricky Ray and Steven Jyles respectively.
|2||9||Cleyon Laing||DE||Iowa State|
|4||24||Herve Tonye-Tonye||LB||Northern Colorado|
|5||32||Luke Willson||TE||Rice Owls|
|6||40||Aaron Crawford||LB||Saint Mary's|
|A||June 13||@ Tiger-Cats||Ivor Wynne Stadium||W 29 – 24||27,585||1–0|
|B||June 19||Alouettes||Rogers Centre||W 25 – 20||36,214||2–0|
With a 31-26 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders on October 27, the Argonauts clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 2010. It also ensured that the Argonauts would play at home in the playoffs, something Toronto had not accomplished since the club's 2007 season.
|Winnipeg Blue Bombers||18||6||12||0||376||531||12||Details|
Win Loss Tie
|1||June 30||@ Eskimos||Commonwealth Stadium||L 19 – 15||35,538||0–1|
|2||July 7||Stampeders||Rogers Centre||W 39 – 36||20,682||1–1|
|3||July 14||@ Tiger-Cats||Ivor Wynne Stadium||L 36 – 27||24,264||1–2|
|4||July 18||Blue Bombers||Rogers Centre||W 25 – 22||22,485||2–2|
|5||July 27||@ Alouettes||Molson Stadium||W 23 – 20||22,773||3–2|
|6||August 6||Lions||Rogers Centre||L 18 – 9||22,841||3–3|
|8||August 18||@ Stampeders||McMahon Stadium||W 22 – 14||28,246||4–3|
|9||August 27||Eskimos||Rogers Centre||L 26 – 17||22,912||4–4|
|10||September 3||@ Tiger-Cats||Ivor Wynne Stadium||W 33 – 30||31,032||5–4|
|11||September 8||Tiger-Cats||Rogers Centre||W 45 – 31||23,061||6–4|
|12||September 15||@ Lions||BC Place||L 28 – 23||28,526||6–5|
|13||September 23||@ Alouettes||Molson Stadium||L 31 – 10||23,209||6–6|
|14||September 29||@ Blue Bombers||Canad Inns Stadium||W 29 – 10||27,169||7–6|
|15||October 8||Roughriders||Rogers Centre||L 36 – 10||25,176||7–7|
|16||October 14||Alouettes||Rogers Centre||L 24 – 12||25,348||7–8|
|17||October 19||Blue Bombers||Rogers Centre||L 44 – 32||23,419||7–9|
|18||October 27||@ Roughriders||Mosaic Stadium||W 31 – 26||29,747||8–9|
|19||November 1||Tiger-Cats||Rogers Centre||W 43 – 40||27,283||9–9|
|2012 Toronto Argonauts roster|
Italics indicates Import player
|2012 Toronto Argonauts staff|
Special Teams Coaches
|East Semi-Final||November 11||Eskimos||Rogers Centre||W 42 – 26||25,792|
|East Final||November 18||@ Alouettes||Olympic Stadium||W 27 – 20||50,112|
|Grey Cup||November 25||Stampeders||Rogers Centre||W 35 – 22||53,208|
|November 11: |
|November 18: |
|November 25: |
100th Grey Cup
Rogers Centre – Toronto
|W4||Edmonton Eskimos||26||E1||Montreal Alouettes||20|
|E2||Toronto Argonauts||42||E2||Toronto Argonauts||35|
|W3||Saskatchewan Roughriders||30||W1||BC Lions||29|
*-Team won in Overtime.
The Toronto Argonauts are a professional Canadian football team competing in the East Division of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Based in Toronto, Ontario, the team was founded in 1873, and is the oldest existing professional sports team in North America still using its original name, and they are the oldest-surviving team in both the modern-day CFL and East Division. The team's origins date back to a modified version of rugby football that emerged in North America in the latter half of the nineteenth century. The Argonauts played their home games at Rogers Centre from 1989 until 2016 when the team moved to BMO Field, the fifth stadium site to host the team.
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