|2016 Calgary Stampeders season|
|Head coach||Dave Dickenson|
|General manager||John Hufnagel|
|Home field||McMahon Stadium|
|Division place||1st, West|
|Playoff finish||Lost Grey Cup|
|Team MOP||Bo Levi Mitchell|
|Team MOC||Jerome Messam|
|Team MOR||DaVaris Daniels|
The 2016 Calgary Stampeders season was the 59th season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 82nd overall. The Stampeders finished in 1st place in the West Division and finished with a 15–2–1 record. The Stampeders qualified for the playoffs for the 12th straight year and advanced to the Grey Cup game where they lost to the Ottawa Redblacks. This season was Dave Dickenson's first year as head coach after John Hufnagel moved into a strict general manager role.
In the early morning hours of September 25, 2016, Stampeders defensive back Mylan Hicks was shot and killed at a Calgary nightclub. Fellow defensive back and teammate Jamar Wall changed his jersey number from 29 to no. 31 for the rest of the season in honour of Hicks. Each game played in week 15 across the league had a moment of silence in honour of Mylan Hicks. As a gesture to his memorial, the pistols that adorned the shoulders of the black alternate jersey were covered up.
With their week 16 win over the Toronto Argonauts, the Stampeders clinched first place in the West Division, a first-round bye in the 2016 playoffs, and hosted the 2016 West Final game.A win in that game over the BC Lions gave them a berth into the 104th Grey Cup. The Stampeders lost the Grey Cup game 39–33 to the Ottawa Redblacks in overtime.
|A||Sat, June 11||7:00 p.m. MDT||vs. Edmonton Eskimos||L 13–23||0–1||None||McMahon Stadium||28,367||Recap|
|B||Fri, June 17||8:00 p.m. MDT||at BC Lions||W 31–21||1–1||None||BC Place||17,630||Recap|
|Winnipeg Blue Bombers||18||11||7||0||22||497||454||5–5||W1||Details|
|1||Sat, June 25||8:00 p.m. MDT||at BC Lions||L 18–20||0–1||TSN/RDS/ESPN2||BC Place||21,386||Recap|
|2||Fri, July 1||8:00 p.m. MDT||vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers||W 36–22||1–1||TSN/ESPN2||McMahon Stadium||26,815||Recap|
|3||Fri, July 8||5:00 p.m. MDT||at Ottawa Redblacks||T 26–26 (2OT)||1–1–1||TSN/RDS||TD Place Stadium||24,621||Recap|
|5||Thurs, July 21||6:30 p.m. MDT||at Winnipeg Blue Bombers||W 33–18||2–1–1||TSN||Investors Group Field||24,677||Recap|
|6||Fri, July 29||8:00 p.m. MDT||vs. BC Lions||W 44–41 (OT)||3–1–1||TSN/RDS2/ESPN2||McMahon Stadium||27,651||Recap|
|7||Thurs, Aug 4||8:00 p.m. MDT||vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders||W 35–15||4–1–1||TSN/RDS2/ESPN2||McMahon Stadium||28,532||Recap|
|8||Sat, Aug 13||5:00 p.m. MDT||at Saskatchewan Roughriders||W 19–10||5–1–1||TSN||Mosaic Stadium||33,427||Recap|
|9||Fri, Aug 19||8:00 p.m. MDT||at BC Lions||W 37–9||6–1–1||TSN||BC Place||21,341||Recap|
|10||Sun, Aug 28||5:00 p.m. MDT||vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats||W 30–24||7–1–1||TSN||McMahon Stadium||26,271||Recap|
|11||Mon, Sept 5||1:00 p.m. MDT||vs. Edmonton Eskimos||W 45–24||8–1–1||TSN||McMahon Stadium||31,440||Recap|
|12||Sat, Sept 10||5:00 p.m. MDT||at Edmonton Eskimos||W 34–28 (2OT)||9–1–1||TSN||Commonwealth Stadium||35,278||Recap|
|13||Sat, Sept 17||3:00 p.m. MDT||vs. Ottawa Redblacks||W 48–23||10–1–1||TSN||McMahon Stadium||26,529||Recap|
|14||Sat, Sept 24||2:00 p.m. MDT||vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers||W 36–34||11–1–1||TSN/RDS2||McMahon Stadium||27,159||Recap|
|15||Sat, Oct 1||2:00 p.m. MDT||at Hamilton Tiger-Cats||W 36–17||12–1–1||TSN||Tim Hortons Field||23,741||Recap|
|16||Mon, Oct 10||2:00 p.m. MDT||at Toronto Argonauts||W 48–20||13–1–1||TSN||BMO Field||14,224||Recap|
|17||Sat, Oct 15||5:00 p.m. MDT||vs. Montreal Alouettes||W 22–8||14–1–1||TSN/RDS||McMahon Stadium||25,351||Recap|
|18||Fri, Oct 21||8:00 p.m. MDT||vs. Toronto Argonauts||W 31–13||15–1–1||TSN||McMahon Stadium||27,520||Recap|
|19||Sun, Oct 30||11:00 a.m. MDT||at Montreal Alouettes||L 8–17||15–2–1||TSN/RDS||Molson Stadium||20,562||Recap|
|West Final||Sun, Nov 20||2:30 p.m. MST||vs. BC Lions||W 42–15||1–0||TSN/RDS/ESPN2||McMahon Stadium||32,115||Recap|
|104th Grey Cup||Sun, Nov 27||4:00 p.m. MST||at Ottawa Redblacks||L 33–39 (OT)||1–1||TSN/RDS/ESPN2||BMO Field||33,421||Recap|
|2016 Calgary Stampeders roster|
6-Game Injured List
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