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1965 CFL season
Regular season
Duration June, 1965 – October, 1965 1965-06-10 | 1965-10-10 | 1965 CFL season
Playoffs
Start date November 6, 1965 1965-11-06 | 1965-11-27 | Playoffs
East Champions Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1965-11-20
West Champions Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1965-11-20
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53rd Grey Cup
Date November 27, 1965
Site Exhibition Stadium, Toronto
Champions Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1964  CFL seasons  1966

The 1965 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 12th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the eighth Canadian Football League season.

CFL News in 1965Edit

The Canadian Football League commissioned an economic study of Canadian football and all its aspects. The Canadian Football League Players' Association was formed and had their first meetings on May 15 and 16 in Toronto.

Regular season standingsEdit

Final regular season standingsEdit

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

Western Football Conference
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Calgary Stampeders 16 12 4 0 340 243 24
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 11 5 0 301 262 22
Saskatchewan Roughriders 16 8 7 1 276 277 17
BC Lions 16 6 9 1 286 273 13
Edmonton Eskimos 16 5 11 0 257 400 10
Eastern Football Conference
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 14 10 4 0 281 153 20
Ottawa Rough Riders 14 7 7 0 300 234 14
Montreal Alouettes 14 5 9 0 183 215 10
Toronto Argonauts 14 3 11 0 193 360 6
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
  • Calgary and Hamilton have first round byes.

Grey Cup playoffsEdit

Note: All dates in 1965

Conference Semi-FinalsEdit

Eastern Semi-Finals
Montreal Alouettes @ Ottawa Rough Riders
Date Away Home
November 6 Montreal Alouettes 7 Ottawa Rough Riders 36
  • The Rough Riders will play the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Eastern Finals.
Western Semi-Finals
Saskatchewan Roughriders @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Date Away Home
November 7 Saskatchewan Roughriders 9 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 15
  • The Blue Bombers will play the Calgary Stampeders in the Western Finals.

Conference FinalsEdit

Western-Finals
Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Calgary Stampeders
Game Date Away Home
1 November 13 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 9 Calgary Stampeders 27
2 November 17 Calgary Stampeders 11 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 15
3 November 20 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 19 Calgary Stampeders 12
Winnipeg wins the best of three series 2–1
Eastern Finals
Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Ottawa Rough Riders
Game Date Away Home
1 November 14 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18Ottawa Rough Riders 13
2 November 20 Ottawa Rough Riders 7 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 17
Hamilton won 2 game total-point series 35–20

Playoff bracketEdit

  Division Semifinals     Division Finals     53rd Grey Cup
                           
  East     E1  Hamilton Tiger Cats 35
(18+17)
 
  E2  Ottawa Rough Riders 36     E2  Ottawa Rough Riders 20
(13+7)
   
  E3  Montreal Alouettes 7         E1  Hamilton Tiger Cats 22
      W2  Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16
  West     W1  Calgary Stampeders 1
(27,11,12)
   
  W2  Winnipeg Blue Bombers 15     W2  Winnipeg Blue Bombers 2
(9,15,19)
 
  W3  Saskatchewan Roughriders 9  

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Grey Cup ChampionshipEdit

November 27

53rd Annual Grey Cup Game: Exhibition StadiumToronto, Ontario

Western Champion Eastern Champion
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 22
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are the 1965 Grey Cup Champions

CFL LeadersEdit

1965 CFL All-StarsEdit

OffenceEdit

DefenceEdit

1965 Eastern All-StarsEdit

OffenceEdit

DefenceEdit

1965 Western All-StarsEdit

OffenceEdit

DefenceEdit

1965 CFL AwardsEdit

References Edit

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