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The 1976 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 23rd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 19th Canadian Football League season.

CFL news in 1976Edit

For the first time in Canadian Football League history, more than two million fans attended CFL games, with a total attendance of 2,029,586.

In the CFL All-Star Game, the East team defeated the West, 27-16, in front of 21,762 fans at Clarke Stadium in Edmonton. The game was played before the pre-season on May 29, the first and only time a CFL contest has been held in the month of May to date.

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
Saskatchewan Roughriders 16 11 5 0 427 238 22
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 10 6 0 384 316 20
Edmonton Eskimos 16 9 6 1 311 367 19
BC Lions 16 5 9 2 308 336 12
Calgary Stampeders 16 2 12 2 316 422 6
Eastern Football Conference
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Ottawa Rough Riders 16 9 6 1 411 346 19
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 16 8 8 0 269 348 16
Montreal Alouettes 16 7 8 1 305 273 15
Toronto Argonauts 16 7 8 1 289 354 15
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
  • Saskatchewan and Ottawa have first round byes.

Grey Cup playoffsEdit

The Ottawa Rough Riders are the 1976 Grey Cup champions, defeating the Saskatchewan Roughriders, 23–20, at Toronto's Exhibition Stadium. This was the third championship game between the two Rough Riders with Ottawa winning two out of three games. Ottawa's Tom Clements (QB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player on Offence and Saskatchewan's Cleveland Vann (LB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player on Defence. Ottawa's Tony Gabriel (TE) was named Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian.

This was the only year between 1973 and 1982 that the Edmonton Eskimos did not appear in the Grey Cup game.

Playoff bracketEdit

  November 13/14: Conference Semifinals     November 20/21: Conference Finals     November 28: 64th Grey Cup @ Exhibition StadiumToronto
                           
  East     E2  Hamilton Tiger-Cats 15  
  E3  Montreal Alouettes 0     E1  Ottawa Rough Riders 17    
  E2  Hamilton Tiger-Cats 23         E1  Ottawa Rough Riders 23
      W1  Saskatchewan Roughriders 20
  West     W3  Edmonton Eskimos 13    
  W3  Edmonton Eskimos 14     W1  Saskatchewan Roughriders 23  
  W2  Winnipeg Blue Bombers 12  

CFL LeadersEdit

1976 CFL All-StarsEdit

OffenceEdit

DefenceEdit

1976 Eastern All-StarsEdit

OffenceEdit

DefenceEdit

1976 Western All-StarsEdit

OffenceEdit

DefenceEdit

1976 CFL AwardsEdit

References Edit

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