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1983 Toronto Argonauts season
Head Coach Bob O'Billovich[1]
Home Field Exhibition Stadium[2]
Results
Record 12–4–0
Place 1st, East
Playoff Finish Won 71st Grey Cup
Uniform
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The 1983 Toronto Argonauts season was the 94th season for the team since the franchise's inception in 1873. The team finished in first place in the East Division with a 12–4–0 record and qualified for the playoffs for the second consecutive year. The Argonauts defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Eastern Final and qualified for the Grey Cup for the second year in a row. Toronto defeated the BC Lions in the first ever Grey Cup match between the two teams, winning their 11th Grey Cup championship by a score of 18-17. The win ended a 31-year championship drought, which is the longest drought in Canadian Football League history.

During the regular season, receiver Terry Greer set a professional football record (NFL and CFL) for most receiving yards with 2003 yards. He also set a record for most 200-yard ball games in a year with three.

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Location Final Score Attendance Record
A June 10 Tiger-Cats Exhibition Stadium W 24–6 28,520 1–0
B June 15 @ Tiger-Cats Ivor Wynne Stadium L 35–24 11,302 1–1
C June 24 Rough Riders Exhibition Stadium W 31–15 28,107 2–1
D June 28 @ Concordes Olympic Stadium W 25–24 9,700 3–1
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Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

East Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Toronto Argonauts 16 12 4 0 452 328 24
Ottawa Rough Riders 16 8 8 0 384 424 16
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 16 5 10 1 389 498 11
Montreal Concordes 16 5 10 1 367 447 11

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ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Location Final Score Attendance Record
1 July 7 @ Stampeders McMahon Stadium W 45–30 25,124 1–0
2 July 14 Lions Exhibition Stadium W 17–14 39,437 2–0
3 July 23 Concordes Exhibition Stadium W 28–13 35,490 3–0
4 July 29 @ Roughriders Taylor Field W 40–21 25,734 4–0
5 August 6 Tiger-Cats Exhibition Stadium L 31–18 43,558 4–1
6 August 13 @ Blue Bombers Winnipeg Stadium L 32–16 27,796 4–2
7 August 19 @ Rough Riders Lansdowne Park W 27–17 30,006 5–2
8 August 26 Roughriders Exhibition Stadium W 36–15 35,414 6–2
9 Bye
10 September 10 @ Lions BC Place Stadium W 32–14 52,656 7–2
11 September 18 @ Tiger-Cats Ivor Wynne Stadium W 50–16 25,128 8–2
12 September 24 Stampeders Exhibition Stadium L 49–20 35,679 8–3
13 October 2 @ Concordes Olympic Stadium W 30–17 20,046 9–3
14 October 9 Eskimos Exhibition Stadium W 19–15 37,746 10–3
15 Bye
16 October 23 Rough Riders Exhibition Stadium L 20–19 36,526 10–4
17 October 29 @ Eskimos Commonwealth Stadium W 22–15 53,577 11–4
18 November 5 Blue Bombers Exhibition Stadium W 33–9 32,921 12–4
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PostseasonEdit

Round Date Opponent Location Final Score Attendance
East Final November 20 Tiger-Cats Exhibition Stadium W 41–36 54,530
Grey Cup November 27 Lions BC Place Stadium W 18–17 59,345
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Grey CupEdit

November 27 @ BC Place Stadium (Attendance: 59,345)[5]

Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
BC Lions 14 3 0 0 17
Toronto Argonauts 0 7 2 9 18

Awards and honoursEdit

1983 CFL All-StarsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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