1969 CFL season

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The 1969 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 16th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it was officially the 12th Canadian Football League season.

CFL News in 1969

The 1969 Grey Cup game started play on a Sunday for the first time in CFL history. (The CFL did play a Grey Cup game before, in 1962, when the original Saturday Grey Cup game was delayed due to heavy fog that caused the final 9 minutes and 28 seconds to be played the following day.)

The Grey Cup was held in Montreal, Quebec for the first time since 1931.

A new logo was introduced to the league: A white helmet with a one-bar face mask with a maple leaf in the centre and the word CFL in white in the maple leaf. It replaced the leaf/football/ribbon logo used since the league's formation in 1958, and would be used until 2002.

Records: The Rough Riders' Margene Adkins set the record for average gain per pass in a season with 25.0 yards. The record stood for 28 years, until Milt Stegall broke it.

Regular season standings

Final regular season standings

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 13 3 0 392 261 26
Calgary Stampeders 16 9 7 0 327 314 18
BC Lions 16 5 11 0 235 335 10
Edmonton Eskimos 16 5 11 0 241 246 10
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 3 12 1 192 359 7
Eastern Football Conference
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Ottawa Rough Riders 14 11 3 0 399 298 22
Toronto Argonauts 14 10 4 0 406 280 20
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 14 8 5 1 307 315 17
Montreal Alouettes 14 2 10 2 304 395 6
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
  • Saskatchewan and Ottawa have first round byes.

Grey Cup playoffs

Note: All dates in 1969

Conference Semi-Finals

Western Semi-Finals
BC Lions @ Calgary Stampeders
Date Away Home
November 8 BC Lions 21 Calgary Stampeders 35
Eastern Semi-Finals
Hamilton Tiger-Cats @ Toronto Argonauts
Date Away Home
November 9 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 9 Toronto Argonauts 15

Conference Finals

Western Finals – Game 1
Calgary Stampeders @ Saskatchewan Roughriders
Date Away Home
November 15 Calgary Stampeders 11 Saskatchewan Roughriders 17
Western Finals – Game 2
Saskatchewan Roughriders @ Calgary Stampeders
Date Away Home
November 19 Saskatchewan Roughriders 36 Calgary Stampeders 13
  • Saskatchewan won the best of three series 2–0, advancing to the Grey Cup Championship game.
Eastern Finals – Game 1
Ottawa Rough Riders @ Toronto Argonauts
Date Away Home
November 16 Ottawa Rough Riders 14 Toronto Argonauts 22
Eastern Finals – Game 2
Toronto Argonauts @ Ottawa Rough Riders
Date Away Home
November 22 Toronto Argonauts 3 Ottawa Rough Riders 32
  • Ottawa won the 2 game total-point series by 46–25, to advance to the Grey Cup Championship game.

Playoff bracket

  Division Semifinals     Division Finals     57th Grey Cup
                           
  East     E2 Toronto Argonauts 22-13  
  E3 Hamilton Tiger Cats 9     E1 Ottawa Rough Riders 14-32    
  E2 Toronto Argonauts 15         E1 Ottawa Rough Riders 29
      W1 Saskatchewan Roughriders 11
  West     W2 Calgary Stampeders 11-13    
  W3 BC Lions 21     W1 Saskatchewan Roughriders 17-36  
  W2 Calgary Stampeders 35  

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Grey Cup Championship

November 30

57th Annual Grey Cup Game: AutostadeMontreal, Quebec

Western Champion Eastern Champion
Saskatchewan Roughriders 11 Ottawa Rough Riders 29
1969 Grey Cup Champions: Ottawa Rough Riders

CFL Leaders

1969 CFL All-Stars

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1969 Eastern All-Stars

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1969 Western All-Stars

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1969 CFL Awards

References

  1. ^ "1969". 
  2. ^ "CFLapedia". 
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