1977 CFL season

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The 1977 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 24th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 20th Canadian Football League season.

CFL News in 1977

The 65th Grey Cup game, nicknamed "The Ice Bowl", was held in Olympic Stadium in Montreal. The game itself set an attendance record with 68,318, which in turn set a record for ticket revenue of $1,401,930.

The Montreal Alouettes also set an CFL regular-season team attendance record with 69,093 attending the September 6th game against the Toronto Argonauts at Olympic Stadium.

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
Edmonton Eskimos 16 10 6 0 412 320 20
BC Lions 16 10 6 0 369 326 20
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 10 6 0 382 336 20
Saskatchewan Roughriders 16 8 8 0 330 389 16
Calgary Stampeders 16 4 12 0 241 327 8
Eastern Football Conference
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Montreal Alouettes 16 11 5 0 311 245 22
Ottawa Rough Riders 16 8 8 0 368 344 16
Toronto Argonauts 16 6 10 0 251 266 12
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 16 5 11 0 283 394 10
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
  • Edmonton and Montreal have first round byes.

Grey Cup playoffs

The Montreal Alouettes are the 1977 Grey Cup champions, defeating the Edmonton Eskimos, 41–6, in front of their home crowd at Montreal's Olympic Stadium. This Grey Cup was known as the "Ice Bowl" since the field was frozen in a sheet of ice. There was controversy with respect to the game due to the fact the Eskimos were wearing normal cleats, while the Alouettes were wearing staples on their cleats giving them a huge advantage on the icy field. The Alouettes' Sonny Wade (QB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player on Offence and Glen Weir (DT) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player on Defence. The Alouettes' Don Sweet (K) was named Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian.

Playoff bracket

  November 12/13: Conference Semifinals     November 19/20: Conference Finals     November 27: 65th Grey Cup @ Olympic StadiumMontreal, Quebec
  East     E2 Ottawa Rough Riders 18  
  E3 Toronto Argonauts 16     E1 Montreal Alouettes 21    
  E2 Ottawa Rough Riders 21         E1 Montreal Alouettes 41
      W1 Edmonton Eskimos 6
  West     W2 BC Lions 1    
  W3 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 32     W1 Edmonton Eskimos 38  
  W2 BC Lions 33  

CFL Leaders

1977 CFL All-Stars



Special teams

1977 Eastern All-Stars



Special teams

1977 Western All-Stars



Special teams

1977 CFL Awards


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