1978 CFL season

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The 1978 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 25th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 21st Canadian Football League season.

The league drew 2,229,834 fans to its 72 regular season games, a record that would stand until the 2005 season by which time the league had extended its schedule from 16 to 18 games. The league's average attendance of 31,831 spectators per game remains a league record as of 2015.

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 4 2 452 301 22
Calgary Stampeders 16 9 4 3 381 311 21
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 9 7 0 371 351 18
BC Lions 16 7 7 2 359 308 16
Saskatchewan Roughriders 16 4 11 1 330 459 9
Eastern Football Conference
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Ottawa Rough Riders 16 11 5 0 395 261 22
Montreal Alouettes 16 8 7 1 331 295 17
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 16 5 10 1 225 403 11
Toronto Argonauts 16 4 12 0 234 389 8
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs..
  • Edmonton and Ottawa have first round byes.

Grey Cup playoffs

The Edmonton Eskimos are the 1978 Grey Cup champions, defeating the Montreal Alouettes, 20–13, at Toronto's Exhibition Stadium. This was the fourth championship meeting between Edmonton and Montreal within the last six years. The Eskimos' Tom Wilkinson (QB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player on Offence and Dave "Dr. Death" Fennell (DT) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player on Defence. While Angelo Santucci (RB) was named Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian.

Playoff bracket

  November 11/12: Division Semifinals     November 18/19: Division Finals     November 26: 66th Grey Cup @ Exhibition StadiumToronto, Ontario
                           
  East     E2 Montreal Alouettes 21  
  E3 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 20     E1 Ottawa Rough Riders 16    
  E2 Montreal Alouettes 35         E2 Montreal Alouettes 13
      W1 Edmonton Eskimos 20
  West     W2 Calgary Stampeders 13    
  W3 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 4     W1 Edmonton Eskimos 26  
  W2 Calgary Stampeders 38  

CFL Leaders

1978 CFL All-Stars

Offence

Defence

Special teams

1978 Eastern All-Stars

Offence

Defence

Special teams

1978 Western All-Stars

Offence

Defence

Special teams

1978 CFL Awards

References

  1. ^ "CFLapedia". 
Preceded by
1977 CFL season
CFL seasons Succeeded by
1979 CFL season
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