1984 CFL season

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1984 CFL season
Regular season
Duration June 29, 1984 – October 28, 1984
Start date November 4, 1984
East Champions Hamilton Tiger-Cats
West Champions Winnipeg Blue Bombers
73rd Grey Cup
Date November 18, 1984
Site Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
Champions Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1983 CFL seasons 1985

The 1984 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 31st season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 27th Canadian Football League season.

CFL News in 1984

The CFL granted a conditional expansion team to the city of Halifax, the team was named the Atlantic Schooners. The franchise were supposed to begin play in 1984. However, before the season started, ownership could not secure and provide the financing for a new stadium. Without a stadium in place, the Schooners folded without playing a single game in the CFL.

Calgary native Douglas H. Mitchell, Q.C. became the sixth CFL Commissioner in history on Friday, June 1, succeeding Jake Gaudaur who had served in that position since 1968.

In the fall, the CFL conducted a market research study with the fans in CFL cities.

The CFL, eliminated territorial exemptions, which allowed the 1985 Canadian College Draft to be more open – allowing teams to draft players from different regions.

The regular season started in June for the first time in league history, while Edmonton hosted its first Grey Cup championship game.

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

West Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
BC Lions 16 12 3 1 445 281 25
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 11 4 1 523 309 23
Edmonton Eskimos 16 9 7 0 464 443 18
Saskatchewan Roughriders 16 6 9 1 348 479 13
Calgary Stampeders 16 6 10 0 314 425 12
East Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Toronto Argonauts 16 9 6 1 461 361 19
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 16 6 9 1 353 439 13
Montreal Concordes 16 6 9 1 386 404 13
Ottawa Rough Riders 16 4 12 0 354 507 8
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
  • BC and Toronto have first round byes.

Grey Cup playoffs

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are the 1984 Grey Cup champions, defeating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 47–17, at Edmonton's Commonwealth Stadium. This was Winnipeg's first Grey Cup victory since 1962. The Blue Bombers' Tom Clements (QB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player on Offence and Tyrone Jones (LB) was named Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player on Defence, while Sean Kehoe (RB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian.

Playoff bracket

  November 4: Division Semifinals     November 11: Division Finals     November 18: 72nd Grey Cup @ Commonwealth StadiumEdmonton, AB
  East     E2 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 14*  
  E3 Montreal Concordes 11     E1 Toronto Argonauts 13    
  E2 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 17         E2 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 17
      W2 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 47
  West     W2 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 31    
  W3 Edmonton Eskimos 20     W1 BC Lions 14  
  W2 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 55  

*-Team won in Overtime.

CFL Leaders

1984 CFL All-Stars



Special teams

1984 Eastern All-Stars



Special teams

1984 Western All-Stars



Special teams

1984 CFL Awards


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