1993 CFL season

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1993 CFL season
Regular season
Duration July 6, 1993 – November 7, 1993
Playoffs
Start date November 14, 1993
East Champions Winnipeg Blue Bombers1993-11-19
West Champions Edmonton Eskimos1993-11-19
81st Grey Cup
Date November 28, 1993
Site McMahon Stadium, Calgary
Champions Edmonton Eskimos
1992  CFL seasons  1994

The 1993 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 40th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 36th Canadian Football League season.

CFL news in 1993

On February 23, the Sacramento Gold Miners were announced as the CFL's ninth franchise, during the league's annual meetings in Hamilton. The team began play in 1993 at Hornet Stadium in Sacramento, California. They joined the West Division. Sacramento became the first U.S.-based team to play in the CFL, and it was the first expansion team to be admitted into the league since 1954, when the B.C. Lions became a franchise. A potential expansion team to San Antonio, Texas (the San Antonio Riders, formerly of the then-suspended WLAF, to play as the San Antonio Texans) was put on hold for the 1993 season after the team folded instead.

On March 6, The Canadian College Draft was held in Calgary at the Jubilee Auditorium, becoming the first Western Canadian city to host the event, since Winnipeg in 1971. Calgary also played host to the Grey Cup game for only the second time in history on Sunday, November 28. In that game, the Edmonton Eskimos defeated the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 33–23 before a crowd of 50,035.

Records: Dave Ridgway set the CFL record for consecutive field goals made with 28.[1]

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
Calgary Stampeders 18 15 3 0 646 418 30
Edmonton Eskimos 18 12 6 0 507 372 24
Saskatchewan Roughriders 18 11 7 0 511 495 22
BC Lions 18 10 8 0 574 583 20
Sacramento Gold Miners 18 6 12 0 498 509 12
East Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18 14 4 0 646 421 28
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18 6 12 0 316 567 12
Ottawa Rough Riders 18 4 14 0 387 517 8
Toronto Argonauts 18 3 15 0 390 593 6
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
  • Winnipeg gets a first round bye.

Grey Cup playoffs

The Edmonton Eskimos are the 1993 Grey Cup champions, defeating the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 33–23, at Calgary's McMahon Stadium. The Eskimos' Damon Allen (QB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player and Sean Fleming (K/P) was the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian.

Playoff bracket

  November 13 & 14: Division Semifinals     November 19: Division Finals     November 28: 81st Grey Cup
McMahon Stadium (Calgary, AB)
                           
  E3 Ottawa Rough Riders 10    
  E2 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 21    
  East     E2 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 19  
            E1 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 20    
               
      E1 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 23
  W3 Saskatchewan Roughriders 13               W2 Edmonton Eskimos 33
  W2 Edmonton Eskimos 51              
  West     W2 Edmonton Eskimos 29    
        W1 Calgary Stampeders 15  
  W4 BC Lions 9    
  W1 Calgary Stampeders 17  

CFL Leaders

1993 CFL All-Stars

Offence

Defence

Special teams

1993 Eastern All-Stars

Offence

Defence

Special teams

1993 Western All-Stars

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Defence

Special teams

1993 CFL Awards

References

  1. ^ "CFLapedia". 
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