1971 CFL season

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The 1971 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 18th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it was officially the 14th Canadian Football League season.

CFL News for 1971[edit]

The Grey Cup Championship was played on artificial turf for the first time in Vancouver. The BC Lions also wore special "CCC"-logo helmets to commemorate the Canadian Confederation Centennial of British Columbia, the province having entered into Canadian Confederation a hundred years earlier, in 1871. The flower in the centre of the "CCC" logo is the pacific dogwood, the official provincial flower of British Columbia.

Regular season standings[edit]

Final regular season standings[edit]

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
Calgary Stampeders 16 9 6 1 290 218 19
Saskatchewan Roughriders 16 9 6 1 347 316 19
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 7 8 1 366 349 15
BC Lions 16 6 9 1 282 363 13
Edmonton Eskimos 16 6 10 0 237 305 12
Eastern Football Conference
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Toronto Argonauts 14 10 4 0 289 248 20
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 14 7 7 0 242 246 14
Ottawa Rough Riders 14 6 8 0 291 277 12
Montreal Alouettes 14 6 8 0 226 248 12
  • Bold text indicates that the team clinched a playoff berth.
  • Calgary and Toronto had first round byes.

1971 Grey Cup Playoffs[edit]

Conference Semi-Finals[edit]

Western Semi-Finals
Winnipeg Blue Bombers @ Saskatchewan Roughriders
Date Away Home
November 6 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 23 Saskatchewan Roughriders 34
Eastern Semi-Finals
Ottawa Rough Riders @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Date Away Home
November 7 Ottawa Rough Riders 4 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 23

Conference Finals[edit]

Western Finals – Game 1
Saskatchewan Roughriders @ Calgary Stampeders
Date Away Home
November 13 Saskatchewan Roughriders 21 Calgary Stampeders 30
Western Finals – Game 2
Calgary Stampeders @ Saskatchewan Roughriders
Date Away Home
November 17 Calgary Stampeders 23 Saskatchewan Roughriders 21
  • Calgary won best-of-three series 2–0, advancing to the Grey Cup Championship game.
Eastern Finals – Game 1
Toronto Argonauts @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Date Away Home
November 14 Toronto Argonauts 23 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 8
Eastern Finals – Game 2
Hamilton Tiger-Cats @ Toronto Argonauts
Date Away Home
November 20 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 17 Toronto Argonauts 17
  • Toronto won two-game total-point series 40–25, advancing to the Grey Cup Championship game.

Playoff bracket[edit]

  Division Semifinals     Division Finals     59th Grey Cup
                           
  East     E2  Hamilton Tiger Cats 8-17  
  E3  Ottawa Rough Riders 4     E1  Toronto Argonauts 23-17    
  E2  Hamilton Tiger Cats 23         E1  Toronto Argonauts 11
      W1  Calgary Stampeders 14
  West     W2  Saskatchewan Roughriders 21-21    
  W3  Winnipeg Blue Bombers 23     W1  Calgary Stampeders 30-23  
  W2  Saskatchewan Roughriders 34  

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Grey Cup Championship[edit]

November 28

59th Annual Grey Cup Game: Empire StadiumVancouver, British Columbia

Western Champion Eastern Champion
Calgary Stampeders 14 Toronto Argonauts 11
The Calgary Stampeders were 1971 Grey Cup Champions

CFL Leaders[edit]

1971 CFL All-Stars[edit]

Offence[edit]

Defence[edit]

1971 Eastern All-Stars[edit]

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1971 Western All-Stars[edit]

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Defence[edit]

1971 CFL Awards[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1970 CFL season
CFL seasons Succeeded by
1972 CFL season