1973 CFL season

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The 1973 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 20th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 16th Canadian Football League season.

CFL News in 1973[edit]

Both Western and Eastern Conferences adopt the same playoff procedure, still in use.

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
Edmonton Eskimos 16 9 5 2 329 284 20
Saskatchewan Roughriders 16 10 6 0 360 287 20
BC Lions 16 5 9 2 261 328 12
Calgary Stampeders 16 6 10 0 214 368 12
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 4 11 1 267 315 9
Eastern Football Conference
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Ottawa Rough Riders 14 9 5 0 275 234 18
Toronto Argonauts 14 7 5 2 265 231 16
Montreal Alouettes 14 7 6 1 273 238 15
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 14 7 7 0 304 263 14
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
  • Edmonton and Ottawa have first round byes.

Grey Cup playoffs[edit]

Main article: 61st Grey Cup

The Ottawa Rough Riders are the 1973 Grey Cup champions, defeating the Edmonton Eskimos, 22–18, at Toronto's Exhibition Stadium. Ottawa's Charlie Brandon (DE) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player, while Edmonton's Garry Lefebvre (DB) was named Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian.

Playoff bracket[edit]

  November 10/11: Division Semifinals     November 17/18: Division Finals     November 25: 61st Grey Cup @ Exhibition StadiumToronto, ON
                           
  East     E2  Montreal Alouettes 14  
  E3  Montreal Alouettes 32*     E1  Ottawa Rough Riders 23    
  E2  Toronto Argonauts 10         E1  Ottawa Rough Riders 22
      W1  Edmonton Eskimos 18
  West     W2  Saskatchewan Roughriders 23    
  W3  BC Lions 13     W1  Edmonton Eskimos 25  
  W2  Saskatchewan Roughriders 33  

*-Team won in Overtime.

CFL Leaders[edit]

1973 CFL All-Stars[edit]

Offence[edit]

Defence[edit]

1973 Eastern All-Stars[edit]

Offence[edit]

Defence[edit]

1973 Western All-Stars[edit]

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Defence[edit]

1973 CFL Awards[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1972 CFL season
CFL seasons Succeeded by
1974 CFL season