1979 CFL season

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1979 CFL season
Regular season
Playoffs
Start date November 10, 1979
East Champions Montreal Alouettes
West Champions Edmonton Eskimos
67th Grey Cup
Date November 25, 1979
Site Olympic Stadium, Montreal
Champions Edmonton Eskimos
1978  CFL seasons  1980

The 1979 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 26th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 22nd Canadian Football League season.

CFL News in 1979[edit]

The Edmonton Eskimos establishes a single season attendance record with 340,239 fans — the most by any Western Conference team.

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 12 2 2 495 219 26
Calgary Stampeders 16 12 4 0 382 278 24
BC Lions 16 9 6 1 328 333 19
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 4 12 0 283 340 8
Saskatchewan Roughriders 16 2 14 0 194 437 4
Eastern Football Conference
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Montreal Alouettes 16 11 4 1 351 284 23
Ottawa Rough Riders 16 8 6 2 349 315 18
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 16 6 10 0 280 338 12
Toronto Argonauts 16 5 11 0 234 352 10
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
  • Edmonton and Montreal have first round byes.

Grey Cup playoffs[edit]

The Edmonton Eskimos are the 1979 Grey Cup champions, defeating the Montreal Alouettes, 17–9, in front of their home crowd at Montreal's Olympic Stadium. This was Edmonton's second-straight championship. The Alouettes' David Green (RB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player on Offence and Tom Cousineau (LB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player on Defence, while Don Sweet (K) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian.

Playoff bracket[edit]

  November 10/11: Division Semifinals     November 17/18: Division Finals     November 25: 67th Grey Cup @ Olympic StadiumMontreal, Quebec
                           
  East     E2  Ottawa Rough Riders 6  
  E3  Hamilton Tiger-Cats 26     E1  Montreal Alouettes 17    
  E2  Ottawa Rough Riders 29         E1  Montreal Alouettes 9
      W1  Edmonton Eskimos 17
  West     W2  Calgary Stampeders 7    
  W3  BC Lions 2     W1  Edmonton Eskimos 19  
  W2  Calgary Stampeders 37  

CFL Leaders[edit]

1979 CFL All-Stars[edit]

Offence[edit]

Defence[edit]

Special teams[edit]

1979 Eastern All-Stars[edit]

Offence[edit]

Defence[edit]

Special teams[edit]

1979 Western All-Stars[edit]

Offence[edit]

Defence[edit]

Special teams[edit]

1979 CFL Awards[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1978 CFL season
CFL seasons Succeeded by
1980 CFL season