1980 CFL season

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The 1980 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 27th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 23rd Canadian Football League season.

CFL News in 1980[edit]

The Canadian Football League signed a three-year television contract with Carling O'Keefe Breweries for $15.6 million.

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 13 3 0 505 281 26
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 10 6 0 394 387 20
Calgary Stampeders 16 9 7 0 407 355 18
BC Lions 16 8 7 1 381 351 17
Saskatchewan Roughriders 16 2 14 0 284 469 4
Eastern Football Conference
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 16 8 7 1 332 377 17
Montreal Alouettes 16 8 8 0 356 375 16
Ottawa Rough Riders 16 7 9 0 353 393 14
Toronto Argonauts 16 6 10 0 334 358 12
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
  • Edmonton and Hamilton have first round byes.

Grey Cup playoffs[edit]

Main article: 68th Grey Cup

The Edmonton Eskimos are the 1980 Grey Cup champions, defeating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 48–10, at Toronto's Exhibition Stadium. Edmonton won their third-straight championship. The Eskimos' Warren Moon (QB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player on Offence and Dale Potter (LB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player on Defence and the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian.

Playoff bracket[edit]

  November 8/9: Division Semifinals     November 15/16: Division Finals     November 23: 68th Grey Cup @ Exhibition StadiumToronto, ON
                           
  East     E2  Montreal Alouettes 13  
  E3  Ottawa Rough Riders 21     E1  Hamilton Tiger-Cats 24    
  E2  Montreal Alouettes 25         E1  Hamilton Tiger-Cats 10
      W1  Edmonton Eskimos 48
  West     W2  Winnipeg Blue Bombers 24    
  W3  Calgary Stampeders 14     W1  Edmonton Eskimos 34  
  W2  Winnipeg Blue Bombers 32  

CFL Leaders[edit]

1980 CFL All-Stars[edit]

Offence[edit]

Defence[edit]

Special teams[edit]

1980 Western All-Stars[edit]

Offence[edit]

Defence[edit]

Special teams[edit]

1980 Eastern All-Stars[edit]

Offence[edit]

Defence[edit]

Special teams[edit]

1980 CFL Awards[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1979 CFL season
CFL seasons Succeeded by
1981 CFL season