1998 CFL season

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1998 CFL season
Regular season
Duration July 1, 1998 – November 1, 1998
Playoffs
Start date November 8, 1998
East Champions Hamilton Tiger-Cats1998-11-15
West Champions Calgary Stampeders1998-11-15
86th Grey Cup
Date November 22, 1998
Site Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg
Champions Calgary Stampeders
1997  CFL seasons  1999

The 1998 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 45th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 41st Canadian Football League season.

CFL News in 1998[edit]

The Canadian Football League signed a five-year television contract with TSN. With the deal, TSN had the right to all CFL television broadcasts. The league also made a sponsorship deal with Adidas, which made them the official footwear, practice wear, and sport glove provider of the CFL.

For only the second time in history, the city of Winnipeg hosted the Grey Cup game.

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

West Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Calgary Stampeders 18 12 6 0 558 397 24
Edmonton Eskimos 18 9 9 0 396 450 18
BC Lions 18 9 9 0 394 427 18
Saskatchewan Roughriders 18 5 13 0 411 525 10
East Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18 12 5 1 503 351 25
Montreal Alouettes 18 12 5 1 470 435 25
Toronto Argonauts 18 9 9 0 452 410 18
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18 3 15 0 399 588 6
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
  • Calgary and Hamilton both have first round byes.

Grey Cup playoffs[edit]

Main article: 86th Grey Cup

The Calgary Stampeders are the 1998 Grey Cup Champions, defeating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 26 to 24, at Winnipeg's Winnipeg Stadium on Mark McLoughlin's winning field goal. The Stampeders have won their first championship since 1992. The Stampeders' Jeff Garcia (QB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player and Vince Danielsen (SB) was the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian.

Playoff bracket[edit]

  November 8: Division Semifinals     November 15: Division Finals     November 22: 86th Grey Cup @ Winnipeg StadiumWinnipeg, MB
                           
  East     E2  Montreal Alouettes 20  
  E3  Toronto Argonauts 28     E1  Hamilton Tiger-Cats 22    
  E2  Montreal Alouettes 41         E1  Hamilton Tiger-Cats 24
      W1  Calgary Stampeders 26
  West     W2  Edmonton Eskimos 10    
  W3  BC Lions 33     W1  Calgary Stampeders 33  
  W2  Edmonton Eskimos 40  

CFL Leaders[edit]

1998 CFL All-Stars[edit]

Offence[edit]

Defence[edit]

Special teams[edit]

1998 Western All-Stars[edit]

Offence[edit]

Defence[edit]

Special teams[edit]

1998 Eastern All-Stars[edit]

Offence[edit]

Defence[edit]

Special teams[edit]

1998 Intergold CFLPA All-Stars[edit]

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Defence[edit]

Special teams[edit]

Head Coach[edit]

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1998 CFL Awards[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1997 CFL season
CFL seasons Succeeded by
1999 CFL season