2002 CFL season

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2002 CFL season
Regular season
Duration June 25, 2002 – November 3, 2002
Playoffs
Start date November 10, 2002
East Champions Montreal Alouettes2002-11-17
West Champions Edmonton Eskimos2002-11-17
90th Grey Cup
Date November 24, 2002
Site Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
Champions Montreal Alouettes
2001  CFL seasons  2003

The 2002 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 49th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 45th Canadian Football League season.

CFL News in 2002[edit]

On March 19, Michael Lysko was relieved of his duties as CFL Commissioner by the Board of Governors. The Board of Governors then made Chairman of the Board, David Braley to become acting CFL Commissioner, until November 23 when Tom E. Wright was introduced as the 11th CFL Commissioner in history.

On April 29, Paul Tagliabue became the first NFL Commissioner in history to visit the Head Offices of the CFL.

The Ottawa Renegades played their first regular season game on June 28 at Frank Clair Stadium. The Ottawa Renegades were placed in the East Division and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers were returned to the West Division.

The CFL and CFLPA agreed to a new CBA agreement on October 16. TSN reported a 27% increase in viewership of over 50 CFL games. Plus, the CBC announced a record TV audience of more than 5.2 million Canadian viewers for the Grey Cup game between the Montreal Alouettes and the Edmonton Eskimos.

On November 20, four days before the 2002 Grey Cup game, the CFL unveiled a new logo: a red football (with white laces and circles at both ends) located in front of a maple leaf, also red, with black CFL lettering located beneath. This logo remains the current CFL logo today, and it replaced the "helmet" logo that had been in use since 1969.

For the second consecutive year, the Grey Cup attendance was over 60,000.

Regular season standings[edit]

Final regular season standings[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime losses, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, Pts = Points

West Division
Team GP W L T OTL PF PA Pts
Edmonton Eskimos 18 13 5 0 0 516 450 26
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18 12 6 0 0 566 421 24
BC Lions 18 10 8 0 0 480 399 20
Saskatchewan Roughriders 18 8 10 0 2 435 393 18
Calgary Stampeders 18 6 12 0 2 438 509 14
East Division
Team GP W L T OTL PF PA Pts
Montreal Alouettes 18 13 5 0 1 587 407 27
Toronto Argonauts 18 8 10 0 0 344 482 16
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18 7 11 0 1 427 524 15
Ottawa Renegades 18 4 14 0 2 356 550 10
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
  • Edmonton and Montreal both have first round byes.
  • Due to the cross-over rule, the Saskatchewan Roughriders play the Toronto Argonauts in the Eastern Semi-Final Game.


Grey Cup playoffs[edit]

The Montreal Alouettes are the 2002 Grey Cup Champions, defeating the Edmonton Eskimos in front of their homecrowd 25–16 at Edmonton's Commonwealth Stadium. This is the first championship for Montreal since 1977. The Alouettes' Anthony Calvillo (QB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player and Pat Woodcock (WR) was the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian.

Playoff bracket[edit]

  November 10: Division Semifinals     November 17: Division Finals     November 24: 90th Grey Cup @ Commonwealth StadiumEdmonton
                           
  East     E2  Toronto Argonauts 18  
  W4  Saskatchewan Roughriders 14     E1  Montreal Alouettes 35    
  E2  Toronto Argonauts 24         E1  Montreal Alouettes 25
      W1  Edmonton Eskimos 16
  West     W2  Winnipeg Blue Bombers 30    
  W3  BC Lions 3     W1  Edmonton Eskimos 33  
  W2  Winnipeg Blue Bombers 30  


CFL Leaders[edit]

2002 CFL All-Stars[edit]

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2002 Western All-Stars[edit]

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2002 Eastern All-Stars[edit]

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2002 CFLPA All-Stars[edit]

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Head Coach[edit]

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2002 CFLPA Western All-Stars[edit]

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2002 CFLPA Eastern All-Stars[edit]

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2002 CFL Awards[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
2001 CFL season
CFL seasons Succeeded by
2003 CFL season