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2023 CFL Playoff Schedule: Hamilton to Face Montreal, BC Lions Ready for Stampeders

CFL Playoff Schedule Key Points

  • Hamilton Tiger-Cats (8-10) face Montreal Alouettes (11-7) in Eastern Semi-Final.
  • BC Lions (12-6) to host Calgary Stampeders (6-12) in the Western Semi-Final.
  • Toronto Argonauts and Winnipeg Blue Bombers earn Semi-Final round byes due to top standings.

After 81 adrenaline-pumping games in the regular season, the Canadian Football League has revealed its playoff schedule for the 2023 season. A total of six teams have earned their spot in the fight for the 110th Grey Cup, and the matchups promise thrilling football action.

Eastern Semi-Final: Hamilton vs. Montreal

In the Eastern division, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, with a regular-season record of 8-10, are set to visit Molson Stadium in Montreal. They will square off against the Montreal Alouettes, who secured an 11-7 record this year. The game is scheduled for Saturday, November 4, 2023, and will be streamed live in the United States via the CFL+ platform at 3:00 pm ET.

Western Semi-Final: BC Lions vs. Calgary

Over in the Western division, BC Place in Vancouver will be the battleground for the BC Lions and the Calgary Stampeders. The Lions, who finished with an impressive 12-6 record, will host the Stampeders (6-12) on the same day, November 4. The kick-off is slated for 6:30 pm ET, and the game will also be available via CFL+ streaming.

Divisional Leaders Earn a Break

The Toronto Argonauts, last season’s Grey Cup champions, emerged as the leaders of the Eastern Division with a remarkable 16-2 record. Similarly, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers led the Western Division with a 14-4 record. Both teams will enjoy a bye during the Semi-Final round and will host the division finals. The Eastern Final will unfold in Toronto on Sunday, November 11, at 3:00 pm ET, while the Western Final featuring Winnipeg will kick off at 6:30 pm ET.

Teams Missing the Cut

Unfortunately, Saskatchewan (6-12), Edmonton (4-14), and Ottawa (4-14) didn’t make it to the postseason this year.

The 110th Grey Cup

The season will reach its zenith on Sunday, November 19, 2023, at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ontario. The Grey Cup game is scheduled for a 6:00 pm ET kick-off and will be available for streaming via CFL+.

Broadcasting Information

All playoff games will be televised in Canada; TSN will provide the English coverage, while RDS covers the French-speaking audience.

So mark your calendars, Canadian Football League aficionados, for the

  • Division Semi-Finals on November 4
  • Division Finals on November 11
  • 110th Grey Cup on November 19.

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