The CFL East Final rematch is set as the Montreal Alouettes have topped the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 27-12 in the Semi-Final. The Als are headed to Toronto to square off with the 16-2 Argonauts at BMO Field next Saturday afternoon.
It will be the fourth meeting between Montreal and Toronto this year. The Argonauts swept the Alouettes during the regular season. 35-27 back in Week 6, 39-10 in Week 14, and then finally 23-20 in Week 15. Two of those three head-to-head matchups came down to the final drive.
A year ago, the Argos advanced to the Grey Cup in the East Final by beating the Als 34-27 in front of 21,331 fans at BMO Field. But both teams are significantly different from last November, especially on the pivot. Cody Fajardo and 2023 CFL MOP candidate Chad Kelly have led their teams to a step away from a league championship.
The defending CFL Champion Argonauts boast the best overall regular season record in CFL history at 16-2—something they now share in the history books with 1989’s Edmonton team. The one thing Toronto doesn’t want to share is the same fate that befell that Edmonton team when they lost in the West Final over three decades ago.
Montreal is now 12-0 this season in games this year against teams not named Toronto, Winnipeg, or BC. They are 0-7 against the league’s elite. But Jason Maas’s team is red-hot, playing great football in all three phases. They have a chance to finally break through the glass ceiling by beating the Argos on their home field to earn a shot at the grandest prize in the CFL.
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