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CFL Playoffs 2023: Division Finals Set for Argonauts-Alouettes, Blue Bombers-Lions Clash

Key Points:

  • Eastern Final: Montreal Alouettes face Toronto Argonauts at BMO Field.
  • Western Final: BC Lions head to IG Field to challenge Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
  • Grey Cup: Winners to compete at Tim Hortons Field on November 19, featuring halftime show by Green Day.

CFL Playoffs 2023

As the CFL playoffs march on, the stage is set for the division finals. The Eastern Final will host a showdown between the Montreal Alouettes and the Toronto Argonauts at BMO Field. Meanwhile, the Western Final will heat up with the BC Lions visiting the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at IG Field.

The thrill and anticipation of the 110th Grey Cup grow as these games will determine the finalists competing on November 19 at Tim Hortons Field. The championship game will not only feature the pinnacle of CFL competition but also an entertainment spectacle with Green Day performing at the Twisted Tea Grey Cup Halftime Show.

The Grey Cup Festival promises a week of over 40 engaging events, including performances by Shaggy and Carrie Underwood, and community initiatives that showcase the vibrant spirit of Hamilton.

The CFL Awards on November 16 will celebrate the season’s best talents, with Kate Beirness and K. Trevor Wilson hosting an evening followed by a concert featuring Shaggy.

Playoff History at a glance for the contenders:

  • Winnipeg: A seasoned playoff team with a historical win rate of .558.
  • BC Lions: Looking to improve their .404 playoff record.
  • Toronto Argonauts: A formidable .548 playoff win rate with home advantage.
  • Montreal Alouettes: Holding a competitive .520 record in playoff games.

Eastern Final Spotlight: Montreal at Toronto

BMO Field
Saturday, November 11, 3 p.m. ET
Purchase tickets here

  • Toronto has a legacy of hosting and winning Eastern Finals.
  • Montreal returns to the Eastern Finals, aiming to reverse last year’s outcome.
  • Coaches Ryan Dinwiddie and Jason Maas bring strong postseason records into this game.
  • Chad Kelly and Cody Fajardo both have impressive records and will be pivotal for their teams.

Western Final Spotlight: BC at Winnipeg

IG Field
Saturday, November 11, 5:30 p.m. CT/6:30 p.m. ET
Purchase tickets here

  • Winnipeg is on a streak, hosting its third consecutive Western Final.
  • BC is eager for redemption after last year’s Western Final defeat.
  • Winnipeg’s robust home playoff record and season sweep over BC make them favorites.
  • Coaches Rick Campbell and Mike O’Shea have proven playoff mettle, setting up a tactical battle.

For fans, the CFL playoffs offer a blend of high-stakes football and electric stadium atmospheres. With the Grey Cup on the horizon, each play, pass, and touchdown carries the weight of history and the promise of glory. The quest for the coveted cup is on, and only the finest will earn their place at Tim Hortons Field come November 19.

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Mark Perry Editor
Mark Perry is the founder and editor of CFL News Hub. A dedicated and experienced football analyst, he has been providing comprehensive coverage of the sport since 2018.
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  1. Jon Garland

    November 9, 2023 at 7:31 pm

    Bombers didn’t sweep BC. The Lions won on June 22 30-6

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