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CFL Week 15 Showdown: Will Toronto Secure the East Division Title?

A Week of Anticipation in the 110th Grey Cup Playoffs

As we head into Week 15 of the grand 110th Grey Cup, all eyes are on the Toronto team, standing at the cusp of claiming the esteemed East Division title. This critical juncture in the season brings in a slate of games that are laden with implications for the playoff landscape. Here are the details you need to know as we advance into a defining week in CFL.

The Spotlight on Toronto

On September 12, 2023, Toronto is emerging as a formidable force, gearing up to eye the division title. A win for Toronto in this week will ensure it not only clinches the title but also secures the privilege to host the Eastern Final at BMO Field come November 11, Saturday.

Moreover, a loss on Hamilton’s end would additionally grant Toronto a home playoff date, further bolstering their stance in the competition.

The Current Playoff Picture

As we stand, Winnipeg has already stamped its presence in the playoffs, securing a spot for a remarkable seventh year in a row as of Week 14. Following suit, Toronto too has made its mark, clinching a playoff berth for the third consecutive year.

Understanding the Crossover Rule

In the midst of the heated race to the playoffs, it is pertinent to understand the intricacies of the crossover rule. According to this rule, the fourth-place team from one division can potentially crossover to take the place of the third-place team in the other division during the playoff seeding, provided they have more points.

This scenario comes to play when the fourth-place team in division A (termed as A4) surpasses the third-place team in division B (B3) in terms of points, facilitating A4 to compete against B2 in the division B semi-final.

The Week 15 Line-Up

As we approach the decisive week 15, here is the schedule to keep an eye on:

  • Friday, September 15, 7 p.m. ET: Toronto is set to face Montreal in what promises to be an electrifying matchup.
  • Friday, September 15, 9:30 p.m. ET: Following the Toronto-Montreal game, Edmonton will be clashing with Saskatchewan.
  • Saturday, September 16, 4 p.m. ET: Winnipeg, fresh from securing their playoff spot, will be challenging Hamilton.
  • Saturday, September 16, 7 p.m. ET: Closing the week’s actions will be Ottawa going up against BC.

As Week 15 unfolds, the stakes are high and the anticipation is sky-rocketing. With the Toronto team on the verge of possibly securing the East Division title, the 110th Grey Cup is set to offer football enthusiasts a series of gripping matches in the coming days. Stay tuned for a week of nail-biting actions in the Canadian football landscape.

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