2019 CFL Playoffs Bracket In Review
Converting our brackets from imperial to metric.
With the conclusion of the 107th Grey Cup, the 2019 CFL Playoffs bracket is complete.
For the first time in 29 years, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are the champions of the Canadian Football League. A drought like that is quite an accomplishment considering that there are just nine teams in the league. Nevertheless, the people of Manitoba celebrated their championship on Sunday, November 24, 2019.
See below how the Blue Bombers navigated their way to the championship.
2019 CFL Playoffs Bracket
On the East side, Edmonton (W4) got past Montreal (E2) in a 37-29 win. The two teams split their regular-season series at 1-1 but the Eskimos took the rubber game.
As for the West, this is where Winnipeg (W3) played against Calgary (W2), the defending Grey Cup champions. The champs were no match for the Blue Bombers, falling in a 35-14 decision. With that, Winnipeg won their third game out of four against the Stamps. Irony would have it that by the time of this playoff game, they had faced Calgary three games in a row.
The East Division champions were its first-place team, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (E1). They defeated the wild card Edmonton in a 36-16 romp. Hamilton, a team that went 15-3 in the CFL regular season, swept their three-game season series with the Esks.
In the West, Winnipeg emerged victorious in sneaking by the Saskatchewan Roughriders (W1), 20-13. To that point, Winnipeg had lost two of three games against their rivals, including both games played in Saskatchewan.
107th Grey Cup
Both teams convening in Calgary for the festivities, the game was hardly in reach for the favoured Ti-Cats. Winnipeg beat Hamilton by a score of 33-12 to win their first title since 1990. Hamilton never got the game closer than 8-6 in the second quarter. The Blue Bombers beat a higher-seeded team in all three playoff games to take the Grey Cup.
Andrew Harris of Winnipeg was the MVP, scoring a touchdown on 18 catches for 134 yards. (Stats)