How The Cfl Playoffs Work

October 03, 1994|By Ken Murray

The top four teams in the Eastern and Western divisions qualify for the CFL playoffs. First- and second-place teams play at home. The first-place finisher will face the fourth-place finisher in the division semifinals, and the second-place team meets the third-place team.

Ties are broken by head-to-head matchups first, then by total points. The CFLs would win all tiebreakers against Toronto, Ottawa and Hamilton, which is why they clinched a playoff spot with Saturday's 40-13 victory over Ottawa.

First-round winners will receive $1,900 each, and second-round (division final) winners receive $2,500 each. Players on the regular-season division champions receive $1,000 each.

Playoffs begin the weekend of Nov. 13 and culminate with the Grey Cup championship game on Nov. 27.

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