• 5 of 6 available playoffs spots in the 103rd Grey Cup Playoffs presented by Shaw have been clinched
  • Three teams are vying for the final spot with THREE weeks left to play: BC, WINNIPEG and MONTREAL
  • Teams who have clinched a playoff spot (Edmonton, Calgary, Hamilton, Toronto and Ottawa) have started SEVEN quarterbacks among them over the course of the season
  • BC, Winnipeg and Montreal are still fighting for the final playoff spot; they have started a combined 11 quarterbacks this season


BC LIONS (5-10)

  • The Leos have lost 5 of their last 6 games
  • 6 of their losses this season have come when they held a lead entering the 4th quarter
  • They have held the lead entering the 4th quarter on NINE occasions this year and are 3-6 in those games
  • Cumulatively, they have been outscored in the 4th quarter each of the last eight seasons
  • From 2011-2014 the Lions were 39-2 when having the lead entering the final frame
  • Their 18 consecutive years in the playoffs is on the line
  • This playoff streak is third only behind Edmonton (34) and Montreal (19)
  • BC’s remaining schedule: Hamilton, Toronto and Calgary
  • The combined record of their opponents left on their schedule is 31-15

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (5-11)

  • Winnipeg’s last 4 games have been decided by a total of NINE points; they have a record of 1-3 in those games
  • In their 16 games so far this season, SEVEN have been decided by 4 points or less. They own a 3-4 record in those games
  • From 2012-2014, Winnipeg only had 6 total games decided by 4 points or fewer
  • The Bombers have started FOUR different quarterbacks this season
  • Winnipeg’s remaining schedule: Toronto and Ottawa
  • The combined record of the opponents left on their schedule – 18-12

Montreal Alouettes (5-10)

  • The Alouettes’ 5-10 record is the worst through 15 games since reentering the league in 1996
  • They have lost FIVE games by 4 points or fewer this season
  • The Alouettes have started FOUR different quarterbacks over the course of the season
  • Montreal’s remaining schedule: at Toronto, at Edmonton and hosting Saskatchewan
  • The combined record of the opponents left on their schedule: 23-23


  • Week 17 saw FOUR receivers join the exclusive 1000 yards club
  • Last season there were only THREE receivers who reached 1000 yards (Clarence Denmark, Adarius Bowman and Duron Carter) and after 17 weeks there was only ONE (Adarius Bowman with 1,352)
  • Joining Stamps wide out Eric Rogers (1,352) in the club are Adarius Bowman (1,084), Chris Williams (1,044), Emmanuel Arceneaux (1,040) and Marquay McDaniel (1,030)
  • Week 18 could see additional players join the club: SJ Green (958), Derel Walker (929) and Terrell Sinkfield (915) are all within reach
  • This season there are 11 receivers on pace to record 1000 yard seasons, the most in five years
  • Peterborough, Ontario native Brad Sinopoli is not far from joining the club. He will need 114 yards with three games to play
  • The Ottawa REDBLACKS may finish the season with FOUR receivers achieving 1000 yards: Chris Williams (1,044), Brad Sinopoli (886), Ernest Jackson (868) and Greg Ellingson (807)
  • Ottawa has never had more than TWO receivers record 1000 yard seasons in the same year
  • The CFL has only ever had two instances of four 1000-yard receivers on the same team in a single season: the 2004 and 2005 Montreal Alouettes

100 W’s

  • With the victory over the Toronto Argonauts on Saturday, Stampeders Head Coach John Hufnagel registered his 100th career win
  • It took Coach Huff 142 games to reach the century mark while compiling a record of 100-41-1
  • He becomes the second-fastest coach to reach 100 wins. Wally Buono reached the mark in 134 games
  • Only NINE other CFL coaches have reached the 100 win plateau: Wally Buono (254), Bud Grant (102), Don Matthews (231), Eagle Keys (131), Dave Ritchie (108), Ray Jauch (127), Ron Lancaster (142), Frank Clair (147) and Bob O’Billovich (107)


  • Nik Lewis needs 81 yards to reach 12,000 in his career and 96 yards to move to NINTH all-time, passing Derrell Mitchell (12,014)
  • Fred Stamps (8,336 receiving yards) needs SIX yards to join the top-30 all-time
  • If John Bowman can add TWO additional sacks this week, he will tie for 11th on the all-time sack list with Mike Walker
  • Henry Burris is eight yards shy of 60,000 in his career. He would join Anthony Calvillo and Damon Allen as the only pivots to reach that mark in the CFL
  • Sean Whyte hit SIX field goals last week to move him to 25th in all-time scoring. He is only SEVEN points shy of Milt Stegall

Olivier Poulin

Manager, Communications, Canadian Football League

Paulo Senra

Director, Communications, Canadian Football League

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