1966 CFL season
Regular season
DatesJune – October, 1966
Playoffs
Start dateNovember 6, 1966
East ChampionsOttawa Rough Riders1966-11-19
West ChampionsSaskatchewan Roughriders1966-11-16
54th Grey Cup
DateNovember 26, 1966
SiteEmpire Stadium, Vancouver
ChampionsSaskatchewan Roughriders
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Canadian Football League team locations:
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West,
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East

The 1966 CFL season was the Canadian Football League's ninth season since the 1958 merger of the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union and the Western Interprovincial Football Union to create a national league. It was the 13th season in modern-day Canadian football.

CFL news in 1966

The Canadian Football League made several rule changes. The league started to legalize unlimited blocking on rushing plays and introduced their new goose-necked goal posts. The league rewrote its rule book and reduced it in size.

The Canadian Rugby Union, owners of the trophy, granted trusteeship of the Grey Cup to the Canadian Football League in exchange for annual financial support for amateur football.

One of the more notable games of the regular season was Montreal's 1–0 victory over Ottawa, the lowest scoring game in CFL history, and only the second 1–0 game since a 1949 win by Winnipeg over Calgary in the WIFU.[1]

Regular season standings

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, Pts = Points

Western Football Conference
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Saskatchewan Roughriders 16 9 6 1 351 318 19
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 8 7 1 264 230 17
Edmonton Eskimos 16 6 9 1 251 328 13
Calgary Stampeders 16 6 9 1 227 459 13
BC Lions 16 5 11 0 254 269 10
Eastern Football Conference
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Ottawa Rough Riders 14 11 3 0 278 177 22
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 14 9 5 0 264 160 18
Montreal Alouettes 14 7 7 0 156 215 14
Toronto Argonauts 14 5 9 0 166 271 10

Grey Cup playoffs

Note: All dates in 1966

Conference semi-finals

Western Semi-Finals
Edmonton Eskimos @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Date Away Home
November 6 Edmonton Eskimos 8 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16
Eastern Semi-Finals
Montreal Alouettes @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Date Away Home
November 6 Montreal Alouettes 14 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 24

Conference finals

Western Finals
Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Saskatchewan Roughriders
Game Date Away Home
1 November 13 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 7 Saskatchewan Roughriders 14
2 November 16 Saskatchewan Roughriders 22 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 19
Saskatchewan wins the best of three series 2–0
Eastern Finals
Ottawa Rough Riders vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Game Date Away Home
1 November 13 Ottawa Rough Riders 30 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1
2 November 19 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 16 Ottawa Rough Riders 42
Ottawa won 2 game total-point series 72–17

Playoff bracket

Division Semifinals Division Finals 54th Grey Cup
E1 Ottawa Rough Riders 72
(30+42)
E2 Hamilton Tiger Cats 24 E2 Hamilton Tiger Cats 17
(1+16)
E3 Montreal Alouettes 14 E1 Ottawa Rough Riders 14
W1 Saskatchewan Roughriders 29
W1 Saskatchewan Roughriders 2
(14,21)
W2 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 W2 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 0
(7,19)
W3 Edmonton Eskimos 8

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Grey Cup Championship

November 26

54th Annual Grey Cup Game: Empire StadiumVancouver, British Columbia

Western Champion Eastern Champion
Saskatchewan Roughriders 29 Ottawa Rough Riders 14
The Saskatchewan Roughriders are the 1966 Grey Cup Champions

CFL Leaders

1966 CFL All-Stars

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1966 Eastern All-Stars

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1966 Western All-Stars

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1966 CFL Awards

References

  1. ^ "Als Slip By Riders 1-0, Tie Record Low". Montreal Gazette. October 31, 1966. p. 25.
  2. ^ "1966".
  3. ^ "CFLapedia".