1990 CFL season
DurationJuly 12 – November 4, 1990
East championsWinnipeg Blue Bombers
West championsEdmonton Eskimos
78th Grey Cup
DateNovember 25, 1990
VenueBC Place Stadium, Vancouver
ChampionsWinnipeg Blue Bombers
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The 1990 CFL season is considered to be the 37th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 33rd Canadian Football League season.

CFL News in 1990

J. Donald Crump was appointed as the eighth CFL Commissioner on Friday, January 5.

The CFL Annual Meetings-Canadian College Draft was held in Hamilton for the third straight year.

The CFL increased roster limit to 37 players to include 20 non-imports, 14 imports and 3 quarterbacks with the reserve list remaining at two players.

The Toronto Argonauts and the BC Lions set a record for most points in a game when they scored 111 points on Saturday, September 1 at the SkyDome. The Argonauts won the game 68–43.

The BC Lions added silver to its team colour scheme. In addition, Vancouver played host to the Grey Cup game for the 11th time, and for the fourth time at BC Place.

Citing multi-million dollar losses, the league-run Canadian Football Network syndication service ceased operations after this season; it had replaced CTV's CFL coverage in 1987.

Regular season standings

Final regular season standings

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

West Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Calgary Stampeders 18 11 6 1 588 566 23
Edmonton Eskimos 18 10 8 0 612 510 20
Saskatchewan Roughriders 18 9 9 0 557 592 18
BC Lions 18 6 11 1 520 620 13
Team GP W L T Pts PF PA Div Stk
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18 12 6 0 24 472 398 7–3 W1 Details
Toronto Argonauts 18 10 8 0 20 689 538 6–4 W1 Details
Ottawa Rough Riders 18 7 11 0 14 540 602 3–7 L1 Details
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18 6 12 0 12 476 628 4–6 L3 Details

Grey Cup playoffs

Main article: 78th Grey Cup

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are the 1990 Grey Cup champions, humiliating the Edmonton Eskimos 50–11, at Vancouver's BC Place Stadium. The Blue Bombers' Tom Burgess (QB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player on Offence and Greg Battle (LB) was named Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player on Defence, while Warren Hudson (FB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian.

Playoff bracket

November 11: Division Semifinals November 18: Division Finals November 25: 78th Grey Cup @ BC Place StadiumVancouver, BC
         
E2 Toronto Argonauts 17
East
E1 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 20
E3 Ottawa Rough Riders 25
E2 Toronto Argonauts 34
E1 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 50
W2 Edmonton Eskimos 11
W2 Edmonton Eskimos 43
West
W1 Calgary Stampeders 23
W3 Saskatchewan Roughriders 27
W2 Edmonton Eskimos 43

CFL Leaders

1990 CFL All-Stars

Offence[edit]

Defence[edit]

Special teams

1990 Eastern All-Stars

Offence[edit]

Defence[edit]

Special teams

1990 Western All-Stars

Offence[edit]

Defence[edit]

Special teams

1990 CFL Awards

References

  1. ^ "CFLapedia".