1992 CFL season
Regular season
DurationJuly 8 – November 8, 1992
Playoffs
Start dateNovember 15, 1992
East ChampionsWinnipeg Blue Bombers1992-11-22
West ChampionsCalgary Stampeders1992-11-22
80th Grey Cup
DateNovember 29, 1992
SiteSkyDome, Toronto
ChampionsCalgary Stampeders
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The 1992 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 39th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 35th Canadian Football League season.

CFL News in 1992

The CFL celebrated 100 years of football in Canada, commemorating the formation of the Canadian Rugby Union in 1892, the forerunner of Football Canada and the CFL. Former Alouette running back/tight end, Larry Smith was named as the ninth CFL Commissioner in history on Thursday, February 27.

The Calgary Stampeders then owned by Larry Ryckman, signed free agent quarterback, Doug Flutie in March. The CFL revoked the franchise of BC Lions owner Murray Pezim and assumed control of the team, when Pezim refused to pay off club bills, on August 27. After one month, Bill Comrie purchased the BC Lions franchise from the CFL on September 23.

At the CFL Awards, Doug Flutie was named as the CFL's Most Outstanding Player for the second straight season, only becoming the third player to do so. Toronto played host to the Grey Cup for the 45th time, which is more than any other city. In addition, the Calgary Stampeders won their first Grey Cup championship in 21 years; ending the longest drought at that time of any CFL city, by defeating the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 24–10.

In June 1992, the CFL played a preseason game between Toronto and Calgary in Portland, Oregon. It was a predecessor to the CFL USA expansion that would begin the next year.

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 13 5 0 607 430 26
Edmonton Eskimos 18 10 8 0 552 515 20
Saskatchewan Roughriders 18 9 9 0 505 545 18
BC Lions 18 3 15 0 472 667 6
East Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18 11 7 0 507 499 22
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18 11 7 0 536 514 22
Ottawa Rough Riders 18 9 9 0 484 439 18
Toronto Argonauts 18 6 12 0 469 523 12

Grey Cup playoffs

Main article: 80th Grey Cup

The Calgary Stampeders are the 1992 Grey Cup champions, defeating the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 24–10, at Toronto's SkyDome. This was the first championship for the Stampeders in 21 years, ending the longest existing drought at the time, having previously won the 1971 Grey Cup Game over the Toronto Argonauts. Incidentally, the Saskatchewan Roughriders ended a 23-year drought several years earlier with a win in the 1989 Grey Cup Game, which was played at the same venue as the 1992 game. The Stampeders' Doug Flutie (QB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player and Dave Sapunjis (SB) was the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian.

Playoff bracket

November 15: Division Semifinals November 22: Division Finals November 29: 80th Grey Cup @ SkyDomeToronto, Ontario
E2 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 11
E3 Ottawa Rough Riders 28 E1 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 59
E2 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 29 E1 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 10
W1 Calgary Stampeders 24
W2 Edmonton Eskimos 22
W3 Saskatchewan Roughriders 20 W1 Calgary Stampeders 23
W2 Edmonton Eskimos 22

CFL Leaders

1992 CFL All-Stars

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1992 Eastern All-Stars

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1992 Western All-Stars

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1992 CFL Awards

References

  1. ^ "CFLapedia".