2002 CFL season
Regular season
DurationJune 25 – November 3, 2002
Playoffs
Start dateNovember 10, 2002
East ChampionsMontreal Alouettes2002-11-17
West ChampionsEdmonton Eskimos2002-11-17
90th Grey Cup
DateNovember 24, 2002
SiteCommonwealth Stadium,
Edmonton
ChampionsMontreal Alouettes
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The 2002 CFL season is considered to be the 49th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 45th Canadian Football League season.

CFL news in 2002

On March 19, Michael Lysko was relieved of his duties as CFL Commissioner by the board of governors. The board of governors then made chairman of the board, David Braley, acting CFL Commissioner, until November 23 when Tom E. Wright was introduced as the 11th CFL Commissioner in history.

On April 29, Paul Tagliabue became the first NFL Commissioner in history to visit the head offices of the CFL.

The Ottawa Renegades played their first regular-season game on June 28 at Frank Clair Stadium. The Ottawa Renegades were placed in the East Division and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers were returned to the West Division.

The CFL and CFLPA agreed to a new CBA agreement on October 16. TSN reported a 27% increase in viewership of over 50 CFL games. Plus, the CBC announced a record TV audience of more than 5.2 million Canadian viewers for the Grey Cup game between the Montreal Alouettes and the Edmonton Eskimos.

On November 20, four days before the 2002 Grey Cup game, the CFL unveiled a new logo: a red football (with white laces and circles at both ends) located in front of a maple leaf, also red, with black CFL lettering located beneath. It replaced the "helmet" logo that had been in use since 1969. This logo was used until 2015.

For the second consecutive year, the Grey Cup attendance was over 60,000.

Regular-season standings

Final regular-season standings

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

West Division
Team GP W L T OTL PF PA Pts
Edmonton Eskimos 18 13 5 0 0 516 450 26
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18 12 6 0 0 566 421 24
BC Lions 18 10 8 0 0 480 399 20
Saskatchewan Roughriders 18 8 10 0 2 435 393 18
Calgary Stampeders 18 6 12 0 2 438 509 14
East Division
Team GP W L T OTL PF PA Pts
Montreal Alouettes 18 13 5 0 1 587 407 27
Toronto Argonauts 18 8 10 0 0 344 482 16
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18 7 11 0 1 427 524 15
Ottawa Renegades 18 4 14 0 2 356 550 10

Grey Cup playoffs

Main article: 90th Grey Cup

The Montreal Alouettes are the 2002 Grey Cup Champions, defeating the Edmonton Eskimos in front of their home crowd 25–16 at Edmonton's Commonwealth Stadium. This is the first championship for Montreal since 1977. The Alouettes' Anthony Calvillo (QB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player and Pat Woodcock (WR) was the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian.

Playoff bracket

November 10: Division Semifinals November 17: Division Finals November 24: 90th Grey Cup @ Commonwealth StadiumEdmonton
E2 Toronto Argonauts 18
W4 Saskatchewan Roughriders 14 E1 Montreal Alouettes 35
E2 Toronto Argonauts 24 E1 Montreal Alouettes 25
W1 Edmonton Eskimos 16
W2 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 30
W3 BC Lions 3 W1 Edmonton Eskimos 33
W2 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 30

CFL leaders

2002 CFL All-Stars

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2002 Western All-Stars

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2002 Eastern All-Stars

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2002 CFLPA All-Stars

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2002 CFLPA Western All-Stars

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2002 CFLPA Eastern All-Stars

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2002 CFL Awards

References

  1. ^ "CFLapedia".
  2. ^ "CFLPA.com | The Canadian Football League Players Association". cflpa.com. Retrieved 2017-03-06.
  3. ^ "CFLPA.com | The Canadian Football League Players Association". cflpa.com. Retrieved 2017-03-06.
  4. ^ "CFLPA.com | The Canadian Football League Players Association". cflpa.com. Retrieved 2017-03-06.