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1965 CFL season

1965 CFL season
Regular season
Duration June, 1965 – October, 1965
Start date November 6, 1965
East Champions Hamilton Tiger-Cats1965-11-20
West Champions Winnipeg Blue Bombers1965-11-20
53rd Grey Cup
Date November 27, 1965
Site Exhibition Stadium, Toronto
Champions Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1964  CFL seasons  1966

The 1965 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 12th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the eighth Canadian Football League season.

CFL News in 1965

The Canadian Football League commissioned an economic study of Canadian football and all its aspects. The Canadian Football League Players' Association was formed and had their first meetings on May 15 and 16 in Toronto.

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

Western Football Conference
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Calgary Stampeders 16 12 4 0 340 243 24
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 11 5 0 301 262 22
Saskatchewan Roughriders 16 8 7 1 276 277 17
BC Lions 16 6 9 1 286 273 13
Edmonton Eskimos 16 5 11 0 257 400 10
Eastern Football Conference
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 14 10 4 0 281 153 20
Ottawa Rough Riders 14 7 7 0 300 234 14
Montreal Alouettes 14 5 9 0 183 215 10
Toronto Argonauts 14 3 11 0 193 360 6
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
  • Calgary and Hamilton have first round byes.

Grey Cup playoffs

Note: All dates in 1965

Conference Semi-Finals

Eastern Semi-Finals
Montreal Alouettes @ Ottawa Rough Riders
Date Away Home
November 6 Montreal Alouettes 7 Ottawa Rough Riders 36
  • The Rough Riders will play the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Eastern Finals.
Western Semi-Finals
Saskatchewan Roughriders @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Date Away Home
November 7 Saskatchewan Roughriders 9 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 15
  • The Blue Bombers will play the Calgary Stampeders in the Western Finals.

Conference Finals

Western-Finals – Game 1
Winnipeg Blue Bombers @ Calgary Stampeders
Date Away Home
November 13 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 9 Calgary Stampeders 27
Western Finals – Game 2
Calgary Stampeders @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Date Away Home
November 17 Calgary Stampeders 11 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 15
Western Finals – Game 3
Winnipeg Blue Bombers @ Calgary Stampeders
Date Away Home
November 20 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 19 Calgary Stampeders 12
  • Winnipeg wins the best of three series 2–1. The Blue Bombers will advance to the Grey Cup Championship game.
Eastern Finals – Game 1
Hamilton Tiger-Cats @ Ottawa Rough Riders
Date Away Home
November 14 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18 Ottawa Rough Riders 13
Eastern Finals – Game 2
Ottawa Rough Riders @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Date Away Home
November 20 Ottawa Rough Riders 7 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 17
  • Hamilton won 2 game total-point series by 35–20. The Tiger-Cats will advance to the Grey Cup Championship game.

Playoff bracket

  Division Semifinals     Division Finals     53rd Grey Cup
  East     E2  Ottawa Rough Riders 13-7  
  E3  Montreal Alouettes 7     E1  Hamilton Tiger Cats 18-17    
  E2  Ottawa Rough Riders 36         E1  Hamilton Tiger Cats 22
      W2  Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16
  West     W2  Winnipeg Blue Bombers 9-15-19    
  W3  Saskatchewan Roughriders 9     W1  Calgary Stampeders 27-11-12  
  W2  Winnipeg Blue Bombers 15  


Grey Cup Championship

November 27

53rd Annual Grey Cup Game: Exhibition StadiumToronto, Ontario

Western Champion Eastern Champion
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 22
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are the 1965 Grey Cup Champions

CFL Leaders

  • CFL Passing Leaders
  • CFL Rushing Leaders
  • CFL Receiving Leaders [2]

1965 CFL All-Stars



1965 Eastern All-Stars



1965 Western All-Stars



  • DT – Mike Cacic, BC Lions
  • DT – Pat Holmes, Calgary Stampeders
  • DE – E.A. Sims, Edmonton Eskimos
  • DE – Dick Fouts, BC Lions
  • LB – Wayne Harris, Calgary Stampeders
  • LB – Al Miller, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • LB – Zeno Karcz, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
  • DB – Dale West, Saskatchewan Roughriders
  • DB – Harry Janzen, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • DB – Dick Thornton, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • DB – Jerry Keeling, Calgary Stampeders
  • DB – Larry Robinson, Calgary Stampeders

1965 CFL Awards


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1966 CFL season
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