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The 1994 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 41st season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 37th Canadian Football League season.


CFL News in 1994

The CFL admitted three more U.S.-based teams with the Las Vegas Posse, the Shreveport Pirates and the Baltimore Colts - making it 12 teams in total, six in each division. However, the Colts name was revoked from the Baltimore franchise due to NFL pressure and played the entire season as the "Baltimore CFLers". The new teams would start play in 1994, with Las Vegas joining the Sacramento Gold Miners in the West Division and with Baltimore and Shreveport joining the East Division.

In February, Bruce Firestone purchased the Ottawa Rough Riders from the Glieberman family. In May, the JLL Broadcast Group purchased the Toronto Argonauts.

BC Place Stadium played host to the Grey Cup game on Sunday, November 27, making Vancouver the host city for the twelfth time-more than any other Western Canadian city. In the Grey Cup game, the hometown BC Lions were against the Baltimore CFLers, becoming the first ever Grey Cup game between a Canadian team and an American team. The Lions ended up defeating the Baltimore team by a score of 26-23, on Lui Passaglia's game-winning field goal in the final seconds of the game.

Records: In a July 14, 1994 matchup of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Edmonton Eskimos, Matt Dunigan passed for a remarkable 713 yards, setting a CFL record.[1]

Allen Pitts set the record for receiving yards in one season with 2,036 yards.

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 15 3 0 698 355 30
Edmonton Eskimos 18 13 5 0 518 401 26
BC Lions 18 11 6 1 604 456 23
Saskatchewan Roughriders 18 11 7 0 512 454 22
Sacramento Gold Miners 18 9 8 1 436 436 19
Las Vegas Posse 18 5 13 0 447 622 10
East Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18 13 5 0 651 572 26
Baltimore CFLers 18 12 6 0 561 431 24
Toronto Argonauts 18 7 11 0 504 578 14
Ottawa Rough Riders 18 4 14 0 480 647 8
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18 4 14 0 435 562 8
Shreveport Pirates 18 3 15 0 330 661 6
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.

Grey Cup playoffs

The BC Lions are the 1994 Grey Cup champions, defeating the Baltimore CFLers 26-23, in front of their home crowd at Vancouver's BC Place Stadium. It was the first football championship game between Canadian and American teams. The CFLers' Karl Anthony (DB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player and Lions' Lui Passaglia (K/P) was the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian.

Playoff bracket

  November 12 & 13: Division Semifinals November 20: Division Finals November 27: 82nd Grey Cup @ BC Place Stadium - Vancouver, BC
  E3  Toronto Argonauts 15  
E2  Baltimore CFLers 34  
  E2  Baltimore CFLers 14  
  E1  Winnipeg Blue Bombers 12  
E4  Ottawa Rough Riders 16
  E1  Winnipeg Blue Bombers 26  
    E2  Baltimore CFLers 23
  W3  BC Lions 26
  W3  BC Lions 24  
W2  Edmonton Eskimos 23  
  W3  BC Lions 37
  W1  Calgary Stampeders 36  
W4  Saskatchewan Roughriders 3
  W1  Calgary Stampeders 36  

1994 CFL All-Stars



Special teams

1994 Western All-Stars



Special teams

1994 Eastern All-Stars



Special teams

1994 CFL Awards

Preceded by
1993 CFL season
CFL seasons Succeeded by
1995 CFL season

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