CFL playoff schedule 2021: Dates, times, TV channels to watch every Canadian football game



The CFL playoffs are back.

It has been more than two years since the league crowned a champion. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 107th Grey Cup on Nov. 24, 2019, but the 2020 season was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now, after a shortened 14-game campaign, six CFL teams will battle for the right to raise the Grey Cup. Here’s everything you need to know about the 2021 CFL playoffs, including the full postseason schedule.

CFL playoff bracket 2021

Here’s a look at the 2021 CFL playoff bracket:


When do the CFL playoffs start 2021?

  • Start date: Sunday, Nov. 28

The 2021 CFL playoffs will begin Sunday, Nov. 28. The Montreal Alouettes will play the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the East semifinal, and the Calgary Stampeders will face the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the West semifinal.

How to watch CFL playoff games on TV, live stream

  • TV networks: TSN, ESPN2, ESPNews
  • Streaming: ESPN+, CFL Game Pass

CFL fans who want to watch the 2021 CFL playoffs on traditional cable can catch games on TSN in Canada. In the United States, CFL playoff games will be broadcast on the ESPN family of networks.

For cord cutters, the best streaming options are ESPN+ and CFL Game Pass.

MORE: Sign up to watch CFL playoff games on ESPN+

CFL playoff schedule 2021

East and West semifinals

Sunday, Nov. 28

Matchup Start time (ET) TV channel
Montreal Alouettes vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1 p.m. TSN, ESPN2
Calgary Stampeders vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders 4:30 p.m. TSN, ESPNews

East and West finals

Sunday, Dec. 5

Matchup Start time (ET) TV channel
TBD vs. Toronto Argonauts 12:30 p.m. TSN, ESPNews
TBD vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers 4 p.m. TSN, ESPNews

Grey Cup

Sunday, Dec. 12

Matchup Start time (ET) TV channel
TBD vs. TBD 6 p.m. TSN, ESPN2

When is the Grey Cup in 2021?

  • Date: Sunday, Dec. 12
  • Time: 6 p.m. ET
  • Location: Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ont.

The 108th Grey Cup will be held at Tim Hortons Field, the home of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The last Grey Cup took place at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, Alta., on Nov. 24, 2019. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 33-12.


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