CFL playoff matches finalized after Alouettes lose to Redblacks

Montreal Alouettes running back Martese Jackson tries to get past Ottawa Redblacks fullback Marco Dubois on a kick return during first quarter CFL football action in Montreal on Friday, November 19, 2021. (Paul Chiasson/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

The CFL playoff picture is set after the Montreal Alouettes lost 19-18 to the last-place Ottawa Redblacks in the season finale for both teams on Friday.

The loss secured second place in the CFL East for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (7-6), who now have nothing riding on their finale against the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Saturday.

The Ticats will host the Alouettes (7-7) in the East Division semifinal on Nov. 28.

The winner will head to Toronto to meet the first-place Toronto Argonauts in the East final on Dec. 5.

Ottawa (3-11) got a touchdown and a two-point convert in the final minute to take the lead against Montreal on Friday.

The West matchups were set before the final week of the season.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders will host the Calgary Stampeders in the division semifinal on Nov. 28 with the first-place Winnipeg Blue Bombers entertaining the winner on Dec. 5.

The East and West champs square off in the 108th Grey Cup on Dec. 12 in Hamilton.

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