The CFL playoffs begin this weekend with the divisional semi-finals. While the Grey Cup game itself generates the most interest, the playoffs leading up to the Great Canadian Party tend to be overlooked. With that in mind, I will take a look back at some of the best playoff games that either have been forgotten, or need more attention. Here’s a look at the five best Western Semifinal games in my lifetime.
1977: B.C. 33 Winnipeg 32
The 1977 B.C. Lions were called the Cardiac Kids by members of the Canadian media. Throughout the 1977 season, the Lions led by quarterback Jerry Tagge had 4 come-from-behind victories, winning those games in dramatic fashion. In the Western Semifinal against Winnipeg, the Lions had to hang on for the win as defensive back Joe Fourqueran made a spectacular defensive play as he tipped a Ralph Brock pass away from speedy receiver Mike…
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