Top 5 Greatest Western Semifinal Games In CFL History


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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

Jerry Tagge

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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