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I just looked this up, before someone accuses me of being an expert on the Canadian Football League. The Montreal Alouettes were 8-7 in 1978 and made it all the way to the Grey Cup. Where they lost to the 10-4 Edmonton Eskimos. A team, that was barely over 500, makes to all the way to the CFL Championship. Similar to the 1979 Los Angeles Rams, that were 9-7 in the NFL, but won their division as well as the NFC and made it to the Super Bowl. But they had a very good team on paper as far as talent and their coaching staff. And dealt with a lot of injuries key players during the first half of the 79 season. Got healthy in the second half and went on a big role and made it all the way to the Super Bowl. Where they would lose to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Perhaps the 78 Alouettes were in a similar situation. The Toronto Argonauts however, had an awful 4-11 record in 78. So this wasn’t a matchup of great teams.