National Football League v Canadian Football League 1950-1969

CFL Logo 1960s [2]
NFL Logo 1960 [3]

NFL v CFL Preseason Games 1950-1969

DateLocationNFL TeamCFL Team
12.08.50Ottawa, CanadaNew York Giants27Ottawa Rough Riders6
11.08.51Ottawa, CanadaNew York Giants41Ottawa Rough Riders18
05.08.59Toronto, CanadaChicago Cardinals55Toronto Argonauts26
03.08.60Toronto, CanadaPittsburgh Steelers43Toronto argonauts16
15.08.60Toronto, CanadaChicago Bears16New York Giants *7
02.08.61Toronto, CanadaSt. Louis Cardinals36Toronto Argonauts7
05.08.61Montreal, CanadaChicago Bears34Montreal Alouettes16
08.08.61Hamilton, CanadaBuffalo Bills21Hamilton Tiger-Cats38
25.08.69Montreal, CanadaDetroit Lions22Boston Patriots *9
11.09.69Montreal, CanadaPittsburgh Steelers17New York Giants *13

*NFL Team

Reference: [1]


Between 1950 and 1969 the National Football League played 10 matches in Canada, seven of them against Canadian Football League Opposition. These games were during the NFL preseason, but in the middle of the CFL season. Hamilton Tiger-Cats were the only Canadian team to record a victory – 38-21 versus Buffalo Bills.



[1] National Football League (2018) 2018 Official National Football League Record & Factbook | International Games | page 510 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 9 June 2019]


[2] Kids Encyclopedia facts | Kiddle (2019) Canadian Football League League facts for Kids [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 9 June 2019]

[3] Pro Football Reference (2019) 1960 NFL Team Standings & Stats [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 9 June 2019]


Thanks to Robert Burns, Steve Hearn, Anton Pippo O’Grady, John Wills, John Morahan & John Kane.

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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

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Last Updated: 9 June 2019

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