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1956 Chicago Bears season
Head Coach Paddy Driscoll
Home Field Wrigley Field
Results
Record 9–2–1
Place 1st NFL Western
Playoff Finish Lost NFL Championship
(Giants, 47–7)
Timeline
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1955 1957

The 1956 Chicago Bears season was their 37th regular season and 11th postseason completed in the National Football League. The club posted a 9–2–1 record under first-year head coach Paddy Driscoll to win the Western Conference and played in their first NFL championship game since 1946.[1][2]

The title game against the New York Giants was at Yankee Stadium and the Giants won, 47–7.[3][4]

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 September 30 at Baltimore Colts L 28–21 0–1
45,221
2 October 7 at Green Bay Packers W 37–21 1–1
24,668
3 October 14 San Francisco 49ers W 31–7 2–1
47,526
4 October 21 Baltimore Colts W 58–27 3–1
48,364
5 October 28 at San Francisco 49ers W 38–21 4–1
52,612
6 November 4 at Los Angeles Rams W 35–24 5–1
69,894
7 November 11 Green Bay Packers W 38–14 6–1
49,172
8 November 18 Los Angeles Rams W 30–21 7–1
48,102
9 November 25 at New York Giants T 17–17 7–1–1
55,191
10 December 2 at Detroit Lions L 42–10 7–2–1
57,024
11 December 9 Chicago Cardinals W 10–3 8–2–1
48,606
12 December 16 Detroit Lions W 38–21 9–2–1
49,086

PlayoffsEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
Championship December 30, 1956 at New York Giants L 47–7 Yankee Stadium
56,836

StandingsEdit

Template:1956 NFL Western standings

ReferencesEdit

Eastern Conference Western Conference
Chicago Cardinals Baltimore
Cleveland Chicago Bears
New York Detroit
Philadelphia Green Bay
Pittsburgh Los Angeles
Washington San Francisco
1956 NFL DraftNFL ChampionshipPro Bowl


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