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1956 Chicago Cardinals season
Head Coach Ray Richards
Home Field Comiskey Park
Results
Record 7-5
Place 2nd NFL Eastern
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1955 1957

The 1956 Chicago Cardinals season was the 37th season the team was in the league. The team improved on their previous output of 4-7-1, winning seven games.[1] They failed to qualify for the playoffs for the eighth consecutive season.

Regular seasonEdit

  • On October 7, 1956, the Cardinals played the New York Giants in front of only 21,799 fans. The week before, against Cleveland, the Cardinals played to a crowd of 20,966. It was the smallest paid attendance of all the NFL opening week games.[2]

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 30, 1956 Cleveland Browns W 9-7
2 October 7, 1956 New York Giants W 35-27
3 October 14, 1956 at Washington Redskins W 31-3
4 October 21, 1956 at Philadelphia Eagles W 20-6
5 October 28, 1956 Washington Redskins L 17-14
6 November 4, 1956 Philadelphia Eagles W 28-17
7 November 11, 1956 at New York Giants L 23-10
8 November 18, 1956 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 14-7
9 November 25, 1956 Pittsburgh Steelers W 38-27
10 December 2, 1956 Green Bay Packers L 24-21
11 December 9, 1956 at Chicago Bears L 10-3
12 December 16, 1956 at Cleveland Browns W 24-7

StandingsEdit

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
New York Giants 8 3 1 .727 264 197 W-1
Chicago Cardinals 7 5 0 .583 240 182 W-1
Washington Redskins 6 6 0 .500 183 225 L-2
Cleveland Browns 5 7 0 .417 167 177 L-1
Pittsburgh Steelers 5 7 0 .417 167 177 W-1
Philadelphia Eagles 3 8 1 .273 143 215 L-3

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1956 Chicago Cardinals
  2. Giants Among Men, Jack Cavanaugh, p.50, 2008, Random House, ISBN 978-1-4000-6717-6
Eastern Conference Western Conference
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Cleveland Chicago Bears
New York Detroit
Philadelphia Green Bay
Pittsburgh Los Angeles
Washington San Francisco
1956 NFL DraftNFL ChampionshipPro Bowl

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