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1956 Edmonton Eskimos season
Head Coach Pop Ivy
Home Field Clarke Stadium
Results
Record 11–5–0
Place 1st, WIFU
Playoff Finish Won 44th Grey Cup
Timeline
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1955 1957

The 1956 Edmonton Eskimos finished in 1st place in the Western Interprovincial Football Union with an 11–5–0 record and won the 44th Grey Cup, completing the first Grey Cup three-peat in the modern era.

Pre-seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Visitor Score Home Result
A Aug 4 Edmonton Eskimos 35–21 BC Lions Win
B Aug 8 Edmonton Eskimos 0–33 Montreal Alouettes Loss
B Aug 10 Edmonton Eskimos 13–33 Ottawa Rough Riders Loss

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Regular seasonEdit

Season StandingsEdit

Western Interprovincial Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Edmonton Eskimos 16 11 5 0 358 235 22
Saskatchewan Roughriders 16 10 6 0 353 272 20
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 9 7 0 315 228 18
BC Lions 16 6 10 0 251 361 12
Calgary Stampeders 16 4 12 0 229 410 8

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Season scheduleEdit

Week Date Visitor Score Home Result Record Pts
1 Aug 18 Saskatchewan Roughriders 3–15 Edmonton Eskimos Win 1–0–0 2
2 Aug 25 Calgary Stampeders 22–23 Edmonton Eskimos Win 2–0–0 4
2 Aug 27 Edmonton Eskimos 18–0 BC Lions Win 3–0–0 6
3 Sept 3 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 20–21 Edmonton Eskimos Win 4–0–0 8
4 Sept 8 Edmonton Eskimos 4–31 Saskatchewan Roughriders Loss 4–1–0 8
4 Sept 10 Edmonton Eskimos 28–15 Calgary Stampeders Win 5–1–0 10
5 Sept 15 BC Lions 8–34 Edmonton Eskimos Win 6–1–0 12
6 Sept 22 Calgary Stampeders 0–52 Edmonton Eskimos Win 7–1–0 14
6 Sept 24 Edmonton Eskimos 1–11 BC Lions Loss 7–2–0 14
7 Oct 1 Saskatchewan Roughriders 33–7 Edmonton Eskimos Loss 7–3–0 14
8 Oct 6 Edmonton Eskimos 7–10 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Loss 7–4–0 14
8 Oct 8 Edmonton Eskimos 36–8 Calgary Stampeders Win 8–4–0 16
9 Oct 13 Edmonton Eskimos 37–17 Saskatchewan Roughriders Win 9–4–0 18
9 Oct 15 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 11–21 Edmonton Eskimos Win 10–4–0 20
10 Oct 22 BC Lions 13–54 Edmonton Eskimos Win 11–4–0 22
11 Oct 27 Edmonton Eskimos 0–33 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Loss 11–5–0 22

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PlayoffsEdit

Week Date Visitor Score Home OT Result
Western Final #1 Nov 10 Edmonton Eskimos 22–23 Saskatchewan Roughriders Loss
Western Final #2 Nov 12 Saskatchewan Roughriders 12–20 Edmonton Eskimos Win
Western Final #3 Nov 17 Saskatchewan Roughriders 7–51 Edmonton Eskimos Win
Grey Cup Nov 24 Edmonton Eskimos 50–27 Montreal Alouettes Win

Grey CupEdit

Teams 1 Q 2 Q 3 Q 4 Q Final
Edmonton Eskimos 12 14 12 12 50
Montreal Alouettes 10 10 0 7 27
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ReferencesEdit

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