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1956 New York Giants season
Head Coach Jim Lee Howell
Home Field Yankee Stadium
Results
Record 8–3–1
Place 1st NFL Eastern
Playoff Finish Won NFL Championship 47–7 (Bears)
Timeline
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1955 1957

The 1956 New York Giants season was a championship season for the Giants. After finishing with an 8–3–1 record, the Giants would win their fourth NFL Championship by defeating the Chicago Bears 47–7.

TransactionsEdit

  • July 27, 1956: Andy Robustelli was traded from the Los Angeles Rams to the New York Giants in exchange for the Giants First Round selection.[1]

Regular seasonEdit

  • The Giants played their first game at Yankee Stadium.[2] Their opponents were the Pittsburgh Steelers and the attendance was 48,108.[3]

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 30, 1956 at San Francisco 49ers W 38–21
41,751
2 October 7, 1956 at Chicago Cardinals L 35–27
21,799
3 October 14, 1956 at Cleveland Browns W 21–9
60,042
4 October 21, 1956 Pittsburgh Steelers W 38–10
48,108
5 October 28, 1956 Philadelphia Eagles W 20–3
40,960
6 November 4, 1956 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 17–14
31,240
7 November 11, 1956 Chicago Cardinals W 23–10
62,410
8 November 18, 1956 at Washington Redskins L 33–7
26,261
9 November 25, 1956 Chicago Bears T 17–17
55,191
10 December 2, 1956 Washington Redskins W 28–14
26,261
11 December 9, 1956 Cleveland Browns L 24–7
27,707
12 December 15, 1956 at Philadelphia Eagles W 21–7
16,562

PlayoffsEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Championship December 30, 1956 Chicago Bears W 47–7
56,836

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

PostseasonEdit

National Football League Championship GameEdit

  • New York 47, Chicago 7
  • NY Triplett 17 run (Agajanian kick)
  • NY FG Agajanian 17
  • NY FG Agajanian 43
  • NY Webster 3 run (Agajanian kick)
  • CHI Casares 9 run (Blanda kick)
  • NY Webster 1 run (Agajanian kick)
  • NY Moore recovered blocked punt in end zone (Agajanian kick)
  • NY Rote 9 yard pass from Conerly (kick failed)
  • NY Gifford 14 yard pass from Conerly (Agajanian kick)

Attendance: 56,836.

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Rosey Brown, All-Pro selection
  • Sam Huff, All-Pro selection
  • Sam Huff, Rookie of the Year
  • Frank Gifford, NFL MVP
  • Frank Gifford, All-Pro selection
  • Frank Gifford ranked fifth in the league with 819 rushing yards, first with 5.2 yards per carry, and third in receiving with 51 catches for 603 yards. No other player had reached the Top 5 in all of these categories before Gifford.[4]
  • Rosey Grier, All-Pro selection
  • Andy Robustelli, All-Pro selection
  • Emlen Tunnell, All-Pro selection

See alsoEdit

References Edit

  1. Giants Among Men, Jack Cavanaugh, p.10, 2008, Random House, ISBN 978-1-4000-6717-6
  2. Giants Among Men, Jack Cavanaugh, p.68, 2008, Random House, ISBN 978-1-4000-6717-6
  3. Giants Among Men, Jack Cavanaugh, p.70, 2008, Random House, ISBN 978-1-4000-6717-6
  4. Giants Among Men, Jack Cavanaugh, p.120, 2008, Random House, ISBN 978-1-4000-6717-6

External links Edit

Preceded by
Cleveland Browns
1955
NFL champion
1956
Succeeded by
Detroit Lions
1957
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Chicago Cardinals Baltimore
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Philadelphia Green Bay
Pittsburgh Los Angeles
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