WEEK ONE
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 30
CHICAGO CARDINALS 9, Cleveland 7            PITTSBURGH 30, Washington 13
BALTIMORE 28, Chicago Bears 21              New York 38, SAN FRANCISCO 21
Detroit 20, GREEN BAY 16                    LOS ANGELES 27, Philadelphia 7
EASTERN CONFERENCE            WESTERN CONFERENCE
New York       1  0 0  38  21 Los Angeles    1  0 0  27   7
Chi Cards      1  0 0   9   7 Baltimore      1  0 0  28  21
Pittsburgh     1  0 0  30  13 Detroit        1  0 0  20  16
Cleveland      0  1 0   7   9 GREEN BAY      0  1 0  16  20
Washington     0  1 0  13  30 Chi Bears      0  1 0  21  28
Philadelphia   0  1 0   7  27 San Francisco  0  1 0  21  38
WEEK TWO
SATURDAY OCTOBER 6
Cleveland 14, PITTSBURGH 10                 Detroit 31, BALTIMORE 14
PHILADELPHIA 13, Washington 9
SUNDAY OCTOBER 7
Chicago Bears 37, GREEN BAY 21              SAN FRANCISCO 33, Los Angeles 30
CHICAGO CARDINALS 35, New York 27
EASTERN CONFERENCE            WESTERN CONFERENCE
Chi Cards      2  0 0  44  34 Detroit        2  0 0  51  30
New York       1  1 0  65  56 Chi Bears      1  1 0  58  49
Pittsburgh     1  1 0  40  27 San Francisco  1  1 0  54  68
Cleveland      1  1 0  21  19 Baltimore      1  1 0  42  52
Philadelphia   1  1 0  20  36 Los Angeles    1  1 0  57  40
Washington     0  2 0  22  43 GREEN BAY      0  2 0  37  57
WEEK THREE
SUNDAY OCTOBER 14
Philadelphia 35, PITTSBURGH 21              New York 21, CLEVELAND 9
DETROIT 24, Los Angeles 21                  Chicago Cardinals 31, WASHINGTON 3
CHICAGO BEARS 31, San Francisco 7           Green Bay 38, Baltimore 33 at Milwaukee
EASTERN CONFERENCE            WESTERN CONFERENCE
Chi Cards      3  0 0  75  37 Detroit        3  0 0  75  51
New York       2  1 0  86  65 Chi Bears      2  1 0  89  56
Philadelphia   2  1 0  55  57 San Francisco  1  2 0  61  99
Cleveland      1  2 0  30  40 Baltimore      1  2 0  75  90
Pittsburgh     1  2 0  61  62 Los Angeles    1  2 0  78  64
Washington     0  3 0  25  74 GREEN BAY      1  2 0  75  90
WEEK FOUR
SUNDAY OCTOBER 21
CHICAGO BEARS 58, Baltimore 27              WASHINGTON 20, Cleveland 9
Chicago Cardinals 20, PHILADELPHIA 6        NEW YORK 38, Pittsburgh 10
DETROIT 20, San Francisco 17                Green Bay 42, Los Angeles 17 at Milwaukee
EASTERN CONFERENCE            WESTERN CONFERENCE
Chi Cards      4  0 0  95  43 Detroit        4  0 0  95  68
New York       3  1 0 124  75 Chi Bears      3  1 0 147  83
Philadelphia   2  2 0  61  77 GREEN BAY      2  2 0 117 107
Cleveland      1  3 0  39  60 Baltimore      1  3 0 102 148
Pittsburgh     1  3 0  71 100 Los Angeles    1  3 0  95 106
Washington     1  3 0  45  83 San Francisco  1  3 0  78 119
WEEK FIVE
SUNDAY OCTOBER 28
Chicago Bears 38, SAN FRANCISCO 21          Detroit 16, LOS ANGELES 7
BALTIMORE 28, Green Bay 21                  NEW YORK 20, Philadelphia 3
Pittsburgh 24, CLEVELAND 16                 Washington 17, CHICAGO CARDINALS 14
EASTERN CONFERENCE            WESTERN CONFERENCE
New York       4  1 0 144  78 Detroit        5  0 0 111  75
Chi Cards      4  1 0 109  60 Chi Bears      4  1 0 185 104
Philadelphia   2  3 0  64  97 GREEN BAY      2  3 0 138 135
Washington     2  3 0  62  97 Baltimore      2  3 0 130 169
Pittsburgh     2  3 0  95 116 Los Angeles    1  4 0 102 122
Cleveland      1  4 0  55  84 San Francisco  1  4 0  99 157
WEEK SIX
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 4
Chicago Bears 35, LOS ANGELES 24            Detroit 17, SAN FRANCISCO 13
New York 17, PITTSBURGH 14                  CHICAGO CARDS 28, Philadelphia 17
Cleveland 24, Green Bay 7 at Milwaukee 
EASTERN CONFERENCE            WESTERN CONFERENCE
New York       5  1 0 161  92 Detroit        6  0 0 128  88
Chi Cards      5  1 0 137  77 Chi Bears      5  1 0 220 128
Washington     2  3 0  62  97 Baltimore      2  3 0 130 169
Philadelphia   2  4 0  81 125 GREEN BAY      2  4 0 145 159
Pittsburgh     2  4 0 109 133 Los Angeles    1  5 0 126 157
Cleveland      2  4 0  79  91 San Francisco  1  5 0 112 174
WEEK SEVEN
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 11
Baltimore 21, CLEVELAND 7                   LOS ANGELES 30, San Francisco 6
CHICAGO BEARS 38, Green Bay 14              NEW YORK 23, Chicago Cardinals 10
WASHINGTON 18, Detroit 17                   PHILADELPHIA 14, Pittsburgh 7
WEEK ONE
SATURDAY AUGUST 18
EDMONTON 15, Saskatchewan 3 (16500) - Forsaking the split-T offense that netted them the Grey Cup last year, the Eskimos used the arm of Jackie Parker to score one TD. Rollie Miles tossed a TD pass to Earl Lindley.
Brit Columbia 17, CALGARY 14 (12889) - The Lions combined a strong passing attack with a potent ground game. Tony Teresa passed to Ed Vereb and to Ronnie Loudd for TDs. He also made all conversions and a FG.
MONDAY AUGUST 20
BRITISH COLUMBIA 20, Saskatchewan 9 (28825) - Ed Vereb scored two TDs to spark B.C. to its second straight win before a near record crowd. The Lions' other TD was scored by fullback Al Pollard on the last play of the third.
WIFU
British Col 2  0 0  37  23  4 Calgary     0  1 0  14  17  0
Edmonton    1  0 0  15   3  2 Saskatch    0  2 0  12  35  0
Winnipeg    0  0 0   0   0  0
WEEK TWO
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 22
Ottawa 29, HAMILTON 21 (19500) - Ronnie Knox, the 21-year-old ace who left UCLA, was brilliant in defeat. He passed for one TD. Knox signed Saturday for $14,000 and a $2,500 bonus, the biggest salary in Ticat history.
SATURDAY AUGUST 25
EDMONTON 23, Calgary 22 (16500) - Edmonton QB Jackie Parker was the star, as he scored two TDs and kicked for the game-winning point. Earl Lindley intercepted a forward and ran for the other Edmonton touchdown.
SASKATCHEWAN 28, Winnipeg 16 (13000) - Saskatchewan, paced by Bobby Marlow with two TDs, spoiled the Bombers opener. Ken Carpenter accounted for another TD. Larry Isbell kicked four singles for the Riders.
MONTREAL 24, Toronto 20 (22732) - The Big Four champions' victory was decided by Bud Korchak, whose FG and a single on an attempted placement provided the winning margin. Pat Abbruzzi scored two Montreal TDs.
MONDAY AUGUST 27
Edmonton 18, BRIT COLUMBIA 0 (30374) - Before a record crowd, the Eskimos gained 229 yards through the air compared with only 77 for Lions and ran for 191 yards. The Lions suffered three fumbles and six interceptions.
WINNIPEG 16, Calgary 15 (16687) - Tom Miner kicked a 43-yard FG on the final play of the game. Miner was traded away by the Stampeders in an off-season deal for Winnipeg T Dick Huffman.
WIFU                          IRFU
Edmonton    3  0 0  56  25  6 Ottawa      1  0 0  29  21  2
British Col 2  1 0  37  41  4 Montreal    1  0 0  24  20  2
Winnipeg    1  1 0  32  43  2 Toronto     0  1 0  20  24  0
Saskatch    1  2 0  40  51  2 Hamilton    0  1 0  21  29  0
Calgary     0  3 0  51  56  0
WEEK THREE
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29
Hamilton 18, TORONTO 0 (23801) - Toronto lost their home opener, as well as QB Gerry Doucette, who joined Tern Dublinski on the injury list, with a bad shoulder. John Stephens showed little against the Ticat line.
FRIDAY AUGUST 31
WINNIPEG 3, Brit Columbia 1 (15727) - In the mud and rain, Tom Miner kicked a FG from seven yards out in the fourth to erase a 1-0 lead that Lions had nursed from the first quarter.
Montreal 42, OTTAWA 10 (17870) - Sam Etcheverry completed 24 of 29 passes for the Als, who saw backup Bruce Coulter complete the four he attempted. Montreal gained 435 yards in the air and 170 on the ground.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 1
CALGARY 27, Saskatchewan 17 (12000) - In a wide-open game, Calgary's Don Klosterman completed 11 of 18 passed for 133 yards while Riders QB Frank Tripucka completed 23 of 32 for 338 yards.
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 3
SASKATCHEWAN 24, Brit Col 10 (13000) - The Roughriders spotted the Lions a 10-point lead in the first quarter and then roared back to count 24 points of their own while holding the Tabbies scoreless the rest of the route.
EDMONTON 21, Winnipeg 20 (15000) - Eskimos won in a weird finish that ended two plays after the final gun. A pass interference and offside on Winnipeg allowed Normie Kwong to catch the tying TD. Joe Mobra converted.
HAMILTON 31, Toronto 21 (20725) - Tex Robinson paced the Ticats with two touchdowns. Hal Waggoner and Howard Schnellenberger scored the others. QB Arnie Galiffa, making his Argo debut, tossed three TD passes.
MONTREAL 22, Ottawa 20 (23014) - Hal Patterson had a 51-yard interception return for a TD to give the Als the win, as the Riders lost despite outrushing Montreal 240-154 yards, but being outpassed 324-113 yards.
WIFU                          IRFU
Edmonton    4  0 0  77  45  8 Montreal    3  0 0  88  50  6
Winnipeg    2  2 0  55  65  4 Hamilton    2  1 0  70  50  4
British Col 2  3 0  48  68  4 Ottawa      1  2 0  59  85  2
Saskatch    2  3 0  81  88  4 Toronto     0  3 0  41  73  0
Calgary     1  3 0  78  73  2
WEEK FOUR
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 8
BRIT COLUMBIA 45, Calgary 15 (28737) - Jerry Gustafson scored one TD and passed to Dan Edwards and Rommie Loudd for two others. Ray Ross returned a fumble and an interception for Lion TDs.
SASKATCHEWAN 31, Edmonton 4 (13500) - Riders QB Frank Tripucka completed 10 of 15 passes as the Riders
rolled up 219 yards through the air in handing Edmonton its worst defeat in recent years.
TORONTO 51, Montreal 28 (20952) - Montreal QB Sam Etcheverry threw for 434 yards in a losing cause, as Argos QB Arnie Galiffa passed for five TDs and 271 yards on 20 completions.
Hamilton 21, OTTAWA 0 (14514) - Costly Ottawa turnovers led to all three Hamiltons TDs, including a 95-yard fumble return by Ray Truant of a botched Rider lateral.
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 10
Edmonton 28, CALGARY 15 (12000) - Trailing 15-14 after three, QB Jackie Parker unleashed the passing attack to send the Esks in front in six plays. Rollie Miles added the clincher with a 50-yard interception return.
WINNIPEG 35, Saskatchewan 0 - Buddy Leake led the Winnipeg scoring parade with a TD and five converts in a game that saw five players ejected, four during a final quarter riot that negated the Riders' only TD.
WIFU                          IRFU
Edmonton    5  1 0 109  91 10 Hamilton    3  1 0  91  50  6
Winnipeg    3  2 0  90  65  6 Montreal    3  1 0 116 101  6
British Col 3  3 0  93  83  6 Toronto     1  3 0  92 101  2
Saskatch    3  4 0 112 127  6 Ottawa      1  3 0  59 106  2
Calgary     1  5 0 108 146  2
WEEK FIVE
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 12
MONTREAL 36, Ottawa 21 (19463) - Montreal trailed 21-11 going into the final quarter, before QB Sam Etcheverry connected with a pair of TD passes with Joey  Pal to give the Alouettes the lead. Pat Abruzzi would add another.
Toronto 22, HAMILTON 21 (19153) - The Ticats had a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter before Argos QB Arnie
Galiffa fired three touchdown passes in the last half to Al Pfeifer to put both teams in a tie for second place.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 14
TORONTO 41, Hamilton 19 (24119) - The Argos won their third straight as QB Arnie Gaillifa tossed TD passes, while former UCLA star Ronnie Knox played QB for Hamilton in the second half and threw two TD passes.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15
CALGARY 16, Winnipeg 6 (12789) - 22-yard old Joe Pagliei took a pitchout from QB Don Klosterman at the Calgary 49-yard early in the fourth quarter and went all the way for a TD that put the game on ice for Calgary.
EDMONTON 34, British Columbia 8 (21737) - Edmonton took a 13-0 first-quarter lead, were ahead 21-7 at the half and led 24-8 after three quarters to win their 19th consecutive home contest.
OTTAWA 20, Montreal 9 (15000) - When Ottawa's Tommy Lewis intercepted an Alouette pass on the last play and romped 15 yards for a TD, a large segment of the crowd ran on the field preventing the convert attempt.
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 17
SASKATCHEWAN 18, Calgary 1 (14000) - The Riders, scoring TDs in the first and last quarters by Bobby Marlowe and Rod Pantages, thwarted repeated Stampeder threats with a hard-charging line and solid pass defense.
Winnipeg 16, BRIT COLUMBIA 15 (27502) - Winnipeg QB Eagle Day completed 19 of 39 attempts for 275 yards compared to only 23 yards gained passing by Lions' QB Jerry Gustafson, who connected on only three of 14.
WIFU                          IRFU
Edmonton    6  1 0 143  99 12 Montreal    4  2 0 161 142  8
Winnipeg    4  3 0 112  96  8 Toronto     3  3 0 155 141  6
Saskatch    4  4 0 130 128  8 Hamilton    3  3 0 131 113  6
British Col 3  5 0 116 133  6 Ottawa      2  4 0 100 151  4
Calgary     2  6 0 125 170  4
WEEK SIX
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22
Saskatchewan 24, WINNIPEG 7 (19035) - Larry Isbell scored 10 points and kept the Bombers bottled in their own
territory most of the game as he averaged 50 yards on 11 punts to help the Riders into second place all alone.
EDMONTON 52, Calgary 0 (20000) - Jackie Parker threw two TD passes in the first half and ran 29 yards for another score for the Eskimos, while Jack Hennemier was fired the next day as Calgary head coach.
MONTREAL 56, Hamilton 14 (22367) - A daring 109-yard pass-and-run play by Sam Etcheverry and Hal Patterson set the tone for Montreal. The play gave them a 15-7 halftime lead and they kept rolling in the final half.
OTTAWA 31, Toronto 20 (21825) - A Big Four record of 86 passes were thrown, with Toronto QB Arnie Galiffa's 49 attempts breaking his own mark, and his 27 completions and six interceptions tied records.
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 24
BRITISH COLUMBIA 11, Edmonton 1 (23066) - QB Primo Villanueva, thrown into the breach when injuries hit regular Lions' QBs, guided the B.C. squad to their first win over Edmonton in twelve meetings.
WIFU                          IRFU
Edmonton    7  2 0 196 110 14 Montreal    5  2 0 217 156 10
Saskatch    5  4 0 154 135 10 Toronto     3  4 0 175 172  6
Winnipeg    4  4 0 119 120  8 Hamilton    3  4 0 145 169  6
British Col 4  5 0 127 134  8 Ottawa      3  4 0 131 171  6
Calgary     2  7 0 125 222  4
WEEK SEVEN
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29
Winnipeg 37, CALGARY 14 (14000) - Bombers QB Buddy Leake scored two TDs, a FG and four converts and
teamed up with Eagle Day to pass for 211 yards to ruin Calgary head coach Otis Douglas' debut.
SASKATCHEWAN 46, Brit Col 28 (14000) - Ken Carpenter, last year's WIFU scoring king and MVP, scored three
TDs for the Riders. QB Frank Tripucka threw three TD passes in the victory, completing 13 passes for 239 yards.
OTTAWA 43, Toronto 22 (18791) - Ottawa QB Hal Ledyard threw three TD passes, and handed off for three more TDs, two by Don St. John, as Ottawa rolled into second place all by themselves. 
Montreal 44, HAMILTON 43 (18000) - In the highest scoring game in Big Four history, a spectacular TD pass from Sam Etcheverry to Harold Patterson, and Bill Bewley's convert, gave the Als a four point lead in the standings.
EASTERN CONFERENCE            WESTERN CONFERENCE
New York       6  1 0 184 102 Chi Bears      6  1 0 258 142
Chi Cards      5  2 0 147 100 Detroit        6  1 0 145 106
Washington     3  3 0  80 114 Baltimore      3  3 0 151 176
Philadelphia   3  4 0  95 132 GREEN BAY      2  5 0 159 197
Pittsburgh     2  5 0 116 147 Los Angeles    2  5 0 156 163
Cleveland      2  5 0  86 112 San Francisco  1  6 0 118 204
WEEK EIGHT
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 18
DETROIT 27, Baltimore 3                      PITTSBURGH 14, Chicago Cardinals 7
Cleveland 16, PHILADELPHIA 0                 CHICAGO BEARS 30, Los Angeles 21
San Francisco 17, GREEN BAY 16               WASHINGTON 33, New York 7
EASTERN CONFERENCE            WESTERN CONFERENCE
New York       6  2 0 191 135 Chi Bears      7  1 0 288 163
Chi Cards      5  3 0 153 114 Detroit        7  1 0 172 109
Washington     4  3 0 113 121 Baltimore      3  4 0 154 203
Philadelphia   3  5 0  95 148 GREEN BAY      2  6 0 175 214
Pittsburgh     3  5 0 130 154 Los Angeles    2  6 0 177 193
Cleveland      3  5 0 102 112 San Francisco  2  6 0 135 220
WEEK NINE
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 22
Green Bay 24, DETROIT 20
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 25
NEW YORK 17, Chicago Bears 17 (T)            Washington 20, CLEVELAND 17
BALTIMORE 56, Los Angeles 21                 CHICAGO CARDINALS 38, Pittsburgh 27
PHILADELPHIA 10, San Francisco 10 (T)
EASTERN CONFERENCE            WESTERN CONFERENCE
New York       6  2 1 208 152 Chi Bears      7  1 1 305 180
Chi Cards      6  3 0 191 141 Detroit        7  2 0 192 133
Washington     5  3 0 133 138 Baltimore      4  4 0 210 224
Philadelphia   3  5 1 105 158 GREEN BAY      3  6 0 199 234
Pittsburgh     3  6 0 157 192 San Francisco  2  6 1 145 230
Cleveland      3  6 0 119 132 Los Angeles    2  7 0 198 249
WEEK TEN
SUNDAY DECEMBER 2
Detroit 42, CHICAGO BEARS 10                 CLEVELAND 17, Philadelphia 14
Green Bay 24, CHICAGO CARDINALS 21           NEW YORK 28, Washington 14
PITTSBURGH 30, Los Angeles 13                San Francisco 20, BALTIMORE 17
EASTERN CONFERENCE            WESTERN CONFERENCE
New York       7  2 1 236 166 Detroit        8  2 0 234 143
Chi Cards      6  4 0 212 165 Chi Bears      7  2 1 315 222
Washington     5  4 0 147 166 Baltimore      4  5 0 227 244
Cleveland      4  6 0 136 146 GREEN BAY      4  6 0 223 255
Pittsburgh     4  6 0 187 205 San Francisco  3  6 1 165 247
Philadelphia   3  6 1 119 175 Los Angeles    2  8 0 211 279
WEEK ELEVEN
SATURDAY DECEMBER 8
SAN FRANCISCO 38, Green Bay 20
SUNDAY DECEMBER 9
DETROIT 45, Pittsburgh 7                     LOS ANGELES 31, Baltimore 7
CHICAGO BEARS 10, Chicago Cardinals 3        Cleveland 24, NEW YORK 7
WASHINGTON 19, Philadelphia 17
EASTERN CONFERENCE            WESTERN CONFERENCE
New York       7  3 1 243 190 Detroit        9  2 0 279 150
Washington     6  4 0 166 183 Chi Bears      8  2 1 325 225
Chi Cards      6  5 0 215 175 Baltimore      4  6 0 234 275
Cleveland      5  6 0 160 153 San Francisco  4  6 1 203 267
Pittsburgh     4  7 0 192 250 GREEN BAY      4  7 0 243 293
Philadelphia   3  7 1 136 194 Los Angeles    3  8 0 242 286
WEEK TWELVE
SATURDAY DECEMBER 15
New York 21, PHILADELPHIA 7
SUNDAY DECEMBER 16
SAN FRANCISCO 30, Baltimore 17              Chicago Cardinals 24, CLEVELAND 7
Pittsburgh 23, WASHINGTON 0                 LOS ANGELES 49, Green Bay 21
CHICAGO BEARS 38, Detroit 21
EASTERN CONFERENCE            WESTERN CONFERENCE
X-New York     8  3 1 264 197 X-Chi Bears    9  2 1 363 246
Chi Cards      7  5 0 239 182 Detroit        9  3 0 300 188
Washington     6  5 0 166 206 San Francisco  5  6 1 233 284
Cleveland      5  7 0 167 177 Baltimore      4  7 0 251 305
Pittsburgh     5  7 0 215 250 GREEN BAY      4  8 0 264 342
Philadelphia   3  8 1 143 215 Los Angeles    4  8 0 291 307
X-Clinched Division Title                                   
WEEK THIRTEEN
SUNDAY DECEMBER 23
BALTIMORE 19, Washington 17
EASTERN CONFERENCE            WESTERN CONFERENCE
X-New York     8  3 1 264 197 X-Chi Bears    9  2 1 363 246
Chi Cards      7  5 0 239 182 Detroit        9  3 0 300 188
Washington     6  6 0 183 225 San Francisco  5  6 1 233 284
Cleveland      5  7 0 167 177 Baltimore      5  7 0 270 322
Pittsburgh     5  7 0 215 250 GREEN BAY      4  8 0 264 342
Philadelphia   3  8 1 143 215 Los Angeles    4  8 0 291 307
X-Clinched Division Title                                  
1956 NFL TITLE (December 30 at New York)
NEW YORK GIANTS (8-3-1) 47, CHICAGO BEARS (9-2-1) 7
MONDAY OCTOBER 1
WINNIPEG 34, Brit Columbia 7 (16467) - Bob McNamara scored three TDs, two in a 29-second span, to lead Winnipeg to the win. He ran for 146 yards, caught 61 yards in passes, and had a 39-yard kickoff return.
Saskatchewan 33, EDMONTON 7 (20000) - Saskatchewan snapped the Eskimos' home winning streak at 20 games and move Into a first-place tie with Edmonton, as Ken Carpenter scored two touchdowns.
WIFU                          IRFU
Edmonton    7  3 0 203 143 14 Montreal    6  2 0 261 199 12
Saskatch    7  4 0 233 170 14 Ottawa      4  4 0 174 193  8
Winnipeg    6  4 0 190 141 12 Toronto     3  5 0 197 215  6
British Col 4  7 0 162 214  8 Hamilton    3  5 0 188 213  6
Calgary     2  8 0 139 259  4
WEEK EIGHT
SATURDAY OCTOBER 6
WINNIPEG 10, Edmonton 7 (18700) - The Bombers ran for 304 yards on 67 attempts, led by Bob McNamara, who had 141 yards on 24 carries, and won on three FGs and a single.
BRIT COLUMBIA 24, Calgary 7 (25663) - HB Ed Vereb ran for three TDs to spoil the Calgary debut of controversial QB Ronnie Knox, who passed for the only Stampeder TD and compleed 17 of 32 passes.
HAMILTON 42, Toronto 6 (15125) - Hamilton's new QB, Tony Curcillo, led the Cats on TD drives of 88, 66, 83, 78, 74 and 75 yards, and threw four TD passes to snap the team's four-game losing streak.
Montreal 42, OTTAWA 35 (17463) - Pat Abruzzi led Montreal with three TDs, two of them in a big 22-point third-quarter splurge as the Als increased their lead in the Big Four race to six points.
MONDAY OCTOBER 8
Edmonton 36, CALGARY 8 (11261) - QB Jackie Parker ran 39 yards for a TD and threw for two more as the Eskimos snapped a three-game losing streak and ended Calgary's playoff hopes.
SASKATCHEWAN 26, Winnipeg 14 (15517) - Ken Carpenter scored two TDs in the fourth quarter, and QB Frank Tripucka passed for 264 yards, to keep the Riders tied for first in the WIFU. 
MONTREAL 24, Ottawa 9 (22365) - QB Sam Etcheverry heaved three TD passes for the Alouettes. He threw two TD passes to Red O'Quinn, one in the final quarter to wrap up the victory.
Hamilton 34, TORONTO 29 (19046) - Hamilton's Tex Robinson ran 70 yards the wrong way with a fumble without knowing it to give Argonauts two points on a safety touch, but the Ticats held on after leading 34-7.
WIFU                          IRFU
Edmonton    8  4 0 246 161 16 Montreal    8  2 0 327 243 16
Saskatch    8  4 0 259 184 16 Hamilton    5  5 0 264 248 10
Winnipeg    7  5 0 214 174 14 Toronto     3  6 0 232 291  6
British Col 5  7 0 186 221 10 Ottawa      4  6 0 218 259  8
Calgary     2 10 0 154 319  4
WEEK NINE
SATURDAY OCTOBER 13
Edmonton 37, SASKATCHEWAN 17 (14500) - Edmonton's Bill Walker blocked a Larry Isbell punt in the first quarter, which Reed Henderson ran in from five yards out for a TD, and later recovered an end-zone fumble.
Winnipeg 40, BRIT COLUMBIA 8 (26300) - Bob McNamara tied a Canadian football record with six TDs, four rushing, to lead the Bombers. He ran for 97 yards and caught 6 passes for 163 yards.
HAMILTON 40, Ottawa 24 (16511) - Hamilton, with QB Tony Curcillo sparking an inspired passing and running attack, scored three TDs in the final quarter to whip Ottawa and clinch a berth in the Big Four playoffs.
Montreal 28, TORONTO 13 (18679) - Sam Etcheverry, with a sore knee, went all the way on offence as he fired two TD passes and combined with Hal Patterson to send the last-place Argos down to defeat.
MONDAY OCTOBER 15
Brit Columbia 22, CALGARY 21 (10000) - The Lions scored their fourth victory of the season and clinched fourth place. The loss doomed the Stampeders to the cellar for another season.
EDMONTON 21, Winnipeg 11 (20000) - A brilliant ground attack by the Eskimos made the difference as they
marched 109 yards for their first TD and went another 99 on a downfield drive that stopped at the Winnipeg one.
WIFU                          IRFU
*-Edmonton 10  4 0 304 189 20 *-Montreal  9  2 0 355 256 18
Saskatch    8  5 0 276 221 16 *-Hamilton  6  5 0 304 272 12
Winnipeg    8  6 0 265 203 16 Ottawa      4  7 0 242 299  8
British Col 6  8 0 216 282 12 Toronto     3  8 0 245 319  6
Calgary     2 11 0 175 341  4 *-Clinched Playoff Berth
WEEK TEN
SATURDAY OCTOBER 20
Calgary 25, WINNIPEG 17 (15922) - The Stampeders picked off four Winnipeg passes, three of Buddy Leake's and one of Eagle Day's to score the winning TD and set up the clincher in the upset win.
Saskatchewan 25, BRIT COL 22 (18239) - Frank Tripucka connected for 350 yards through the air and threw touchdown passes to three different receivers as the Riders kept their title hopes alive.
OTTAWA 37, Toronto 26 (13770) - Ottawa's victory virtually eliminated the Argos from playoff contention. QB Arnie Galiffa threw for 334 yards on 30 completions, but it was not enough to avoide Toronto's sixth straight defeat.
MONTREAL 82, Hamilton 14 (22365) - Montreal ran wild to clinch first place, as Sam Etcheverry threw six TD passes. The amazing rout gathered its biggest momentum in the second quarter when the Als scored five TDs.
MONDAY OCTOBER 22
CALGARY 29, Saskatchewan 19 - Calgary denied the Riders a shot at the WIU title thanks to two TDs from Earl Lunsford. It was the first time during the season they have been able to put wins back to back.
EDMONTON 54, Brit Columbia 13 - The Eskimos, with a ground attack led by potent Normie Kwong, Johnnie Bright and Jackie Parker, ran up the highest point of the season. Bright led the scoring with three touchdowns.
WIFU                          IRFU
*-Edmonton 11  4 0 358 202 22 *-Montreal 10  2 0 437 270 20
*-Saskatch  9  6 0 320 272 18 *-Hamilton  6  6 0 318 354 12
*-Winnipeg  8  7 0 282 228 16 Ottawa      5  7 0 279 325 10
British Col 6 10 0 251 361 12 Toronto     3  9 0 271 356  6
Calgary     4 11 0 229 377  8 *-Clinched Playoff Berth
WEEK ELEVEN
SATURDAY OCTOBER 27
SASKATCHEWAN 33, Calgary 0 (8000) - Riders QB Frank Tripucka set season records of 216 completions and 3,274 yards, beating the old records of 204 completions and 3,248 yards, set by Winnipeg's Jack Jacobs in 1951.
WINNIPEG 33, Edmonton 0 (14409) - The thrill in the game was provided by Winnipeg's Buddy Leake and Bob McNamara, each of whom scored two TDs as they battled for the scoring title. Leake won with 103 points.
Ottawa 30, TORONTO 19 (15535) - The Riders beat the Argos in all four games and it was sweet revenge for Frank Clair, fired by Toronto as coach in 1954. Argos QB Arnie Galifla tossed a record 52 passes for 430 yards.
HAMILTON 50, Montreal 14 (20000) - The Tiger-Cats, humiliated 82-14 by the Als at Montreal a week earlier, piled up a 36-8 halftime lead and added another 14 points in the third quarter to win easily.
WIFU                          IRFU
*-Edmonton 11  5 0 358 235 22 *-Montreal 10  3 0 451 320 20
*-Saskatch 10  6 0 353 272 20 *-Hamilton  7  6 0 368 368 14
*-Winnipeg  9  7 0 315 228 18 *-Ottawa    6  7 0 319 344 12
British Col 6 10 0 251 361 12 Toronto     3 10 0 290 386  6
Calgary     4 12 0 229 410  8 *-Clinched Playoff Berth
WEEK TWELVE
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3
OTTAWA 17, Hamilton 15 (14042) - Tony Curcillo heaved two TD passes to Davey West and Ralph Goldstrom for Hamilton. Bud Korchak won the game with a FG three minutes from the final gun.
Toronto 41, MONTREAL 27 (20913) - The last - place Argos, behind Arnie Galiffa's four TD passes, ended a 21-game winning streak at home by the Als. Montreal's Pat Abbruzzi's three TDs ran his total to a season-record 20.
IRFU
*-Montreal 10  4 0 478 361 20 *-Ottawa    7  7 0 326 359 14
*-Hamilton  7  7 0 383 385 14 Toronto     4 10 0 331 413  8
*-Clinched Playoff Berth
WIFU SEMI-FINAL (Saskatchewan wins series, 50-26)
Sat Nov 3 - SASKATCHEWAN 42, Winnipeg 7 (13000) - Frank Tripucka passed for  405 yards, while the Rider RBs added 198 yards for a new league total of 603 yards. The old record was 583, set by Edmonton in 1950.
Mon Nov 5 - WINNIPEG 19, Saskatchewan 8 (13348) - Saskatchewan recorded their first playoff triumph over Winnipeg since 1936, on the strength of their 42-7 victory in the first game at Regina Saturday.
WIFU FINALS (Edmonton wins series, 93-42)
Sat Nov 10 - SASKATCHEWAN 23, Edmonton 22 (13500) - Saskatchewan moved 85 yards in their final drive, before Bobby Marlow scored on a 1-yard plunge with a single second remaining in the game.
Mon Nov 12 - EDMONTON 20, Saskatchewan 12 (19000) - Two key pass interceptions by Jackie Parker, and a 42-yard run from the halfback slot to set up a Edmonton TD, sparked a key 20-point second half surge.
Sat Nov 17 - EDMONTON 51, Saskatchewan 7 (22461) - Jackie Parker, who was moved to halfback due to Edmonton's injuries, scored three TDs, all on passes from Don Getty in the decisive third game of the series.
IRFU SEMI-FINAL
Wednesday, November 7 - HAMILTON 46, Ottawa 21 (12121) - Cookie Gilchrist scored three TDs and QB Tony Curcillo two to spark Hamilton to a comeback victory, as they overcame a first-quarter 14-0 deficit to advance.
IRFU FINALS (Montreal wins series, 78-62)
Sat Nov 10 - Montreal 30, HAMILTON 21 (16000) - Sam Etcheverry threw for three of Montreal's four TDs - 45 yards to Fob James, 71 yards to Joey Pal and eight yards to Red O'Quinn - for the win.
Sat Nov 17 - MONTREAL 48, Hamilton 41 (22280) - Pat Abbruzzi of Montreal and Hal Waggoner of Hamilton each
scored three TDs in a muddy game that saw 11 fumbles and seven pass interceptions.
1956 GREY CUP GAME (Saturday, November 24 at Toronto - 27,425)
EDMONTON ESKIMOS (13-6) 50, MONTREAL ALLOUETTES (12-4) 27 - The Edmonton Eskimos faced the Montreal Alouettes for the Grey Cup for the third consecutive year. And for the third consecutive year, the Edmonton Eskimos were Grey Cup champions. The Eskimos ground game was too much for the Alouettes to handle, as Johnny Bright, Jackie Parker, Normie Kwong and Rollie Miles helped amass 456 rushing yards, a new Grey Cup record. Bright set an individual record with 171 rushing yards. The Alouettes were in the contest early in the third quarter, when Parker tied the game 20-20 on a single. But similar to the 1955 game, the Eskimos offence started to roll in the second half, leaving the Alouettes in their dust. Parker tied the record for most touchdowns scored in a Grey Cup with three. Montreal’s Sam Etcheverry set a record for most interceptions in a Canadian final with four. Don Getty and Bright scored two touchdowns each in addition to Parker’s. Getty sneaked over twice from the one-yard line, and Bright had running plays of four and 16 yards for his scores. Joe Mobra kicked a 25-yard field goal. Hal Patterson scored a pair of touchdowns in a losing cause. He went nine-yards wide on an end-around play for his first major, and caught a 37-yard pass from Etcheverry for his second. Etcheverry and Pat Abbruzi scored the other Montreal touchdowns on short running plays. Edmonton head coach Frank Ivy joined select company as one of only three coaches to coach teams to three consecutive Grey Cup titles. The others were Billy Hughes of Queen’s University (1922-1924) and Ted Morris of the Toronto Argonauts (1945-1947). For Montreal’s Doug Walker, he became only the second coach to lose in the Grey Cup final three straight years. Al Ritchie lost four straight with the Regina Roughriders from 1929 to 1932. “We played one of our worst games of the year,” said Walker following the game. “The tackling was atrocious. But we’ve got no alibis. The better team won out there today. A series – who knows? But it was one game, and we lost.” The Eskimos joined the Winnipeg Blue Bombers as the only teams west of Ontario to win three Grey Cups. It signalled the beginning of a new era in Canadian football. Prior to the Edmonton dynasty, teams from Western Canada had only won four championships since they started playing for the Grey Cup trophy in 1921.
Cleveland Browns (5-7)
Head Coach: Paul Brown
Passing Leader: Tommy O'Connell (551)
Rushing Leader: Preston Carpenter (756)
Receiving Leader: Pete Brewster (28-417)
1956 - The Year in Football
Washington Redskins (6-6)
Head Coach: Joe Kuharich
Passing Leader: Al Dorow (730)
Rushing Leader: Leo Elter (544)
Receiving Leader: Johnny Carson (39-504)
Pittsburgh Steelers (5-7)
Head Coach: Walt Kiesling
Passing Leader: Ted Marchibroda (1585)
Rushing Leader: Fran Rogel (476)
Receiving Leader: Ray Mathews (31-450)
Los Angeles Rams (4-8)
Head Coach: Sid Gillman
Passing Leader: Billy Wade (1461)
Rushing Leader: Ron Waller (543)
Receiving Leader: Leon Clarke (30-650)
Chicago Bears (9-2-1)
Head Coach: George Halas
Passing Leader: Ed Brown (1667)
Rushing Leader: Rick Casares (1126)
Receiving Leader: Harlon Hill (47-1128)
Philadelphia Eagles (3-8-1)
Head Coach: Hugh Devore
Passing Leader: Bobby Thomason (1119)
Rushing Leader: Ken Keller (433)
Receiving Leader: Bobby Walston (39-590)
Chicago Cardinals (7-5)
Head Coach: Ray Richards
Passing Leader: Lamar McHan (1159)
Rushing Leader: Ollie Matson (924)
Receiving Leader: Don Stonesifer (23-320)
New York Giants (8-3-1)
Head Coach: Jim Lee Howell
Passing Leader: Charlie Conerly (1143)
Rushing Leader: Frank Gifford (819)
Receiving Leader: Frank Gifford (51-603)
Baltimore Colts (5-7)
Head Coach: Weeb Ewbank
Passing Leader: Johnny Unitas (1498)
Rushing Leader: Alan Ameche (858)
Receiving Leader: Jim Mutcsheller (44-715)
Detroit Lions (9-3)
Head Coach: Buddy Parker
Passing Leader: Bobby Layne (1909)
Rushing Leader: Gene Gedman (479)
Receiving Leader: Dave Middleton (39-606)
San Francisco 49ers (5-6-1)
Head Coach: Frankie Albert
Passing Leader: Y.A. Tittle (1641)
Rushing Leader: Hugh McElhenny (916)
Receiving Leader: Billy Wilson (60-889)
Green Bay Packers (4-8)
Head Coach: Lisle Blackbourn
Passing Leader: Tobin Rote (2203)
Rushing Leader: Tobin Rote (398)
Receiving Leader: Billy Howton (55-1188)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (7-7)
Head Coach: Jim Trimble
Passing Leader: Tony Curcillo (1726)
Rushing Leader: Cookie Gilchrist (832)
Receiving Leader: Paul Dekker (27-477)
Toronto Argonauts (4-10)
Head Coach: Bill Swiacki
Passing Leader: Arnie Galiffa (3682)
Rushing Leader: O.K. Ferguson (802)
Receiving Leader: Al Pfeifer (78-993)
Ottawa Rough Riders (7-7)
Head Coach: Fran Clair
Passing Leader: Hal Ledyard (3151)
Rushing Leader: Tommy Lewis (645)
Receiving Leader: Bob Simpson (47-1030)
Montreal Alouettes (10-4)
Head Coach: Douglas Walker
Passing Leader: Sam Etcheverry (4723)
Rushing Leader: Pat Abbruzzi (1062)
Receiving Leader: Hal Paterson (88-1914)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (9-7)
Head Coach: Allie Sherman
Passing Leader: Eagle Day (1814)
Rushing Leader: Bob McNamara (1101)
Receiving Leader: Bud Grant (63-970)
Edmonton Eskimos (11-5)
Head Coach: Pop Ivy
Passing Leader: Jackie Parker (1889)
Rushing Leader: Normie Kwong (1437)
Receiving Leader: Rollie Miles (29-410)
Calgary Stampeders (4-12)
Head Coach: Jack Hennenmeier (2-7) and Otis Douglas (2-5)
Passing Leader: Don Klosterman (1398)
Rushing Leader: Earl Lunsford (1283)
Receiving Leader: Johnny Pyeatt (25-307)
Saskatchewan Roughriders (10-6)
Head Coach: Frank Filchock
Passing Leader: Frank Tripucka (3274)
Rushing Leader: Ken Carpenter (727)
Receiving Leader: Ken Carpenter (43-784)
British Columbia Lions (6-10)
Head Coach: Clem Crowe
Passing Leader: Jerry Gustafson (1214)
Rushing Leader: Byron Bailey (620)
Receiving Leader: Dan Edwards (41-672)