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The 1956 YEAR IN FOOTBALL

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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)

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)

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Chicago Cardinals (7-5)

Head Coach: Ray Richards

Passing Leader: Lamar McHan (1159)

Rushing Leader: Ollie Matson (924)

Receiving Leader: Don Stonesifer (23-320)

Detroit Lions (9-3)

Head Coach: Buddy Parker

Passing Leader: Bobby Layne (1909)

Rushing Leader: Gene Gedman (479)

Receiving Leader: Dave Middleton (39-606)

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Washington Redskins (6-6)

Head Coach: Joe Kuharich

Passing Leader: Al Dorow (730)

Rushing Leader: Leo Elter (544)

Receiving Leader: Johnny Carson (39-504)

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)

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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)

Baltimore Colts (5-7)

Head Coach: Weeb Ewbank

Passing Leader: Johnny Unitas (1498)

Rushing Leader: Alan Ameche (858)

Receiving Leader: Jim Mutcsheller (44-715)

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Pittsburgh Steelers (5-7)

Head Coach: Walt Kiesling

Passing Leader: Ted Marchibroda (1585)

Rushing Leader: Fran Rogel (476)

Receiving Leader: Ray Mathews (31-450)

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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)

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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)

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)

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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 1.000  38  21 Los Angeles     1  0 0 1.000  27   7

Chicago Cards    1  0 0 1.000   9   7 Baltimore       1  0 0 1.000  28  21

Pittsburgh       1  0 0 1.000  30  13 Detroit         1  0 0 1.000  20  16

Cleveland        0  1 0  .000   7   9 GREEN BAY       0  1 0  .000  16  20

Washington       0  1 0  .000  13  30 Chicago Bears   0  1 0  .000  21  28

Philadelphia     0  1 0  .000   7  27 San Francisco   0  1 0  .000  21  38

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

Chicago Cards    2  0 0 1.000  44  34 Detroit         2  0 0 1.000  51  30

New York         1  1 0  .500  65  56 Chicago Bears   1  1 0  .500  58  49

Pittsburgh       1  1 0  .500  40  27 San Francisco   1  1 0  .500  54  68

Cleveland        1  1 0  .500  21  19 Baltimore       1  1 0  .500  42  52

Philadelphia     1  1 0  .500  20  36 Los Angeles     1  1 0  .500  57  40

Washington       0  2 0  .000  22  43 GREEN BAY       0  2 0  .000  37  57

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 Mil

EASTERN CONFERENCE                    WESTERN CONFERENCE

Chicago Cards    3  0 0 1.000  75  37 Detroit         3  0 0 1.000  75  51

New York         2  1 0  .667  86  65 Chicago Bears   2  1 0  .667  89  56

Philadelphia     2  1 0  .667  55  57 San Francisco   1  2 0  .333  61  99

Cleveland        1  2 0  .333  30  40 Baltimore       1  2 0  .333  75  90

Pittsburgh       1  2 0  .333  61  62 Los Angeles     1  2 0  .333  78  64

Washington       0  3 0  .000  25  74 GREEN BAY       1  2 0  .333  75  90

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 Mil

EASTERN CONFERENCE                    WESTERN CONFERENCE

Chicago Cards    4  0 0 1.000  95  43 Detroit         4  0 0 1.000  95  68

New York         3  1 0  .750 124  75 Chicago Bears   3  1 0  .750 147  83

Philadelphia     2  2 0  .500  61  77 GREEN BAY       2  2 0  .500 117 107

Cleveland        1  3 0  .250  39  60 Baltimore       1  3 0  .250 102 148

Pittsburgh       1  3 0  .250  71 100 Los Angeles     1  3 0  .250  95 106

Washington       1  3 0  .250  45  83 San Francisco   1  3 0  .250  78 119

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  .800 144  78 Detroit         5  0 0 1.000 111  75

Chicago Cards    4  1 0  .800 109  60 Chicago Bears   4  1 0  .800 185 104

Philadelphia     2  3 0  .400  64  97 GREEN BAY       2  3 0  .400 138 135

Washington       2  3 0  .400  62  97 Baltimore       2  3 0  .400 130 169

Pittsburgh       2  3 0  .400  95 116 Los Angeles     1  4 0  .200 102 122

Cleveland        1  4 0  .200  55  84 San Francisco   1  4 0  .200  99 157

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  .833 161  92 Detroit         6  0 0 1.000 128  88

Chicago Cards    5  1 0  .833 137  77 Chicago Bears   5  1 0  .833 220 128

Washington       2  3 0  .400  62  97 Baltimore       2  3 0  .400 130 169

Philadelphia     2  4 0  .333  81 125 GREEN BAY       2  4 0  .333 145 159

Pittsburgh       2  4 0  .333 109 133 Los Angeles     1  5 0  .167 126 157

Cleveland        2  4 0  .333  79  91 San Francisco   1  5 0  .167 112 174

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

EASTERN CONFERENCE                    WESTERN CONFERENCE

New York         6  1 0  .857 184 102 Chicago Bears   6  1 0  .857 258 142

Chicago Cards    5  2 0  .714 147 100 Detroit         6  1 0  .857 145 106

Washington       3  3 0  .500  80 114 Baltimore       3  3 0  .500 151 176

Philadelphia     3  4 0  .429  95 132 GREEN BAY       2  5 0  .286 159 197

Pittsburgh       2  5 0  .286 116 147 Los Angeles     2  5 0  .286 156 163

Cleveland        2  5 0  .286  86 112 San Francisco   1  6 0  .143 118 204

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  .750 191 135 Chicago Bears   7  1 0  .875 288 163

Chicago Cards    5  3 0  .625 153 114 Detroit         7  1 0  .875 172 109

Washington       4  3 0  .571 113 121 Baltimore       3  4 0  .429 154 203

Philadelphia     3  5 0  .375  95 148 GREEN BAY       2  6 0  .250 175 214

Pittsburgh       3  5 0  .375 130 154 Los Angeles     2  6 0  .250 177 193

Cleveland        3  5 0  .375 102 112 San Francisco   2  6 0  .250 135 220

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  .750 208 152 Chicago Bears   7  1 1  .875 305 180

Chicago Cards    6  3 0  .667 191 141 Detroit         7  2 0  .778 192 133

Washington       5  3 0  .625 133 138 Baltimore       4  4 0  .500 210 224

Philadelphia     3  5 1  .375 105 158 GREEN BAY       3  6 0  .333 199 234

Pittsburgh       3  6 0  .333 157 192 San Francisco   2  6 1  .250 145 230

Cleveland        3  6 0  .333 119 132 Los Angeles     2  7 0  .222 198 249

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  .778 236 166 Detroit         8  2 0  .800 234 143

Chicago Cards    6  4 0  .600 212 165 Chicago Bears   7  2 1  .778 315 222

Washington       5  4 0  .556 147 166 Baltimore       4  5 0  .444 227 244

Cleveland        4  6 0  .400 136 146 GREEN BAY       4  6 0  .400 223 255

Pittsburgh       4  6 0  .400 187 205 San Francisco   3  6 1  .333 165 247

Philadelphia     3  6 1  .333 119 175 Los Angeles     2  8 0  .200 211 279

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  .700 243 190 Detroit         9  2 0  .818 279 150

Washington       6  4 0  .600 166 183 Chicago Bears   8  2 1  .800 325 225

Chicago Cards    6  5 0  .545 215 175 Baltimore       4  6 0  .400 234 275

Cleveland        5  6 0  .455 160 153 San Francisco   4  6 1  .400 203 267

Pittsburgh       4  7 0  .364 192 250 GREEN BAY       4  7 0  .364 243 293

Philadelphia     3  7 1  .300 136 194 Los Angeles     3  8 0  .273 242 286

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

CHI BEARS 38, Detroit 21

EASTERN CONFERENCE                    WESTERN CONFERENCE

X-New York       8  3 1  .727 264 197 X-Chicago Bears 9  2 1  .818 363 246

Chicago Cards    7  5 0  .583 239 182 Detroit         9  3 0  .750 300 188

Washington       6  5 0  .545 166 206 San Francisco   5  6 1  .455 233 284

Cleveland        5  7 0  .417 167 177 Baltimore       4  7 0  .364 251 305

Pittsburgh       5  7 0  .417 215 250 GREEN BAY       4  8 0  .333 264 342

Philadelphia     3  8 1  .273 143 215 Los Angeles     4  8 0  .333 291 307

X-Clinched Division Title

SUNDAY DECEMBER 23

BALTIMORE 19, Washington 17

EASTERN CONFERENCE                    WESTERN CONFERENCE

X-New York       8  3 1  .727 264 197 X-Chicago Bears 9  2 1  .818 363 246

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Chicago Cards    7  5 0  .583 239 182 Detroit         9  3 0  .750 300 188

Washington       6  6 0  .500 183 225 San Francisco   5  6 1  .455 233 284

Cleveland        5  7 0  .417 167 177 Baltimore       5  7 0  .417 270 322

Pittsburgh       5  7 0  .417 215 250 GREEN BAY       4  8 0  .333 264 342

Philadelphia     3  8 1  .273 143 215 Los Angeles     4  8 0  .333 291 307

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

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