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1956 Chicago Cardinals season

1956 Chicago Cardinals season
Head coach Ray Richards
Home field Comiskey Park
Results
Record 7–5
Division 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 season

  • 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]

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 30, 1956 Cleveland Browns W 9–7
20,966
2 October 7, 1956 New York Giants W 35–27
21,799
3 October 14, 1956 at Washington Redskins W 31–3
25,794
4 October 21, 1956 at Philadelphia Eagles W 20–6
36,545
5 October 28, 1956 Washington Redskins L 17–14
30,553
6 November 4, 1956 Philadelphia Eagles W 28–17
27,609
7 November 11, 1956 at New York Giants L 23–10
62,410
8 November 18, 1956 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 14–7
24,086
9 November 25, 1956 Pittsburgh Steelers W 38–27
17,724
10 December 2, 1956 Green Bay Packers L 24–21
22,620
11 December 9, 1956 at Chicago Bears L 10–3
48,606
12 December 16, 1956 at Cleveland Browns W 24–7
25,312

Standings

NFL Eastern Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
New York Giants 8 3 1 .727 7–3 264 197 W1
Chicago Cardinals 7 5 0 .583 7–3 240 182 W1
Washington Redskins 6 6 0 .500 5–5 183 225 L2
Cleveland Browns 5 7 0 .417 4–6 167 177 L1
Pittsburgh Steelers 5 7 0 .417 4–6 167 177 W1
Philadelphia Eagles 3 8 1 .273 3–7 143 215 L3

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

References

  1. ^ 1956 Chicago Cardinals
  2. ^ Giants Among Men, Jack Cavanaugh, p.50, 2008, Random House, ISBN 978-1-4000-6717-6