1956 Chicago Cardinals season

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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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
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

References