1956 Chicago Bears season

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1956 Chicago Bears season
Head coach Paddy Driscoll
Home field Wrigley Field
Results
Record 9–2–1
Division place 1st NFL Western
Playoff finish Lost NFL Championship
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1955 1957 >

The 1956 Chicago Bears season was their 37th regular season and 11th postseason completed in the National Football League. The club posted 9–2–1 record under first year head coach Paddy Driscoll placing them in first place of the Western Conference and in their first title game since 1946. However the title game against the New York Giants was a huge loss for the club as the Giants defeated them 47–7.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 30, 1956 at Baltimore Colts L 28–21
45,221
2 October 7, 1956 at Green Bay Packers W 37–21
24,668
3 October 14, 1956 San Francisco 49ers W 31–7
47,526
4 October 21, 1956 Baltimore Colts W 58–27
48,364
5 October 28, 1956 at San Francisco 49ers W 38–21
52,612
6 November 4, 1956 at Los Angeles Rams W 35–24
69,894
7 November 11, 1956 Green Bay Packers W 38–14
49,172
8 November 18, 1956 Los Angeles Rams W 30–21
48,102
9 November 25, 1956 at New York Giants T 17–17
55,191
10 December 2, 1956 at Detroit Lions L 42–10
57,024
11 December 9, 1956 Chicago Cardinals W 10–3
48,606
12 December 16, 1956 Detroit Lions W 38–21
49,086

Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Championship December 30, 1956 at New York Giants L 47–7
56,836

Standings[edit]

NFL Western Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Chicago Bears 9 2 1 .818 8–2 363 246 W2
Detroit Lions 9 3 0 .750 8–2 300 188 L1
San Francisco 49ers 5 6 1 .455 5–5 233 284 W3
Baltimore Colts 5 7 0 .417 3–7 270 322 W1
Los Angeles Rams 4 8 0 .333 3–7 291 307 W2
Green Bay Packers 4 8 0 .333 3–7 264 342 L2

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

For more details on this topic, see NFL Championship Game, 1956.