1956 Cleveland Browns season

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1956 Cleveland Browns season
Head coach Paul Brown
Home field Cleveland Stadium
Local radio WGAR (AM)
Results
Record 5–7–0
Division place T-4th NFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1955 1957 >

The 1956 Cleveland Browns season was the team's eleventh season, and seventh season with the National Football League.

The 1956 season was the first in the franchise's existence that it missed the playoffs, and its first season with a losing record. The Browns lost seven games in 1956, after having lost a total of only 17 over the previous ten seasons combined.

Exhibition Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 August 10, 1956 vs. College All-Stars at Chicago W 26–0
75,000
2 August 19, 1956 at San Francisco 49ers L 28–17
38,741
3 August 24, 1956 at Los Angeles Rams L 17–6
40,175
4 September 1, 1956 Green Bay Packers L 21–20
15,456
5 September 7, 1956 at Detroit Lions L 17–0
48,105
6 September 15, 1956 vs. Detroit Lions at Akron L 31–14
28,201
7 September 21, 1956 at Chicago Bears W 24–14
56,543

Regular Season Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 30, 1956 at Chicago Cardinals L 9–7
20,966
2 October 6, 1956 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 14–10
35,398
3 October 14, 1956 New York Giants L 21–9
60,042
4 October 21, 1956 at Washington Redskins L 20–9
23,322
5 October 28, 1956 Pittsburgh Steelers L 24–16
50,358
6 November 4, 1956 at Green Bay Packers W 24–7
28,590
7 November 11, 1956 Baltimore Colts L 21–7
42,404
8 November 18, 1956 at Philadelphia Eagles W 16–0
25,894
9 November 25, 1956 Washington Redskins L 20–17
22,878
10 December 2, 1956 Philadelphia Eagles W 17–14
20,645
11 December 9, 1956 at New York Giants W 24–7
27,707
12 December 16, 1956 Chicago Cardinals L 24–7
25,312

Standings[edit]

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.