1956 Chicago Cardinals season

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1956 Chicago Cardinals season
Head coach Ray Richards
Owner Violet Bidwill Wolfner
Home field Comiskey Park
Results
Record 7–5
Division place 2nd NFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1956 Chicago Cardinals season was the team's 37th season in the National Football League. The Cardinals improved on their previous year's 4–7–1 record, winning seven games for a runner-up finish in the Eastern Conference.[1] They failed to qualify for the playoffs (NFL title game) for the eighth consecutive season.

Regular season[edit]

  • On October 7, the Cardinals played the New York Giants in front of only 21,799 fans. The week before, against Cleveland in the season opener, the gate was only 20,966. It was the smallest paid attendance of the NFL's six opening week games.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 September 30 Cleveland Browns W 9–7 1–0
20,966
2 October 7 New York Giants W 35–27 2–0
21,799
3 October 14 at Washington Redskins W 31–3 3–0
25,794
4 October 21 at Philadelphia Eagles W 20–6 4–0
36,545
5 October 28 Washington Redskins L 17–14 4–1
30,553
6 November 4 Philadelphia Eagles W 28–17 5–1
27,609
7 November 11 at New York Giants L 23–10 5–2
62,410
8 November 18 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 14–7 5–3
24,086
9 November 25 Pittsburgh Steelers W 38–27 6–3
17,724
10 December 2 Green Bay Packers L 24–21 6–4
22,620
11 December 9 at Chicago Bears L 10–3 6–5
48,606
12 December 16 at Cleveland Browns W 24–7 7–5
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.

References[edit]

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