1956 Detroit Lions season

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1956 Detroit Lions season
Head coach Buddy Parker
Home field Tiger Stadium
Results
Record 9–3
Division place 2nd NFL Western
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1955 1957 >

The 1956 Detroit Lions season was their 27th in the league. The team improved on their previous season's output of 3–9, winning nine games.[1] Despite the improvement, they missed the playoffs for the second consecutive season.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 30, 1956 at Green Bay Packers W 20–16
24,668
2 October 6, 1956 at Baltimore Colts W 31–14
42,622
3 October 14, 1956 Los Angeles Rams W 24–21
56,281
4 October 21, 1956 San Francisco 49ers W 20–17
55,662
5 October 28, 1956 at Los Angeles Rams W 16–7
76,758
6 November 4, 1956 at San Francisco 49ers W 17–13
46,708
7 November 11, 1956 at Washington Redskins L 18–17
28,003
8 November 18, 1956 Baltimore Colts W 27–3
55,788
9 November 22, 1956 Green Bay Packers L 24–20
54,087
10 December 2, 1956 Chicago Bears W 42–10
57,024
11 December 9, 1956 Pittsburgh Steelers W 45–7
52,124
12 December 16, 1956 at Chicago Bears L 38–21
49,086

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

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