1956 Chicago Cardinals Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 7-5
Finishing 2nd in the NFL's East Division
Coach: Ray Richards (7-5)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
1956 Chicago Cardinals Roster
The Chicago Cardinals of the National Football League ended the 1956 season with a record of 7 wins and 5 losses, finishing second in the NFL's East Division.
Chicago scored 240 points, while the stingy defense allowed 182. Ollie Matson carried the ball for a team-best 924 yards for the Cardinals.
Lamar McHan threw for 1,159 yards. Don Stonesifer paced pass catchers, snagging 22 passes for 320 yards.
The opportunistic defense pounced on 45 turnovers, topping in the league. Lindon Crow picked off 11 opponent throws.
Ray Richards coached the team.
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Regular Season Points For: 363
Regular Season Points Against: 397
|September 30, 1956||Cleveland Browns 7 at Chicago Cardinals 9||W||1-0-0||0-0-0||1-0-0|
|October 7, 1956||Chicago Cardinals 30 at San Francisco 49ers 33||L||1-0-0||0-1-0||1-1-0|
|October 7, 1956||New York Giants 27 at Chicago Cardinals 35||W||2-0-0||0-1-0||2-1-0|
|October 14, 1956||Chicago Cardinals 31 at Washington Redskins 3||W||2-0-0||1-1-0||3-1-0|
|October 14, 1956||Chicago Cardinals 21 at Detroit Lions 24||L||2-0-0||1-2-0||3-2-0|
|October 21, 1956||Chicago Cardinals 20 at Philadelphia Eagles 6||W||2-0-0||2-2-0||4-2-0|
|October 21, 1956||Chicago Cardinals 17 at Green Bay Packers 42||L||2-0-0||2-3-0||4-3-0||Milwaukee|
|October 28, 1956||Washington Redskins 17 at Chicago Cardinals 14||L||2-1-0||2-3-0||4-4-0|
|November 4, 1956||Philadelphia Eagles 17 at Chicago Cardinals 28||W||3-1-0||2-3-0||5-4-0|
|November 11, 1956||Chicago Cardinals 10 at New York Giants 23||L||3-1-0||2-4-0||5-5-0|
|November 18, 1956||Chicago Cardinals 7 at Pittsburgh Steelers 14||L||3-1-0||2-5-0||5-6-0|
|November 18, 1956||Chicago Cardinals 21 at Chicago Bears 30||L||3-1-0||2-6-0||5-7-0|
|November 25, 1956||Chicago Cardinals 21 at Baltimore Colts 56||L||3-1-0||2-7-0||5-8-0|
|November 25, 1956||Pittsburgh Steelers 27 at Chicago Cardinals 38||W||4-1-0||2-7-0||6-8-0|
|December 2, 1956||Green Bay Packers 24 at Chicago Cardinals 21||L||4-2-0||2-7-0||6-9-0|
|December 2, 1956||Chicago Cardinals 13 at Pittsburgh Steelers 30||L||4-2-0||2-8-0||6-10-0|
|December 9, 1956||Chicago Cardinals 3 at Chicago Bears 10||L||4-2-0||2-9-0||6-11-0|
|December 16, 1956||Chicago Cardinals 24 at Cleveland Browns 7||W||4-2-0||3-9-0||7-11-0|