1956 Detroit Lions Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 9-3
Finishing 2nd in the NFL's West Division
Coach: Buddy Parker (9-3)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
1956 Detroit Lions Roster
The Detroit Lions of the National Football League ended the 1956 season with a record of 9 wins and 3 losses, finishing second in the NFL's West Division.
Detroit lit up the scoreboard for 300 points, while the defense conceded 188. Gene Gedman rushed for a team-leading 479 yards for the Lions, while Howard Cassady and Don McIlhenny also aided the ground game.
Bobby Layne threw for 1,909 yards. Dave Middleton topped the receiving corps, hauling in 39 balls for 606 yards. Dorne Dibble was targeted regularly, too.
The ball-hawking defense pounced on 40 turnovers. Jack Christiansen and Yale Lary each picked off 8 opponent throws.
Buddy Parker coached the team.
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Regular Season Points For: 300
Regular Season Points Against: 188
|September 30, 1956||Detroit Lions 20 at Green Bay Packers 16||W||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0|
|October 6, 1956||Detroit Lions 31 at Baltimore Colts 14||W||0-0-0||2-0-0||2-0-0|
|October 14, 1956||Chicago Cardinals 21 at Detroit Lions 24||W||1-0-0||2-0-0||3-0-0|
|October 21, 1956||San Francisco 49ers 17 at Detroit Lions 20||W||2-0-0||2-0-0||4-0-0|
|October 28, 1956||Detroit Lions 16 at Los Angeles Rams 7||W||2-0-0||3-0-0||5-0-0|
|November 4, 1956||Detroit Lions 17 at San Francisco 49ers 13||W||2-0-0||4-0-0||6-0-0|
|November 11, 1956||Detroit Lions 17 at Washington Redskins 18||L||2-0-0||4-1-0||6-1-0|
|November 18, 1956||Baltimore Colts 3 at Detroit Lions 27||W||3-0-0||4-1-0||7-1-0|
|November 22, 1956||Green Bay Packers 24 at Detroit Lions 20||L||3-1-0||4-1-0||7-2-0|
|December 2, 1956||Chicago Bears 10 at Detroit Lions 42||W||4-1-0||4-1-0||8-2-0|
|December 9, 1956||Pittsburgh Steelers 7 at Detroit Lions 45||W||5-1-0||4-1-0||9-2-0|
|December 16, 1956||Detroit Lions 21 at Chicago Bears 38||L||5-1-0||4-2-0||9-3-0|