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1956 Chicago Bears season
Head Coach Paddy Driscoll
Home Field Wrigley Field
Results
Record 9-2-1
Place 1st NFL Western
Playoff Finish Lost NFL Championship
Timeline
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1955 1957

The 1956 Chicago Bears season was their 37th regular season and 11th postseason completed in the National Football League. The club posted 9-2-1 record under first year head coach Paddy Driscoll placing them in first place of the Western Conference and in their first title game since 1946. However the title game against the New York Giants was a huge loss for the club as the Giants defeated them 47-7.

NFL DraftEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 September 30 at Baltimore Colts L 28-21 0-1
45,221
2 October 7 at Green Bay Packers W 37-21 1-1
24,668
3 October 14 San Francisco 49ers W 31-7 2-1
47,526
4 October 21 Baltimore Colts W 58-27 3-1
48,364
5 October 28 at San Francisco 49ers W 38-21 4-1
52,612
6 November 4 at Los Angeles Rams W 35-24 5-1
69,894
7 November 11 Green Bay Packers W 38-14 6-1
49,172
8 November 18 Los Angeles Rams W 30-21 7-1
48,102
9 November 25 at New York Giants T 17-17 7-1-1
55,191
10 December 2 at Detroit Lions L 42-10 7-2-1
57,024
11 December 9 Chicago Cardinals W 10-3 8-2-1
48,606
12 December 16 Detroit Lions W 38-21 9-2-1
49,086

PlayoffsEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
NFL Championship December 30 at New York Giants L 47-7
56,836

StandingsEdit

NFL Western
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Chicago Bears 9 2 1 .818 363 246 W-2
Detroit Lions 9 3 0 .750 300 188 L-1
San Francisco 49ers 5 6 1 .455 233 284 W-3
Baltimore Colts 5 7 0 .417 270 322 W-1
Los Angeles Rams 4 8 0 .333 291 307 W-2
Green Bay Packers 4 8 0 .333 264 342 L-2
For more details on this topic, see 1956 NFL Championship Game.

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