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1956 Cleveland Browns season
Head Coach Paul Brown
Home Field Cleveland Stadium
Results
Record 5–7–0
Place T-4th NFL Eastern
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1955 1957

The 1956 Cleveland Browns season was the team's eleventh season, and seventh season with the National Football League.

The 1956 season was the first in the franchise's existence that it missed the playoffs, and its first season with a losing record. The Browns lost seven games in 1956, after having lost a total of only 17 over the previous ten seasons combined.



Exhibition ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 August 10, 1956 vs. College All-Stars at Chicago W 26–0
75,000
2 August 19, 1956 at San Francisco 49ers L 28–17
38,741
3 August 24, 1956 at Los Angeles Rams L 17–6
40,175
4 September 1, 1956 Green Bay Packers L 21–20
15,456
5 September 7, 1956 at Detroit Lions L 17–0
48,105
6 September 15, 1956 vs. Detroit Lions at Akron L 31–14
28,201
7 September 21, 1956 at Chicago Bears W 24–14
56,543

Regular Season ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 30, 1956 at Chicago Cardinals L 9–7
20,966
2 October 6, 1956 at Pittsburgh W 14–10
35,398
3 October 14, 1956 New York L 21–9
60,042
4 October 21, 1956 at Washington L 20–9
23,322
5 October 28, 1956 Pittsburgh L 24–16
50,358
6 November 4, 1956 at Green Bay W 24–7
28,590
7 November 11, 1956 Baltimore L 21–7
42,404
8 November 18, 1956 at Philadelphia W 16–0
25,894
9 November 25, 1956 Washington L 20–17
22,878
10 December 2, 1956 Philadelphia W 17–14
20,645
11 December 9, 1956 at New York W 24–7
27,707
12 December 16, 1956 Chicago Cardinals L 24–7
25,312

StandingsEdit

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
New York Giants 8 3 1 .727 264 197 W-1
Chicago Cardinals 7 5 0 .583 240 182 W-1
Washington Redskins 6 6 0 .500 183 225 L-2
Cleveland Browns 5 7 0 .417 167 177 L-1
Pittsburgh Steelers 5 7 0 .417 167 177 W-1
Philadelphia Eagles 3 8 1 .273 143 215 L-3

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