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1957  1956 1955

1956 NFL Standings, Stats and Awards

EAST
TeamWLTPctPFPA
New York Giants831.727264197
Chicago Cardinals750.583240182
Washington Redskins660.500183225
Cleveland Browns570.417167177
Pittsburgh Steelers570.417217250
Philadelphia Eagles381.273143215
WEST
TeamWLTPctPFPA
Chicago Bears921.818363246
Detroit Lions930.750300188
San Francisco 49ers561.455233284
Baltimore Colts570.417270322
Green Bay Packers480.333264342
Los Angeles Rams480.333291307

Postseason
Sunday, December 30
CHI7at NYG47League Championship

1956 Regular Season Schedule

 

OFFENSE1st DOWNS PASSING RUSHING MISC
 PTSYDSTDRSPSPENTOT ATTCMPYDSYPATDSKDSKYINTRAT ATTYDSYPRTD PENPYDFUMLST
CHI 3634537471409212244 25013521938.771901241977.3 53624684.6022 675531810
DET 30042063612211114247 30116022507.48130552360.1 50720113.9721 666681411
LAM 29143973810311113227 32917026017.911801822860.9 38419785.1515 575833218
BLC 2704123381069911216 27915822107.921402891872.1 43222025.1021 535071814
NYG 2643696351248217223 27513316015.82170341466.0 49921294.2718 524742713
GNB 2643819368611214212 35317125917.342101931871.6 33714214.2213 423932411
CHC 2403422301166312191 21410014926.971301231463.1 52720533.9014 786262921
SFO 23338132810110713221 29716222627.62802851961.6 41918364.3817 575621712
PIT 217301629838318184 31813617935.641401272444.4 41313503.2714 746141610
WAS 183296119917114176 21510413356.211101171850.4 50117433.485 443832917
CLE 167302019946316173 20210513586.72801831849.5 48018453.848 524571812
PHI 143265418737413160 24912215566.25602792737.4 41813773.2911 595422511

DEFENSE1st DOWNS PASSING RUSHING MISC
 PTSYDSTDRSPSPENTOT ATTCMPYDSYPATDSKDSKYINTRAT ATTYDSYPRTD PENPYDFUMREC
CLE 1773135211086218188 22610712155.38701121841.1 46320324.3913 61529118
CHC 1823599231177915211 28712916705.82801463333.5 47820754.3414 605432312
DET 188340822818416181 29713820456.891101402842.6 37315034.039 485191612
NYG 197308125829016188 29714918906.361202521760.0 41514433.4810 564953216
PHI 2153226251106921200 24311415066.201501731660.1 51318933.6910 766861711
WAS 22531992997838188 24012017397.251101101858.0 44615703.5215 585482516
CHI 2463676348011314207 33215924137.271602202359.5 38414833.8614 606242415
PIT 25031863393668167 23412816467.031402031864.9 46817433.7214 696063922
SFO 2844162351241039236 27914721157.581201451766.5 48121924.5623 373212717
LAM 30741063910910015224 29015623748.191702122071.8 47319444.1121 62512138
BLC 32241764310911514238 29716524638.292202031389.4 44719164.2916 624862315
GNB 34247104412910413246 26014421668.33170751974.3 51226195.1220 52493178

SPECIAL TEAMSPUNT RETURN PUNTS KICK RETURN KICKS  PUNT RETURN PUNTS KICK RETURN KICKS
  RETYDSTD PTYDSTBBLKIN20 RETYDSTD XPMXPAFGMFGA  RETYDSTD PTYDS RETYDSTD XPMXPAFGMFGA
BLC OWN:422971 582229000 5410430 3338316 OPP:391532 562489 4310151 4043819
CHC OWN:323051 552080010 337001 30301022 OPP:281320 522038 408890 2123716
CHI OWN:301951 441728010 378301 45471228 OPP:292431 642559 4712491 3334318
CLE OWN:413171 502097000 348300 18191120 OPP:261370 592400 338190 21211017
DET OWN:432331 522146000 336870 36361625 OPP:321970 592326 4810411 21221120
GNB OWN:302390 622649000 5914421 333558 OPP:492801 502040 489240 42441218
LAM OWN:432531 482070000 4410111 3638919 OPP:313420 582435 5210681 37391220
NYG OWN:361620 602506000 357190 3435615 OPP:343370 622263 4610330 2425716
PHI OWN:362410 682843010 4510730 1718614 OPP:502830 682787 276660 23251421
PIT OWN:452990 772945010 4010420 262959 OPP:454511 652703 438170 3133716
SFO OWN:351601 592268000 5112571 26281320 OPP:351230 421709 429880 32341425
WAS OWN:292730 632671000 448640 16191725 OPP:442962 612483 409891 2529815

League Leaders

Pass Att
1.Tobin Rote - GNB 308
2.Ted Marchibroda - PIT 275
3.Bobby Layne - DET 244
4.Y.A. Tittle - SFO 218
5.Johnny Unitas - BLC 198
6.Billy Wade - LAM 178
7.Charley Conerly - NYG 174
8.Ed Brown - CHI 168
9.Bobby Thomason - PHI 164
10.Lamar Mchan - CHC 152
Pass Comp
1.Tobin Rote - GNB 146
2.Bobby Layne - DET 129
3.Ted Marchibroda - PIT 124
Y.A. Tittle - SFO 124
5.Johnny Unitas - BLC 110
6.Ed Brown - CHI 96
7.Billy Wade - LAM 91
8.Charley Conerly - NYG 90
9.Bobby Thomason - PHI 82
10.Lamar Mchan - CHC 72
Comp Pct
1.Ed Brown - CHI .571
2.Y.A. Tittle - SFO .569
3.Johnny Unitas - BLC .556
4.Bobby Layne - DET .529
5.Charley Conerly - NYG .517
6.Billy Wade - LAM .511
7.Tobin Rote - GNB .474
8.Ted Marchibroda - PIT .451
min 168 att
Pass Yards
1.Tobin Rote - GNB 2203
2.Bobby Layne - DET 1909
3.Ed Brown - CHI 1667
4.Y.A. Tittle - SFO 1641
5.Ted Marchibroda - PIT 1585
6.Johnny Unitas - BLC 1498
7.Billy Wade - LAM 1461
8.Lamar Mchan - CHC 1159
9.Charley Conerly - NYG 1143
10.Bobby Thomason - PHI 1119
Pass YPA
1.Ed Brown - CHI 9.92
2.Billy Wade - LAM 8.21
3.Bobby Layne - DET 7.82
4.Johnny Unitas - BLC 7.57
5.Y.A. Tittle - SFO 7.53
6.Tobin Rote - GNB 7.15
7.Charley Conerly - NYG 6.57
8.Ted Marchibroda - PIT 5.76
min 168 att
Pass TD
1.Tobin Rote - GNB 18
2.Ted Marchibroda - PIT 12
3.Ed Brown - CHI 11
4.Charley Conerly - NYG 10
Lamar Mchan - CHC 10
Billy Wade - LAM 10
7.Bobby Layne - DET 9
Johnny Unitas - BLC 9
9.Al Dorow - WAS 8
10.George Blanda - CHI 7
Y.A. Tittle - SFO 7
Norm Van brocklin - LAM 7
Pass INT
1.Bobby Thomason - PHI 21
2.Ted Marchibroda - PIT 19
3.Bobby Layne - DET 17
4.Tobin Rote - GNB 15
5.Billy Wade - LAM 13
6.Ed Brown - CHI 12
Y.A. Tittle - SFO 12
Norm Van brocklin - LAM 12
9.Eddie LeBaron - WAS 10
Johnny Unitas - BLC 10
Times Sacked
Pass Rating
1.Ed Brown - CHI 83.1
2.Charley Conerly - NYG 75.0
3.Johnny Unitas - BLC 74.0
4.Tobin Rote - GNB 70.6
5.Y.A. Tittle - SFO 68.6
6.Billy Wade - LAM 67.2
7.Bobby Layne - DET 62.0
8.Ted Marchibroda - PIT 49.4
min 168 att
Rush Att
1.Rick Casares - CHI 234
2.Ollie Matson - CHC 192
3.Preston Carpenter - CLE 188
4.Hugh Mcelhenny - SFO 185
5.Alan Ameche - BLC 178
Alex Webster - NYG 178
7.Frank Gifford - NYG 159
8.Johnny Olszewski - CHC 157
9.Leo Elter - WAS 145
10.Gene Gedman - DET 135
Rush Yards
1.Rick Casares - CHI 1126
2.Ollie Matson - CHC 924
3.Hugh Mcelhenny - SFO 916
4.Alan Ameche - BLC 858
5.Frank Gifford - NYG 819
6.Preston Carpenter - CLE 756
7.Alex Webster - NYG 694
8.Lenny Moore - BLC 649
9.Johnny Olszewski - CHC 598
10.Leo Elter - WAS 544
Rush AVG
1.Lenny Moore - BLC 7.5
2.Tommy Wilson - LAM 7.3
3.Ron Waller - LAM 6.5
4.Perry Jeter - CHI 5.3
5.Frank Gifford - NYG 5.2
6.Hugh Mcelhenny - SFO 5.0
7.Alan Ameche - BLC 4.8
8.Ollie Matson - CHC 4.8
9.Rick Casares - CHI 4.8
10.Tobin Rote - GNB 4.7
min 60 att
Rush TD
1.Rick Casares - CHI 12
2.Tobin Rote - GNB 11
3.Alan Ameche - BLC 8
Hugh Mcelhenny - SFO 8
Lenny Moore - BLC 8
6.Gene Gedman - DET 7
Joe Marconi - LAM 7
Alex Webster - NYG 7
9.Frank Gifford - NYG 5
Leon Hart - DET 5
Bobby Layne - DET 5
Ollie Matson - CHC 5
Lamar Mchan - CHC 5
Mel Triplett - NYG 5
Receptions
1.Billy Wilson - SFO 60
2.Billy Howton - GNB 55
3.Frank Gifford - NYG 51
4.Harlon Hill - CHI 47
5.Jim Mutscheller - BLC 44
6.Johnny Carson - WAS 39
Dave Middleton - DET 39
Bobby Walston - PHI 39
9.Raymond Berry - BLC 37
10.Leon Clarke - LAM 36
Rec Yards
1.Billy Howton - GNB 1188
2.Harlon Hill - CHI 1128
3.Billy Wilson - SFO 889
4.Jim Mutscheller - BLC 715
5.Leon Clarke - LAM 650
6.Dave Middleton - DET 606
7.Frank Gifford - NYG 603
Elroy Hirsch - LAM 603
9.Raymond Berry - BLC 601
10.Dorne Dibble - DET 597
Rec AVG
1.Harlon Hill - CHI 24.0
2.Billy Howton - GNB 21.6
3.Bob Boyd - LAM 19.5
4.Dorne Dibble - DET 18.7
5.Leon Clarke - LAM 18.1
6.Jim Doran - DET 17.9
7.Ray Mathews - PIT 17.4
8.Elroy Hirsch - LAM 17.2
9.Dante Lavelli - CLE 17.2
10.Gordy Soltau - SFO 16.6
min 18 rec
Rec TD
1.Billy Howton - GNB 12
2.Harlon Hill - CHI 11
3.Bob Boyd - LAM 7
4.Elroy Hirsch - LAM 6
Gary Knafelc - GNB 6
Jim Mutscheller - BLC 6
7.Ray Mathews - PIT 5
Steve Meilinger - WAS 5
Dave Middleton - DET 5
Elbie Nickel - PIT 5
Billy Wilson - SFO 5
Fumbles
1.Johnny Olszewski - CHC 13
2.Mel Triplett - NYG 10
3.Tank Younger - LAM 8
4.Leo Elter - WAS 7
Kenny Keller - PHI 7
6.Al Carmichael - GNB 6
Howie Ferguson - GNB 6
Ollie Matson - CHC 6
9.Preston Carpenter - CLE 5
Rick Casares - CHI 5
Frank Gifford - NYG 5
Lenny Moore - BLC 5
Tobin Rote - GNB 5
Punt Returns
1.Carl Taseff - BLC 27
2.Henry Ford - PIT 25
3.Yale Lary - DET 22
Emlen Tunnell - NYG 22
5.Al Carmichael - GNB 21
6.Joe Arenas - SFO 19
7.Frank Bernardi - CHC 18
8.Don Paul - CLE 17
Lee Riley - PHI 17
10.Kenny Keller - PHI 15
Hugh Mcelhenny - SFO 15
Punt Ret Avg
1.Kenny Konz - CLE 14.4
2.Frank Bernardi - CHC 12.1
3.Kenny Keller - PHI 9.7
4.Carl Taseff - BLC 8.6
5.Will Sherman - LAM 8.3
6.Al Carmichael - GNB 7.9
7.Howard Cassady - DET 6.4
8.Joe Arenas - SFO 6.2
9.Don Paul - CLE 6.1
10.Henry Ford - PIT 5.8
min 12 returns
Punt Ret FC
Punt Ret TD
1.Joe Arenas - SFO 1
Frank Bernardi - CHC 1
Jack Christiansen - DET 1
Perry Jeter - CHI 1
Kenny Konz - CLE 1
Will Sherman - LAM 1
Carl Taseff - BLC 1
Kickoff Ret
1.Al Carmichael - GNB 33
2.Joe Arenas - SFO 27
3.Gene Filipski - NYG 19
4.Don Bingham - CHI 17
Tommy Runnels - WAS 17
6.Howard Cassady - DET 16
7.Preston Carpenter - CLE 15
Kenny Keller - PHI 15
Jack Losch - GNB 15
Lee Riley - PHI 15
Kick Ret Avg
1.Joe Arenas - SFO 29.7
2.Al Carmichael - GNB 28.1
3.Ollie Matson - CHC 27.8
4.Don Bingham - CHI 26.1
5.Jack Losch - GNB 26.0
6.Preston Carpenter - CLE 25.4
Lee Riley - PHI 25.4
8.Howard Cassady - DET 23.9
9.Kenny Keller - PHI 23.5
10.Hugh Mcelhenny - SFO 23.1
min 12 returns
Kickoff Ret TD
1.Joe Arenas - SFO 1
Don Bingham - CHI 1
Al Carmichael - GNB 1
Ollie Matson - CHC 1
Punts
1.Adrian Burk - PHI 68
2.Dick Deschaine - GNB 62
3.Sam Baker - WAS 59
Don Chandler - NYG 59
5.Norm Van brocklin - LAM 48
6.Earl Morrall - SFO 45
7.Ed Brown - CHI 42
Yale Lary - DET 42
9.Fred Morrison - CLE 38
10.Dave Mann - CHC 36
Punt Avg
1.Dave Mann - CHC 0.0
2.Earl Morrall - SFO 0.0
3.Bert Rechichar - BLC 0.0
4.Ed Brown - CHI 0.0
5.Yale Lary - DET 0.0
6.Fred Morrison - CLE 0.0
7.Adrian Burk - PHI 0.0
8.Don Chandler - NYG 0.0
9.Sam Baker - WAS 0.0
10.Dick Deschaine - GNB 0.0
min 30 returns
Field Goals Made
1.Sam Baker - WAS 17
2.Gordy Soltau - SFO 13
3.George Blanda - CHI 12
Bobby Layne - DET 12
5.Lou Groza - CLE 11
6.Pat Summerall - CHC 10
7.Les Richter - LAM 8
8.Bobby Walston - PHI 6
9.Ben Agajanian - NYG 5
Fred Cone - GNB 5
Field Goals Att
1.George Blanda - CHI 28
2.Sam Baker - WAS 25
3.Pat Summerall - CHC 22
4.Lou Groza - CLE 20
Gordy Soltau - SFO 20
6.Bobby Layne - DET 15
Les Richter - LAM 15
8.Ben Agajanian - NYG 13
Bert Rechichar - BLC 13
Bobby Walston - PHI 13
Defensive Sacks
Defensive INT
1.Lindon Crow - CHC 11
2.Jack Christiansen - DET 8
Norb Hecker - WAS 8
Yale Lary - DET 8
5.Jimmy David - DET 7
Bobby Dillon - GNB 7
Dick Lane - CHC 7
Don Paul - CLE 7
9.Jack Butler - PIT 6
J.C. Caroline - CHI 6
Dicky Moegle - SFO 6
Emlen Tunnell - NYG 6
INT TD Ret
1.J.C. Caroline - CHI 2
2.Eddie Bell - PHI 1
Bobby Dillon - GNB 1
Joe Fortunato - CHI 1
Dick Lane - CHC 1
Yale Lary - DET 1
Dicky Moegle - SFO 1
Don Paul - CLE 1
Will Sherman - LAM 1
Jesse Whittenton - LAM 1

Awards

Heisman Trophy Winner - Paul Hornung
Pro Bowl MVP - Bert Rechichar
Pro Bowl MVP - Ernie Stautner
UPI MVP - Frank Gifford
UPI NFL-NFC Rookie of the Year - Lenny Moore

Pro Bowl
EAST QBCharley Conerly
EAST QBAl Dorow
EAST QBBobby Thomason
EAST FBFran Rogel
EAST FBLeo Elter
EAST OTRosey Brown
EAST TMike McCormack
EAST GDick Stanfel
EAST OGBuck Lansford
EAST CFrank Gatski
EAST CJack Simmons
EAST HBOllie Matson
EAST HBKyle Rote
EAST EElbie Nickel
EAST EPete Brewster
EAST DEGene Brito
EAST DEBill McPeak
EAST DEAndy Robustelli
EAST DTErnie Stautner
EAST DTJim Weatherall
EAST DTRosey Grier
EAST DHBFrank Gifford
EAST DHBDick Lane
EAST DHBJack Butler
EAST DHBDon Paul
EAST LBLeo Sanford
EAST LBWalt Michaels
EAST LBLaVern Torgeson
EAST LBChuck Bednarik
EAST LBChuck Drazenovich
EAST CBLindon Crow
EAST SEmlen Tunnell
EAST PSam Baker
WEST QBEd Brown
WEST QBBobby Layne
WEST QBTobin Rote
WEST FBAlan Ameche
WEST FBRick Casares
WEST GLou Creekmur
WEST OGStan Jones
WEST GJohn Hock
WEST GBill George
WEST GDuane Putnam
WEST CLarry Strickland
WEST CCharlie Ane
WEST HBBobby Dillon
WEST HBHugh McElhenny
WEST FLLenny Moore
WEST FLLeon Clarke
WEST OEHarlon Hill
WEST OEBilly Howton
WEST DEGino Marchetti
WEST DEPaul Miller
WEST DTBud McFadin
WEST DTLeo Nomellini
WEST DTBob St. Clair
WEST DTArt Donovan
WEST DHBJimmy David
WEST LBRoger Zatkoff
WEST LBLes Richter
WEST LBJoe Schmidt
WEST DBJack Christiansen
WEST DBJ.C. Caroline
WEST SYale Lary
WEST SBert Rechichar

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