1956 Chicago Bears season
|1956 Chicago Bears season|
|Head coach||Paddy Driscoll|
|Home field||Wrigley Field|
|Division place||1st NFL Western|
|Playoff finish||Lost NFL Championship|
The 1956 season was the Chicago Bears' 37th in the National Football League. The team improved on their 8–4 record from 1955 and finished with a 9–2–1 record, under first-year head coach Paddy Driscoll to win the Western Conference and played in their first NFL championship game since 1946.
|1||September 30||at Baltimore Colts||L 28–21||0–1|
|2||October 7||at Green Bay Packers||W 37–21||1–1|
|3||October 14||San Francisco 49ers||W 31–7||2–1|
|4||October 21||Baltimore Colts||W 58–27||3–1|
|5||October 28||at San Francisco 49ers||W 38–21||4–1|
|6||November 4||at Los Angeles Rams||W 35–24||5–1|
|7||November 11||Green Bay Packers||W 38–14||6–1|
|8||November 18||Los Angeles Rams||W 30–21||7–1|
|9||November 25||at New York Giants||T 17–17||7–1–1|
|10||December 2||at Detroit Lions||L 42–10||7–2–1|
|11||December 9||Chicago Cardinals||W 10–3||8–2–1|
|12||December 16||Detroit Lions||W 38–21||9–2–1|
|Championship||December 30, 1956||at New York Giants||L 47–7||Yankee Stadium|
|NFL Western Conference|
|San Francisco 49ers||5||6||1||.455||5–5||233||284||W3|
|Los Angeles Rams||4||8||0||.333||3–7||291||307||W2|
|Green Bay Packers||4||8||0||.333||3–7||264||342||L2|
Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.
|Chicago Bears 1956 roster|
- Strickler, George (December 17, 1956). "Bears win West title; beat Lions, 38-21". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 1, part 4.
- Lea, Bud (December 17, 1956). "Bears win Western crown, 38-21". Milwaukee Sentinel. p. 2, part 2.
- Strickler, George (December 31, 1956). "Why Bears were crushed in title game". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 1, part 2.
- Mosby, Wade (December 31, 1956). "Giants outclass Bears, 47-7 to win first pro title in 18 years". Milwaukee Journal. p. 2, part 9.
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