1956 NFL season

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1956 National Football League season
Preseason August 4-September 23, 1956
Regular Season September 30–December 23, 1956
Postseason December 30, 1956–January 13, 1957
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The 1956 NFL season was the 37th regular season of the National Football League. With previous television partner DuMont Television Network ending operations prior to the 1956 season, CBS began carrying regular-season games across its network nationwide. The season ended when the New York Giants defeated the Chicago Bears in the NFL Championship Game, 47–7.

Publications

Programs
Week Date Teams Venue
Preseason August 4, 1956 Green Bay Packers intrasquad game Monterey Stadium
August 6, 1956 Baltimore Colts intrasquad game Memorial Stadium
August 10, 1956 Cleveland Browns vs. College All-Stars Cleveland Stadium
August 19, 1956 San Francisco 49ers vs. Cleveland Browns Kezar Stadium
August 24, 1956 Philadelphia Eagles vs. Chicago Bears Municipal Stadium
August 24, 1956 Los Angeles Rams vs. Cleveland Browns Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
August 26, 1956 San Francisco 49ers vs. Washington Redskins Kezar Stadium
September 1, 1956 Cleveland Browns vs. Green Bay Packers Cleveland Stadium
September 1, 1956 New York Giants vs. Los Angeles Rams Husky Stadium
September 2, 1956 San Francisco 49ers vs. Chicago Cardinals Kezar Stadium
September 7, 1956 Cleveland Browns vs. Detroit Lions Briggs Stadium
September 8, 1956 San Francisco 49ers vs. New York Giants Multnomah Stadium
September 9, 1956 Baltimore Colts vs. Philadelphia Eagles Fairgrounds Stadium
September 15, 1956 Chicago Bears vs. New York Giants Cotton Bowl
September 16, 1956 Baltimore Colts vs. Washington Redskins Memorial Stadium
September 23, 1956 Detroit Lions vs. Washington Redskins Civic Stadium
Week 1 September 30, 1956 Baltimore Colts vs. Chicago Bears Memorial Stadium
September 30, 1956 Chicago Cardinals vs. Cleveland Browns Comiskey Park
September 30, 1956 Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions City Stadium
September 30, 1956 Los Angeles Rams vs. Philadelphia Eagles Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
September 30, 1956 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Washington Redskins Forbes Field
September 30, 1956 San Francisco 49ers vs. New York Giants Kezar Stadium
Week 2 October 6, 1956 Baltimore Colts vs. Detroit Lions Memorial Stadium
October 7, 1956 Chicago Cardinals vs. New York Giants Comiskey Park
October 7, 1956 Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears City Stadium
October 7, 1956 San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams Kezar Stadium
Week 3 October 14, 1956 Detroit Lions vs. Los Angeles Rams Briggs Stadium
October 14, 1956 Cleveland Browns vs. New York Giants Cleveland Stadium
October 14, 1956 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Philadelphia Eagles Forbes Field
October 14, 1956 Chicago Bears vs. San Francisco 49ers Wrigley Field
Week 4 October 21, 1956 Chicago Bears vs. Baltimore Colts Wrigley Field
October 21, 1956 Green Bay Packers vs. Los Angeles Rams Milwaukee County Stadium
October 21, 1956 Detroit Lions vs. San Francisco 49ers Briggs Stadium
Week 5 October 28, 1956 San Francisco 49ers vs. Chicago Bears Kezar Stadium
October 28, 1956 Los Angeles Rams vs. Detroit Lions Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
October 28, 1956 Baltimore Colts vs. Green Bay Packers Memorial Stadium
October 28, 1956 New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles Yankee Stadium
October 28, 1956 Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Cleveland Stadium
October 28, 1956 Chicago Cardinals vs. Washington Redskins Comiskey Park
Week 6 November 4, 1956 Los Angeles Rams vs. Chicago Bears Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
November 4, 1956 San Francisco 49ers vs. Detroit Lions Kezar Stadium
Week 7 November 11, 1956 Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Colts Cleveland Stadium
November 11, 1956 New York Giants vs. Chicago Cardinals Yankee Stadium
November 11, 1956 Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers Wrigley Field
November 11, 1956 Los Angeles Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Week 8 November 18, 1956 Detroit Lions vs. Baltimore Colts Briggs Stadium
November 18, 1956 Philadelphia Eagles vs. Cleveland Browns Connie Mack Stadium
November 18, 1956 Chicago Bears vs. Los Angeles Rams Wrigley Field
November 18, 1956 Green Bay Packers vs. San Francisco 49ers City Stadium
Week 9 November 22, 1956 Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers Briggs Stadium
November 25, 1956 New York Giants vs. Chicago Bears Yankee Stadium
November 25, 1956 Baltimore Colts vs. Los Angeles Rams Memorial Stadium
November 25, 1956 Cleveland Browns vs. Washington Redskins Cleveland Stadium
Week 10 December 2, 1956 Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears Briggs Stadium
December 2, 1956 Chicago Cardinals vs. Green Bay Packers Comiskey Park
December 2, 1956 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Los Angeles Rams Forbes Field
December 2, 1956 Cleveland Browns vs. Philadelphia Eagles Cleveland Stadium
December 2, 1956 Baltimore Colts vs. San Francisco 49ers Memorial Stadium
Week 11 December 9, 1956 Los Angeles Rams vs. Baltimore Colts Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
December 9, 1956 Chicago Bears vs. Chicago Cardinals Wrigley Field
December 9, 1956 New York Giants vs. Cleveland Browns Yankee Stadium
December 9, 1956 Washington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles Griffith Stadium
December 9, 1956 Detroit Lions vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Briggs Stadium
Week 12 December 16, 1956 San Francisco 49ers vs. Baltimore Colts Kezar Stadium
December 16, 1956 Cleveland Browns vs. Chicago Cardinals Cleveland Stadium
December 16, 1956 Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions Wrigley Field
Week 13 December 23, 1956 Baltimore Colts vs. Washington Redskins Memorial Stadium
Postseason December 30, 1956 New York Giants vs. Chicago Bears Yankee Stadium
January 13, 1957 NFL Pro Bowl Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
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