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1956 Pittsburgh Steelers season

1956 Pittsburgh Steelers season
Head coach Walt Kiesling
Home field Forbes Field
Results
Record 5–7
Division place 5th NFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1955 1957

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Time (ET) Result
1 September 30, 1956 Washington Redskins W 30–13
2 October 6, 1956 Cleveland Browns L 14–10
3 October 14, 1956 Philadelphia Eagles L 35–21
4 October 21, 1956 at New York Giants L 38–10
5 October 28, 1956 at Cleveland Browns W 24–16
6 November 4, 1956 New York Giants L 17–14
7 November 11, 1956 at Philadelphia Eagles L 14–7
8 November 18, 1956 Chicago Cardinals W 14–7
9 November 25, 1956 at Chicago Cardinals L 38–27
10 December 2, 1956 Los Angeles Rams W 30–13
11 December 9, 1956 at Detroit Lions L 45–7
12 December 16, 1956 at Washington Redskins W 23–0

Game summaries

Week 1 (Sunday September 30, 1956): Washington Redskins

1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 0 6 0 7 13
Steelers 7 7 9 7 30

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 27,718
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

Week 2 (Saturday October 6, 1956): Cleveland Browns

1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 0 7 0 7 14
Steelers 0 10 0 0 10

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 35,398
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Cleveland – Ratterman 1 run (Groza kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Glick 30
  • Pittsburgh – Chandnois 1 run (Glik kick)
  • Cleveland – Modzelewski 13 run (Groza kick)

Week 3 (Sunday October 14, 1956): Philadelphia Eagles

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 7 21 0 7 35
Steelers 0 0 7 14 21

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 31,375
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Philadelphia – Schaefer 1 run (Walston kick)
  • Philadelphia – Walston 51 pass from Thomason (Walston kick)
  • Philadelphia – Bell 28 interception (Walston kick)
  • Philadelphia – Bredice 40 pass from Thomason (Walston kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Perry 15 pass from Marchibroda (Glick kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Mathews 64 pass from Marchibroda (Glick kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Mathews 20 pass from Marchibroda (Glick kick)
  • Philadelphia – Keller 51 run (Walston kick)

Week 4 (Sunday October 21, 1956): New York Giants

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 3 0 0 7 10
Giants 0 17 14 7 38

at Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 48,108
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Pittsburgh – FG Glick 35
  • New York Giants – MacAfee 14 pass from Conerly (Agajanian kick)
  • New York Giants – Webster 21 pass from Conerly (Agajanian kick)
  • New York Giants – FG Agajanian 14
  • New York Giants – Gifford 1 run (Agajanian kick)
  • New York Giants – Rote 19 pass from Conerly (Agajanian kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Nickel 14 pass from Marchibroda (Glick kick)
  • New York Giants – Filpski 35 run (Agajanian kick)

Week 5 (Sunday October 28, 1956): Cleveland Browns

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 21 0 3 24
Browns 13 0 0 3 16

at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 50,358
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

Week 6 (Sunday November 4, 1956): New York Giants

1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 7 3 7 0 17
Steelers 0 0 7 7 14

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 31,240
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

Week 7 (Sunday November 11, 1956): Philadelphia Eagles

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 0 0 0 7
Eagles 7 0 7 0 14

at Connie Mack Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 22,652
  • Referee: Jack Glascott
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Marchibroda 1 run (Glick kick)
  • Philadelphia – Burnine 35 pass from Thomason (Walston kick)
  • Philadelphia – Keller 1 run (Walston kick)

Week 8 (Sunday November 18, 1956): Chicago Cardinals

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 0 0 7 7
Steelers 7 0 7 0 14

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 24,086
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Rogel 13 run (Glick kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Butler 6 fumble run (Glick kick)
  • Chicago Cardinals – Matson 45 pass from McHan (Summerall kick)

Week 9 (Sunday November 25, 1956): Chicago Cardinals

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 0 0 20 27
Cardinals 7 17 7 7 38

at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 17,724
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Chicago Cardinals – Root 3 run (Summerall kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Mathews 29 pass from Marchibroda (Watson kick)
  • Chicago Cardinals – Matson 1 run (Summerall kick)
  • Chicago Cardinals – FG Summerall 27
  • Chicago Cardinals – Matson 79 run (Summerall kick)
  • Chicago Cardinals – Childress 34 pass from Root (Summerall kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Ford 3 run (Watson kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Nickel 4 pass from Marchibroda (kick failed)
  • Chicago Cardinals – McHan 1 run (Summerall kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Ford 4 run (Watson kick)

Week 10 (Sunday December 2, 1956): Los Angeles Rams

1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 6 0 7 0 13
Steelers 7 7 0 7 21

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 20,540
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Los Angeles – McFadin 21 fumble run (kick failed)
  • Pittsburgh – Nickel 22 pass from Scarbath (Watson kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Watson 16
  • Los Angeles – Boyd 61 pass from Wade (Richter kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Mathews 6 pass from Marchibroda (Watson kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Rogel 1 run (Watson kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Nickel 47 pass from Scarbath (kick failed)

Week 11 (Sunday December 9, 1956): Detroit Lions

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 7 0 0 7
Lions 14 24 7 0 45

at Briggs Stadium, Detroit, Michigan

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 52,124
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

  • Detroit – Hart 20 pass from Layne (Layne kick)
  • Detroit – Gedman 5 run (Layne kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Watson 1 run (Watson kick)
  • Detroit – Lary 73 interception (Layne kick)
  • Detroit – Christiansen 66 punt return (Layne kick)
  • Detroit – Christiansen 66 punt return (Layne kick)
  • Detroit – FG Layne 13
  • Detroit – Reichow 41 pass from Gilmer (Layne kick)

Week 12 (Sunday December 16, 1956): Washington Redskins

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 7 0 16 23
Redskins 0 0 0 0 0

at Griffith Stadium, Washington, DC

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 49,086
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring drives:

Standings

NFL Eastern Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
New York Giants 8 3 1 .727 7–3 264 197 W1
Chicago Cardinals 7 5 0 .583 7–3 240 182 W1
Washington Redskins 6 6 0 .500 5–5 183 225 L2
Cleveland Browns 5 7 0 .417 4–6 167 177 L1
Pittsburgh Steelers 5 7 0 .417 4–6 167 177 W1
Philadelphia Eagles 3 8 1 .273 3–7 143 215 L3

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

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