1956 Pittsburgh Steelers season
Head coachWalt Kiesling
Home fieldForbes Field
Results
Record5–7
Division place5th NFL Eastern
Playoff finishDid not qualify

The 1956 Pittsburgh Steelers season was the franchise's 24th in the National Football League.

Offseason

NFL Draft

See also: 1956 NFL Draft

1956 Pittsburgh Steelers draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 1 Gary Glick  DB Colorado A&M
1 5 Art Davis  DB Mississippi State
2 17 Joe Krupa *  DT Purdue
3 29 Jim Taylor  C Baylor
4 39 Dick Murley  T Purdue
5 52 Bill Murakowski  B Purdue
6 63 Ray Taylor  B TCU
7 76 Dick Gaspari  C George Washington
8 87 Vere Wellmen  G Wichita
9 100 Wayne Edmonds  G Notre Dame
10 111 Lou Baldacci  HB Michigan
10 118 Bob Nolan  E Miami (FL)
12 135 Phil Tarasovic  E Yale
13 148 Weldon Holley  B Baylor
14 159 Jim Emmons  T Alabama
16 183 Lionel Reed  B Central State (OK)
17 196 Bill Schmitt  G Pittsburgh
18 207 John Stephans  QB Holy Cross
19 220 Jerry Jacobs  G Florida State
20 231 Fred Glatz  E Pittsburgh
21 244 Gene Martell  T Notre Dame
22 255 Ray DiPasquale  B Pittsburgh
23 268 Pete Neft  QB Pittsburgh
24 279 Bryan Engram  E TCU
25 292 Bill O'Dell  B Clemson
26 303 Frank Sweeney  G Xavier
27 316 Buddy Benson  B Arkansas
28 327 Bill DeGraaf  B Cornell
29 340 Wes Thompson  T Alabama
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Recap
1 September 30 Washington Redskins W 30–13 1–0 Forbes Field Recap
2 October 6 Cleveland Browns L 10–14 1–1 Forbes Field Recap
3 October 14 Philadelphia Eagles L 21–35 1–2 Forbes Field Recap
4 October 21 at New York Giants L 10–38 1–3 Yankee Stadium Recap
5 October 28 at Cleveland Browns W 24–16 2–3 Cleveland Municipal Stadium Recap
6 November 4 New York Giants L 14–17 2–4 Forbes Field Recap
7 November 11 at Philadelphia Eagles L 7–14 2–5 Connie Mack Stadium Recap
8 November 18 Chicago Cardinals W 14–7 3–5 Forbes Field Recap
9 November 25 at Chicago Cardinals L 27–38 3–6 Comiskey Park Recap
10 December 2 Los Angeles Rams W 30–13 4–6 Forbes Field Recap
11 December 9 at Detroit Lions L 7–45 4–7 Briggs Stadium Recap
12 December 16 at Washington Redskins W 23–0 5–7 Griffith Stadium Recap

Note: Intra-conference opponents are in bold text.

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

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

Scoring drives:

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

Scoring drives:

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

Scoring drives:

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

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

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

Scoring drives:

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

Scoring drives:

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

Scoring drives:

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

Scoring drives:

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

Scoring drives:

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

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 4–6 217 250 W1
Philadelphia Eagles 3 8 1 .273 3–7 143 215 L3

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

References