1956 Washington Redskins season
OwnerGeorge Preston Marshall
Head coachJoe Kuharich
General managerDick McCann
Home fieldGriffith Stadium
Results
Record6–6
Division place3rd NFL Eastern
Playoff finishDid not qualify

The 1956 Washington Redskins season was the franchise's 25th season in the National Football League (NFL) and their 20th in Washington, D.C.. The team failed to improve on their 8–4 record from 1955 and finished 6-6.

Offseason

NFL Draft

Main article: 1956 NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance Game
recap
1 September 30 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 13–30 0–1 Forbes Field 27,718 Recap
2 October 6 at Philadelphia Eagles L 9–13 0–2 Connie Mack Stadium 26,607 Recap
3 October 14 Chicago Cardinals L 3–31 0–3 Griffith Stadium 25,794 Recap
4 October 21 Cleveland Browns W 20–9 1–3 Griffith Stadium 23,332 Recap
5 October 28 at Chicago Cardinals W 17–14 2–3 Comiskey Park 30,553 Recap
6 Bye
7 November 11 Detroit Lions W 18–17 3–3 Griffith Stadium 28,003 Recap
8 November 18 New York Giants W 33–7 4–3 Griffith Stadium 26,261 Recap
9 November 25 at Cleveland Browns W 20–17 5–3 Cleveland Municipal Stadium 22,878 Recap
10 December 2 at New York Giants L 14–28 5–4 Yankee Stadium 26,261 Recap
11 December 9 Philadelphia Eagles W 19–17 6–4 Griffith Stadium 22,333 Recap
12 December 16 Pittsburgh Steelers L 0–23 6–5 Griffith Stadium 21,097 Recap
13 December 23 at Baltimore Colts L 17–19 6–6 Memorial Stadium 32,994 Recap

Note: Intra-conference opponents are in bold text.

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