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1956 Chicago Cardinals (NFL) 2nd place Eastern Conference 7-5-0 .583
Head Coach: Ray Richards
Chuck DrulisLine
John KellisonAssistant Coach
Wally LemmAssistant Coach
Bob NowaskeyEnds
Charley TrippiAssistant Coach
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/18/1956NChicago Bears7-31LJacksonville, FLGator Bowl22000
Sat8/25/1956NDetroit Lions17-20LMobile, ALLadd Memorial Stadium14000
Sun9/2/1956ASan Francisco 49ers13-14LSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium28758
Fri9/7/1956ALos Angeles Rams21-69LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum35855
Sat9/15/1956NGreen Bay Packers21-29LSt. Louis, MOSportsman's Park31454
Fri9/21/1956NNew York Giants7-42LMemphis, TNCrump Stadium
Sun9/30/1956HCleveland Browns9-7WChicago, ILComiskey Park20966
Sun10/7/1956HNew York Giants35-27WChicago, ILComiskey Park21799
Sun10/14/1956AWashington Redskins31-3WWashington, DCGriffith Stadium25794
Sun10/21/1956APhiladelphia Eagles20-6WPhiladelphia, PAConnie Mack Stadium36545
Sun10/28/1956HWashington Redskins14-17LChicago, ILComiskey Park30553
Sun11/4/1956HPhiladelphia Eagles28-17WChicago, ILComiskey Park22609
Sun11/11/1956ANew York Giants10-23LNew York, NYYankee Stadium62410
Sun11/18/1956APittsburgh Steelers7-14LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field24086
Sun11/25/1956HPittsburgh Steelers38-27WChicago, ILComiskey Park17724
Sun12/2/1956HGreen Bay Packers21-24LChicago, ILComiskey Park22620
Sun12/9/1956AChicago Bears3-10LChicago, ILWrigley Field48606
Sun12/16/1956ACleveland Browns24-7WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium25312
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
87Charlie AndersonCharlie Anderson6-023023Louisiana Tech20
49Frank BernardiFrank Bernardi5-918123Colorado123
82Tom BienemannTom Bienemann6-322128Drake82
83Max BoydstonMax Boydston6-221024Oklahoma127
57Carl BrettschneiderCarl Brettschneider6-122325Iowa State1212
37Hardy BrownHardy Brown6-019332Southern Methodist; Tulsa80
22Alex BurlAlex Burl5-1016525Colorado State80
35Joe ChildressJoe Childress6-020223Auburn114
40Lindon CrowLindon Crow6-119523Southern California1212
71Tom DahmsTom Dahms6-524229San Diego State1212
60Burt DelavanBurt Delavan6-223727Menlo; Pacific20
62John DittrichJohn Dittrich6-123623Wisconsin1212
41Jimmy HillJimmy Hill6-219228Sam Houston State1212
64Doug HoglandDoug Hogland6-323925Oregon State1212
65Ed HusmannEd Husmann6-023525Nebraska120
76Harry JagielskiHarry Jagielski6-025725Indiana40
70Jack JenningsJack Jennings6-424530Ohio State1212
67Bob KonovskyBob Konovsky6-224622Wisconsin120
81Dick LaneDick Lane6-119427Western Nebraska JC129
20Woodley LewisWoodley Lewis6-019331Los Angeles CC; Oregon1212
44Dave MannDave Mann6-119024Oregon State129
33Ollie MatsonOllie Matson6-221026San Francisco CC; San Francisco1212
8Lamar McHanLamar McHan6-121024Arkansas1211
86Gern NaglerGern Nagler6-219024Santa Clara85
36Johnny OlszewskiJohnny Olszewski5-1120026California1111
75Tony PasquesiTony Pasquesi6-424523Notre Dame119
12John RoachJohn Roach6-419723Southern Methodist80
17Jim RootJim Root6-118525Miami (Ohio)91
51Leo SanfordLeo Sanford6-122427Louisiana Tech1212
50Jack SimmonsJack Simmons6-423632Detroit Mercy1212
24Julian SpenceJulian Spence5-1117027Sam Houston State80
80Don StonesiferDon Stonesifer6-020029Northwestern1212
84Leo SugarLeo Sugar6-121427Purdue1211
85Pat SummerallPat Summerall6-422826Arkansas1210
74Len TeeuwsLen Teeuws6-424229Michigan State; Tulane1111
72Chuck UlrichChuck Ulrich6-424327Illinois54
89Chuck WeberChuck Weber6-122926West Chester51
55Stan WestStan West6-223930Oklahoma1212
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Joe Childress17BAuburn
Norm Masters218TMichigan State
John Roach331QBSouthern Methodist
Sam Salerno442TColorado
Charlie Dupre666BBaylor
John Dittrich670TWisconsinfrom WAS; Future
Bob Konovsky777TWisconsin
Dave Lunceford890TBaylorFuture
Bob Lovely9101TTampa
Willis Towne10114EWichita State
Fob James11125BAuburn
Jerry Walker12138TTexas Tech
Bo Bolinger13149GOklahoma
Carnell Neuman14162BIllinois-Navy Pier
Charlie Anderson15173ELouisiana Tech
Tommy Spiers15179QBArkansas Statefrom WAS
George Welsh16186QBNavy
Ron Beagle17197ENavy
Jim Brown18210GUCLA
Ray Zagar19221BMarquette
Dickie Mattison20234BGeorgia Tech
Ronnie Herr21245BTexas Tech
Jimmy Murphy22258TStephen F. Austin State
Tony Branoff23269BMichigan
Orville Trask24282TRice
Bill Wheeler25293TKentucky
Chuck Zickefoose26306EKansas State
Jack Hutchinson27317TOklahoma State
Jim Miller28330QBWisconsin
Jim Troglio29341BNorthwestern
Bill Kucera30353TColorado
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals38784579
Opponents Totals39265562
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushingPassingPenalty3RD DOWN EFFICIENCY4TH DOWN EFFICIENCYPENYDS
Team Totals1911166312/ %/ %78626
Opponents Totals211117795/ %/ %60543
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Pat Summerall03030100.0102245.5060
Ollie Matson80000048
Lamar McHan50000030
Gern Nagler40000024
Max Boydston20000012
Johnny Olszewski20000012
Jim Root20000012
Don Stonesifer20000012
Frank Bernardi1000006
Alex Burl1000006
Joe Childress1000006
Dick Lane1000006
Dave Mann1000006
Team Totals303030100.0102245.50240
Opponents Totals23212391.371643.81182
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Pat Summerall102245.54/2/3/1/0/
Team Totals102245.54/2/3/1/0/
Opponents Totals71643.83/1/3/0/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Ollie Matson1929244.879t5
Johnny Olszewski1575983.8342
Joe Childress432034.7300
Lamar McHan581612.8175
Dave Mann451162.6150
Jim Root17452.6182
Frank Bernardi1440.370
Alex Burl122.020
Team Totals52720533.979t14
Opponents Totals47820754.314
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Lamar McHan1527247.47211597.616.175106.685.379108073.3
Jim Root572849.1243335.811.934t35.358.83829548.4
Dave Mann200.0100.000.0150.0000.0
Ollie Matson300.0300.000.000.06-639.6
Team Totals21410046.710014927.014.975136.1146.5123136963.1
Opponents Totals28712944.912516705.812.982.83311.5146152433.5
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Don Stonesifer2232014.558t2
Johnny Olszewski1718210.7310
Ollie Matson1519913.345t2
Gern Nagler1426819.1494
Dave Mann1317013.1231
Max Boydston611619.339t2
Joe Childress68213.734t1
Frank Bernardi45614.0190
Alex Burl22412.019t1
Dick Lane17575.0750
Team Totals100149214.97513
Opponents Totals129167012.98
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Lindon Crow1117015.5420
Dick Lane720629.466t1
Leo Sanford5244.8190
Jimmy Hill5214.2120
Chuck Weber11919.0190
Julian Spence177.070
Frank Bernardi122.020
Tom Bienemann122.020
Woodley Lewis100.000
Team Totals3345113.766t1
Opponents Totals1417312.40
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Dave Mann36134637.4581
John Roach1144940.8540
Lamar McHan828535.6420
Team Totals55208037.858113235.4
Opponents Totals52203839.2305
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Frank Bernardi1821712.195t1
Ollie Matson5397.8160
Woodley Lewis5224.470
Dick Lane200.000
Lindon Crow12121.0210
Leo Sanford166.060
Team Totals323059.595t1
Opponents Totals281324.70
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Ollie Matson1336227.8105t1
Dave Mann713118.7270
Frank Bernardi410125.3300
Alex Burl35919.7260
Johnny Olszewski3258.3200
Woodley Lewis12222.0220
Joe Childress100.000
Chuck Weber100.000
Team Totals3370021.2105t1
Opponents Totals4088922.20
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Frank Bernardi0010100
Carl Brettschneider0001100
Joe Childress100000
Tom Dahms0010100
John Dittrich0001100
Dick Lane2112110
Woodley Lewis0001110
Dave Mann100000
Ollie Matson600000
Lamar McHan200000
Gern Nagler100000
Johnny Olszewski1310100
Jim Root220200
Leo Sanford0001100
Jack Simmons0020200
Leo Sugar101100
Pat Summerall0001100
Len Teeuws0002200
Chuck Weber0002220
Stan West0001100
Team Totals292181220140
Opponents Totals23121121321
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