1956 Baltimore Colts Season
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1956 Baltimore Colts Season

1956 Baltimore Colts season
OwnerCarroll Rosenbloom
Head coachWeeb Ewbank
Home fieldMemorial Stadium
Results
Record5-7
Division place4th NFL Western
Playoff finishDid not qualify

The 1956 Baltimore Colts season was the fourth season for the team in the National Football League. Under third-year head coach Weeb Ewbank, the Colts posted a record of 5 wins and 7 losses, fourth in the Western Conference.[1]

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance Recap
1 September 30 Chicago Bears W 28-21 1-0 Memorial Stadium 45,221 Recap
2 October 6 Detroit Lions L 14-31 1-1 Memorial Stadium 42,622 Recap
3 October 14 at Green Bay Packers L 33-38 1-2 Milwaukee County Stadium 24,214 Recap
4 October 21 at Chicago Bears L 27-58 1-3 Wrigley Field 48,364 Recap
5 October 28 Green Bay Packers W 28-21 2-3 Memorial Stadium 40,086 Recap
6 Bye
7 November 11 at Cleveland Browns W 21-7 3-3 Cleveland Stadium 42,404 Recap
8 November 18 at Detroit Lions L 3-27 3-4 Briggs Stadium 55,788 Recap
9 November 25 Los Angeles Rams W 56-21 4-4 Memorial Stadium 40,321 Recap
10 December 2 San Francisco 49ers L 17-20 4-5 Memorial Stadium 37,227 Recap
11 December 9 at Los Angeles Rams L 7-31 4-6 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 51,037 Recap
12 December 16 at San Francisco 49ers L 17-30 4-7 Kezar Stadium 43,791 Recap
13 December 23 Washington Redskins W 19-17 5-7 Memorial Stadium 32,944 Recap

Note: Intra-conference opponents are in bold text.

Standings

NFL Western Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Chicago Bears 9 2 1 .818 8-2 363 246 W2
Detroit Lions 9 3 0 .750 8-2 300 188 L1
San Francisco 49ers 5 6 1 .455 5-5 233 284 W3
Baltimore Colts 5 7 0 .417 3-7 270 322 W1
Los Angeles Rams 4 8 0 .333 3-7 291 307 W2
Green Bay Packers 4 8 0 .333 3-7 264 342 L2

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

See also

References

  1. ^ "Rook's 53-yd toss beats 'Skins, 19-17". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. December 24, 1956. p. 8.

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