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1956 New York Giants (NFL) 1st place Eastern Conference 8-3-1 .727
Head Coach: Jim Lee Howell
Offensive EndsKen Kavanaugh
LineEd Kolman
DefenseTom Landry
BackfieldVince Lombardi
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Mon8/20/1956NBaltimore Colts28-10WBoston, MANickerson Field21000
Sat8/25/1956AGreen Bay Packers13-17LGreen Bay, WICity Stadium16448
Sat9/1/1956NLos Angeles Rams20-10WSeattle, WAHusly Stadium25500
Sun9/9/1956NSan Francisco 49ers21-14WPortland, ORMultnomah Stadium28448
Sat9/15/1956NChicago Bears16-21LDallas, TXCotton Bowl25000
Fri9/21/1956NChicago Cardinals42-7WMemphis, TNCrump Stadium
Sun9/30/1956ASan Francisco 49ers38-21WSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium41751
Sun10/7/1956AChicago Cardinals27-35LChicago, ILComiskey Park21799
Sun10/14/1956ACleveland Browns21-9WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium60042
Sun10/21/1956HPittsburgh Steelers38-10WNew York, NYYankee Stadium48108
Sun10/28/1956HPhiladelphia Eagles20-3WNew York, NYYankee Stadium40960
Sun11/4/1956APittsburgh Steelers17-14WPittsburgh, PAForbes Field31240
Sun11/11/1956HChicago Cardinals23-10WNew York, NYYankee Stadium62410
Sun11/18/1956AWashington Redskins7-33LWashington, DCGriffith Stadium26261
Sun11/25/1956HChicago Bears17-17TNew York, NYYankee Stadium55191
Sun12/2/1956HWashington Redskins28-14WNew York, NYYankee Stadium46351
Sun12/9/1956HCleveland Browns7-24LNew York, NYYankee Stadium27707
Sat12/15/1956APhiladelphia Eagles21-7WPhiladelphia, PAConnie Mack Stadium16562
Sun12/30/1956HChicago Bears47-7WNew York, NYYankee Stadium56836League Championship
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
8Ben AgajanianK6'019537Compton CC; New Mexico100
60Bill AustinLOG-ROG6'122328Oregon State84
61Ray BeckLOG-MG6'222425Georgia Tech102
79Rosey BrownLOT6'324924Morgan State1212
83Hank BurnineROE6'218624Missouri10
34Don ChandlerP-K6'220822Bacone Indian JC; Florida120
12Bobby ClatterbuckQB6'319524San Angelo JC; Houston20
42Charley ConerlyQB-P6'118535Mississippi120
40Gene FilipskiLOH5'1118525Army; Villanova120
16Frank GiffordLOH-K6'119726Bakersfield CC; Southern California1212
76Rosey GrierRDT6'528424Penn State1212
11Don HeinrichQB6'018226Washington1212
41Johnny HermannRS6'118023UCLA20
70Sam HuffMG6'123022West Virginia1210
48Ed HughesLDH6'118429Canisius; North Carolina State; Cameron JC; Tulsa1212
65Gerry HuthLOG5'1122623Wake Forest118
82Jim KatcavageLDE-RDE-LDT6'323722Dayton124
89Cliff LivingstonLLB-RDE-LDE6'321226Orange Coast JC; UCLA121
80Ken MacAfeeROE6'221227Alabama1212
77Dick ModzelewskiLDT6'025825Maryland1211
32Henry MooreROH-FB6'119522Arkansas51
25Dick NolanRDH6'118524Maryland1212
20Jimmy PattonRS-ROH5'1118323Mississippi127
27Herb RichRS5'1118128Vanderbilt55
81Andy RobustelliRDE6'123031Arnold1212
44Kyle RoteLOE-ROH6'019928Southern Methodist128
85Bob SchnelkerLOE6'321428Bowling Green State124
62Jack SpinksLOG6'023626Alcorn State31
66Jack StroudROG6'123528Tennessee1111
84Harland SvareRLB6'021426Washington State1212
30Bill SvobodaLLB6'021028Tulane1111
33Mel TriplettFB6'121526Toledo1212
45Emlen TunnellLS6'119332Toledo; Iowa1212
29Alex WebsterROH6'321825North Carolina State1211
55Ray WietechaC6'122528Michigan State; Northwestern1212
72Dick YelvingtonROT6'223228Georgia1212
78Walt YowarskyLDE6'223428Kentucky119
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Henry Moore219BArkansas
Sam Huff330TWest Virginia
Jim Katcavage445EDayton
Don Chandler557BFlorida
Fred Cason669BTampa
Ron Nery781TKansas State
Don Holleder893EArmy
Ken Braden9105CTexas A&M-Commerce
Johnny Hermann10117BUCLA
Dick Moloney11129BKentucky
Eddie Crawford13153BMississippiFuture
John McMullan14165GNotre Dame
Ron Melnik15177TArmy
Al Portney16189TMissouri
Tom Mooney17201TMiami (Ohio)
Matt Boone18213BNorth Carolina Central
Ray Detring19225BMissouri
Mike Falls20237GMinnesota
Don McComb21249EVillanova
Jerry Harkrader22261BOhio State
Bob McCool23273BMississippi
Gerry Huth24285GWake Forest
Harry Spears25297BFlorida
John Buller26309BKansas
Gerry Nesbitt27321BArkansas
Bill Fuller28333TArkansas
Jim Nelson29345GDuke
Wayne Williams30356ESouthern Illinois
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals52867749
Opponents Totals27584171
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals223124821752474
Opponents Totals18882901656495
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Frank Gifford98988.91250.0065
Alex Webster100000060
Ben Agajanian02323100.051338.5038
Mel Triplett60000036
Ken MacAfee40000024
Kyle Rote40000024
Gene Filipski1000006
Bob Schnelker1000006
Don Chandler033100.00003
Andy Robustelli0000012
Team Totals35343597.161540.01264
Opponents Totals25242596.071643.81197
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Ben Agajanian51338.52/1/2/0/0/
Frank Gifford1250.01/0/0/0/0/
Team Totals61540.03/1/2/0/0/
Opponents Totals71643.81/2/2/2/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Frank Gifford1598195.2695
Alex Webster1786943.934t7
Mel Triplett1255154.1255
Gene Filipski13856.535t1
Charley Conerly11111.080
Don Chandler177.070
Kyle Rote351.730
Jimmy Patton2-1-0.500
Henry Moore2-2-1.000
Don Heinrich5-4-0.820
Team Totals49921294.36918
Opponents Totals41514433.510
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Charley Conerly1749051.77711436.612.748105.774.012113175.0
Don Heinrich883742.0463694.210.043t55.755.71035949.9
Bobby Clatterbuck7457.12547.713.52100.0114.3124242.3
Frank Gifford5240.02357.017.529t240.0120.0003564.6
Kyle Rote100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals27513348.412816015.812.048176.2145.134156766.0
Opponents Totals29714950.213118906.412.7124.0175.7252163860.0
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Frank Gifford5160311.8484
Kyle Rote2840514.5314
Alex Webster211979.443t3
Ken MacAfee1418413.129t4
Bob Schnelker912213.6191
Mel Triplett6488.035t1
Gene Filipski33712.3210
Don Chandler155.050
Team Totals133160112.04817
Opponents Totals149189012.712
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Emlen Tunnell68714.5230
Sam Huff34916.3270
Dick Nolan2178.5170
Bill Svoboda231.530
Ed Hughes13838.0380
Ray Beck122.020
Jimmy Patton122.020
Herb Rich100.000
Team Totals1719811.6380
Opponents Totals1423516.81
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Don Chandler59247341.9630
Charley Conerly13333.0330
Team Totals60250641.863033736.2
Opponents Totals62226336.5162
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Emlen Tunnell221205.5140
Jimmy Patton12171.460
Gene Filipski12525.0250
Johnny Hermann100.000
Team Totals361624.5250
Opponents Totals343379.90
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Jimmy Patton1328321.8310
Gene Filipski1939020.50
Ed Hughes12727.0270
Johnny Hermann11717.0170
Mel Triplett122.020
Team Totals3571920.5310
Opponents Totals46103322.50
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Ray Beck120200
Rosey Brown0010100
Gene Filipski300000
Frank Gifford510100
Rosey Grier0003300
Don Heinrich220200
Sam Huff0002200
Ed Hughes0001100
Gerry Huth0020200
Jim Katcavage0001100
Cliff Livingston0002200
Dick Modzelewski0001100
Jimmy Patton211200
Herb Rich0001160
Andy Robustelli0001100
Bob Schnelker0010100
Bill Svoboda0002200
Mel Triplett1020200
Emlen Tunnell0010100
Alex Webster400000
Dick Yelvington0010100
Walt Yowarsky0001100
Team Totals271314163060
Opponents Totals32161613292
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