The 1956 NFL Champion New York Giants

The 1956 New York Giants that would capture the NFL Title that season. They placed 1st in the Eastern Division after posting a record of 8 wins, 3 losses and 1 tie. The championship game played at Yankee Stadium saw the Giants thoroughly dominate George Halas and his Chicago Bears. Quarterback Charley Conerly threw for 195 yards and 2 touchdowns while rookie Frank Gifford had 131 yards worth of catches and Alex Webster rushed for 2 scores. The Giants defense forced 3 turnovers and had 3 sacks.

Final score: Giants 47 Bears 7.

The above picture is a literally a “Who’s Who” of Giants franchise history as well as NFL history. Searching the faces and names above will reveal 7 future Hall of Famers, 4 players and 2 coaches. Roosevelt  Brown, Frank Gifford, Andy Robustelli, Emlen Tunnell and rookie Sam Huff would all have their careers end with inductions into Canton. Along with the great players this team had it also featured Vince Lombardi and Tom Landry as assistant coaches as well. Both would be head coaches of football dynasties that would capture multiple titles during their coaching careers. And in addition to these legends there were several NFL greats present. Players like Charley Conerly, Rosey Grier, Alex Webster, Kyle Rote and Jim Katcavage just to name some. All-in-all the 1956 New York Giants had 5 1st-team All-Pros playing and 7 Pro Bowlers.

The 1956 Giants team would be there last Championship team New York would enjoy for the next 33 years. The Giants would make it all the way to the NFL title game 5 of the next 7 seasons but would fail to gain a victory. It would not be until 1986 under head coach Bill Parcells that New York would have another Championship team.

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