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October 08, 1956
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October 08, 1956

Eastern Conference

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1956 EXHIBITIONS: Won 4, lost 2.

COACHES: Head—Jim Lee Howell. Assistants—Ken Kavanaugh, Vince Lombardi, Ed Kolman, Tom Landry.

WATCH FOR: 16, Frank Gifford, HB; 29, Alex Webster, HB; 42, Chuck Conerly, QB; 44, Kyle Rote, HB; 45, Emlen Tunnell, DHB; 76, Roosevelt Grier, T; 81, Andy Robustelli, E; 85, Bob Schnelker, E.

OFFENSE: The Giants move from the Polo Grounds into victory-rich Yankee Stadium this year and may have the offense to continue the summer heroics of the Yankees. The backs are brilliant with elusive Alex Webster on one side, Captain Kyle Rote on the other, and Frank Gifford to back them up. Mel Triplett fills a vacancy at fullback and is backstopped by oak-legged Arkansas Rookie Henry Moore. Offensive ends are talented and deep and have Quarterbacks Charlie Conerly, back for his ninth season, and Don Heinrich to throw to them.

DEFENSE: Soft spots at defensive end and halfback may be hardened by the addition of 225-pound Rookie End Jim Katcavage and the return of veteran defender Herb Rich to the backfield. From tackle to tackle, the defensive line is sturdy, rough and just young enough. Howell spent a half-season in 1955 shaking down his defensive crew and now has them the way he wants. With no Otto Graham to plague them this season, the Giants may supplant the Cleveland Browns as Eastern champions.

1956 SCHEDULE (1955 score):

Sept. 30—at San Francisco (no game)
Oct. 7—at Chicago Cardinals (17-28)
Oct. 14—at Cleveland (14-24)
Oct. 21—Pittsburgh (17-19)
Oct. 28—Philadelphia (31-7)
Nov. 4—at Pittsburgh (23-30)
Nov. 11—Chicago Cardinals (10-0)
Nov. 18—at Washington (27-20)
Nov. 25—Chicago Bears (no game)
Dec. 2—Washington (35-7)
Dec. 9—Cleveland (35-35)
Dec. 15—at Philadelphia (17-27)


1955 RECORD: Won 4, lost 7, tied 1. Tied for fourth.

1956 EXHIBITIONS: Won 2, lost 5.

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