League Record Book
Passing Stats
Player
Stat Player Name - Team Opponent Date Score Value
Most Completions Charlie Conerly - Green Bay Houston 11/18/1956 Houston 31-23 27
Most Passing Yards Charlie Conerly - Green Bay Dallas-DAL 10/7/1956 Green Bay 24-3 364
Best Avg Yards Per Pass Adrian Burk - Philadelphia Oakland 11/25/1956 Philadelphia 43-12 13.8
Longest Completion Tobin Rote - Houston San Diego 10/7/1956 Houston 33-17 87
Team
Stat Team Opponent Date Score Value
Most Completions Green Bay Houston 11/18/1956 Houston 31-23 27
Most Passing Yards Green Bay Dallas-DAL 10/7/1956 Green Bay 24-3 364
Best Avg Yards Per Pass Philadelphia Oakland 11/25/1956 Philadelphia 43-12 13.8
Longest Completion Houston San Diego 10/7/1956 Houston 33-17 87
Rushing Stats
Player
Stat Player Name - Team Opponent Date Score Value
Most Carries Preston Carpenter - Houston Oakland 11/4/1956 Oakland 48-6 28
Most Rushing Yards Rick Casares - Dallas-DAT New York 12/9/1956 New York 26-21 200
Best Rushing Avg Hugh McElhenny - Los Angeles Baltimore 10/14/1956 Los Angeles 28-10 9.1
Longest Carry Lenny Moore - Green Bay Dallas-DAT 12/2/1956 Dallas-DAT 22-17 59
Team
Stat Team Opponent Date Score Value
Most Carries Dallas-DAL Houston 12/16/1956 Houston 24-14 50
Most Rushing Yards Dallas-DAL Houston 12/16/1956 Houston 24-14 277
Best Rushing Avg Oakland San Diego 11/18/1956 San Diego 26-15 8.2
Longest Carry Green Bay Dallas-DAT 12/2/1956 Dallas-DAT 22-17 59
Receiving Stats
Player
Stat Player Name - Team Opponent Date Score Value
Most Receptions Leon Clarke - New York Los Angeles 11/4/1956 Los Angeles 27-24 14
Most Receiving Yards Ray Matthews - Green Bay Dallas-DAL 10/7/1956 Green Bay 24-3 203
Best Reception Yardage Avg Dick James - Dallas-DAL San Diego 11/4/1956 San Diego 33-7 32.0
Longest Reception Lowell Perry - Houston San Diego 10/7/1956 Houston 33-17 87
Team
Stat Team Opponent Date Score Value
Most Receptions Green Bay Houston 11/18/1956 Houston 31-23 27
Most Receiving Yards Green Bay Dallas-DAL 10/7/1956 Green Bay 24-3 364
Best Reception Yardage Avg Houston Green Bay 11/18/1956 Houston 31-23 29.6
Longest Reception Houston San Diego 10/7/1956 Houston 33-17 87
Kickoff Return Stats
Player
Stat Player Name - Team Opponent Date Score Value
Most Returns Tom Runnels - Baltimore Oakland 9/30/1956 Oakland 53-7 9
Best Return Yardage Avg Don Bingham - Philadelphia San Diego 12/16/1956 Philadelphia 34-21 90.0
Longest Return Al Carmichael - Los Angeles New York 11/4/1956 Los Angeles 27-24 97
Team
Stat Team Opponent Date Score Value
Most Returns Baltimore Oakland 9/30/1956 Oakland 53-7 9
Best Return Yardage Avg Philadelphia San Diego 12/16/1956 Philadelphia 34-21 90.0
Longest Return Los Angeles New York 11/4/1956 Los Angeles 27-24 97
Punt Return Stats
Player
Stat Player Name - Team Opponent Date Score Value
Most Returns Ken Keller - New York New Orleans 10/7/1956 New Orleans 15-9 8
Best Return Yardage Avg Will Sherman - Baltimore New York 11/18/1956 Baltimore 24-23 93.0
Longest Return Will Sherman - Baltimore New York 11/18/1956 Baltimore 24-23 93
Team
Stat Team Opponent Date Score Value
Most Returns New York New Orleans 10/7/1956 New Orleans 15-9 8
Best Return Yardage Avg Baltimore New York 11/18/1956 Baltimore 24-23 93.0
Longest Return Baltimore New York 11/18/1956 Baltimore 24-23 93
Defense Stats
Player
Stat Player Name - Team Opponent Date Score Value
Tackles Marv Matuszak - Green Bay Dallas-DAL 11/25/1956 Green Bay 27-14 19
Sacks Paul Carr - Houston Baltimore 9/9/1956 Baltimore 31-28 4
Team
Stat Team Opponent Date Score Value
Tackles Dallas-DAT Los Angeles 12/16/1956 Los Angeles 17-14 64
Sacks Houston Baltimore 9/9/1956 Baltimore 31-28 12
Interception Stats
Player
Stat Player Name - Team Opponent Date Score Value
Most Interceptions Rocky Ryan - Los Angeles Dallas-DAT 12/16/1956 Los Angeles 17-14 4
Best Interception Yardage Avg Don Shula - Oakland Dallas-DAT 11/11/1956 Oakland 27-14 87.0
Longest Interception Dick Moegle - Oakland Houston 11/4/1956 Oakland 48-6 88
Team
Stat Team Opponent Date Score Value
Most Interceptions San Diego Dallas-DAL 9/16/1956 San Diego 34-21 5
Best Interception Yardage Avg Houston Oakland 9/16/1956 Houston 27-16 70.0
Longest Interception Oakland Houston 11/4/1956 Oakland 48-6 88