1960 Green Bay Packers season
Head Coach Vince Lombardi
General Manager Vince Lombardi
Home Field City Stadium
Milwaukee County Stadium
Results
Record 8–4
Place 1st NFL Western
Playoff Finish Lost NFL Championship Game (at Eagles, 13-17)
Timeline
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1959 1961

The 1960 Green Bay Packers season was their 42nd season overall and their 40th season in the National Football League. The club posted an 8–4 record under second-year head coach Vince Lombardi to win the Western Conference and a berth in the NFL championship game. It was the Packers' first appearance in the title game since winning it in 1944.[1] After a Thanksgiving Day loss at Detroit, the Packers won their final three games, all on the road, to win the crown.

The championship game was against the Eastern Conference champion Philadelphia Eagles (10–2), played at Franklin Field in Philadelphia on Monday, December 26. Two years earlier in 1958, both teams had been last in their respective conferences, winning a combined three games.

In a close game, the Packers led in the fourth quarter, but lost 17–13.[2][3][4][5] Green Bay returned to the title game the next two seasons and won both.

Offseason[edit | edit source]

NFL Draft[edit | edit source]

Round Pick Player Position School
1 5 Tom Moore Running Back Vanderbilt
2 17 Bob Jeter Cornerback Iowa
5 51 Dale Hackbart Defensive Back Wisconsin
6 65 Mike Wright Tackle Minnesota
7 77 Kirk Phares Guard South Carolina
8 89 Don Hitt Center Oklahoma State
9 101 Frank Brixius Tackle Minnesota
11 125 Ron Ray Tackle Howard Payne
12 137 Harry Ball Tackle Boston College
13 149 Paul Winslow Defensive Back North Carolina Central
14 161 Jon Gilliam Center East Texas State
15 173 Garney Henley Back Huron
16 185 John Littlejohn Back Kansas State
17 197 Joe Gomes Back South Carolina
18 209 Royce Whittington Tackle Southwestern Louisiana
19 221 Rich Brooks End Purdue
20 233 Gilmer Lewis Tackle Oklahoma
  • Yellow indicates a future Pro Bowl selection

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance
1 September 18 Chicago Bears L 17–14 0–1 City Stadium
32,150
2 September 25 Detroit Lions W 28–9 1–1 City Stadium
32,150
3 October 2 Baltimore Colts W 35–21 2–1 City Stadium
32,150
4 October 9 Bye
5 October 15 San Francisco 49ers W 41–14 3–1 Milwaukee County Stadium
39,914
6 October 23 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 19–13 4–1 Forbes Field
30,155
7 October 30 Baltimore Colts L 38–24 4–2 Memorial Stadium
57,808
8 November 6 Dallas Cowboys W 41–7 5–2 City Stadium
32,294
9 November 20 Los Angeles Rams L 33–31 5–3 Milwaukee County Stadium
35,763
10 November 24 at Detroit Lions L 23–10 5–4 Tiger Stadium
51,123
11 December 3 at Chicago Bears W 41–13 6–4 Wrigley Field
46,406
12 December 11 at San Francisco 49ers W 13–0 7–4 Kezar Stadium
53,612
13 December 17 at Los Angeles Rams W 35–21 8–4 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
53,445
  • A bye week was necessary in 1960, as the league expanded to an odd number (13) of teams (Dallas); one team was idle each week.

Game summaries[edit | edit source]

Week 1[edit | edit source]

Week 2[edit | edit source]

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 3 6 0 0 9
• Packers 0 7 7 14 28

[6]


Week 3[edit | edit source]

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 0 7 0 14 21
• Packers 0 7 7 21 35

[7]


Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
Championship December 26, 1960 at Philadelphia Eagles L 17–13 Franklin Field
67,325

Standings[edit | edit source]

Template:1960 NFL Western standings

Roster[edit | edit source]

Green Bay Packers roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Rookies in italics

Postseason[edit | edit source]

NFL Championship Game[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 3 3 0 7 13
Eagles 0 10 0 7 17




Awards and records[edit | edit source]

  • Tom Moore, NFL Kickoff Return Leader
  • Paul Hornung set an NFL record for scoring 176 points, a record that since has been broken

Milestones[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Eastern Conference Western Conference
Cleveland Baltimore
NY Giants Chicago
Philadelphia Dallas
Pittsburgh Detroit
St. Louis Green Bay
Washington Los Angeles
San Francisco
1960 NFL DraftNFL ChampionshipPro Bowl
Related: 1960 AFL Season
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