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


NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School
15Tom MooreRunning BackVanderbilt
217Bob JeterCornerbackIowa
551Dale HackbartDefensive BackWisconsin
665Mike WrightTackleMinnesota
777Kirk PharesGuardSouth Carolina
889Don HittCenterOklahoma State
9101Frank BrixiusTackleMinnesota
11125Ron RayTackleHoward Payne
12137Harry BallTackleBoston College
13149Paul WinslowDefensive BackNorth Carolina Central
14161Jon GilliamCenterEast Texas State
15173Garney HenleyBackHuron
16185John LittlejohnBackKansas State
17197Joe GomesBackSouth Carolina
18209Royce WhittingtonTackleSouthwestern Louisiana
19221Rich BrooksEndPurdue
20233Gilmer LewisTackleOklahoma
  • Yellow indicates a future Pro Bowl selection

Regular seasonEdit


Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance
1 September 18 Chicago Bears L 17–14 0–1 City Stadium
2 September 25 Detroit Lions W 28–9 1–1 City Stadium
3 October 2 Baltimore Colts W 35–21 2–1 City Stadium
4 October 9 Bye
5 October 15 San Francisco 49ers W 41–14 3–1 Milwaukee County Stadium
6 October 23 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 19–13 4–1 Forbes Field
7 October 30 Baltimore Colts L 38–24 4–2 Memorial Stadium
8 November 6 Dallas Cowboys W 41–7 5–2 City Stadium
9 November 20 Los Angeles Rams L 33–31 5–3 Milwaukee County Stadium
10 November 24 at Detroit Lions L 23–10 5–4 Tiger Stadium
11 December 3 at Chicago Bears W 41–13 6–4 Wrigley Field
12 December 11 at San Francisco 49ers W 13–0 7–4 Kezar Stadium
13 December 17 at Los Angeles Rams W 35–21 8–4 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • 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 summariesEdit

Week 1Edit

Week 2Edit

by Quarter1234 Total
Lions 3 6 0 0 9
• Packers 0 7 7 14 28


Week 3Edit

by Quarter1234 Total
Colts 0 7 0 14 21
• Packers 0 7 7 21 35
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Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
Championship December 26, 1960 at Philadelphia Eagles L 17–13 Franklin Field


Template:1960 NFL Western standings


Green Bay Packers roster

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen


Defensive Backs

Rookies in italics


NFL Championship GameEdit

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

Awards and recordsEdit

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



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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