1960 New York Giants season
Head Coach Jim Lee Howell
Home Field Yankee Stadium
Record 6–4–2
Place 3rd NFL Eastern
Playoff Finish did not qualify
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1959 1961

The 1960 New York Giants season was the 36th season for the club in the National Football League. The Mara family was opposed to the AFL adding a team in New York, but received an indemnity fee of ten million dollars.[1]


With the departure of Tom Landry as defensive coordinator, the club made three veterans player coaches. Harland Svare became the defensive coordinator. Robus was a defensive line coach, while Jimmy Patton was a defensive backs coach.[2]

Regular seasonEdit

During the 1960 season, Chuck Bednarik is perhaps best known for knocking Frank Gifford of the New York Giants out of football for over eighteen months. It was considered one of the most famous tackles in NFL history in 1960. The 1960 New York Giants went 6–4–2, and finished in third place in the Eastern Conference. As a result, the Giants missed out on the NFL Championship Game.


Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 25, 1960 at San Francisco 49ers W 21–19
2 October 2, 1960 at St. Louis Cardinals W 35–14
3 October 9, 1960 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 19–17
4 October 16, 1960 Washington Redskins T 24–24
5 Bye
6 October 30, 1960 St. Louis Cardinals L 20–13
7 November 6, 1960 at Cleveland Browns W 17–13
8 November 13, 1960 Pittsburgh Steelers W 27–24
9 November 20, 1960 Philadelphia Eagles L 17–10
10 November 27, 1960 at Philadelphia Eagles L 31–23
11 December 4, 1960 Dallas Cowboys T 31–31
12 December 11, 1960 at Washington Redskins W 17–3
13 December 18, 1960 Cleveland Browns L 48–34


NFL Eastern
view · talk · edit W L T PCT PF PA STK
Philadelphia Eagles 1020.833321246W-1
Cleveland Browns 831.727362217W-3
New York Giants 642.600271261L-1
St. Louis Cardinals 651.545288230W-1
Pittsburgh Steelers 561.455240275L-1
Washington Redskins 192.100178309L-8

See alsoEdit


  1. Giants Among Men, Jack Cavanaugh, 2008, p.213, Random House, ISBN 978-1-4000-6717-6
  2. Giants Among Men, Jack Cavanaugh, 2008, p.212, Random House, ISBN 978-1-4000-6717-6
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