1960 Pittsburgh Steelers season

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1960 Pittsburgh Steelers season
Head coach Buddy Parker
Owner Art Rooney
Home field Forbes Field
Results
Record 5–6–1
Division place 5th NFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1959 1961

The 1960 Pittsburgh Steelers season involved the team's fifth place finish in the Eastern Conference. They compiled a 5–6–1 record under head coach Buddy Parker, while playing their home games at Forbes Field.

Preseason[edit]

Among the Steelers' preseason games in 1960 was an exhibition match with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League; the Steelers won handily, 43–16. Forty-eight years later, the Steelers will return to Toronto to face the Buffalo Bills as the first game in the Toronto Series.

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Time (ET) Result
1 September 24, 1960 at Dallas Cowboys W 35–28
2 October 2, 1960 at Cleveland Browns L 28–20
3 October 9, 1960 New York Giants L 19–17
4 October 16, 1960 St. Louis Cardinals W 27–14
5 October 23, 1960 at Washington Redskins T 27–27
6 October 30, 1960 Green Bay Packers L 19–13
7 November 6, 1960 at Philadelphia Eagles L 34–7
8 November 13, 1960 at New York Giants L 27–24
9 November 20, 1960 Cleveland Browns W 14–10
10 November 27, 1960 Washington Redskins W 22–10
11 Bye
12 December 11, 1960 Philadelphia Eagles W 27–21
13 December 18, 1960 at St. Louis Cardinals L 38–7

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1 (Saturday September 24, 1960): Dallas Cowboys[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 7 14 7 35
Cowboys 14 7 7 0 28

at Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Texas

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 30,000
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:
  • Dallas – Doran 75 pass from LeBaron (Cone kick)
  • Dallas – Dugan 7 pass from Lebaron (Cone kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Carpenter 28 pass from Layne (Layne kick)
  • Dallas – McIlhenny 5 run (Cone kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Orr 6 pass from Layne (Layne kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Dial 70 pass from Tracy (Layne kick)
  • Dallas – Doran 54 pass from LeBaron (Cone kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Carpenter 49 pass from Layne (Layne kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Tracy 65 pass from Layne (Layne kick)

Scoring Drives:

Week 2 (Sunday October 2, 1960): Cleveland Browns[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 0 7 13 20
Browns 7 14 0 7 28

at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 67,692
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Cleveland – Plum 1 run (Baker kick)
  • Cleveland – Mitchell 5 run (Baker kick)
  • Cleveland – Kreitling 60 pass from Plum (Baker kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Tracy 40 pass from Layne (Layne kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Tracy 1 run (kick failed)
  • Cleveland – Brown 2 run (Baker kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Dial 3 pass from Layne (Rechichar kick)

Week 3 (Sunday October 9, 1960): New York Giants[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 12 0 7 19
Steelers 7 0 7 3 17

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 40,323
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Orr 22 pass from Tracy (Rechichar kick)
  • New York Giants – FG Summerall 41
  • New York Giants – Safety, Johnson tackled in end zone by Grier
  • New York Giants – Rote 9 pass from Shaw (Summerall kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Dial 30 pass from Layne (Rechichar kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Rechichar 11
  • New York Giants – Gifford 44 pass from Conerly (Summerall kick)

Week 4 (Sunday October 16, 1960): St. Louis Cardinals[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 0 0 14 14
Steelers 6 7 7 7 27

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 22,971
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

Week 5 (Sunday October 23, 1960): Washington Redskins[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 3 7 10 27
Redskins 7 3 7 10 27

at Griffith Stadium, Washington, DC

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 25,292
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Washington – Olszewski 1 run (Khayat kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Tracy 5 pass from Bukich (Layne kick)
  • Washington – FG Khayat 15
  • Pittsburgh – FG Layne 17
  • Pittsburgh – Lewis recovered fumble in end zone (Layne kick)
  • Washington – Walton 35 pass from Guglielmi (Khayat kick)
  • Washington – Anderson 12 pass from Guglielmi (Khayat kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Layne 15
  • Pittsburgh – Dial 27 pass from Bukich (Layne kick)
  • Washington – FG Khayat 43

Week 6 (Sunday October 30, 1960): Green Bay Packers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 9 3 0 7 19
Steelers 0 7 0 6 13

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 30,155
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Green Bay – FG Hornung 35
  • Green Bay – FG Hornung 35
  • Green Bay – FG Hornung 45
  • Green Bay – FG Hornung 17
  • Pittsburgh – Tracy 37 pass from Layne (Layne kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Dial 48 pass from Layne (pass failed)
  • Green Bay – Taylor 1 run (Hornung kick)

Week 7 (Sunday November 6, 1960): Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 0 0 7 7
Eagles 14 3 7 10 34

at Franklin Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 58,324
  • Referee: John Pace
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Philadelphia – Barnes 9 run (Walston kick)
  • Philadelphia – McDonald 24 pass from Van Brocklin (Walston kick)
  • Philadelphia – FG Walston 21
  • Philadelphia – McDonald 39 pass from Van Brocklin (Walston kick)
  • Philadelphia – FG Walston 11
  • Pittsburgh – Dial 50 pass from Tracy (Layne kick)
  • Philadelphia – McDonald 26 pass from Van Brocklin (Walston kick)

Week 8 (Sunday November 13, 1960): New York Giants[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 14 10 0 0 24
Giants 7 7 3 10 27

at Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 63,321
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Layne 1 run (Layne kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Tracy 1 run (Layne kick)
  • New York Giants – Gifford 6 run (Summerall kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Layne 10
  • Pittsburgh – Dial 7 pass from Layne (Layne kick)
  • New York Giants – Gifford 57 pass from Conerly (Summerall kick)
  • New York Giants – FG Summerall 43
  • New York Giants – Gifford 27 pass from Conerly (Summerall kick)
  • New York Giants – FG Summerall 37

Week 9 (Sunday November 20, 1960): Cleveland Browns[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 0 0 3 7 10
Steelers 7 0 0 7 14

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 35,215
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Johnson 3 run (Layne kick)
  • Cleveland – FG Baker 19
  • Cleveland Kreitling 6 pass from Plum (Baker kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Tracy 4 run (Layne kick)

Week 10 (Sunday November 27, 1960): Washington Redskins[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 0 0 7 3 10
Steelers 6 7 3 6 22

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 22,234
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – FG Tracy 37
  • Pittsburgh – FG Tracy 31
  • Pittsburgh – Tracy 28 run (Layne kick)
  • Washington – James 49 pass from Guolielmi (Khayat kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Layne 23
  • Washington – FG Khayat 9
  • Pittsburgh – FG Tracy 28
  • Pittsburgh – FG Layne 11

Week 12 (Sunday December 11, 1960): Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 0 0 21 21
Steelers 13 14 0 0 27

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 22,101
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Layne 6 run (Layne kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Johnson 7 pass from Layne (kick failed)
  • Pittsburgh – Johnson 87 run (Layne kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Dial 15 pass from Johnson (Layne kick)
  • Philadelphia – Brown 53 pass from Jurgensen (Walston kick)
  • Philadelphia – Brown 7 run (Walston kick)
  • Philadelphia – McDonald 19 pass from Jurgensen (Walston kick)

Week 13 (Sunday December 18, 1960): St. Louis Cardinals[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 7 0 0 7
Cardinals 0 7 17 14 38

at Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri

  • Game time:
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 20,840
  • Referee:
  • TV announcers:

Scoring Drives:

  • St. Louis – Mestnik 1 run (Perry kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Orr 49 pass from Layne (Layne kick)
  • St. Louis – FG Perry 16
  • St. Louis – Randle 14 pass from Roach (Perry kick)
  • St. Louis – Randle 8 pass from Roach (Perry kick)
  • St. Louis – Roach 1 run (Perry kick)
  • St. Louis – Randle 33 pass from Roach (Perry kick)

Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Philadelphia Eagles 10 2 0 .833 321 246 W-1
Cleveland Browns 8 3 1 .727 362 217 W-3
New York Giants 6 4 2 .600 271 261 L-1
St. Louis Cardinals 6 5 1 .545 288 230 W-1
Pittsburgh Steelers 5 6 1 .455 240 275 L-1
Washington Redskins 1 9 2 .100 178 309 L-8


Roster[edit]

References[edit]