1960 Chicago Bears season

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1960 Chicago Bears season
Chicago Bears logo
Head coach George Halas
General manager George Halas
Owner George Halas
Home field Wrigley Field
Results
Record 5–6–1
Division place 5th NFL Western
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1960 Chicago Bears season was their 41st regular season completed in the National Football League. The club posted a 5–6–1 record under George Halas, finishing fifth in the NFL Western Conference, a game below .500, a rare sight under a Halas coached team. The Bears lost all three games in December by significant margins, the last two were shutouts.

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 September 25 at Green Bay Packers W 17–14 1–0
32,150
2 October 2 at Baltimore Colts L 42–7 1–1
57,808
3 October 9 Los Angeles Rams W 34–27 2–1
47,776
4 October 16 San Francisco 49ers W 27–10 3–1
48,226
5 October 23 at Los Angeles Rams T 24–24 3–1–1
63,438
6 October 30 at San Francisco 49ers L 25–7 3–2–1
55,071
7 November 6 Bye
8 November 13 Baltimore Colts L 24–20 3–3–1
48,713
9 November 20 Detroit Lions W 28–7 4–3–1
46,267
10 November 27 Dallas Cowboys W 17–7 5–3–1
39,951
11 December 4 Green Bay Packers L 41–13 5–4–1
46,406
12 December 11 at Cleveland Browns L 42–0 5–5–1
38,155
13 December 18 at Detroit Lions L 36–0 5–6–1
51,017
  • 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]

Week 1[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Bears 0 0 0 17 17
Packers 0 7 7 0 14
  • Date: September 25
  • Location: City Stadium
  • Game weather: 60 °F (16 °C), wind 13 mph (21 km/h)

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Week 9[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0 0 7 0 7
• Bears 7 7 0 3 17

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Standings[edit]

NFL Western Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Green Bay Packers 8 4 0 .667 7–4 332 209 W3
Detroit Lions 7 5 0 .583 7–4 239 212 W4
San Francisco 49ers 7 5 0 .583 7–4 208 205 W1
Baltimore Colts 6 6 0 .500 5–6 288 234 L4
Chicago Bears 5 6 1 .455 5–5–1 194 299 L3
Los Angeles Rams 4 7 1 .364 4–6–1 265 297 L1
Dallas Cowboys 0 11 1 .000 0–6 177 369 L1

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

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