1960 Detroit Lions season

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1960 Detroit Lions season
Head coach George Wilson
Home field Tiger Stadium
Results
Record 7–5–0
Division place 2nd NFL Western
Playoff finish Won NFL Playoff Bowl (vs. Browns) 17-16

The 1960 Detroit Lions season was the 27th in the Motor City, and 31st season overall in franchise history. The Lions had only one win entering November, but had only one loss in their final seven games and finished at 7–5, one game short of the Western Conference championship (won by Green Bay). However, the Lions won the inaugural third place Playoff Bowl over the Cleveland Browns at the Orange Bowl in Miami.

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 September 18 Bye
2 September 25 at Green Bay Packers L 28–9 0–1
32,150
3 October 2 San Francisco 49ers L 14–10 0–2
49,825
4 October 9 at Philadelphia Eagles L 28–10 0–3
38,065
5 October 16 Baltimore Colts W 30–17 1–3
53,854
6 October 23 at Los Angeles Rams L 48–35 1–4
53,295
7 October 30 San Francisco 49ers W 24–0 2–4
48,447
8 November 6 Los Angeles Rams W 12–10 3–4
54,019
9 November 20 at Chicago Bears L 28–7 3–5
46,267
10 November 24 Green Bay Packers W 23–10 4–5
54,123
11 December 4 at Baltimore Colts W 20–15 5–5
57,808
12 December 11 Dallas Cowboys W 23–14 6–5
43,272
13 December 18 Chicago Bears W 36–0 7–5
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 9[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 0 10 0 10
• Lions 9 7 7 0 23

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Thanksgiving Day game

Standings[edit]

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.

Roster[edit]

Detroit Lions roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists
  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics

Playoff Bowl[edit]

The first Playoff Bowl game for third place was played at the Orange Bowl in Miami, the week following the NFL Championship game.

Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
January 7, 1961 Cleveland Browns W, 17–16 Orange Bowl 34,981

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Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2013-Dec-27.
  2. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 369