1960 St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) season

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1960 St. Louis Cardinals season
Head coachPop Ivy
OwnerViolet Bidwill Wolfner
Home fieldBusch Stadium
Results
Record6–5–1
Division place4th NFL Eastern
Playoff finishdid not qualify

The 1960 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 41st year with the National Football League (NFL) and the first in St. Louis, following their relocation from Chicago, where they have played the previous 40 seasons. The Cardinals went 6–5–1 during the first season in their new city, while playing their home schedule at Busch Stadium.

Offseason[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 September 16 at Los Angeles Rams W 43–21 1–0
47,448
2 September 25 New York Giants L 35–14 1–1
26,089
3 October 2 at Philadelphia Eagles L 31–27 1–2
33,701
4 October 9 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 27–14 1–3
22,971
5 October 16 Dallas Cowboys W 12–10 2–3
23,128
6 October 23 at New York Giants W 20–13 3–3
58,516
7 October 30 Washington Redskins W 44–7 4–3
22,458
8 November 6 at Cleveland Browns L 28–27 4–4
49,192
9 November 20 at Washington Redskins W 26–14 5–4
23,848
10 November 27 Cleveland Browns T 17–17 5–4–1
26,146
11 December 4 Philadelphia Eagles L 20–6 5–5–1
21,358
12 December 11 Bye
13 December 18 Pittsburgh Steelers W 38–7 6–5–1
20,840
  • 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.

Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Philadelphia Eagles 10 2 0 .833 8–2 321 246 W1
Cleveland Browns 8 3 1 .727 6–3–1 362 217 W3
New York Giants 6 4 2 .600 5–4–1 271 261 L1
St. Louis Cardinals 6 5 1 .545 4–5–1 288 230 W1
Pittsburgh Steelers 5 6 1 .455 4–5–1 240 275 L1
Washington Redskins 1 9 2 .100 0–8–2 178 309 L8

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

Awards and records[edit]

  • Led NFL, Fewest Rushing Yards Allowed, 1,212 yards [1]
  • Jerry Norton, NFL Leader,Punting [2]
  • Jerry Horton, Tied NFL Record, Most Interceptions in One Game, 4 [3]

Milestones[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 458
  2. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 456
  3. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 94
  4. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 438

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