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1960 Green Bay Packers season

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Record  8–4
Head coach  Vince Lombardi
General manager  Vince Lombardi
Division place  1st NFL Western
Start date  1960
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Playoff finish  Lost NFL Championship (Eagles, 17–13)
Home fields  Lambeau Field, Milwaukee County Stadium
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The 1960 Green Bay Packers season was their 41st season in the National Football League. The club posted an 8–4 record under second-year head coach Vince Lombardi to win the Western Conference and a berth in the NFL championship game. It was the Packers' first appearance in the title game since winning it in 1944. After a Thanksgiving Day loss at Detroit, the Packers won their final three games, all on the road, to win the crown.

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The championship game was against the Eastern Conference champion Philadelphia Eagles (10–2), played at Franklin Field in Philadelphia on Monday, December 26. Two years earlier in 1958, both teams had been last in their respective conferences, winning a combined three games.

In a close game, the Packers led in the fourth quarter, but lost 17–13. Green Bay returned to the title game the next two seasons and won both.

NFL Draft

  • Yellow indicates a future Pro Bowl selection
  • Schedule

  • 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

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

    NFL Championship Game

  • First quarter
  • GB - Paul Hornung 20-yard FG
  • Second quarter
  • GB - Hornung 23-yard FG
  • Phi - Tommy McDonald 35-yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Bobby Walston kick)
  • Phi - Walston 15-yard FG
  • Third quarter
  • No scoring
  • Fourth quarter
  • GB - Max McGee 7-yard pass from Bart Starr (Hornung kick)
  • Phi - Ted Dean 5 run (Walston kick)
  • Awards and records

  • Tom Moore, NFL Kickoff Return Leader
  • Paul Hornung set an NFL record for scoring 176 points, a record that since has been broken
  • References

    1960 Green Bay Packers season Wikipedia


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