1960 Chicago Bears season

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.

1960 Chicago Bears season
CHI 363
Head coachGeorge Halas
General managerGeorge Halas
OwnerGeorge Halas
Home fieldWrigley Field
Results
Record5–6–1
Division place5th NFL Western
Playoff finishdid not qualify

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 September 18 at Green Bay Packers W 17–14 1–0
32,150
2 September 25 at Baltimore Colts L 42–7 1–1
57,808
3 October 2 Los Angeles Rams W 34–27 2–1
47,776
4 October 9 San Francisco 49ers W 27–10 3–1
48,226
5 October 16 at Los Angeles Rams T 24–24 3–1–1
63,438
6 October 23 at San Francisco 49ers L 25–7 3–2–1
55,071
7 October 30 Bye
8 November 6 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 3 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

Week 1

1 234Total
• Bears 0 0017 17
Packers 0 770 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

1 234Total
Cowboys 0 070 7
• Bears 7 703 17

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Standings

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.

References

  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
Scoring summary
2GBJim Taylor 1 yard run (Paul Hornung kick)Packers 7–0
3GBPaul Hornung 2 yard run (Paul Hornung kick)Packers 14–0
4CHIWillie Galimore 18 yard run (John Aveni kick)Packers 14–7
4CHIRick Casares 26 yard run (John Aveni kick)Tie 14–14
4CHIJohn Aveni 16 yard field goalBears 17–14
Scoring summary
1CHIRick Casares 5 yard run (John Aveni kick)Bears 7–0
2CHIJohnny Morris 20 yard pass from Ed Brown (John Aveni kick)Bears 14–0
3DALDon McIlhenny 64 yard pass from Don Heinrich (Fred Cone kick)Bears 14–7
4CHIJohn Aveni 20 yard field goalBears 17–7
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