1960 Detroit Lions season

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.

1960 Detroit Lions season
Head coachGeorge Wilson
Home fieldTiger Stadium
Results
Record7–5–0
Division place2nd NFL Western
Playoff finishWon NFL Playoff Bowl (vs. Browns) 17-16

Regular season

Schedule

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

Week 9

1 234Total
Packers 0 0100 10
• Lions 9 770 23

[1]

Thanksgiving Day game

Standings

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.

Roster

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

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

[2]

References

  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
1960 in Michigan

Events from the year 1960 in Michigan.

The top stories of the year in Michigan included: (1) the nomination and election of John Swainson, a 35-year-old double amputee, as Governor of Michigan; (2) the decision of G. Mennen Williams not to run for a seventh term as Governor; (3) the selection of Michigan's Nancy Fleming as Miss America; (4) John F. Kennedy's taking Michigan's electoral votes over Richard M. Nixon; (5) the selection of Robert McNamara as President of Ford Motor Company and then as Secretary of Defense; and (6) the Detroit Tigers' trade of batting champion Harvey Kuenn to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Rocky Colavito.

Scoring summary
Q1DETSafety, blocked punt through end zoneDET 2–0
Q1DETJim Ninowski 7 yard run (Jim Martin kick)DET 9–0
Q2DETKen Webb 1 yard run (Jim Martin kick)DET 16–0
Q3GBPaul Hornung 12 yard field goalDET 16–3
Q3GBPaul Hornung 8 yard run (Paul Hornung kick)DET 16–10
Q3DETJim Gibbons 11 yard pass from Jim Ninowski (Jim Martin kick)DET 23–10
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Culture
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Notable people
Division championships (4)
Conference championships (4)
League championships (4)
Media
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Seasons (90)

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