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Encyclopedia > 1960 NFL season

The 1960 NFL season was the 41th regular season of the National Football League. Before the season, Pete Rozelle was elected NFL commissioner as a compromise choice on the twenty-third ballot. Meanwhile, the league expanded to 13 teams with the addition of the Dallas Cowboys. Also, the Cardinals relocated from Chicago, becoming the St.Louis "football" Cardinals. This was also the inaugural season of the fledgling American Football League. The regular season is a term used, primarily, in North American sports. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... Alvin Ray Pete Rozelle (March 1, 1926–December 6, 1996) was the commissioner of the National Football League (NFL) from January 1960 to November 1989, when he retired from office. ... City Irving, Texas Team Colors Royal Blue, Metallic Silver, Blue, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Rowdy League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960-present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC East (1970-present) Team... Conference NFC Division West Year Founded 1898 Home Field Sun Devil Stadium City Tempe, Arizona Team Colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Dennis Green League Championships (2) NFL Champions: 1925, 1947 Conference Championships (0) Division Championships (4) NFL West: 1947, 1948 NFC East: 1974, 1975 The Arizona Cardinals... ... The Gateway Arch, shown here behind the Old Courthouse, is the most recognizable part of the St. ... AFL logo The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969. ...


In the 1960 NFL Championship Game, the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Green Bay Packers at Franklin Field. Two years earlier, in 1958, these teams had both finished in last place in their respective conferences. This loss was Vince Lombardi's only post-season defeat (excluding a loss in the third place "Playoff Bowl" game) as an NFL head coach. Following this loss in 1960, Lombardi's Packers won five NFL championship games in seven years, and easily won the first two Super Bowls. The National Football League has used several different formats to determine their league champions since its founding in 1920. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team Colors Midnight Green, Silver, Black, and White Head Coach Andy Reid Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933-present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970... Note: Basketball teams from Chicago and Anderson once used the name Packers as well. ... Franklin Field is the University of Pennsylvanias football stadium. ... The 1958 NFL season was the 39th regular season of the National Football League. ... Vincent Thomas Lombardi (June 11, 1913 – September 3, 1970) was one of the most successful coaches in the history of American football. ... The Playoff Bowl was the colloquial name for a post-season game for third place in the NFL, played following the 1960-1969 seasons. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy In professional American football, the Super Bowl is the championship game of the National Football League (NFL) in the United States. ...


Final standings

W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PCT= Winning Percentage, PF= Points For, PA = Points Against

Eastern Conference
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Philadelphia Eagles 10 2 0 .833 321 246
Cleveland Browns 8 3 1 .727 362 217
New York Giants 6 4 2 .600 271 261
St. Louis Cardinals 6 5 1 .545 288 230
Pittsburgh Steelers 5 6 1 .455 240 275
Washington Redskins 1 9 2 .100 178 309
Western Conference
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Green Bay Packers 8 4 0 .667 332 209
Detroit Lions 7 5 0 .583 239 212
San Francisco 49ers 7 5 0 .583 208 205
Baltimore Colts 6 6 0 .500 288 234
Chicago Bears 5 6 1 .455 194 299
Los Angeles Rams 4 7 1 .364 265 297
Dallas Cowboys 0 11 1 .000 177 369


City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team Colors Midnight Green, Silver, Black, and White Head Coach Andy Reid Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933-present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970... City Cleveland, Ohio Team Colors Brown, Orange, and White Head Coach Romeo Crennel Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot CB, Chomps, TD, and Trapper League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division (1946-1948) National Football League (1950-present) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Century Division... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Team Colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1925-present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Century Division (1967; 1969) Capitol Division (1968) National... Conference NFC Division West Year Founded 1898 Home Field Sun Devil Stadium City Tempe, Arizona Team Colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Dennis Green League Championships (2) NFL Champions: 1925, 1947 Conference Championships (0) Division Championships (4) NFL West: 1947, 1948 NFC East: 1974, 1975 The Arizona Cardinals... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team Colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933-present) Eastern Division (1933-1943; 1945-1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Century Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970... City Landover, Maryland Team Colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Fight song Hail to the Redskins Mascot {{{mascot}}} League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933-present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC... Note: Basketball teams from Chicago and Anderson once used the name Packers as well. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team Colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Vacant Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Roary League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1930-present) Western Division (1933-1949) National Conference (1950-1952) Western Conference (1953-1969) Central Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC Central (1970... City San Francisco, California Team Colors Metallic Gold, Cardinal Red, and Beige Head Coach Mike Nolan Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division (1946-1948) National Football League (1950-present) National Conference (1950-1952) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division... City Indianapolis, Indiana Team Colors Royal Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Spike and Spirit League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953-present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001) AFC South (2002-present) Team... City Chicago, Illinois Team Colors Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football League (1920-present) Western Division (1933-1949) National Conference (1950-1952) Western Conference (1953-1969) Central Division (1967-1969) National Football... Conference NFC Division West Year Founded 1937 Home Field Edward Jones Dome City St. ... City Irving, Texas Team Colors Royal Blue, Metallic Silver, Blue, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Rowdy League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960-present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC East (1970-present) Team...


NFL Championship Game

Philadelphia 17, Green Bay 13 at Franklin Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 26, 1960 Franklin Field is the University of Pennsylvanias football stadium. ... Independence Hall, as it appears today. ... December 26 is the 360th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, 361st in leap years. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


References

  • NFL Record and Fact Book (ISBN 193299436X)
  • NFL History 1951-1960 (Last accessed December 4, 2005)
  • Total Football: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League (ISBN 0062701746)
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NFL seasons
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