1960 Green Bay Packers season

1960 Green Bay Packers season
Head coach Vince Lombardi
General manager Vince Lombardi
Home field City Stadium
Milwaukee County Stadium
Record 8–4
Division place 1st NFL Western
Playoff finish Lost NFL Championship
(Eagles, 17–13)

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.[1] After a Thanksgiving Day loss at Detroit, the Packers won their final three games, all on the road, to win the crown.

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.[2][3][4][5] Green Bay returned to the title game the next two seasons and won both.


NFL Draft

Main article: 1960 NFL draft
Round Pick Player Position School
15Tom MooreRunning BackVanderbilt
217Bob JeterCornerbackIowa
551Dale HackbartDefensive BackWisconsin
665Mike WrightTackleMinnesota
777Kirk PharesGuardSouth Carolina
889Don HittCenterOklahoma State
9101Frank BrixiusTackleMinnesota
11125Ron RayTackleHoward Payne
12137Harry BallTackleBoston College
13149Paul WinslowDefensive BackNorth Carolina Central
14161Jon GilliamCenterEast Texas State
15173Garney HenleyBackHuron
16185John LittlejohnBackKansas State
17197Joe GomesBackSouth Carolina
18209Royce WhittingtonTackleSouthwestern Louisiana
19221Rich BrooksEndPurdue
20233Gilmer LewisTackleOklahoma

Regular season


Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance
1 September 25 Chicago Bears L 17–14 0–1 City Stadium
2 October 2 Detroit Lions W 28–9 1–1 City Stadium
3 October 9 Baltimore Colts W 35–21 2–1 City Stadium
4 October 16 Bye
5 October 23 San Francisco 49ers W 41–14 3–1 Milwaukee County Stadium
6 October 30 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 19–13 4–1 Forbes Field
7 November 6 at Baltimore Colts L 38–24 4–2 Memorial Stadium
8 November 13 Dallas Cowboys W 41–7 5–2 City Stadium
9 November 20 Los Angeles Rams L 33–31 5–3 Milwaukee County Stadium
10 November 24 at Detroit Lions L 23–10 5–4 Tiger Stadium
11 December 4 at Chicago Bears W 41–13 6–4 Wrigley Field
12 December 10 at San Francisco 49ers W 13–0 7–4 Kezar Stadium
13 December 17 at Los Angeles Rams W 35–21 8–4 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Game summaries

Week 2

1 234Total
Lions 3 600 9
Packers 0 7714 28



Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
Championship December 26, 1960 at Philadelphia Eagles L 17–13 Franklin Field


NFL Western Conference
Green Bay Packers 840.6677–4332209W3
Detroit Lions 750.5837–4239212W4
San Francisco 49ers 750.5837–4208205W1
Baltimore Colts 660.5005–6288234L4
Chicago Bears 561.4555–5–1194299L3
Los Angeles Rams 471.3644–6–1265297L1
Dallas Cowboys 0111.0000–6177369L1

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


Green Bay Packers roster

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen


Defensive Backs

Rookies in italics


NFL Championship Game

1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 3 3 0 7 13
Eagles 0 10 0 7 17

Awards and records


  1. "Green Bay rips Rams to win Western title". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. December 18, 1960. p. 1, section 3.
  2. Lea, Bud (December 27, 1960). "Eagles win NFL title". Milwaukee Sentinel. p. 1, part 1.
  3. "Eagles rally once again". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. Associated Press. December 27, 1960. p. 13.
  4. Kuechle, Oliver E. (December 27, 1960). "Eagles beat Packers for title, 17-13". Milwaukee Journal. p. 14, paft 2.
  5. "Eagles win NFL title with 17 to 13 victory". The Bulletin. Bend, Oregon. UPI. December 27, 1960. p. 2.
  6. Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2013-Dec-27.
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