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1960 Cleveland Browns season

 

1960 Cleveland Browns season

1960 Cleveland Browns season
Head coach Paul Brown
Home field Cleveland Stadium
Local radio WGAR (AM)
Results
Record 8–3–1
Division place 2nd NFL Eastern
Playoff finish Lost in Playoff Bowl
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1959 1961 >

The 1960 Cleveland Browns season was the team's 11th season with the National Football League. The 1960 Browns compiled an 8–3–1 record, and finished second in the NFL's Eastern Conference, behind the NFL Champion Philadelphia Eagles. However, the Browns qualified for the first-ever Playoff Bowl in Miami, losing to the Detroit Lions, 17–16.

Exhibition schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 August 14, 1960 at Detroit Lions W 28–14
24,620
2 August 18, 1960 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 27–24
16,360
3 August 27, 1960 at Los Angeles Rams L 22–17
48,175
4 September 3, 1960 vs. San Francisco 49ers at Portland W 26–24
25,898
5 September 10, 1960 vs. Chicago Bears at Akron W 16–10
21,568
6 September 17, 1960 Detroit Lions W 14–10
25,911

Regular season schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 25, 1960 at Philadelphia Eagles W 41–24
56,303
2 October 2, 1960 Pittsburgh Steelers W 28–20
67,692
3 Bye
4 October 16, 1960 at Dallas Cowboys W 48–7
28,500
5 October 23, 1960 Philadelphia Eagles L 31–29
64,850
6 October 30, 1960 at Washington Redskins W 31–10
32,086
7 November 6, 1960 New York Giants L 17–13
82,872
8 November 13, 1960 St. Louis Cardinals W 28–27
49,192
9 November 20, 1960 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 14–10
35,215
10 November 27, 1960 at St. Louis Cardinals T 17–17
26,146
11 December 4, 1960 Washington Redskins W 27–16
35,211
12 December 11, 1960 Chicago Bears W 42–0
38,155
13 December 18, 1960 at New York Giants W 48–34
56,517

Game summaries

Week 1

1 2 3 4 Total
• Browns 14 10 7 10 41
Eagles 3 7 0 14 24
  • Date: September 25
  • Location: Franklin Field
  • Game weather: 61°F, wind 9 mph

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Standings

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Philadelphia Eagles 10 2 0 .833 321 246 W-1
Cleveland Browns 8 3 1 .727 362 217 W-3
New York Giants 6 4 2 .600 271 261 L-1
St. Louis Cardinals 6 5 1 .545 288 230 W-1
Pittsburgh Steelers 5 6 1 .455 240 275 L-1
Washington Redskins 1 9 2 .100 178 309 L-8


Roster

Playoffs

Round Date Opponent Result Attendance
Playoff Bowl January 7, 1961 Detroit Lions L 17–16
34,981

Awards and records

  • Jim Brown, NFL Rushing Leader, 1,257 yards
  • Milt Plum, NFL Leader, Passing Yards, (2,297)

Milestones

  • Jim Brown, Third Consecutive 1,000 yard season
  • Jim Brown, Fourth Consecutive Rushing Title

References

  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com


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