1960 Los Angeles Rams season

The 1960 Los Angeles Rams season was the team's 23rd year with the National Football League and the 15th season in Los Angeles. Under first-year head coach Bob Waterfield, the team won four and lost seven with one tie, placing the Rams in sixth place in the Western Conference, ahead of only the winless expansion Dallas Cowboys. Their most notable win was an upset of the Green Bay Packers at Milwaukee on November 20.[1][2] Four weeks later in the season finale, the Packers returned the favor in Los Angeles to win the Western conference title.[3]

1960 Los Angeles Rams season
Head coachBob Waterfield
OwnerDan Reeves
Home fieldLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Results
Record4–7–1
Division place6th NFL Western
Playoff finishdid not qualify

In the pre-season, the Rams played the Cowboys in rural northeastern Oregon, at Pendleton's rodeo grounds on Sunday, September 4.[4][5]

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 September 23 St. Louis Cardinals L 43–21 0–1 47,448
2 October 2 at San Francisco 49ers L 13–9 0–2 53,633
3 October 9 at Chicago Bears L 34–27 0–3 47,776
4 October 16 at Baltimore Colts L 31–17 0–4 57,808
5 October 23 Chicago Bears T 24–24 0–4–1 63,438
6 October 30 Detroit Lions W 48–35 1–4–1 53,295
7 November 6 at Dallas Cowboys W 38–13 2–4–1 16,000
8 November 13 at Detroit Lions L 12–10 2–5–1 54,019
9 November 20 at Green Bay Packers W 33–31 3–5–1 35,763
10 November 27 Bye
11 December 4 San Francisco 49ers L 23–7 3–6–1 77,254
12 December 11 Baltimore Colts W 10–3 4–6–1 75,461
13 December 17 Green Bay Packers L 35–21 4–7–1 53,445
  • Friday night (September 23), Saturday (December 17)
  • 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.

StandingsEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lea, Bud (November 21, 1960). "Packers lose in last 22 seconds". Milwaukee Sentinel. p. 3, part 2.
  2. ^ Hamilton, Clem (November 21, 1960). "Packers are too generous, waste stirring rally, 33-31". Milwaukee Journal. p. 13, part 2.
  3. ^ "Packers win banner on air-borne victory". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. December 18, 1960. p. 2, sports.
  4. ^ "New NFL entry to play Rams in Pendleton Sunday". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). September 2, 1960. p. 13.
  5. ^ "Rams crush Dallas club". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. September 5, 1960. p. 8.