1960 St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) season

The 1960 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 41st year with the National Football League (NFL) and the first in St. Louis, following their relocation from Chicago, where they had played the previous 40 seasons. The Cardinals went 6–5–1 during the first season in their new city, while playing their home schedule at Busch Stadium.

1960 St. Louis Cardinals season
OwnerViolet Bidwill Wolfner
Head coachPop Ivy
Home fieldBusch Stadium
Results
Record6–5–1
Division place4th NFL Eastern
Playoff finishDid not qualify

OffseasonEdit

NFL draftEdit

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 September 23 at Los Angeles Rams W 43–21 1–0
47,448
2 October 2 New York Giants L 35–14 1–1
26,089
3 October 9 at Philadelphia Eagles L 31–27 1–2
33,701
4 October 16 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 27–14 1–3
22,971
5 October 23 Dallas Cowboys W 12–10 2–3
23,128
6 October 30 at New York Giants W 20–13 3–3
58,516
7 November 6 Washington Redskins W 44–7 4–3
22,458
8 November 13 at Cleveland Browns L 28–27 4–4
49,192
9 November 20 at Washington Redskins W 26–14 5–4
23,848
10 November 27 Cleveland Browns T 17–17 5–4–1
26,146
11 December 4 Philadelphia Eagles L 20–6 5–5–1
21,358
12 December 11 Bye
13 December 18 Pittsburgh Steelers W 38–7 6–5–1
20,840
  • Friday night (September 23)
  • 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 Eastern Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Philadelphia Eagles 10 2 0 .833 8–2 321 246 W1
Cleveland Browns 8 3 1 .727 6–3–1 362 217 W3
New York Giants 6 4 2 .600 5–4–1 271 261 L1
St. Louis Cardinals 6 5 1 .545 4–5–1 288 230 W1
Pittsburgh Steelers 5 6 1 .455 4–5–1 240 275 L1
Washington Redskins 1 9 2 .100 0–8–2 178 309 L8

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

Awards and recordsEdit

  • Led NFL, fewest rushing yards allowed, 1,212 yards [1]
  • Jerry Norton, NFL leader, punting [2]
  • Jerry Horton, tied NFL record, most interceptions in one game, 4 [3]

MilestonesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 458
  2. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 456
  3. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 94
  4. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 438

External linksEdit