1960 Baltimore Colts season
OwnerCarroll Rosenbloom
Head coachWeeb Ewbank
Home fieldMemorial Stadium
Results
Record6–6
Division place4th NFL Western
Playoff finishDid not qualify

The 1960 Baltimore Colts season was the eighth for the team in the National Football League. The season started well for the Colts going 6 to 2. The team looked like they would win their third straight championship. Then in a game on Dec. 4th against the Detroit Lions, star running back Alan Ameche tore his Achilles tendon and missed the final two games. The injury ended his career.[1] With Ameche out, the Colts ended the season losing their last three games, for a total of four consecutive losses. Their record was 6 wins and 6 losses. The team went from first to fourth place in the Western Conference. As a result, their two-year reign as NFL champions came to an end.

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game Site Attendance
1 September 25 Washington Redskins W 20–0 1–0 Memorial Stadium
53,818
2 October 2 Chicago Bears W 42–7 2–0 Memorial Stadium
57,808
3 October 9 at Green Bay Packers L 21–35 2–1 Lambeau Field
32,150
4 October 16 Los Angeles Rams W 31–17 3–1 Memorial Stadium
57,808
5 October 23 at Detroit Lions L 17–30 3–2 Tiger Stadium
53,854
6 October 30 at Dallas Cowboys W 45–7 4–2 Cotton Bowl
25,500
7 November 6 Green Bay Packers W 38–24 5–2 Memorial Stadium
57,808
8 November 13 at Chicago Bears W 24–20 6–2 Wrigley Field
48,713
9 November 20 Bye
10 November 27 San Francisco 49ers L 22–30 6–3 Memorial Stadium
57,808
11 December 4 Detroit Lions L 15–20 6–4 Memorial Stadium
57,808
12 December 11 at Los Angeles Rams L 3–10 6–5 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
75,461
13 December 18 at San Francisco 49ers L 10–34 6–6 Kezar Stadium
57,269

Game summaries

Week 1

Johnny Unitas extends his record TD-a-game string to 38 with a scoring pass to Raymond Berry. Lenny Moore rammed 4 yards for a touchdown, and Steve Myhra kicked 28 and 18-yard field goals as the Colts began their challenge (unsuccessfully at the end) for a 3rd straight World Championship.

1 234Total
Redskins 0 000 0
• Colts 0 7103 20
  • Date: September 25
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Baltimore
  • Game attendance: 53,818
  • Game weather: 62 °F (17 °C); wind 9 mph (14 km/h)

[2]

Standings

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.

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