1960 Pittsburgh Steelers season
OwnerArt Rooney
Head coachBuddy Parker
Home fieldForbes Field
Results
Record5–6–1
Division place5th NFL Eastern
Playoff finishDid not qualify

The 1960 Pittsburgh Steelers season was the franchise's 28th in the National Football League. They compiled a 5–6–1 record and a fifth-place finish under head coach Buddy Parker while playing their home games at Forbes Field.

Preseason

Among the Steelers' preseason games in 1960 was an exhibition match with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League; the Steelers won handily, 43–16. Forty-eight years later, the Steelers will return to Toronto to face the Buffalo Bills as the first game in the Toronto Series.

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue
1 September 24 at Dallas Cowboys W 35–28 1–0 Cotton Bowl
2 October 2 at Cleveland Browns L 20–28 1–1 Cleveland Municipal Stadium
3 October 9 New York Giants L 17–19 1–2 Pitt Stadium
4 October 16 St. Louis Cardinals W 27–14 2–2 Forbes Field
5 October 23 at Washington Redskins T 27–27 2–2–1 Griffith Stadium
6 October 30 Green Bay Packers L 13–19 2–3–1 Forbes Field
7 November 6 at Philadelphia Eagles L 7–34 2–4–1 Franklin Field
8 November 13 at New York Giants L 24–27 2–5–1 Yankee Stadium
9 November 20 Cleveland Browns W 14–10 3–5–1 Forbes Field
10 November 27 Washington Redskins W 22–10 4–5–1 Forbes Field
11 Bye
12 December 11 Philadelphia Eagles W 27–21 5–5–1 Forbes Field
13 December 18 at St. Louis Cardinals L 7–38 5–6–1 Busch Stadium

Game summaries

Week 1 (Saturday September 24, 1960): Dallas Cowboys

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 7 14 7 35
Cowboys 14 7 7 0 28

at Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Texas

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Week 2 (Sunday October 2, 1960): Cleveland Browns

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 0 7 13 20
Browns 7 14 0 7 28

at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

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Week 3 (Sunday October 9, 1960): New York Giants

1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 12 0 7 19
Steelers 7 0 7 3 17

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Week 4 (Sunday October 16, 1960): St. Louis Cardinals

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 0 0 14 14
Steelers 6 7 7 7 27

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Week 5 (Sunday October 23, 1960): Washington Redskins

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 3 7 10 27
Redskins 7 3 7 10 27

at Griffith Stadium, Washington, DC

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Week 6 (Sunday October 30, 1960): Green Bay Packers

1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 9 3 0 7 19
Steelers 0 7 0 6 13

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Week 7 (Sunday November 6, 1960): Philadelphia Eagles

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 0 0 7 7
Eagles 14 3 7 10 34

at Franklin Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Week 8 (Sunday November 13, 1960): New York Giants

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 14 10 0 0 24
Giants 7 7 3 10 27

at Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York

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Week 9 (Sunday November 20, 1960): Cleveland Browns

1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 0 0 3 7 10
Steelers 7 0 0 7 14

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Week 10 (Sunday November 27, 1960): Washington Redskins

1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 0 0 7 3 10
Steelers 6 7 3 6 22

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Week 12 (Sunday December 11, 1960): Philadelphia Eagles

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 0 0 21 21
Steelers 13 14 0 0 27

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Week 13 (Sunday December 18, 1960): St. Louis Cardinals

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 7 0 0 7
Cardinals 0 7 17 14 38

at Busch Stadium I, St. Louis, Missouri

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Standings

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.

Roster

1960 Pittsburgh Steelers final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists



Practice squad



Rookies in italics

References