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1960 Detroit Lions

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7-5-0, Finished 2nd in NFL West Division  · 1960 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.2, Offense: -2.4, Defense: 3.6, SoS: -1.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 239 points (19.9/g), 9th of 13 in the NFL. Allowed 212 points (17.7/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 27 points (2.2/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 6.8-5.2.

Coach: George Wilson (7-5-0)

Stadium: Briggs Stadium
 Training Camp: Cranbrook Educational Community (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan)

Team Info

Partial Owner/President/General Manager Edwin Anderson
Partial Owner Lyle Fife
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 239 3392 768 4.4 30 9 15 192 166 333 1678 6 21 4.5 88 392 1714 19 4.4 89
Team Defense 212 3397 742 4.6 30 11 23 204 175 354 2049 17 19 5.4 94 360 1348 9 3.7 87
Lg Rank Offense 9 9 4 2 9 5 11 13 5 11 7 4 2 5
Lg Rank Defense 3 5 9 9 7 11 7 6 9 4 3 4 4 5

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
2 Sun October 2 boxscore L 0-1 @ Green Bay Packers 9 28 14 272 203 69 1 23 364 109 255 3
2 Sun October 9 boxscore L 0-2 San Francisco 49ers 10 14 13 232 135 97 1 17 283 188 95 1
4 Sun October 16 boxscore L 0-3 @ Philadelphia Eagles 10 28 14 276 122 154 6 16 329 190 139 2
4 Sun October 23 boxscore W 1-3 Baltimore Colts 30 17 11 300 132 168 22 332 247 85 3
6 Sun October 30 boxscore L 1-4 @ Los Angeles Rams 35 48 25 483 242 241 8 19 282 169 113 1
7 Sun November 6 boxscore W 2-4 @ San Francisco 49ers 24 0 15 313 179 134 14 232 126 106 3
7 Sun November 13 boxscore W 3-4 Los Angeles Rams 12 10 19 232 129 103 3 15 245 183 62 3
8 Sun November 20 boxscore L 3-5 @ Chicago Bears 7 28 11 147 14 133 2 12 333 204 129 2
9 Thu November 24 boxscore W 4-5 Green Bay Packers 23 10 19 291 182 109 1 12 181 63 118 2
10 Sun December 4 boxscore W 5-5 @ Baltimore Colts 20 15 18 302 169 133 3 19 387 333 54 5
11 Sun December 11 boxscore W 6-5 Dallas Cowboys 23 14 17 343 130 213 3 24 286 172 114 3
12 Sun December 18 boxscore W 7-5 Chicago Bears 36 0 16 201 41 160 2 11 143 65 78 2

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
15 Jim Ninowski 24 QB 11 10 5-5-0 134 283 47.3% 1599 2 0.7 18 6.4 55 5.7 2.9 11.9 145.4 40.9 0 1
14 Earl Morrall 26 qb 12 2 2-0-0 32 49 65.3% 423 4 8.2 3 6.1 65 8.6 7.5 13.2 35.3 94.2 1 1
41 Terry Barr 25 PR 12 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 26.0 12 7-5-0 166 333 49.8% 2022 6 1.8 21 6.3 65 6.1 3.6 12.2 168.5 48.7 1 2
Opp Total 12 175 354 49.4% 2275 17 4.8 19 5.4 6.4 4.97 13.0 189.6 63.7 28 226 5.4 4.0 7.3

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
33 Nick Pietrosante* 23 FB 12 0 161 872 8 57 5.4 72.7 13.4 13 129 9.9 0 28 1.1 10.8 1001 8 4
45 Dan Lewis 24 LH 12 0 92 438 1 74 4.8 36.5 7.7 12 192 16.0 1 55 1.0 16.0 630 2 2
34 Ken Webb 25 12 0 59 166 2 17 2.8 13.8 4.9 10 68 6.8 0 25 0.8 5.7 234 2 2
15 Jim Ninowski 24 QB 11 10 32 81 5 14 2.5 7.4 2.9 81 5 2
40 Howard Cassady 26 RH 12 0 17 28 1 16 1.6 2.3 1.4 20 238 11.9 1 40 1.7 19.8 266 2 0
41 Terry Barr 25 PR 12 0 17 74 1 19 4.4 6.2 1.4 5 26 5.2 1 11 0.4 2.2 100 2 0
14 Earl Morrall 26 qb 12 2 10 37 1 17 3.7 3.1 0.8 37 1 3
84 Dave Middleton 27 7 0 3 -1 0 1 -0.3 -0.1 0.4 5 51 10.2 0 20 0.7 7.3 50 0 0
28 Yale Lary* 30 P/RS 12 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 1.6 0.1 19 0 0
80 Jim Gibbons* 24 TE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 51 604 11.8 2 65 4.3 50.3 604 2 0
89 Gail Cogdill* 23 SE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 43 642 14.9 1 63 3.6 53.5 642 1 0
88 Steve Junker 25 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 55 9.2 0 14 0.5 4.6 55 0 0
87 Glenn Davis 26 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 17 17.0 0 17 0.3 4.3 17 0 0
Team Total 26.0 12 392 1714 19 74 4.4 142.8 32.7 166 2022 12.2 6 65 13.8 168.5 3736 25 13
Opp Total 12 360 1348 9 3.7 112.3 30.0 175 2049 11.7 17 14.6 170.8 3397 26 19

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
20 Jim Steffen 24 12 0 14 83 0 29 5.9 8 225 0 55 28.1 308
41 Terry Barr 25 PR 12 0 14 104 0 39 7.4 4 81 0 19 20.3 285
21 Bruce Maher 23 KR 12 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 10 214 0 35 21.4 224
45 Dan Lewis 24 LH 12 0 10 202 0 26 20.2 832
40 Howard Cassady 26 RH 12 0 1 25 0 25 25.0 4 82 0 28 20.5 373
34 Ken Webb 25 12 0 3 38 0 14 12.7 272
24 Dick LeBeau 23 RCB 12 0 2 16 0 16 8.0 16
33 Nick Pietrosante* 23 FB 12 0 2 58 0 36 29.0 1059
28 Yale Lary* 30 P/RS 12 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 24
Team Total 26.0 12 31 227 0 39 7.3 43 916 0 55 21.3 4879
Opp Total 12 35 293 0 8.4 45 979 0 21.8

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
28 Yale Lary* 30 P/RS 12 0 64 2802 63 2 43.8
47 Jim Martin 36 K 12 0 24 13 54.2%% 28 26 92.9%%
Team Total 26.0 12 24 13 54.2%% 28 26 92.9%% 64 2802 63 2 43.8
Opp Total 12 12 5 41.7%% 28 27 96.4%% 69 2691 39.0

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
81 Night Train Lane* 31 LCB 12 0 5 102 1 80 0
33 Nick Pietrosante* 23 FB 12 0 0 4 1 12 0
55 Wayne Walker 24 RLB 12 0 1 21 0 21 0 0 0 4 0 0 1
24 Dick LeBeau 23 RCB 12 0 4 58 0 43 0
43 Gary Lowe 26 LS 11 0 2 49 0 26 0 0 0 2 0 0
28 Yale Lary* 30 P/RS 12 0 3 44 0 22 0
14 Earl Morrall 26 qb 12 2 0 3 0 0 0
56 Joe Schmidt* 28 MLB 10 0 2 46 1 29 0 0 0 1 14 1
34 Ken Webb 25 12 0 0 2 1 0 0
45 Dan Lewis 24 LH 12 0 0 2 0 0 0
21 Bruce Maher 23 KR 12 0 1 19 0 19 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
15 Jim Ninowski 24 QB 11 10 0 2 0 0 0
57 Carl Brettschneider 29 LLB 12 0 0 0 1 5 0
76 Roger Brown 23 RDT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
89 Gail Cogdill* 23 SE 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
53 Bill Glass 25 RDE 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
70 Willie McClung 30 RT 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
64 Max Messner 22 1 0 1 26 0 26 0
Team Total 26.0 12 19 365 2 80 0 0 13 15 31 1 2
Opp Total 12 43 19 8 1

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
47 Jim Martin 36 K 12 0 26 13 65
33 Nick Pietrosante* 23 FB 12 0 8 8 48
15 Jim Ninowski 24 QB 11 10 5 5 30
41 Terry Barr 25 PR 12 0 1 1 2 12
40 Howard Cassady 26 RH 12 0 1 1 2 12
80 Jim Gibbons* 24 TE 12 0 2 2 12
45 Dan Lewis 24 LH 12 0 1 1 2 12
56 Joe Schmidt* 28 MLB 10 0 1 1 2 12
34 Ken Webb 25 12 0 2 2 12
89 Gail Cogdill* 23 SE 12 0 1 1 6
81 Night Train Lane* 31 LCB 12 0 1 1 6
14 Earl Morrall 26 qb 12 2 1 1 6
21 Bruce Maher 23 KR 12 0 1 2
55 Wayne Walker 24 RLB 12 0 1 2
Team Total 26.0 12 19 6 1 2 28 26 13 3 237
Opp Total 12 9 17 2 27 5 1 212

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1960-10-09 SFO L, 10-14 1 1 rush Ken Webb 1 yard rush (Jim Martin kick)
2 1960-10-16 @ PHI L, 10-28 3 17 interception Joe Schmidt 17 yard interception return (Jim Martin kick)
3 1960-10-23 BAL W, 30-17 2 3 rush Howard Cassady 3 yard rush (Jim Martin kick)
4 1960-10-23 BAL W, 30-17 3 1 rush Jim Ninowski 1 yard rush (Jim Martin kick)
5 1960-10-23 BAL W, 30-17 4 80 interception Night Train Lane 80 yard interception return (Jim Martin kick)
6 1960-10-30 @ RAM L, 35-48 2 6 rush Jim Ninowski 6 yard rush (Jim Martin kick)
7 1960-10-30 @ RAM L, 35-48 2 74 rush Dan Lewis 74 yard rush (Jim Martin kick)
8 1960-10-30 @ RAM L, 35-48 2 16 rush Jim Ninowski 16 yard rush (Jim Martin kick)
9 1960-10-30 @ RAM L, 35-48 3 24 rush Nick Pietrosante 24 yard rush (Jim Martin kick)
10 1960-10-30 @ RAM L, 35-48 4 3 rush Jim Ninowski 3 yard rush (Jim Martin kick)
11 1960-11-06 @ SFO W, 24-0 2 55 pass Dan Lewis 55 yard pass from Jim Ninowski (Jim Martin kick)
12 1960-11-06 @ SFO W, 24-0 4 27 rush Nick Pietrosante 27 yard rush (Jim Martin kick)
13 1960-11-06 @ SFO W, 24-0 4 19 rush Terry Barr 19 yard rush (Jim Martin kick)
14 1960-11-13 RAM W, 12-10 3 6 rush Nick Pietrosante 6 yard rush
15 1960-11-20 @ CHI L, 7-28 3 1 rush Nick Pietrosante 1 yard rush (Jim Martin kick)
16 1960-11-24 GNB W, 23-10 1 7 rush Jim Ninowski 7 yard rush (Jim Martin kick)
17 1960-11-24 GNB W, 23-10 2 1 rush Ken Webb 1 yard rush (Jim Martin kick)
18 1960-11-24 GNB W, 23-10 3 11 pass Jim Gibbons 11 yard pass from Jim Ninowski (Jim Martin kick)
19 1960-12-04 @ BAL W, 20-15 4 40 pass Howard Cassady 40 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Jim Martin kick)
20 1960-12-04 @ BAL W, 20-15 4 65 pass Jim Gibbons 65 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Jim Martin kick)
21 1960-12-11 DAL W, 23-14 2 43 rush Nick Pietrosante 43 yard rush (Jim Martin kick)
22 1960-12-11 DAL W, 23-14 2 40 rush Nick Pietrosante 40 yard rush (Jim Martin kick)
23 1960-12-11 DAL W, 23-14 3 7 pass Gail Cogdill 7 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Jim Martin kick)
24 1960-12-18 CHI W, 36-0 1 15 rush Earl Morrall 15 yard rush (Jim Martin kick)
25 1960-12-18 CHI W, 36-0 1 8 pass Terry Barr 8 yard pass from Earl Morrall
26 1960-12-18 CHI W, 36-0 2 14 fumble Joe Schmidt 14 yard fumble return (Jim Martin kick)
27 1960-12-18 CHI W, 36-0 2 31 rush Nick Pietrosante 31 yard rush (Jim Martin kick)
28 1960-12-18 CHI W, 36-0 4 4 rush Nick Pietrosante 4 yard rush (Jim Martin kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1960-10-02 @ GNB W, 28-9 2 5 rush Tom Moore 5 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
2 1960-10-02 @ GNB W, 28-9 3 2 rush Jim Taylor 2 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
3 1960-10-02 @ GNB W, 28-9 4 16 pass Paul Hornung 16 yard pass from Lamar McHan (Paul Hornung kick)
4 1960-10-02 @ GNB W, 28-9 4 11 rush Paul Hornung 11 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
5 1960-10-09 SFO W, 14-10 4 19 pass Billy Wilson 19 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
6 1960-10-09 SFO W, 14-10 4 18 pass R.C. Owens 18 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
7 1960-10-16 @ PHI W, 28-10 1 1 rush Clarence Peaks 1 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
8 1960-10-16 @ PHI W, 28-10 2 22 pass Ted Dean 22 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Bobby Walston kick)
9 1960-10-16 @ PHI W, 28-10 4 38 pass Bobby Walston 38 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Bobby Walston kick)
10 1960-10-16 @ PHI W, 28-10 4 49 rush Clarence Peaks 49 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
11 1960-10-23 BAL L, 17-30 2 22 pass Raymond Berry 22 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
12 1960-10-23 BAL L, 17-30 2 3 pass Jim Mutscheller 3 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
13 1960-10-30 @ RAM W, 48-35 1 58 pass Red Phillips 58 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Danny Villanueva kick)
14 1960-10-30 @ RAM W, 48-35 2 37 pass Frank Ryan 37 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Danny Villanueva kick)
15 1960-10-30 @ RAM W, 48-35 2 25 interception Lamar Lundy 25 yard interception return (Danny Villanueva kick)
16 1960-10-30 @ RAM W, 48-35 2 1 pass Tommy Wilson 1 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Danny Villanueva kick)
17 1960-10-30 @ RAM W, 48-35 4 31 pass Red Phillips 31 yard pass from Billy Wade (Danny Villanueva kick)
18 1960-10-30 @ RAM W, 48-35 4 12 interception Charley Britt 12 yard interception return (Danny Villanueva kick)
19 1960-11-13 RAM L, 10-12 4 41 pass Red Phillips 41 yard pass from Billy Wade (Danny Villanueva kick)
20 1960-11-20 @ CHI W, 28-7 1 40 pass Willard Dewveall 40 yard pass from Zeke Bratkowski (John Aveni kick)
21 1960-11-20 @ CHI W, 28-7 2 14 pass Willard Dewveall 14 yard pass from Ed Brown (John Aveni kick)
22 1960-11-20 @ CHI W, 28-7 4 1 rush Ed Brown 1 yard rush (John Aveni kick)
23 1960-11-20 @ CHI W, 28-7 4 36 rush Johnny Morris 36 yard rush (John Aveni kick)
24 1960-11-24 GNB L, 10-23 3 8 rush Paul Hornung 8 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
25 1960-12-04 @ BAL L, 15-20 2 80 pass Lenny Moore 80 yard pass from Johnny Unitas
26 1960-12-04 @ BAL L, 15-20 4 38 pass Lenny Moore 38 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
27 1960-12-11 DAL L, 14-23 2 1 rush L.G. Dupre 1 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
28 1960-12-11 DAL L, 14-23 4 31 pass Billy Howton 31 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Fred Cone kick)