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1960 Pittsburgh Steelers

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5-6-1, Finished 5th in NFL East Division  · 1960 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.7, Offense: -1.2, Defense: 0.4, SoS: 2.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 240 points (20.0/g), 8th of 13 in the NFL. Allowed 275 points (22.9/g), 9th.
 Differential of -35 points (-2.9/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 5.0-7.0.

Coach: Buddy Parker (5-6-1)

Stadium: Forbes Field
 Training Camp: California University of Pennsylvania (California, Pennsylvania)

Team Info

Founder/Principal Owner/President Art Rooney
General Manager Francis Fogarty
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 240 4045 707 5.7 35 14 13 198 139 285 2422 20 21 8.2 104 411 1623 9 3.9 81
Team Defense 275 4284 811 5.3 29 13 14 224 184 361 2791 20 16 7.0 120 414 1493 13 3.6 90
Lg Rank Offense 8 3 7 9 7 9 3 4 5 1 5 7 8 8
Lg Rank Defense 9 12 10 6 13 12 13 10 10 12 10 5 7 3

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sat September 24 boxscore W 1-0 @ Dallas Cowboys 35 28 20 475 353 122 1 17 395 323 72 4
2 Sun October 2 boxscore L 1-1 @ Cleveland Browns 20 28 18 406 296 110 2 17 428 296 132
3 Sun October 9 boxscore L 1-2 New York Giants 17 19 16 312 143 169 4 18 323 246 77 5
4 Sun October 16 boxscore W 2-2 St. Louis Cardinals 27 14 12 237 146 91 20 295 154 141 6
4 Sun October 23 boxscore T 2-2-1 @ Washington Redskins 27 27 21 384 265 119 2 18 367 250 117 2
6 Sun October 30 boxscore L 2-3-1 Green Bay Packers 13 19 16 308 189 119 5 20 343 180 163 2
6 Sun November 6 boxscore L 2-4-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 7 34 11 212 108 104 3 24 487 320 167
7 Sun November 13 boxscore L 2-5-1 @ New York Giants 24 27 16 330 203 127 3 20 365 233 132 3
9 Sun November 20 boxscore W 3-5-1 Cleveland Browns 14 10 18 323 174 149 2 24 413 292 121
10 Sun November 27 boxscore W 4-5-1 Washington Redskins 22 10 20 394 186 208 3 9 181 115 66 3
11 Sun December 11 boxscore W 5-5-1 Philadelphia Eagles 27 21 21 484 209 275 6 16 308 274 34 3
12 Sun December 18 boxscore L 5-6-1 @ St. Louis Cardinals 7 38 9 180 150 30 4 21 379 108 271 1

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. 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 Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
22 Bobby Layne 34 K/QB 12 9 5-6-0 103 209 49.3 1814 13 6.2 17 8.1 70 8.7 6.3 17.6 151.2 66.2 1 2
10 Rudy Bukich 28 qb 12 3 0-0-1 25 51 49.0 358 2 3.9 3 5.9 51 7.0 5.2 14.3 29.8 60.7 1 0
30 Tom Tracy* 26 HB 12 0 9 22 40.9 322 4 18.2 1 4.5 70 14.6 16.2 35.8 26.8 108.9
40 Preston Carpenter 26 PR/TE 12 0 1 2 50.0 2 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 1.0 1.0 2.0 0.2 56.2
35 John Henry Johnson 31 FB 12 0 1 1 100.0 15 1 100.0 0 0.0 15 15.0 35.0 15.0 1.3 158.3
Team Total 26.5 12 5-6-1 139 285 48.8 2511 20 7.0 21 7.4 70 8.8 6.9 18.1 209.3 72.1 2 2
Opp Total 12 184 361 51.0 3075 20 5.5 16 4.4 8.5 7.63 16.7 256.3 80.0 36 284 7.0 6.2 9.1

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Rushing Receiving
No. 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
30 Tom Tracy* 26 HB 12 0 192 680 5 28 3.5 56.7 16.0 24 349 14.5 4 65 2.0 29.1 1029 9 6
35 John Henry Johnson 31 FB 12 0 118 621 2 87 5.3 51.8 9.8 12 112 9.3 1 26 1.0 9.3 733 3 5
34 Charlie Scales 22 12 0 26 81 0 9 3.1 6.8 2.2 1 -2 -2.0 0 -2 0.1 -0.2 79 0 2
22 Bobby Layne 34 K/QB 12 9 19 12 2 13 0.6 1.0 1.6 12 2 1
40 Preston Carpenter 26 PR/TE 12 0 17 36 0 20 2.1 3.0 1.4 29 495 17.1 2 70 2.4 41.3 531 2 2
39 Larry Krutko 25 7 0 17 99 0 18 5.8 14.1 2.4 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.1 1.1 107 0 0
86 Jimmy Orr 25 FL 12 0 8 57 0 19 7.1 4.8 0.7 29 541 18.7 4 51 2.4 45.1 598 4 2
43 Tom Barnett 23 12 0 6 25 0 16 4.2 2.1 0.5 25 0 0
28 Rex Johnston 23 KR 12 0 4 12 0 17 3.0 1.0 0.3 12 0 5
10 Rudy Bukich 28 qb 12 3 3 -8 0 0 -2.7 -0.7 0.3 -8 0 3
84 Buddy Dial 23 SE 12 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 0.7 0.1 40 972 24.3 9 70 3.3 81.0 980 9 0
88 Pete Brewster 30 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 26 13.0 0 18 0.2 2.2 26 0 0
87 Jack McClairen 29 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 17 17.0 0 17 1.0 17.0 17 0 0
Team Total 26.5 12 411 1623 9 87 3.9 135.3 34.3 139 2511 18.1 20 70 11.6 209.3 4134 29 27
Opp Total 12 414 1493 13 3.6 124.4 34.5 184 2791 15.2 20 15.3 232.6 4284 33 25

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
28 Rex Johnston 23 KR 12 0 12 45 0 14 3.8 18 393 0 38 21.8 450
40 Preston Carpenter 26 PR/TE 12 0 13 120 0 20 9.2 10 255 0 36 25.5 906
47 Dicky Moegle 26 RS 12 0 3 15 0 6 5.0 7 174 0 36 24.9 189
34 Charlie Scales 22 12 0 5 100 0 47 20.0 179
26 Joe Scudero 30 LCB 4 0 2 3 0 3 1.5 3
36 Rudy Hayes 25 LLB 12 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 11
87 Jack McClairen 29 1 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 18
30 Tom Tracy* 26 HB 12 0 1 30 0 30 30.0 1059
74 Frank Varrichione* 28 RT 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 -7
Team Total 26.5 12 30 183 0 20 6.1 44 964 0 47 21.9 5281
Opp Total 12 21 198 0 9.4 48 1078 0 22.5

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. 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
89 Bobby Joe Green 24 P 12 0 64 2829 74 1 44.2
22 Bobby Layne 34 K/QB 12 9 6 5 83.3% 22 21 95.5%
44 Bert Rechichar 30 6 0 7 3 42.9% 6 6 100.0%
30 Tom Tracy* 26 HB 12 0 6 3 50.0%
Team Total 26.5 12 19 11 57.9% 28 27 96.4% 64 2829 74 1 44.2
Opp Total 12 21 14 66.7% 33 33 100.0% 54 2344 43.4

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
30 Tom Tracy* 26 HB 12 0 0 6 1 0 0
47 Dicky Moegle 26 RS 12 0 6 49 0 31 0
35 John Henry Johnson 31 FB 12 0 0 5 0 0 0
28 Rex Johnston 23 KR 12 0 0 5 0 0 0
10 Rudy Bukich 28 qb 12 3 0 3 1 0 0
40 Preston Carpenter 26 PR/TE 12 0 0 2 2 0 0
27 Dean Derby 25 LS 12 0 3 40 0 25 0 0 0 1 0 0
34 Charlie Scales 22 12 0 0 2 2 0 0
22 Bobby Layne 34 K/QB 12 9 0 1 2 0 0
86 Jimmy Orr 25 FL 12 0 0 2 1 0 0
50 John Reger* 29 RLB 12 0 1 18 0 18 0 0 0 2 5 0
26 Joe Scudero 30 LCB 4 0 0 1 2 13 0
77 Billy Ray Sr. Smith 25 RDE 12 0 0 0 3 13 0
74 Frank Varrichione* 28 RT 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
42 Junior Wren 31 RCB 12 0 2 0 0 0 0
88 Pete Brewster 30 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
66 Dick Campbell 25 MLB 12 0 1 5 0 5 0
84 Buddy Dial 23 SE 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
36 Rudy Hayes 25 LLB 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
75 Joe Krupa 27 RDT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
71 Joe Lewis 24 12 0 0 0 1 0 1
44 Bert Rechichar 30 6 0 1 10 0 10 0
70 Ernie Stautner* 35 LDT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
20 Don Sutherin 24 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
82 George Tarasovic 30 LDE 12 0 1 8 0 8 0
46 Fred Williamson 23 11 0 0 0 1 5 0
Team Total 26.5 12 16 130 0 31 0 0 27 26 36 1
Opp Total 12 11 25 12 1

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
30 Tom Tracy* 26 HB 12 0 5 4 9 3 63
84 Buddy Dial 23 SE 12 0 9 9 54
22 Bobby Layne 34 K/QB 12 9 2 2 21 5 48
86 Jimmy Orr 25 FL 12 0 4 4 24
35 John Henry Johnson 31 FB 12 0 2 1 3 18
44 Bert Rechichar 30 6 0 6 3 15
40 Preston Carpenter 26 PR/TE 12 0 2 2 12
71 Joe Lewis 24 12 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.5 12 9 20 1 30 27 11 240
Opp Total 12 13 20 33 14 1 275