1960 Washington Redskins season

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1960 Washington Redskins season
Head coachMike Nixon
OwnerGeorge Preston Marshall
Home fieldGriffith Stadium
Results
Record1–9–2
Division place6th NFL Eastern
Playoff finishdid not qualify

The 1960 Washington Redskins season was the franchise's 29th season in the National Football League. The team failed to improve on their 3–9 record from 1959 and finished last-place in the NFL Eastern Conference, with a 1–9–2 record under second-year head coach Mike Nixon. The Redskins' only win that season was a 26–14 victory against the first-year expansionists Dallas Cowboys team on October 9 in Washington.

This season was also the last one in their old stadium, Griffith Stadium. Following the season, the Redskins fired Mike Nixon, and replaced him with Bill McPeak.

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 September 25 at Baltimore Colts L 20–0 0–1–0
53,818
2 October 2 Bye
3 October 9 Dallas Cowboys W 26–14 1–1–0
21,142
4 October 16 at New York Giants T 24–24 1–1–1
60,625
5 October 23 Pittsburgh Steelers T 27–27 1–1–2
25,292
6 October 30 Cleveland Browns L 31–10 1–2–2
32,086
7 November 6 at St. Louis Cardinals L 44–6 1–3–2
22,458
8 November 13 at Philadelphia Eagles L 19–13 1–4–2
39,361
9 November 20 St. Louis Cardinals L 26–14 1–5–2
23,848
10 November 27 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 22–10 1–6–2
22,334
11 December 4 at Cleveland Browns L 27–16 1–7–2
35,211
12 December 11 New York Giants L 17–3 1–8–2
14,077
13 December 18 Philadelphia Eagles L 38–28 1–9–2
20,558
  • 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.

Standings[edit]

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[edit]

References[edit]