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1960 New York Giants season

1960 New York Giants season
Head coach Jim Lee Howell
Home field Yankee Stadium
Record 6–4–2
Division place 3rd NFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify
Previous season      Next season
< 1959      1961 >

The 1960 New York Giants season was the 36th season for the club in the National Football League. The Mara family was opposed to the AFL adding a team in New York, but received an indemnity fee of ten million dollars.[1]


With the departure of Tom Landry as defensive coordinator, the club made three veterans player coaches. Harland Svare became the defensive coordinator. Robus was a defensive line coach, while Jimmy Patton was a defensive backs coach.[2]

Regular season

During the 1960 season, Chuck Bednarik is perhaps best known for knocking Frank Gifford of the New York Giants out of football for over eighteen months. It was considered one of the most famous tackles in NFL history in 1960. The 1960 New York Giants went 6–4–2, and finished in third place in the Eastern Conference. As a result, the Giants missed out on the NFL Championship Game.


Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 25, 1960 at San Francisco 49ers W 21–19
2 October 2, 1960 at St. Louis Cardinals W 35–14
3 October 9, 1960 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 19–17
4 October 16, 1960 Washington Redskins T 24–24
5 Bye
6 October 30, 1960 St. Louis Cardinals L 20–13
7 November 6, 1960 at Cleveland Browns W 17–13
8 November 13, 1960 Pittsburgh Steelers W 27–24
9 November 20, 1960 Philadelphia Eagles L 17–10
10 November 27, 1960 at Philadelphia Eagles L 31–23
11 December 4, 1960 Dallas Cowboys T 31–31
12 December 11, 1960 at Washington Redskins W 17–3
13 December 18, 1960 Cleveland Browns L 48–34

Game summaries

Week 1

1 234Total
• Giants 0 777 21
49ers 14 032 19
  • Date: September 25
  • Location: Kezar Stadium
  • Game weather: 72°F • Wind 10



NFL Eastern
Philadelphia Eagles 10 2 0 .833 321 246 W-1
Cleveland Browns 8 3 1 .727 362 217 W-3
New York Giants 6 4 2 .600 271 261 L-1
St. Louis Cardinals 6 5 1 .545 288 230 W-1
Pittsburgh Steelers 5 6 1 .455 240 275 L-1
Washington Redskins 1 9 2 .100 178 309 L-8

See also


  • New York Giants on Pro Football Reference
  • Giants on

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