The 1960 NFL Championship Sport — Packers and Eagles

The 1960 NFL Championship Game — Packers and Eagles

By Ron Griffitts

Contributing columnist

On Dec. 26, 1960 at Franklin Subject in Philadelphia, the Inexperienced Bay Packers (8-4) coached by Vince Lombardi met the Philadelphia Eagles (10-2) coached by Buck Shaw in what was later termed a “altering of the guard” recreation because the Packers, who had not been in a title recreation since 1944, started their domination of 1960’s NFL soccer.

The Pack was led on offense by quarterbacks Bart Starr (1368 YDS, 4 TDS), Lamar McHan (517 YDS, 3 TDS), working backs Jim Taylor (1101 YDS, 11 TDS), Paul Hornung (671 YDS, 13 TDS), Tom Moore (237 YDS, $ TDS) and receivers Max McGee (787 YDS, $ TDS), Boyd Dowler (505 YDS, 2 TDS), and Paul Hornung (257 YDS, 2 TDS).

Paul Hornung was their place kicker and made 15 of 28 area objective makes an attempt. They have been led on protection by Jesse Wittington with six interceptions, Dan Currie with 4 and Hank Gremminger, Ray Nitschke and Emleen Tunnell who every had three.

The Eagles have been led on offense by quarterbacks Norm Van Brocklin (2471 YDS, 24 TDS), Sunny Jurgensen (486 YDS, 5 TDS), working backs Clarence Peaks (465 YDS, 3 TDS), Billy Ray Barnes (315 YDS, 4 TDS), Ted Dean (304 YDS) and receivers Pete Retzlaff (826 YDS, 5 TDS), Tommy McDonald (802 YDS, 13 TDS) and Bobby Watson (563 YDS, 4 TDS).

Bobby Walston was their place kicker and transformed on 14 of 20 area objective makes an attempt. They have been led on protection by Don Burroughs with 9 interceptions, Chuck Weber with six and Bobby Freeman with 4.

Inexperienced Bay scored first on a 20-yard Paul Hornung area objective to provide the Packers a 3-0 lead after the primary quarter.

Within the second quarter, Hornung added one other 20-yard area objective and Tommy McDonald scored from 35 yards out on a cross from Norm Van Brocklin to provide the Eagles a 7-6 lead at halftime.

They solely rating within the third quarter was a Bobby Watson 15-yard area objective because the Eagles led 10-6 going into the ultimate quarter of play.

Max McGee gave the Packers the lead nonetheless on 7-yard cross from Bart Starr for a 13-10 Inexperienced Bay lead.

However, a Ted Dean five-yard dashing landing gave Philadelphia the lead 17-13 and that proved to be the ultimate rating.

That was the one title recreation Vince Lombardi ever misplaced and the Pack have been again the subsequent yr whereas the Eagles didn’t return to a title recreation till the Tremendous Bowl in 2004.

Lombardi led the Packers to wins in 5 of the subsequent seven NFL championship video games, culminating in wins in Tremendous Bowls I and II.

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