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1960 NFL Championship Game
1 2 3 4 Total
Green Bay Packers 3 3 0 7 13
Philadelphia Eagles 0 10 0 7 17
Date December 26, 1960
Stadium Franklin Field
City Philadelphia, PA
Referee Ron Gibbs
Attendance
TV/Radio in the United States
TV Network NBC
TV Announcers Lindsey Nelson, Ray Scott
Radio Network NBC
Radio Announcers Jack Whitaker, Blaine Walsh

The 1960 National Football League championship game was the 28th NFL title game. The game was played on December 26, 1960 at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Background

The game matched the Eastern Conference champion Philadelphia Eagles (10-2), who were making their first appearance in a championship game since 1949, against the Western Conference champion Green Bay Packers (8-4) who were making their first appearance since 1944. The game kicked off at 12 p.m. EST due to the lack of lights at Franklin Field and was played on a Monday, as the NFL did not want to play on Christmas.

Game summary

The Eagles won despite being outgained 401-296, with only 13 first downs to the Packers' 22. Chuck Bednarik tackled Jim Taylor on the final play of the game at the Eagles' eight yard line (the last Eagle between Taylor and the end zone), and remained atop Taylor for several seconds as the final seconds ticked off the clock, ensuring the Packers could not run another play. It would prove to be Packers' coach Vince Lombardi's sole career playoff loss as a coach, and is the Eagles' most recent championship.

  • First Quarter
  • Second Quarter
  • Third Quarter
    • No scoring
  • Fourth Quarter
    • GB-McGee 7 yard pass from Starr (Hornung kick) 13-10 GB
    • Phi- Dean 5 run (Walston kick) 17-13 PHI
Preceded by
NFL Championship Game, 1959
NFL Championship Game
1960
Succeeded by
NFL Championship Game, 1961
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