1960 NFL Season (Jayverse)

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The 1960 NFL season was the 41st regular season of the National Football League.

Before the season, 33-year-old Pete Rozelle, the general manager of the Los Angeles Rams, was elected NFL commissioner as a compromise choice on the twenty-third ballot.

During this season, the American Football League (AFL) was launched as a competitor to the NFL. The two leagues co-existed for the entire 1960s, agreed to a merger in 1966, and became one combined league in 1970.

Enter the AFL

In 1960, The American Football League has started with 10 Teams which consists of the Calgary Stampeders and the Vancouver Crusaders from the Former Western Interprovincial Football Union in Canada with 8 more being being based in the United States, The Alignment looked like this

AFL East: Atlanta Falcons, Boston Patriots, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New York Titans

AFL West: Calgary Stampeders, Kansas City Kings, Los Angeles Chargers, Oakland Raiders, Vancouver Lumberjacks

Rookie Draft Selections

The Washington Capitals took the First Pick in the Draft to Select QB Richie Lucas from Penn State, Atlanta Falcons got their Second Choice to draft Georgia Tech LB Maxie Baughan, Oakland Raiders went for Pick #3 to get Miami (FL) C Jim Otto, The Los Angeles Chargers got their pick to select TE Monty Stickles from Notre Dame, And the Philadelphia Eagles round out the First 5 to select RB Ron Burton from Northwestern

Other Selections in the Draft are as follows

Boston Patriots draft Gino Cappelletti (WR)

Green Bay Packers draft Tom Moore (RB)

Detroit Lions draft Johnny Robinson (FS)

Denver Broncos draft Roger LeClerc (LB)

Cleveland Browns draft Jim Houston (LB)

Chicago Bears draft Roger Davis (G)

Buffalo Bills draft Bill Burrell (LB)

Baltimore Colts draft Ron Mix (T)

New York Titans draft George Izo (QB)

St. Louis Gunners draft Willie Wood (CB)

San Francisco 49ers draft Rod Breedlove (LB)

Pittsburgh Steelers draft Jack Spikes (RB)

New York Giants draft Lou Cordileone (DT)

Montreal Beavers draft Lionel Conacher Jr. (FB)

Los Angeles Rams draft Billy Cannon (TE)

Dallas Texans draft Don Meredith (QB)

Toronto Huskies draft Bill Mitchell (K)

Washington Capitals draft Vince Promuto (G)

Oakland Raiders draft Fran Curci (QB)

Los Angeles Chargers draft Wahoo McDaniel (LB)

Philadelphia Eagles draft Ted Dean (RB)

Boston Patriots draft Pat Dye (G)

Kansas City Chiefs draft Roger Brown (DT)

Green Bay Packerrs draft Bob Jeter (CB)

Detroit Lions draft Gail Cogdill (WR)

Denver Broncos draft Bill Mathis (FB)

Cleveland Browns draft Jim Marshall (DT)

Chicago Bears draft Bobby Boyd (CB)

Buffalo Bills draft Tom Day (DE)

Baltimore Colts draft Marvin Terrell (G)

New York Titans draft Larry Grantham (LB)

Miami Dolphins draft Larry Garron (RB)

San Francisco 49ers draft Len Rohde (T)

Pittsburgh Steelers draft Fred Williamson (FS)

New York Giants draft Larry Wilson (CB)

Montreal Beavers draft Frank Cosentino (QB)

Los Angeles Rams draft Carroll Dale (WR)

Dallas Texans draft Abner Haynes (RB)

Final Standings

National Football League

Capital: New York Giants (9-5), Philadelphia Eagles (8-6), Montreal Beavers (7-7), Washington Capitals (1-13)

Century: Toronto Huskies (8-6), Chicago Bears (8-6), Green Bay Packers (7-7), Detroit Lions (5-9)

Coastal: St. Louis Gunners (11-3), San Francisco 49ers (10-4), Baltimore Colts (7-7), Los Angeles Rams (4-10)

Central: Pittsburgh Steelers (10-4), Dallas Texans (7-7), Cleveland Browns (7-7), Denver Broncos (3-1)

American Football League

East: Boston Patriots (11-3), New York Titans (10-4), Buffalo Bills (6-8), Miami Dolphins (6-8), Atlanta Falcons (3-11)

West: Los Angeles Chargers (10-4), Calgary Stampeders (9-5), Oakland Raiders (7-7), Vancouver Lumberjacks (4-10), Kansas City Kings (4-10)

League Semi-Finals

AFL: Calgary def. Boston 44-27, LA Chargers def. NY Titans 31-23

NFL: St. Louis def. NY Giants 38-10, San Francisco def. Pittsburgh 39-28

League Championship

AFL: Calgary def. New York 38-35

NFL: St. Louis def. San Francisco 44-10

AFL-NFL World Championship Game: St. Louis def. Calgary 59-23

Pro Bowl: NFL Def. AFL 45-38

League Leaders

Passing Yards - Preston Jackson (Boston) 4,347

Passing Touchdowns - John O'Hara (Oakland) 38

Passing Rating - Preston Jackson (Boston) 110.3

Rushing Yards - Lenny Moore (St. Louis) 1,570

Receiving Yards - Del Shofner (NY Giants) 1,644

Total Points - Mark McGrath (Boston) 130

Tackles - Jack Christiansen (Detroit) 123

Sacks - Doug Atkins (Chicago) 17

Interceptions - Hank Gremminger (Oakland) 9