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"TIME FOR FOOTBALL" - Week 11, 1960

1960 Detroit Lions Highlights

Shown first on this 55-minute DVD is the 1960 Detroit Lions Highlights, narrated by Van Patrick and presented by Falstaff Beer (remember the cartoon commercials with Elwood and The Old Pro)? Many Detroit fans look back on the 1960 season with fond memories, as the rising Lions went 7-5, won their last four games and earned the right to play in the very first Playoff Bowl in Miami, where they beat the Cleveland Browns 17-16. The Lion defense was jelling into a strong unit, as rookie tackle Roger Brown joined Alex Karras, Darris McCord and Bill Glass to form a powerful front line, while Carl Brettschneider came from the Cardinals to complete the linebacking trio with Joe Schmidt and Wayne Walker. Another ex-Cardinal, Night Train Lane, tightened up the secondary which already had Yale Lary, Dick LeBeau and Gary Lowe. Ex-Brown QB Jim Ninowski and rookie Gail Cogdill made the pass a vital weapon in the Detroit attack once again. Lions fans will remember many other players which are shown in action on this DVD, including Earl Morrall, Jim Martin, Hopalong Cassady, Jim Gibbons, Nick Pietrosante, Bruce Maher, Terry Barr, Bob Scholtz, Dan Lewis, Ken Webb and more!

(Record 7-5)
Oct. 2 - Lions 9, Packers 28 at Lambeau Field, Green Bay
Oct. 9 - Lions 10, 49’ers 14 at Briggs Stadium, Detroit
Oct. 16 - Lions 10, Eagles 28 at Franklin Field, Philadelphia
*Oct. 23 - Lions 30, Colts 17 at Briggs Stadium, Detroit
Oct. 30 - Lions 35, Rams 48 at The Coliseum, Los Angeles
*Nov. 6 - Lions 24, 49’ers 0 at Kezar Stadium, San Francisco
Nov. 13 - Lions 12, Rams 10 at Briggs Stadium, Detroit
Nov. 20 - Lions 7, Bears 28 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
*Nov. 24 - Lions 23, Packers 10 at Briggs Stadium
(Thanksgiving Day game)
*Dec. 4 - Lions 20, Colts 15 at Memorial Stadium, Baltimore
Dec. 11 - Lions 23, Cowboys 14 at Briggs Stadium, Detroit
*Dec. 18 - Lions 36, Bears 0 at Briggs Stadium, Detroit
*PLAYOFF BOWL in Miami: Lions 17, Browns 16
* These 6 games are shown in the 1960 film

Next shown on this DVD are highlights of the 11th week of the 1960 season. “Time For Football”, shows highlights from all six games of Sunday December 4, 1960 as Jim Leaming describes the action:

* Browns vs Redskins at Municipal Stadium, Cleveland - Dick James’ 27-yd TD run to start the scoring is only ‘Skin TD all day. Meanwhile, two Milt Plum to Jim Brown passes go for TD’s and another long scoring pass to Bobby Mitchell plus two Sam Baker FG’s help 6-3-1 Browns to 27-16 home win.
* Packers vs Bears at Wrigley Field - Ed Brown to Billy Dewveall and Zeke Bratkowski to Jim Dooley TD passes account for only Bear TDs in this game. Packers mount strong offense on Bart Starr to Paul Hornung and Starr to Max McGee TD passes, TD runs by Jim Taylor and Hornung, a blocked punt for a TD by Willie Davis and two Hornung FG’s, as Packers throttle Bears 41-13. Hornung sets new NFL record for scoring in a season, with two more games still to play! Packers now 6-4 for the season.
* Eagles vs Cardinals at old Busch Stadium - Pair of TD passes from Norm Van Brocklin to Pete Retzlaff and Tommy McDonald plus two Bobby Walston FG’s beat Cardinals 20-6, and Eagles 9-1 record now clinches Eastern Division title with two weeks left in the season! Mal Hammack’s TD plunge is only score for overmatched Redbirds.
* 49’ers vs Rams at The Coliseum - A 10-yd TD run by C.R. Roberts and a 65-yd TD pass reception by Clyde Conner plus three FG’s by Tommy Davis build 23-0 4th quarter lead for 49’ers over hated rivals. QB Frank Ryan’s keeper late in the game merely prevents S.F. shutout, as 49’ers win 23-7.
* Cowboys vs Giants at Yankee Stadium - Baby Cowboys (0-9) are still looking for their first win in franchise history as they visit New York, where defending Eastern Champion Giants are still hopeful of winning their third straight Eastern crown. Giants take quick 14-0 lead, but two L.G. Dupre TD’s have Dallas trailing only 21-17 at halftime. Another Dupre score ties the game at 24-24, before a Lee Grosscup to Bob Schnelker TD pass puts Giants back on top, 31-24 in 4th qtr. Plucky Cowboys fight back again and an Eddie LeBaron to Billy Howton TD pass brings Cowboys back to tie New York 31-31, and knock Giants out of the playoff picture for 1960! A memorable game in Dallas Cowboys history!
* Lions vs Colts at Memorial Stadium, Baltimore - Watch it again! One of the most unbelievable finishes in NFL history! Lions (4-5) lead Colts (6-3) 3-2 before Johnny Unitas hits Lenny Moore for an 80-yd TD and an 8-3 Colts lead at halftime. After a scoreless third period, amazing things start happening in the 4th quarter. The Lions re-take the lead when Jim Ninowski connects with Hop Cassady on a 40-yd TD. Later, Jim Martin’s FG with 1:19 left gives Lions some breathing room and a 13-8 lead. But Unitas drives the Colts back down the field and with only 14 seconds left, heaves a 66-yd TD pass to Lenny Moore, who must fly into the end zone to grab it! Moore is mobbed by Baltimore fans who are sure he has won the game. After the field is cleared, the Colts kick off and Bruce Maher brings the ball out and is downed at the 35. Ten seconds are left for one final play. Earl Morrall lofts a pass over the middle to Jim Gibbons, who cuts to the outside and away from all Colt defenders! Detroit scores as the clock runs out, shocking the stunned Baltimore crowd with a 20-15 Lions victory!


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