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1970 New York Jets season

1970 New York Jets season
Head coach Weeb Ewbank
Home field Shea Stadium
Record 4–10
Division place 3rd AFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
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< 1969      1971 >

The 1970 New York Jets season was the 11th season for the team and the first in the National Football League, following the AFL-NFL merger. It began with the team trying to maintain or improve upon its 10–4 record from 1969 under head coach Weeb Ewbank. The Jets finished with a record of 4–10. One of the highlights of the season was the Jets' first game when they appeared on the first ever Monday Night Football game vs. the Cleveland Browns. The Jets lost the game 31-21. In the fifth game of the season, quarterback Joe Namath was lost for the season when he broke his wrist vs. the Baltimore Colts in Shea Stadium, the first meeting between the teams since Namath guaranteed victory in Super Bowl III. Namath's injury occurred when he hit his hand on the helmet of Colts defensive tackle Fred Miller. With Namath on the sidleines, the Jets were forced to play untested Al Woodall, who guided New York to upsets of NFC powerhouses Los Angeles and Minnesota, but only one other victory, over the lowly Boston Patriots.



Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
1 1970-09-21 at Cleveland Browns L 31–21 Cleveland Stadium
2 1970-09-27 at Boston Patriots W 31–21 Harvard Stadium
3 1970-10-04 at Buffalo Bills L 34–31 War Memorial Stadium
4 1970-10-10 Miami Dolphins L 20–6 Shea Stadium
5 1970-10-18 Baltimore Colts L 29–22 Shea Stadium
6 1970-10-25 Buffalo Bills L 10–6 Shea Stadium
7 1970-11-01 New York Giants L 22–10 Shea Stadium
8 1970-11-08 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 21–17 Three Rivers Stadium
9 1970-11-15 at Los Angeles Rams W 31–20 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
10 1970-11-22 Boston Patriots W 17–3 Shea Stadium
11 1970-11-29 Minnesota Vikings W 20–10 Shea Stadium
12 1970-12-06 Oakland Raiders L 14–13 Shea Stadium
13 1970-12-13 at Miami Dolphins L 16–10 Miami Orange Bowl
14 1970-12-19 Baltimore Colts L 35–20 Memorial Stadium


AFC East
Baltimore Colts 11 2 1 .846 321 234
Miami Dolphins 10 4 0 .714 297 228
New York Jets 4 10 0 .286 255 286
Buffalo Bills 3 10 1 .231 204 337
Boston Patriots 2 12 0 .143 149 361

External links

  • 1970 statistics

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