1970 New York Jets Season
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1970 New York Jets Season

1970 New York Jets season
Head coachWeeb Ewbank
OwnerLeon Hess
Home fieldShea Stadium
Results
Record4-10
Division place3rd AFC East
Playoff finishdid not qualify

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 sidelines, 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.

Offseason

Roster

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
1 September 21, 1970 at Cleveland Browns L 31-21 Cleveland Stadium
85,703
2 September 27, 1970 at Boston Patriots W 31-21 Harvard Stadium
36,040
3 October 4, 1970 at Buffalo Bills L 34-31 War Memorial Stadium
46,206
4 October 10, 1970 Miami Dolphins L 20-6 Shea Stadium
62,712
5 October 18, 1970 Baltimore Colts L 29-22 Shea Stadium
63,301
6 October 25, 1970 Buffalo Bills L 10-6 Shea Stadium
62,712
7 November 1, 1970 New York Giants L 22-10 Shea Stadium
63,903
8 November 8, 1970 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 21-17 Three Rivers Stadium
50,028
9 November 15, 1970 at Los Angeles Rams W 31-20 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
76,378
10 November 22, 1970 Boston Patriots W 17-3 Shea Stadium
61,822
11 November 29, 1970 Minnesota Vikings W 20-10 Shea Stadium
62,333
12 December 6, 1970 Oakland Raiders L 14-13 Shea Stadium
62,905
13 December 13, 1970 at Miami Dolphins L 16-10 Miami Orange Bowl
75,099
14 December 19, 1970 at Baltimore Colts L 35-20 Memorial Stadium
60,240

Standings

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Baltimore Colts 11 2 1 .846 6-1-1 8-2-1 321 234 W4
Miami Dolphins 10 4 0 .714 6-2 8-3 297 228 W6
New York Jets 4 10 0 .286 2-6 2-9 255 286 L3
Buffalo Bills 3 10 1 .231 3-4-1 3-7-1 204 337 L5
Boston Patriots 2 12 0 .143 2-6 2-9 149 361 L3

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

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