1970 Philadelphia Eagles Season
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1970 Philadelphia Eagles Season

1970 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head coachJerry Williams
OwnerLeonard Tose
Home fieldFranklin Field
Results
Record3-10-1
Division place5th NFC East
Playoff finishdid not qualify

The 1970 Philadelphia Eagles season was their 38th in the league. They failed to improve on their previous output of 4-9-1, winning only three games.[1] The team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the tenth consecutive season.

The Eagles did have victories over the playoff-bound Dolphins and the cross-state rival Steelers, as well as a 23-20 victory on Monday Night Football over the Giants, ending New York's six-game winning streak and helping deny Big Blue a playoff berth.

Offseason

Draft

1970 Philadelphia Eagles draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 6 Steve Zabel  TE Oklahoma
2 34 Ray Jones  CB Southern
3 59 Lee Bouggess  RB Louisville
7 158 Terry Brennan Jr.  OT Notre Dame Pick from CHI
8 190 Ira Gordon  OT Kansas State
9 215 David King  LB Stephen F. Austin
10 240 Steve Jaggard  DB Memphis State
11 268 Bill Walik  DB Villanova
12 293 Robert Jones  DT Grambling
13 318 Richard Stevens  OT Baylor
14 346 Mark Moseley *  K Stephen F. Austin
15 371 John Carlos  WR San Jose State
16 396 Tuufuli Uperesa  OT Montana
17 424 Mike Sizelove  TE Idaho
      Made roster    +   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Roster

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 20, 1970 Dallas Cowboys L 17-7
59,728
2 September 27, 1970 at Chicago Bears L 20-16
53,463
3 October 4, 1970 Washington Redskins L 33-21
60,658
4 October 11, 1970 at New York Giants L 30-23
62,820
5 October 18, 1970 St. Louis Cardinals L 35-20
59,002
6 October 25, 1970 at Green Bay Packers L 30-17
48,022
7 November 1, 1970 at Dallas Cowboys L 21-17
55,736
8 November 8, 1970 Miami Dolphins W 24-17
58,171
9 November 15, 1970 Atlanta Falcons T 13-13
55,425
10 November 23, 1970 New York Giants W 23-20
59,117
11 November 29, 1970 at St. Louis Cardinals L 23-14
46,581
12 December 6, 1970 at Baltimore Colts L 29-10
60,240
13 December 13, 1970 at Washington Redskins L 24-6
50,415
14 December 20, 1970 Pittsburgh Steelers W 30-20
55,252

Game Recaps

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Week 1

1 234Total
Cowboys 0 773 17
Eagles 7 000 7

Week 2

1 234Total
Eagles 6 307 16
Bears 7 1003 20

The game got off to bad start when Chicago Bears kickoff returner Cecil Turner had a 96-yard game opening kickoff return for a touchdown. Mark Moseley would miss the extra point when the Eagles answered with a touchdown of their own later in the 1st quarter meaning that they were not losing the game only from the opening kickoff to the time it took Turner to return it. Three times during the game the Bears would lead the Eagles by one point.

Week 8

1 234Total
Dolphins 0 0017 17
Eagles 0 1770 24
  • Date: November 8
  • Location: Franklin Field o Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Referee: Tommy Bell

In week 8 the Eagles marked their first time playing a former AFL team in the regular season by winning 24-17 for their 1st win of the 1970 season. The defense of Philadelphia would force the Miami quarterbacks (Bob Griese 3 and John Stofa 1) to throw 4 interceptions. Miami kick returner Mercury Morris would average over 26 yards on 4 kickoff returns.

Week 9

1 234Total
Falcons 7 303 13
Eagles 3 307 13
  • Date: November 15
  • Location: Franklin Field o Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Referee: Bob Finley
  • Television network: CBS

The Eagles did not score an offensive touchdown, but an aggressive defense harassed Atlanta quarterback Bob Berry for most of the game and scored a touchdown of its own when Steve Preece returned a fumble 21 yards after Gary Pettigrew blindsided Harmon Wages on an attempted halfback option pass. Philadelphia had a chance to win the game in the closing seconds, but Mark Moseley blew a chip shot field goal attempt.

Week 10

1 234Total
Giants 3 1070 20
Eagles 0 977 23

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Week 14

1 234Total
Steelers 7 733 20
Eagles 6 14010 30
  • Date: December 20
  • Location: Franklin Field o Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Referee: Bob Finley
  • Television network: NBC

In week 14 the Eagles played the cross state rival Pittsburgh Steelers. Frenchy Fuqua had two long runs for touchdowns, one for 72 yards and another for 85 yards, both in the first half. Mark Moseley would miss his 3rd extra point of the year. His 14th field goal of the year, out of 25 attempted, in the 4th quarter gave the Eagles the lead for good. He would be cut during the 1971 training camp, play for the Houston Oilers for 13 games over two years, then settle in Washington for 10 years becoming the last straight on kicking style kicker left in the NFL. He won the Most Valuable Player Award during the strike-shortened 1982 season. He is the only placekicker to win the award.

Standings

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Dallas Cowboys 10 4 0 .714 5-3 7-4 299 221 W5
New York Giants 9 5 0 .643 6-2 6-5 301 270 L1
St. Louis Cardinals 8 5 1 .615 5-3 6-5 325 228 L3
Washington Redskins 6 8 0 .429 3-5 4-7 297 314 W2
Philadelphia Eagles 3 10 1 .231 1-7 1-9-1 241 332 W1

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

Playoffs

The Eagles failed to make the playoffs for the 1970 season.

References


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