1970 New York Jets Season
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1970 New York Jets Season

1970 New York Jets season
OwnerLeon Hess
Head coachWeeb Ewbank
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.

Roster

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance Recap
1 September 21 at Cleveland Browns L 21-31 0-1 Cleveland Stadium 85,703 Recap
2 September 27 at Boston Patriots W 31-21 1-1 Harvard Stadium 36,040 Recap
3 October 4 at Buffalo Bills L 31-34 1-2 War Memorial Stadium 46,206 Recap
4 October 10 Miami Dolphins L 6-20 1-3 Shea Stadium 62,712 Recap
5 October 18 Baltimore Colts L 22-29 1-4 Shea Stadium 63,301 Recap
6 October 25 Buffalo Bills L 6-10 1-5 Shea Stadium 62,712 Recap
7 November 1 New York Giants L 10-22 1-6 Shea Stadium 63,903 Recap
8 November 8 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 17-21 1-7 Three Rivers Stadium 50,028 Recap
9 November 15 at Los Angeles Rams W 31-20 2-7 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 76,378 Recap
10 November 22 Boston Patriots W 17-3 3-7 Shea Stadium 61,822 Recap
11 November 29 Minnesota Vikings W 20-10 4-7 Shea Stadium 62,333 Recap
12 December 6 Oakland Raiders L 13-14 4-8 Shea Stadium 62,905 Recap
13 December 13 at Miami Dolphins L 10-16 4-9 Miami Orange Bowl 75,099 Recap
14 December 19 at Baltimore Colts L 20-35 4-10 Memorial Stadium 60,240 Recap
  • Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

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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