1970 Baltimore Colts season
Baltimore Colts helmet
Head Coach: Don McCafferty
Home Field Memorial Stadium
Results
Record 11–2–1
Place 1st AFC East
Playoff Finish Won Divisional Playoffs (Bengals) 17–0
Won Conference Championship (Raiders) 27–17
Won Super Bowl V (Cowboys) 16–13
Uniform
Timeline
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1969 1971

The 1970 Baltimore Colts season was the 18th season for the team in the National Football League. The Baltimore Colts finished the National Football League's 1970 season with a record of 11 wins, 2 losses and 1 tie. They won the AFC East. The Colts finished their season in Miami with a Super Bowl victory over the Cowboys, their first Super Bowl title and 4th championship overall.

NFL Draft[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game Site Attendance
1 September 20 at San Diego Chargers W 16–14 1–0 San Diego Stadium
47,782
2 September 28 Kansas City Chiefs L 24–44 1–1 Memorial Stadium
53,911
3 October 4 at Boston Patriots W 14–6 2–1 Harvard Stadium
38,235
4 October 11 at Houston Oilers W 24–20 3–1 Astrodome
48,050
5 October 18 at New York Jets W 29–22 4–1 Shea Stadium
63,301
6 October 25 Boston Patriots W 27–3 5–1 Memorial Stadium
60,240
7 November 1 Miami Dolphins W 35–0 6–1 Memorial Stadium
60,240
8 November 9 at Green Bay Packers W 13–10 7–1 Milwaukee County Stadium
48,063
9 November 15 Buffalo Bills T 17–17 7–1–1 Memorial Stadium
60,240
10 November 22 at Miami Dolphins L 17–34 7–2–1 Miami Orange Bowl
67,699
11 November 29 Chicago Bears W 21–20 8–2–1 Memorial Stadium
60,240
12 December 6 Philadelphia Eagles W 29–10 9–2–1 Memorial Stadium
60,240
13 December 13 at Buffalo Bills W 20–14 10–2–1 War Memorial Stadium
34,346
14 December 19 New York Jets W 35–20 11–2–1 Memorial Stadium
60,240

Standings[edit | edit source]

AFC East
Team W L T PCT PF PA
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

Postseason[edit | edit source]

The team made it to the playoffs as the No. 1 seed and hosted the Cincinnati Bengals in the divisional round. The Colts relied on their defense that carried them all season to best the Bengals 17–0, holding Cincinnati to only 139 total yards. The Colts would next host Oakland Raiders for the AFC Championship Game. The Colts jumped out to an early lead over the Raiders, 10–0 at halftime. Oakland came back to tie it up early in the 3rd quarter. The Colts would respond with a Jim O'Brien field goal and a second Bulaich touchdown. Johnny Unitas extended the lead with a 68-yard touchdown pass to Ray Perkins that made the score 27–17. The Colts would seal the win with an interception in the end zone. The Colts made it to the Super Bowl for the second time in franchise history and played the Dallas Cowboys for the right to be champions. Johnny Unitas threw a pass that was tipped twice before John Mackey caught it for a 75-yard score. Unitas was injured and Earl Morrall completed a sloppy and turnover-filled game. Following an interception by Mike Curtis, Jim O'Brien kicked the game-winning 32-yard field goal, giving Baltimore a 16–13 lead with 5 seconds left in the game and the victory.

Playoff Round Date Opponent (seed) Result Game Site Attendance
Divisional December 26 Cincinnati Bengals (4) W 17–0 Memorial Stadium
51,127
AFC Championship January 2 Oakland Raiders (3) W 27–17 Memorial Stadium
56,368
Super Bowl V January 17 Dallas Cowboys (3) W 16–13 Miami Orange Bowl
80,055

Personnel[edit | edit source]

Staff/Coaches[edit | edit source]

1970 Baltimore Colts staff
Front Office

Coaching Staff

Offensive Coaches

Defensive Coaches

Final roster[edit | edit source]

1970 Baltimore Colts roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists
  • None - vacant

Practice/Taxi squad

  • None - vacant
  • Note: Rookies in italics

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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