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1970 New York Jets season
Head Coach Weeb Ewbank
Home Field Shea Stadium
Results
Record 4–10
Place 3rd AFC East
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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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.

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.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

RosterEdit

1970 New York Jets final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad

  • Currently vacant


Rookies in italics
Active, Inactive, Practice squad

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
1 1970-09-21 at Cleveland Browns L 31–21 Cleveland Stadium
85,703
2 1970-09-27 at Boston Patriots W 31–21 Harvard Stadium
36,040
3 1970-10-04 at Buffalo Bills L 34–31 War Memorial Stadium
46,206
4 1970-10-10 Miami Dolphins L 20–6 Shea Stadium
62,712
5 1970-10-18 Baltimore Colts L 29–22 Shea Stadium
63,301
6 1970-10-25 Buffalo Bills L 10–6 Shea Stadium
62,712
7 1970-11-01 New York Giants L 22–10 Shea Stadium
63,903
8 1970-11-08 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 21–17 Three Rivers Stadium
50,028
9 1970-11-15 at Los Angeles Rams W 31–20 LA Coliseum
76,378
10 1970-11-22 Boston Patriots W 17–3 Shea Stadium
61,822
11 1970-11-29 Minnesota Vikings W 20–10 Shea Stadium
62,333
12 1970-12-06 Oakland Raiders L 14–13 Shea Stadium
62,905
13 1970-12-13 at Miami Dolphins L 16–10 Miami Orange Bowl
75,099
14 1970-12-19 Baltimore Colts L 35–20 Memorial Stadium
60,240

Standings Edit

AFC East
TeamWLTPCTPFPA
Baltimore Colts 1121.846321234
Miami Dolphins 1040.714297228
New York Jets 4100.286255286
Buffalo Bills 3101.231204337
Boston Patriots 2120.143149361

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