1970 Atlanta Falcons season
Head Coach Norm Van Brocklin
Home Field
Results
Record 4-8-2
Place 3rd NFC West
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1969 1971

The 1970 Atlanta Falcons season was their 5th in the league. The team failed to improve on their previous season's output of 6-8, winning only four games. They failed to reach the playoffs for the fifth straight season.[1]

Offseason

NFL Draft

The following were selected in the 1991 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
2 39 Art Malone Fullback Arizona State
3 64 Andy Maurer Guard Oregon
3 65 Todd Snyder Wide Receiver Ohio

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Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 20, 1970 at New Orleans Saints W 14-3
2 September 27, 1970 at Green Bay Packers L 27-24
3 October 4, 1970 San Francisco 49ers W 21-20
4 October 11, 1970 at Dallas Cowboys L 13-0
5 October 18, 1970 at Denver Broncos L 24-10
6 October 25, 1970 New Orleans Saints W 32-14
7 November 1, 1970 Chicago Bears L 23-14
8 November 8, 1970 at Los Angeles Rams T 10-10
9 November 15, 1970 at Philadelphia Eagles T 13-13
10 November 22, 1970 Los Angeles Rams L 17-7
11 November 30, 1970 Miami Dolphins L 20-7
12 December 6, 1970 at San Francisco 49ers L 24-20
13 December 13, 1970 Pittsburgh Steelers W 27-16
14 December 20, 1970 Minnesota Vikings L 37-7

Standings

NFC West
Team W L T PCT PF PA STK
San Francisco 49ers 10 3 1 .769 352 267 W-3
Los Angeles Rams 9 4 1 .692 325 202 W-1
Atlanta Falcons 4 8 2 .333 206 261 L-1
New Orleans Saints 2 11 1 .154 172 347 L-6

References

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