1970 Baltimore Colts season
Head Coach Don McCafferty
Home Field Memorial Stadium
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
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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.

Regular season Edit

Schedule Edit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game Site Attendance
1 September 20, 1970 at San Diego Chargers W 16–14 1–0 San Diego Stadium
2 September 28, 1970 Kansas City Chiefs L 24–44 1–1 Memorial Stadium
3 October 4, 1970 at Boston Patriots W 14–6 2–1 Harvard Stadium
4 October 11, 1970 at Houston Oilers W 24–20 3–1 Astrodome
5 October 18, 1970 at New York Jets W 29–22 4–1 Shea Stadium
6 October 25, 1970 Boston Patriots W 27–3 5–1 Memorial Stadium
7 November 1, 1970 Miami Dolphins W 35–0 6–1 Memorial Stadium
8 November 9, 1970 at Green Bay Packers W 13–10 7–1 Milwaukee County Stadium
9 November 15, 1970 Buffalo Bills T 17–17 7–1–1 Memorial Stadium
10 November 22, 1970 at Miami Dolphins L 17–34 7–2–1 Miami Orange Bowl
11 November 29, 1970 Chicago Bears W 21–20 8–2–1 Memorial Stadium
12 December 6, 1970 Philadelphia Eagles W 29–10 9–2–1 Memorial Stadium
13 December 13, 1970 at Buffalo Bills W 20–14 10–2–1 War Memorial Stadium
14 December 19, 1970 New York Jets W 35–20 11–2–1 Memorial Stadium

Standings Edit

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

Postseason Edit

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 Record Game Site Attendance
Divisional December 26, 1970 Cincinnati Bengals (4) W 17–0 1–0 Memorial Stadium
Conference Championship January 2, 1971 Oakland Raiders (3) W 27–17 2–0 Memorial Stadium
Super Bowl January 17, 1971 Dallas Cowboys (3) W 16–13 3–0 Miami Orange Bowl


See also Edit

AFC East Central West East Central West NFC
Baltimore Cincinnati Denver Dallas Chicago Atlanta
Boston Cleveland Kansas City NY Giants Detroit Los Angeles
Buffalo Houston Oakland Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans
Miami Pittsburgh San Diego St. Louis Minnesota San Francisco
NY Jets Washington
1970 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl V

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