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1970 Denver Broncos season
Head Coach Lou Saban
Home Field Mile High Stadium
Results
Record 5–8–1
Place 4th AFC West
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1969 1971

The 1970 Denver Broncos season was the team's 11th season in professional football and first in the NFL after the merger. The Broncos duplicated their record from the previous season with five wins, eight losses, and one tie. They placed last in the new AFC West. Floyd Little became the first player to lead his conference in rushing for a last place team. [1]

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record Attendance
1 September 20 at Buffalo Bills W 25–10 War Memorial Stadium 1–0
34,882
2 September 27 Pittsburgh Steelers W 16–13 Mile High Stadium 2–0
50,705
3 October 4 Kansas City Chiefs W 26–13 Mile High Stadium 3–0
50,705
4 October 11 at Oakland Raiders L 23–35 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 3–1
54,436
5 October 18 Atlanta Falcons W 24–10 Mile High Stadium 4–1
50,705
6 October 25 at San Francisco 49ers L 14–19 Kezar Stadium 4–2
39,515
7 November 1 Washington Redskins L 3–19 Mile High Stadium 4–3
50,705
8 November 8 at San Diego Chargers L 21–24 San Diego Stadium 4–4
48,327
9 November 15 Oakland Raiders L 19–24 Mile High Stadium 4–5
50,959
10 November 22 at New Orleans Saints W 31–6 Tulane Stadium 5–5
66,837
11 November 29 Houston Oilers L 21–31 Astrodome 5–6
35,733
12 December 6 at Kansas City Chiefs L 0–16 Municipal Stadium 5–7
50,454
13 December 13 San Diego Chargers T 17–17 Mile High Stadium 5–7–1
50,959
14 December 20 Cleveland Browns L 13–27 Mile High Stadium 5–8–1
51,001

StandingsEdit

AFC West
TeamWLTPCTPFPA
Oakland Raiders 842.667300293
Kansas City Chiefs 752.583272244
San Diego Chargers 563.455282278
Denver Broncos 581.385253264
[2]

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Floyd Little, AFC Rushing champion

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Sports Illustrated, July 26, 2010, The Unexpected Hero by Gary Smith, p.60, Published by Time Inc.
  2. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 297


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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
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