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1970 Detroit Lions season
Head Coach Joe Schmidt
Home Field Tiger Stadium
Results
Record 10–4
Place 2nd NFC Central
Playoff Finish Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Cowboys) 0–5
Timeline
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1969 1971

The 1970 Detroit Lions season was the 41st season in franchise history. With a record of 10–4, the Lions finished in second place in the NFC Central and qualified for the postseason for the first time since their championship season in 1957. The Lions fell 5–0 to the Dallas Cowboys in the lowest scoring game in NFL playoff history. One unusual loss during the regular season was to the New Orleans Saints on Week 8. The Lions had a 17–16 lead with only 2 seconds left, but Saints kicker Tom Dempsey booted a then-record 63-yard field goal as time expired to give the Saints a 19–17 win.[1]

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position Team
1 19 Steve OwensRunning back Oklahoma
2 45 Ray ParsonTackleMinnesota
371Jim H. MitchellDefensive endVirginia State
5123Bob ParkerGuardMemphis
6149Tony TerryDefensive tackleSouthern California
7175Ken GeddesLinebackerNebraska
9227Herman WeaverPunterTennessee
10253Bruce MaxwellRunning backArkansas
11279Roger LairdDefensive backKentucky State
12305Emanuel MurrellDefensive backCalifornia Polytechnic State
13331Dave HaverdickDefensive tackleMorehead State
14357Charlie K. BrownWide receiverNorthern Arizona
15383Bob HaneyTackleIdaho
16409Jerry ToddDefensive backMemphis
17435Jesse MarshallDefensive tackleCentenary
[2]

RosterEdit

Detroit Lions roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists
  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 20, 1970 at Green Bay Packers W 40–0
56,263
2 September 27, 1970 Cincinnati Bengals W 38–3
58,202
3 October 5, 1970 Chicago Bears W 28–14
58,210
4 October 11, 1970 at Washington Redskins L 31–10
50,414
5 October 18, 1970 at Cleveland Browns W 41–24
83,577
6 October 25, 1970 at Chicago Bears W 16–10
45,632
7 November 1, 1970 Minnesota Vikings L 30–17
58,210
8 November 8, 1970 at New Orleans Saints L 19–17
66,910
9 November 15, 1970 at Minnesota Vikings L 24–20
47,900
10 November 22, 1970 San Francisco 49ers W 28–7
56,232
11 November 26, 1970 Oakland Raiders W 28–14
56,597
12 December 6, 1970 St. Louis Cardinals W 16–3
56,362
13 December 14, 1970 at Los Angeles Rams W 28–23
79,441
14 December 20, 1970 Green Bay Packers W 20–0
57,387


Season summaryEdit

Week 3Edit

by Quarter1234 Total
Bears 7 0 0 7 14
Lions 0 0 21 7 28
  • Date: October 5
  • Location: Tiger Stadium • Detroit, Michigan
  • Game start: 8:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 55°F • Wind 13

[3]

StandingsEdit

Template:1970 NFC Central standings

PlayoffsEdit

NFC Playoff, Dallas Cowboys 5, Detroit Lions 0
1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 0 0 0 0

0

Cowboys 3 0 0 2

5

at Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Texas

ReferencesEdit

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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