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



Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
1 1970-09-21 at Cleveland Browns L 31–21 Cleveland Stadium
2 1970-09-27 at Boston Patriots W 31–21 Harvard Stadium
3 1970-10-04 at Buffalo Bills L 34–31 War Memorial Stadium
4 1970-10-10 Miami Dolphins L 20–6 Shea Stadium
5 1970-10-18 Baltimore Colts L 29–22 Shea Stadium
6 1970-10-25 Buffalo Bills L 10–6 Shea Stadium
7 1970-11-01 New York Giants L 22–10 Shea Stadium
8 1970-11-08 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 21–17 Three Rivers Stadium
9 1970-11-15 at Los Angeles Rams W 31–20 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
10 1970-11-22 Boston Patriots W 17–3 Shea Stadium
11 1970-11-29 Minnesota Vikings W 20–10 Shea Stadium
12 1970-12-06 Oakland Raiders L 14–13 Shea Stadium
13 1970-12-13 at Miami Dolphins L 16–10 Miami Orange Bowl
14 1970-12-19 Baltimore Colts L 35–20 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

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