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1970 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head Coach Jerry Williams
Home Field Franklin Field
Results
Record 3–10–1
Place 5th NFC East
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1969 1971

The 1970 Philadelphia Eagles season was their 38th in the league. They failed to improve on their previous output of 4–9–1, winning only three games.[1] The team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the tenth consecutive season.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

In the 1970 NFL Draft, the Eagles made 14 choices, starting with Steve Zabel, a linebacker from Oklahoma.

Player selectionsEdit

The table[2] shows the Eagles selections and what picks they had that were traded away and the team that ended up with that pick. It is possible the Eagles' pick ended up with this team via another team that the Eagles made a trade with. Not shown are acquired picks that the Eagles traded away.

= Pro Bowler [3] = Hall of Famer
Rd PICK PLAYER POS COLLEGE
16Steve ZabelLinebackerOklahoma
234Ray Jones Cornerback Southern
359Lee BouggessRunning backLouisville
4 84 Pick Acquired by
Atlanta Falcons
5 112 Pick Acquired by
Atlanta Falcons
6 137 Pick Acquired by St. Louis Cardinals
via Trade with Chicago Bears
7 158 Terry Brennan
Pick Acquired from Chicago Bears
TackleNotre Dame
7 162 Pick Acquired by
Los Angeles Rams
8 190 Ira GordonTackleKansas State
9 215 David KingLinebackerStephen F. Austin
10 240 Steve JaggardDefensive backMemphis State
11 268 Bill WalikDefensive backVillanova
12 293 Robert JonesDefensive tackleGrambling
13 318 Richard StevensTackleBaylor
14 346 Mark MoseleyKickerStephen F. Austin
15371 John CarlosWide receiverSan Jose State
16396Tuufuli UperesaTackleMontana
17424Mike SizeloveTight endIdaho

Regular SeasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 20, 1970 Dallas Cowboys L 17–7
59,728
2 September 27, 1970 at Chicago Bears L 20–16
53,463
3 October 4, 1970 Washington Redskins L 33–21
60,658
4 October 11, 1970 at New York Giants L 30–23
62,820
5 October 18, 1970 St. Louis Cardinals L 35–20
59,002
6 October 25, 1970 at Green Bay Packers L 30–17
48,022
7 November 1, 1970 at Dallas Cowboys L 21–17
55,736
8 November 8, 1970 Miami Dolphins W 24–17
58,171
9 November 15, 1970 Atlanta Falcons T 13–13
55,425
10 November 23, 1970 New York Giants W 23–20
59,117
11 November 29, 1970 at St. Louis Cardinals L 23–14
46,581
12 December 6, 1970 at Baltimore Colts L 29–10
60,240
13 December 13, 1970 at Washington Redskins L 24–6
50,415
14 December 20, 1970 Pittsburgh Steelers W 30–20
55,252

Game RecapsEdit

[4]

Week 1Edit

September 20, 1970 the Eagles host the first Regular Season game played on AstroTurf. Pittsburgh follows minutes later. The AFL in 1969, was playing on AstroTurf in Houston at the Astrodome.

Sunday, September 20, 1970 Kickoff 1:00 PM Eastern

Played at Franklin Field on AstoTurf playing surface in 67F degrees with wind at 7 MPH.

1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q Final
Dallas Cowboys (1–0–0) 0 7 7 3 17
Philadelphia Eagles (0–1) 7 0 0 0 7
SCORING PLAYS DALL PHIL TIME
1st Eagles Ben Hawkins 10 yard pass from Norm Snead (Mark Moseley kick) 0 7
2nd Cowboys Walt Garrison 1 yard rush (Mike Clark kick) 7 7
3rd Cowboys Lance Rentzel 31 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Mike Clark kick) 14 7
4th Cowboys Mike Clark 13 yard field goal 17 7

Week 2Edit

The game got off to bad start when the Chicago Bears Kick off returner, Cecil Turner had 96 yard game opening kickoff return for a touchdown. Mark Moseley would miss the extra point when the Eagles answered with a touchdown of their own later in the 1st quarter making it that they only were not losing the game only from the opening kickoff to the time it took Turner to return it. Three times during the game the Bears would lead the Eagles by 1 point.

Sunday, September 27, 1970 Kickoff 12:00 Central Time Played at Dyche Stadium in Evanston, Illinois, the home field of the Northwestern Wildcats football team, on grass playing surface in 52F degrees with wind at 9 MPH.

1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q Final
Philadelphia Eagles (0–2)6 3 0 7 16
Chicago Bears (2–0–0)7 10 0 3 20
SCORING PLAYS PHIL CHI TIME
1st Bears Cecil Turner 96 yard kickoff return (Mac Percival kick) 0 7 00:15
Eagles Gary Ballman 7 yard pass from Norm Snead (kick failed) 6 7
2nd Bears Mac Percival 17 yard field goal 7 10
Eagles Mark Moseley 42 yard field goal 9 10
Bears Dick Gordon 12 yard pass from Ronnie Bull (Mac Percival kick) 9 17
4th EaglesLee Bouggess 10 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick) 16 17
Bears Mac Percival 36 yard field goal 16 20

Week 8Edit

In week 8 the Eagles mark their 1st time playing a former AFL team in the regular season by winning 24–17 for their 1st win of the 1970 season. The defense of Philadelphia would have the Miami quarterbacks (Bob Greise 3 and John Stofa 1) throw 4 interceptions. Miami kick returner, Mercury Morris would avg over 26 yrds on 4 kickoff returns

Sunday, November 8, 1970 Kickoff 1:00 PM Eastern

Played at Franklin Field on AstoTurf playing surface in 53F degrees with wind at 7 MPH.

1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q Final
Miami Dolphins (4–4–0) 0 0 0 17 17
Philadelphia Eagles (1–7) 0 17 7 0 24
SCORING PLAYS MIA PHIL TIME
2nd Eagles Harold Jackson 31 yard pass from Norm Snead (Mark Moseley kick) 0 7
Eagles Mark Moseley 23 yard field goal 0 10
Eagles Harold Jackson 15 yard pass from Norm Snead (Mark Moseley kick) 0 17
3rd Eagles Steve Zabel 2 yard pass from Norm Snead (Mark Moseley kick) 0 24
4th Dolphins Garo Yepremian 24 yard field goal 3 24
Dolphins Paul Warfield 52 yard pass from John Stofa (Garo Yepremian kick) 10 24
Dolphins Willie Richardson 27 yard pass from John Stofa (Garo Yepremian kick) 17 24

Week 9Edit

Sunday, November 15, 1970 Kickoff 1:00 PM Eastern

Played at Franklin Field on a AstoTurf playing surface in 53F degrees with wind at 14 MPH.

1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q Final
Atlanta Falcons (3–4–2) 7 3 7 3 17
Philadelphia Eagles (1–7–1) 3 3 0 7 17
SCORING PLAYS ATL PHIL TIME
1st Eagles Mark Moseley 41 yard field goal 0 3 0 3
Falcons Jim R. Mitchell 2 yard pass from Bob Berry (Ken Vinyard kick) 7 3
2nd Eagles Mark Moseley 17 yard field goal 7 6
Falcons Ken Vinyard 15 yard field goal 10 6
3rd Falcons Ken Vinyard 32 yard field goal 13 6
4th Eagles Steve Preece 21 yard fumble return (Mark Moseley kick) 13 13

Week 14Edit

In week 14 the Eagles play cross state rival Pittsburgh Steelers. John Fuqua]] had 2 long runs for touchdowns. One for 72 yards and another for 85 yards, both in the first half. Mark Moseley would miss his 3rd extra point of the year. His 14th field goal of the year, out of 25 attempted, in the 4th quarter gave then lead for good. He would be cut during the 1971 training camp, play for the Houston Oilers for 13 games over 2 years, then settle in Washington for 10 years becoming the last straight on kicking style kicker left in the NFL. He won the Most Valuable Player Award during the strike-shortened 1982 season. He is the only placekicker to win the award.

Sunday, December 20, 1970 Kickoff 1:00 PM Eastern

Played at Franklin Field on AstoTurf playing surface in 44F degrees with wind at 14 MPH.

1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q Final
Pittsburgh Steelers (5–9–0) 7 7 3 3 20
Philadelphia Eagles (3–9–1 6 14 0 10 30
SCORING PLAYS PITT PHIL TIME
1st Steelers John Fuqua 72 yard rush (Allan Watson kick) 7 0
Eagles Ben Hawkins 21 yard pass from Norm Snead (kick failed) 7 6
2nd Eagles Mike Dirks 0 yard fumble return (Mark Moseley kick) 7 13
Steelers John Fuqua 85 yard rush (Allan Watson kick) 13 14
Eagles Gary Ballman 19 yard pass from Norm Snead (Mark Moseley kick) 14 20
3rd SteelersAllan Watson 21 yard field goal 17 20
4th SteelersAllan Watson 17 yard field goal 20 20
Eagles Mark Moseley 18 yard field goal 20 23
Eagles Larry Watkins 1 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick) 20 30

StandingsEdit

NFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Dallas Cowboys 10 4 0 .714 299 221 W-5
New York Giants 9 5 0 .643 301 270 L-1
St. Louis Cardinals 8 5 1 .615 325 228 L-3
Washington Redskins 6 8 0 .429 297 314 W-2
Philadelphia Eagles 3 10 1 .231 241 332 W-1

PlayoffsEdit

The Eagles failed to make the playoffs for the 1970 season.

1970 RosterEdit

= 1970 Pro Bowl [5] = Hall of Famer
  • Pro Bowl Selection       + Pro Bowl Starter
NO. Player AGE POS GP GS WT HT YRS College
Jerry Williams 42 Head Coach 3Washington State
11Rick Arrington23QB612006–2RookieGeorgia
Tulsa
85Gary Ballman30FL-TE-SE-WR1482156–18Michigan State
46Lee Bouggess22RB1402106–2RookieLouisville
28Bill Bradley23DB1201905–111 Texas
80Don Brumm29DE702456–37Purdue
77Ernie Calloway22DT-DE1402556–61Texas Southern
76Joe Carollo30T1402656–28Notre Dame
64Norman Davis25G1402456–2 3Grambling State
62Mike Dirks24DT-G1202466–22Wyoming
59Mike Evans24C1402506–52Boston College
69Carl Gersbach23LB602306–1RookieDuke
West Chester
71Dick Hart27G1402536–23none
41Richard Harvey25DB401906–2RookieJackson State
18Ben Hawkins26WR-SE-FL1401806–14 Arizona State
47Ed Hayes24DB401856–1RookieMorgan State
86Fred Hill27TE-SE-WR1402156–25USC
56Bill Hobbs24LB1202186–01Texas A&M
83Don Hultz30DE-DT1202416–37Southern Miss
54 Calvin Hunt23C702456–3RookieBaylor
29Harold Jackson24WR-FL14141755–102Jackson State
48Jay Johnson25LB502306–31Texas A&M-Commerce
23Harry Jones25RB202056–23Arkansas
21Ray Jones23DB1201875–11RookieSouthern
51Ike Kelley26LB1102255–114Ohio State
72Wade Key24G-T1402456–5RookieTexas
Texas State
20Leroy Keyes23DB-RB302086–31 Purdue
52Dave Lloyd34LB-C1252476–3 11 Georgia
Texas Tech
45Ron Medved 26DB-LB12 02106–14Washington
74Denis Moore26DT-DE 2 025536–5USC
3Mark Moseley22 K 14 02025–11Rookie Stephen F. Austin
Texas A&M
26Al Nelson27DB1301865–115Cincinnati
68Mark Nordquist25G-C1402466–42Pacific
88Gary Pettigrew26DT-DE1402556–54Stanford
22Cyril Pinder24RB1402106–22Illinois
50Ron Porter25LB1402326–33Idaho
33Steve Preece23DB1401956–11Oregon State
24Nate Ramsey29DB1102006–17Indiana State
82Tim Rossovich24LB-DE1482406–42USC
70Jim Skaggs30G-T1402506–37Washington
16Norm Snead31QB14132156–49Wake Forest
73Dick Stevens22T1402406–4RookieBaylor
49Jim Thrower23DB501956–2RookieTexas A&M-Commerce
99Mel Tom29DE1402496–43Hawaii
San Jose State
9Billy Walik23WR-DB1401805–11RookieVillanova
34Larry Watkins24RB1102306–21Alcorn State
41Harry Wilson26RB102045–113Nebraska
37Tom Woodeshick29RB602256–07West Virginia
35Adrian Young24LB1402326–12USC
89Steve Zabel22LB-TE1462356–4RookieOklahoma
49 Players
Team Average
25.4 14 222.2 6–2.0 2.8

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1970 Philadelphia Eagles
  2. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1970.htm
  3. Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their career.
  4. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/phi/1970.htm
  5. Players are identified as a 1970 Pro Bowl selelection.
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