1970 Atlanta Falcons season

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1970 Atlanta Falcons season
Head coach Norm Van Brocklin
Home field Atlanta Stadium
Results
Record 4–8–2
Division place 3rd NFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1969 1971 >

The 1970 Atlanta Falcons season was their fifth in the league. The team failed to improve on their previous season's output of 6–8, winning only four games. They failed to reach the playoffs for the fifth straight season.[1]

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

The following were selected in the 1991 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
2 39 Art Malone Fullback Arizona State
3 64 Andy Maurer Guard Oregon
3 65 Todd Snyder Wide Receiver Ohio

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Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 20, 1970 at New Orleans Saints W 14–3
77,042
2 September 27, 1970 at Green Bay Packers L 27–24
56,263
3 October 4, 1970 San Francisco 49ers W 21–20
58,850
4 October 11, 1970 at Dallas Cowboys L 13–0
53,611
5 October 18, 1970 at Denver Broncos L 24–10
50,705
6 October 25, 1970 New Orleans Saints W 32–14
58,850
7 November 1, 1970 Chicago Bears L 23–14
58,850
8 November 8, 1970 at Los Angeles Rams T 10–10
67,232
9 November 15, 1970 at Philadelphia Eagles T 13–13
55,425
10 November 22, 1970 Los Angeles Rams L 17–7
58,850
11 November 30, 1970 Miami Dolphins L 20–7
54,036
12 December 6, 1970 at San Francisco 49ers L 24–20
41,387
13 December 13, 1970 Pittsburgh Steelers W 27–16
54,162
14 December 20, 1970 Minnesota Vikings L 37–7
57,992

Standings[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT PF PA STK
San Francisco 49ers 10 3 1 .769 352 267 W3
Los Angeles Rams 9 4 1 .692 325 202 W1
Atlanta Falcons 4 8 2 .333 206 261 L1
New Orleans Saints 2 11 1 .154 172 347 L6

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