1970 Buffalo Bills season

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1970 Buffalo Bills season
Head coach John Rauch
Home field War Memorial Stadium
Results
Record 3–10–1
Division place 4th AFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1969 1971 >

The 1970 Buffalo Bills season was the 11th season for the club and their first in the National Football League.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1970 NFL Draft
Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 5 Al Cowlings Defensive End USC
2 30 Dennis Shaw Quarterback San Diego State
3 57 Jim Reilly Guard Notre Dame
3 67 Glenn Alexander Defensive back Grambling
4 82 Jerome Gantt Defensive end North Carolina Central
5 109 Steve Starnes Linebacker Tampa
6 134 Ken Edwards Running back Virginia Tech
6 135 Grant Guthrie Kicker Florida State
7 161 Wayne Fowler Tackle Richmond
8 186 Richard Cheek Tackle Auburn
9 213 Bill Bridges Guard Houston
10 238 Willie Dixon Defensive back Albany State
11 265 Terry Williams Running back Grambling
12 290 Dave Simpson Tackle Drake
13 317 Steve Schroeder Kicker Pacific
14 342 William Costen Tackle Morris Brown
15 369 Dave Farris Tight end Central Michigan
16 394 Larry Davis Wide receiver Rice
17 421 George Bevan Defensive back Louisiana State

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Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 20, 1970 Denver Broncos L 25–10
34,882
2 September 27, 1970 Los Angeles Rams L 19–0
46,206
3 October 4, 1970 New York Jets W 34–31
46,206
4 October 11, 1970 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 23–10
42,140
5 October 18, 1970 Miami Dolphins L 33–14
41,312
6 October 25, 1970 at New York Jets W 10–6
62,712
7 November 1, 1970 at Boston Patriots W 45–10
31,148
8 November 8, 1970 Cincinnati Bengals L 43–14
43,587
9 November 15, 1970 at Baltimore Colts T 17–17
60,240
10 November 22, 1970 at Chicago Bears L 31–13
41,015
11 November 29, 1970 Boston Patriots L 14–10
31,427
12 December 6, 1970 at New York Giants L 20–6
62,870
13 December 13, 1970 Baltimore Colts L 20–14
34,346
14 December 20, 1970 at Miami Dolphins L 45–7
70,990

Standings[edit]

AFC East
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Baltimore Colts 11 2 1 .846 321 234
Miami Dolphins 10 4 0 .714 297 228
New York Jets 4 10 0 .286 255 286
Buffalo Bills 3 10 1 .231 204 337
Boston Patriots 2 12 0 .143 149 361

Roster[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]