1970 Denver Broncos season

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1970 Denver Broncos season
Head coach Lou Saban
General manager Lou Saban
Home field Mile High Stadium
Results
Record 5–8–1
Division place 4th AFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1969 1971 >

The 1970 Denver Broncos season was the team's 11th season in professional football and first in the National Football League (NFL) after the merger. The Broncos duplicated their record from the previous season with five wins, eight losses, and one tie. They placed last in the new AFC West. Floyd Little became the first player to lead his conference in rushing for a last place team.[1]

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1970 Denver Broncos staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches



Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record Attendance
1 September 20 at Buffalo Bills W 25–10 War Memorial Stadium 1–0
34,882
2 September 27 Pittsburgh Steelers W 16–13 Mile High Stadium 2–0
50,705
3 October 4 Kansas City Chiefs W 26–13 Mile High Stadium 3–0
50,705
4 October 11 at Oakland Raiders L 23–35 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 3–1
54,436
5 October 18 Atlanta Falcons W 24–10 Mile High Stadium 4–1
50,705
6 October 25 at San Francisco 49ers L 14–19 Kezar Stadium 4–2
39,515
7 November 1 Washington Redskins L 3–19 Mile High Stadium 4–3
50,705
8 November 8 at San Diego Chargers L 21–24 San Diego Stadium 4–4
48,327
9 November 15 Oakland Raiders L 19–24 Mile High Stadium 4–5
50,959
10 November 22 at New Orleans Saints W 31–6 Tulane Stadium 5–5
66,837
11 November 29 Houston Oilers L 21–31 Astrodome 5–6
35,733
12 December 6 at Kansas City Chiefs L 0–16 Municipal Stadium 5–7
50,454
13 December 13 San Diego Chargers T 17–17 Mile High Stadium 5–7–1
50,959
14 December 20 Cleveland Browns L 13–27 Mile High Stadium 5–8–1
51,001

Standings[edit]

AFC West
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Oakland Raiders 8 4 2 .667 300 293
Kansas City Chiefs 7 5 2 .583 272 244
San Diego Chargers 5 6 3 .455 282 278
Denver Broncos 5 8 1 .385 253 264

[2]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Floyd Little, AFC Rushing champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sports Illustrated, July 26, 2010, The Unexpected Hero by Gary Smith, p.60, Published by Time Inc.
  2. ^ NFL; National Football League (2001). The Official NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book. Workman Publishing. p. 297. ISBN 978-0-7611-2480-1. 

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