The 1970Detroit Lions season was the 41st season in franchise history. With a record of 10–4 the Lions finished in second place in the NFC Central, and qualified for the postseason for the first time in 13 seasons, since their championship season in 1957, as the new NFC Central Division Wild Card playoff team. In their first postseason game since 1957 the Lions are matched up against the Dallas Cowboys. The Lions defense was able to stop and frustrate the Cowboys all game long. However, the Cowboys defense was also able to frustrate the Lions. In the end the Lions would fall 5–0 in the lowest scoring game in NFL Playoff history. One unusual loss was to the New Orleans Saints on Week 8. They had a 17–16 lead with only 2 seconds left. However, Saints kick Tom Dempsey booted a record 63 yard Field Goal as time expired to give the Saints a win 19–17.