1970 was their 50th season in the Green Bay Packers season National Football League. The club posted a 6–8 record under coach Phil Bengtson, his last at the helm, earning them a third-place finish in the NFC Central division.
Offseason [ edit ]
The Packers' 1970 season began in a state of mourning. After a summer in and out of
Georgetown Hospital, Vince Lombardi succumbed to cancer on September 3, at the age of 57. Over 3,500 people attended Lombardi's funeral, including pallbearers Bart Starr, Paul Hornung and Willie Davis. Three days after his death, NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle announced that the Super Bowl trophy would be renamed in Lombardi's honor.
1970 NFL draft [ edit ]
In the 1970 NFL draft, the Packers used their two picks in the first-round to choose
Mike McCoy and Rich McGeorge. In total, the Packers selected 20 players in the draft, nine of those being in the first seven rounds. [1 ]
Regular season [ edit ]
Schedule [ edit ]
The Packers finished 6–8 in the regular season, failing to reach the playoffs.
Lambeau Field* 0–1
Lambeau Field 1–1
Milwaukee County Stadium* 2–1
San Diego Chargers
San Diego Stadium 3–1
Los Angeles Rams
Lambeau Field 3–2
Milwaukee County Stadium 4–2
San Francisco 49ers
Kezar Stadium 4–3
Milwaukee County Stadium 4–4
Lambeau Field 5–4
Metropolitan Stadium 5–5
Cotton Bowl 5–6
Three Rivers Stadium 6–6
Wrigley Field 6–7
Tiger Stadium 6–8
*Both Lambeau Field and Milwaukee County Stadium were home fields for the Packers.
Standings [ edit ]
Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.
Post season [ edit ]
After a turbulent season filled with labor disputes, blowout losses, and the final merger of the
AFL and NFL, the Packers had only their second losing season since 1959. Thoroughly frustrated, Phil Bengtson resigned two days after being shut out in the season finale against the Detroit Lions. Disappointed with Bengston's overall 20–21–1 record during three seasons as Vince Lombardi's handpicked successor, it was obvious the organization and the community craved the high standards of winning established a decade earlier.
The 1970 season was also the final season of
Forrest Gregg as a Packer, a year later he returned home to play for the Dallas Cowboys where he joined his own teammate Herb Adderley.
Statistical leaders [ edit ]
The following players led the Packers in the following statistical categories in 1970.
References [ edit ]
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