1970 San Francisco 49ers season

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1970 San Francisco 49ers season
Head coach Dick Nolan
Owner Josephine Morabito
Jane Morabito
Home field Kezar Stadium
Results
Record 10–3–1
Division place 1st NFC West
Playoff finish Lost NFC Championship Game
Uniform
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The 1970 San Francisco 49ers season saw the team make an appearance in the NFC Championship Game. Quarterback John Brodie won the NFL MVP and the 49ers captured their first Divisional Title with a 10-3-1 record. Cornerback Bruce Taylor won Defensive Rookie of the Year honors. In the NFC Championship, the 49ers lost to the Dallas Cowboys in the final game at Kezar Stadium.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1970 NFL Draft
Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 9 Cedrick Hardman Defensive End North Texas
2 48 John Isenbarger Running back Indiana

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Roster[edit]

1970 San Francisco 49ers roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams


Rookies in italics

Pre season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Score Record Stadium Attendance Time Local TV
1 August 15, 1970 vs. Cleveland Browns (at Tampa, Florida) L 14–17 0–1 Tampa Stadium 41,851
2 August 22, 1970 at Miami Dolphins L 7–17 0–2 Orange Bowl 52,812
3 August 29, 1970 Denver Broncos (at Eugene, Oregon) W 23–7 1–2 Autzen Stadium 26,238 8:00pm (Kick-Off)
4 September 6, 1970 Oakland Raiders L 17–31 1–3 Kezar Stadium 55,521
5 September 12, 1970 at Los Angeles Rams L 14–17 1–4 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 55,430

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 20, 1970 Washington Redskins W 26–17
34,984
2 September 27, 1970 Cleveland Browns W 34–31
37,502
3 October 4, 1970 at Atlanta Falcons L 20-21
58,850
4 October 11, 1970 at Los Angeles Rams W 20–6
77,272
5 October 18, 1970 New Orleans Saints T 20–20
39,446
6 October 25, 1970 Denver Broncos W 19–14
39,515
7 November 1, 1970 Green Bay Packers W 26–10
59,335
8 November 8, 1970 at Chicago Bears W 37–16
45,607
9 November 15, 1970 at Houston Oilers W 30–20
43,040
10 November 22, 1970 at Detroit Lions L 7-28
56,232
11 November 29, 1970 Los Angeles Rams L 13-30
59,602
12 December 6, 1970 Atlanta Falcons W 24–20
41,387
13 December 13, 1970 at New Orleans Saints W 38–27
61,940
14 December 20, 1970 at Oakland Raiders W 38–7
54,535

Game officials[edit]

Week Opponent Referee Umpire Head Linesman Line Judge Back Judge Field Judge
1 Washington Redskins (14) Bob Finley (51) Lou Palazzi (72) Cal Lepore (33) Art Holst (8) Grover Klemmer (84) Bob Wortman
2 Cleveland Browns (6) Bernie Ulman (43) Joe Muha (36) Tony Veteri (28) Bill Schleibaum (77) Rich Eichhorst (64) Frank Luzar
3 at Atlanta Falcons (32) Jim Tunney (88) Pat Harder (37) Burl Toler (61) John Steffen (76) Bill Kestermeier (31) Dick Dolack
4 at Los Angeles Rams (12) Ben Dreith (78) Art Demmas (4) Bruce Finlayson (75) Fred Wyant (29) Stan Javie (83) Bill O'Brien
5 New Orleans Saints (81) Fred Silva (15) Ralph Morcroft (30) George Murphy (68) Bill Wright (70) Hugh Gamber (86) Jimmy Cole
6 Denver Broncos (42) Jack Reader (22) Paul Trepinski (19) Tommy Hensley (65) Aaron Wade (5) Ray Douglas (23) Armen Terzian
7 Green Bay Packers (7) Tom Bell (87) George Kennard (74) Ray Dodez (85) Bill Summers (25) Tom Kelleher (34) Fritz Graf
8 at Chicago Bears (40) Pat Haggerty (27) Al Conway (17) Jerry Bergman (59) Bob Beeks (47) Ralph Vandenberg (82) Pat Mallette
9 at Houston Oilers (16) Walt Fitzgerald (18) Tony Sacco (10) Al Sabato (38) Bill Swanson (63) Adrian Burk (55) Charley Musser
10 at Detroit Lions (12) Ben Dreith (78) Art Demmas (4) Bruce Finlayson (75) Fred Wyant (29) Stan Javie (83) Bill O'Brien
11 Los Angeles Rams (56) Norm Schachter (62) Gerry Hart (79) Ray Sonnenberg (39) Jack Fette (45) John Fouch (9) George Ellis
12 Atlanta Falcons (32) Jim Tunney (88) Pat Harder (37) Burl Toler (61) John Steffen (76) Bill Kestermeier (31) Dick Dolack
13 at New Orleans Saints (52) George Rennix (41) Walt Parker (26) Ed Marion (60) Dick Jorgensen (80) Bob Rice (54) Joe Gonzalez
14 at Oakland Raiders (3) Jack Vest (20) Frank Sinkovitz (35) Leo Miles (24) Bruce Alford (71) Bob Frederic (50) Tony Skover

Standings[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
San Francisco 49ers 10 3 1 .769 3–2–1 6–3–1 352 267 W3
Los Angeles Rams 9 4 1 .692 4–1–1 7–3–1 325 202 W1
Atlanta Falcons 4 8 2 .333 3–2–1 3–6–2 206 261 L1
New Orleans Saints 2 11 1 .154 0–5–1 2–8–1 172 347 L6

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result
Division December 27, 1970 at Minnesota Vikings W 17–14
Conference Championship January 3, 1971 Dallas Cowboys L 17–10

Game officials[edit]

Round Opponent Referee Umpire Head Linesman Line Judge Back Judge Field Judge Alternates
NFC Divsional Playoff at Minnesota Vikings (40) Pat Haggerty
NFC Championship Game Dallas Cowboys (7) Tommy Bell (51) Lou Palazzi (30) George Murphy (28) Bill Schleibaum (47) Ralph Vandenberg (50) Tony Skover (52) George Rennix (18) Tony Sacco

References[edit]