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1970 Denver Broncos season

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1970 Denver Broncos season

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

The 1970 Denver Broncos season was the team's 11th season in professional football and first in the 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]

Regular season


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


AFC West
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

Awards and honors

  • Floyd Little, AFC Rushing champion

External links

  • 1970 Denver Broncos


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