10-4 (.714)
2nd place in NFC Central

The AFL and NFL were officially merged into a single league and renamed the AFC and NFC. Although the leagues agreed upon the merger and played in the Superbowl since 1966, this marked the beginning of single league, which included integration of regular season schedules.

Head Coach Joe Schmidt
General Manager Russ Thomas
Team Owner William Clay Ford Sr.
Stadium Tiger Stadium
Attendance 401,200
Average 57,314

1970 Draft Picks

Round Pick Player
1 19 Steve Owens RB
2 45 Ray Parson DT
3 71 Jim Mitchell DE
5 123 Bob Parker G
6 149 Tony Terry DT

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