Relive the Detroit Lions' memorable 1970 season with this guide that explores the entire year game by game, from the opening day massacre of the Packers through the brutal playoff battle with the Cowboys.
Despite playing one of the toughest schedules in NFL history, the talented Lions broke through and claimed the first-ever NFC wild card. There were many highlights along the way, including two dominating wins over the hated Packers by a combined score of 60-0 (including 40-0 in Week 1), three double-digit wins over eventual playoff teams Cincinnati, Oakland and San Francisco and, yes, even a stunning loss to the Saints on Tom Dempsey's record 63-yard field goal.
A full recap and box score from every game is included, so you can follow the exploits of coach Joe Schmidt's heroes from start to finish as they had old Tiger Stadium rocking.
As an added bonus, links to several video highlights are included to add more depth to the story of the 1970 Lions. Whether you are a die-hard Lions fan or an NFL history buff, you will enjoy this look back at the 1970 Detroit Lions.