1978 Cleveland Browns schedule

Season statistics

Offense Defense
Record Playoff record Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
8-8-0 0-0 5347 2859 2488 50 293 5352 3203 2149 45 329
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The Cleveland Browns' thirty-third season was in 1978, playing their home games at Cleveland Stadium. During the offseason they hired Sam Rutigliano to lead the team. Rutigliano previously was the wide receivers coach of the New Orleans Saints and had eleven years of coaching experience in the AFL and NFL. They finished the season 8-8-0, 5-3-0 at home and 3-5-0 on the road.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 San Francisco 49ers 24-7
Week 2 Cincinnati Bengals 13-10
Week 3 @ Atlanta Falcons 24-16
Week 4 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 9-15
Week 5 Houston Oilers 13-16
Week 6 @ New Orleans Saints 24-16
Week 7 Pittsburgh Steelers 14-34
Week 8 @ Kansas City Chiefs 3-17
Week 9 Buffalo Bills 41-20
Week 10 @ Houston Oilers 10-14
Week 11 Denver Broncos 7-19
Week 12 @ Baltimore Colts 45-24
Week 13 Los Angeles Rams 30-19
Week 14 @ Seattle Seahawks 24-47
Week 15 New York Jets 37-34
Week 16 @ Cincinnati Bengals 16-48

Coaches

Head Coach: Sam Rutigliano Quarterbacks Coach: Jim Shofner, Dick Wood Wide Receivers Coach: Rich Kotite Offensive Line Coach: Rod Humenuik Running Backs Coach: Jim Garrett Linebackers Coach: Dick MacPherson Defensive Backfield Coach: Chuck Weber Special Teams Coach: Al Tabor, John Petercuskie Assistant Coach: Buck Buchanan Film Coordinator: Ed Ulinski Athletic Trainer: Leo Murphy