1978 Detroit Lions 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
7-9-0 0-0 4465 2302 2163 33 269 4483 2299 2184 41 276
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The Detroit Lions' forty-ninth season was in 1978, playing their home games at Pontiac Silverdome. During the offseason they hired Monte Clark to lead the team. During his time in the NFL he was head coach for one year. They finished the season 7-9-0, 5-3-0 at home and 2-6-0 on the road. At the end of the season, Al Baker was awarded with the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year award.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 Green Bay Packers 7-13
Week 2 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 15-7
Week 3 Chicago Bears 0-19
Week 4 @ Seattle Seahawks 16-28
Week 5 @ Green Bay Packers 14-35
Week 6 Washington Redskins 19-21
Week 7 @ Atlanta Falcons 0-14
Week 8 San Diego Chargers 31-14
Week 9 @ Chicago Bears 21-17
Week 10 @ Minnesota Vikings 7-17
Week 11 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34-23
Week 12 @ Oakland Raiders 17-29
Week 13 Denver Broncos 17-14
Week 14 @ St. Louis Cardinals 14-21
Week 15 Minnesota Vikings 45-14
Week 16 San Francisco 49ers 33-14

1978 Detroit Lions Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Monte Clark Quarterbacks Coach: Bob Schnelker Wide Receivers Coach: Bob Schnelker Offensive Line Coach: Fred Hoaglin Tight Ends Coach: Don Doll Offensive Backfield Coach: Jimmy Raye Defensive Line Coach: Floyd Peters Linebackers Coach: Marty Schottenheimer Defensive Backfield Coach: Billy Atkins Special Teams Coach: Don Doll General Manager: Russ Thomas Director of Football Operations: Monte Clark Film Coordinator: Don Doll Administrative Assistant: Doug Gerhart Head Trainer: Kent Falb