1978 Chicago Bears 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 4459 1933 2526 36 262 4679 2506 2173 33 282
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The Chicago Bears' fifty-ninth season was in 1978, playing their home games at Soldier Field. During the offseason they hired Neill Armstrong to lead the team. Armstrong previously was the defensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings and had ten years of coaching experience in the AFL and NFL. They finished the season 7-9-0, 4-4-0 at home and 3-5-0 on the road.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 St. Louis Cardinals 17-10
Week 2 @ San Francisco 49ers 16-13
Week 3 @ Detroit Lions 19-0
Week 4 Minnesota Vikings 20-24
Week 5 Oakland Raiders 19-25
Week 6 @ Green Bay Packers 14-24
Week 7 @ Denver Broncos 7-16
Week 8 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19-33
Week 9 Detroit Lions 17-21
Week 10 Seattle Seahawks 29-31
Week 11 @ Minnesota Vikings 14-17
Week 12 Atlanta Falcons 13-7
Week 13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14-3
Week 14 @ San Diego Chargers 7-40
Week 15 Green Bay Packers 14-0
Week 16 @ Washington Redskins 14-10

Coaches

Head Coach: Neill Armstrong Offensive Coordinator: Ken Meyer Defensive Coordinator: Buddy Ryan Quarterbacks Coach: Doug Scovil Wide Receivers Coach: Doug Scovil Offensive Line Coach: Jerry Frei Running Backs Coach: Hank Kuhlmann Defensive Line Coach: Dale Haupt Special Teams Coach: Hank Kuhlmann General Manager: Jim Finks