1978 Los Angeles Rams 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
12-4-0 1-1 5868 3279 2589 52 341 4372 2365 2007 48 257
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The Los Angeles Rams' forty-third season was in 1978, playing their home games at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. During the offseason they hired Ray Malavasi to lead the team. Malavasi previously was the linebackers coach of the Oakland Raiders in 1972 and has a total of eight years of coaching in the AFL and NFL. They finished the year 12-4-0 in the regular season and 1-1 in the playoffs, eventually losing to the Dallas Cowboys 28-0.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 16-14
Week 2 Atlanta Falcons 10-0
Week 3 Dallas Cowboys 27-14
Week 4 @ Houston Oilers 10-6
Week 5 @ New Orleans Saints 26-20
Week 6 San Francisco 49ers 27-10
Week 7 @ Minnesota Vikings 34-17
Week 8 New Orleans Saints 3-10
Week 9 @ Atlanta Falcons 7-15
Week 10 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 26-23
Week 11 Pittsburgh Steelers 10-7
Week 12 @ San Francisco 49ers 31-28
Week 13 @ Cleveland Browns 19-30
Week 14 @ New York Giants 20-17
Week 15 Cincinnati Bengals 19-20
Week 16 Green Bay Packers 31-14

Playoffs

Week Opponent Score Notes
Divisional Round Minnesota Vikings 34-10
Conference Championship Dallas Cowboys 0-28

Coaches

Head Coach: Ray Malavasi Defensive Coordinator: Bud Carson Wide Receivers Coach: Lionel Taylor Offensive Line Coach: Foster Andersen Backfield Coach: Max Coley Conditioning Coach: Clyde Evans Advance Scout: Jack Faulkner Assistant Trainer: Garrett Giemont