| ||Offense ||Defense |
|Record ||Playoff record ||Total yards ||Pass yards ||Rush yards ||Turnovers ||First downs ||Total yards ||Pass yards ||Rush yards ||Turnovers ||First downs |
|11-5-0 ||0-1 ||6228 ||2980 ||3248 ||49 ||337 ||4959 ||2933 ||2026 ||44 ||279 |
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The New England Patriots' nineteenth season was in 1978, and it was the sixth season Chuck Fairbanks served as the head coach of the team. The Patriots played their home games at Schaefer Stadium. They finished the year 11-5-0 in the regular season, en route to winning the AFC East, but they lost their first playoff game to the Houston Oilers 31-14.
1978 New England Patriots Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Chuck Fairbanks Defensive Coordinator: Charlie Sumner Quarterbacks Coach: John Polonchek Wide Receivers Coach: Raymond Berry Offensive Line Coach: Jim Ringo Offensive Backs Coach: Tom Yewcic Offensive Backfield Coach: Ron Erhardt Defensive Line Coach: Hank Bullough, Fritz Shurmur Special Teams Coach: Tom Yewcic Special Assistant to the Head Coach: John Polonchek Assistant Offensive Coach: Ernie Adams Administrative Assistant: Ernie Adams