1978 New England Patriots 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
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. They finished the year 11-5-0 in the regular season but they lost their first playoff game to the Houston Oilers 31-14.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 Washington Redskins 14-16
Week 2 @ St. Louis Cardinals 16-6
Week 3 Baltimore Colts 27-34
Week 4 @ Oakland Raiders 21-14
Week 5 San Diego Chargers 28-23
Week 6 Philadelphia Eagles 24-14
Week 7 @ Cincinnati Bengals 10-3
Week 8 Miami Dolphins 33-24
Week 9 New York Jets 55-21
Week 10 @ Buffalo Bills 14-10
Week 11 Houston Oilers 23-26
Week 12 @ New York Jets 19-17
Week 13 @ Baltimore Colts 35-14
Week 14 @ Dallas Cowboys 10-17
Week 15 Buffalo Bills 26-24
Week 16 @ Miami Dolphins 3-23

Playoffs

Week Opponent Score Notes
Divisional Round Houston Oilers 14-31

Coaches

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