1978 San Francisco 49ers 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
2-14-0 0-0 4047 1956 2091 63 257 5022 2659 2363 45 298
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The San Francisco 49ers' thirty-third season was in 1978, playing their home games at Candlestick Park. During the offseason they hired Pete McCulley to lead the team. McCulley previously was the wide receivers coach of the Washington Redskins and had five years of coaching experience in the NFL. He was fired from the 49ers on Monday, October 30, 1978. They finished the season 2-14-0, 2-6-0 at home and 0-8-0 on the road.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ Cleveland Browns 7-24
Week 2 Chicago Bears 13-16
Week 3 @ Houston Oilers 19-20
Week 4 @ New York Giants 10-27
Week 5 Cincinnati Bengals 28-12
Week 6 @ Los Angeles Rams 10-27
Week 7 New Orleans Saints 7-14
Week 8 Atlanta Falcons 17-20
Week 9 @ Washington Redskins 20-38
Week 10 @ Atlanta Falcons 10-21
Week 11 St. Louis Cardinals 10-16
Week 12 Los Angeles Rams 28-31
Week 13 Pittsburgh Steelers 7-24
Week 14 @ New Orleans Saints 13-24
Week 15 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6-3
Week 16 @ Detroit Lions 14-33

Coaches

Head Coach: Pete McCulley Interim Head Coach: Fred O'Connor Offensive Coordinator: Fred O'Connor Defensive Coordinator: Dan Radakovich Wide Receivers Coach: Les Steckel Offensive Line Coach: Mike White Defensive Line Coach: Earl Leggett Linebackers Coach: Dan Radakovich Defensive Backs Coach: Jim Carr Special Teams Coach: Frank Gansz Strength and Conditioning Coach: Floyd Reese Administrative Assistant: Mike White