1978 Atlanta Falcons 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
9-7-0 1-1 4576 2677 1899 49 283 5017 2749 2268 43 308
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The Atlanta Falcons' thirteenth season was in 1978, and it was the second season Leeman Bennett served as the head coach of the team. They finished the year 9-7-0 in the regular season and 1-1 in the playoffs, eventually losing to the Dallas Cowboys 27-20.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 Houston Oilers 20-14
Week 2 @ Los Angeles Rams 0-10
Week 3 Cleveland Browns 16-24
Week 4 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9-14
Week 5 New York Giants 23-20
Week 6 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 7-31
Week 7 Detroit Lions 14-0
Week 8 @ San Francisco 49ers 20-17
Week 9 Los Angeles Rams 15-7
Week 10 San Francisco 49ers 21-10
Week 11 @ New Orleans Saints 20-17
Week 12 @ Chicago Bears 7-13
Week 13 New Orleans Saints 20-17
Week 14 @ Cincinnati Bengals 7-37
Week 15 Washington Redskins 20-17
Week 16 @ St. Louis Cardinals 21-42

Playoffs

Week Opponent Score Notes
Wild Card Round Philadelphia Eagles 14-13
Divisional Round @ Dallas Cowboys 20-27

Coaches

Head Coach: Leeman Bennett Quarterbacks Coach: Ted Plumb Wide Receivers Coach: Ted Plumb Offensive Backs Coach: John North