1978 New Orleans Saints 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
7-9-0 0-0 4996 3151 1845 31 295 4884 2464 2420 41 286
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The New Orleans Saints' twelfth season was in 1978, playing their home games at Louisiana Superdome. During the offseason they hired Dick Nolan to lead the team. During his time in the NFL he was head coach for eight years. They finished the season 7-9-0, 3-5-0 at home and 4-4-0 on the road.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 Minnesota Vikings 31-24
Week 2 @ Green Bay Packers 17-28
Week 3 Philadelphia Eagles 17-24
Week 4 @ Cincinnati Bengals 20-18
Week 5 Los Angeles Rams 20-26
Week 6 Cleveland Browns 16-24
Week 7 @ San Francisco 49ers 14-7
Week 8 @ Los Angeles Rams 10-3
Week 9 New York Giants 28-17
Week 10 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 14-20
Week 11 Atlanta Falcons 17-20
Week 12 @ Dallas Cowboys 7-27
Week 13 @ Atlanta Falcons 17-20
Week 14 San Francisco 49ers 24-13
Week 15 Houston Oilers 12-17
Week 16 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17-10

Coaches

Head Coach: Dick Nolan Offensive Coordinator: Ed Hughes Defensive Coordinator: Paul Wiggin Quarterbacks Coach: Lamar McHan Wide Receivers Coach: Lamar McHan Offensive Line Coach: Dick Stanfel Defensive Line Coach: Tom Pratt Linebackers Coach: Ed Beard Defensive Backs Coach: Chet Franklin Special Teams Coach: Whitey Campbell Conditioning Coach: Bob Hill Director of Pro Personnel: Ernie Hefferle Director of Player Personnel: Bob Whitman Owner: John Mecom