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1978 Atlanta Falcons

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9-7-0, NFC West Division  · 1978 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.6, Offense: -3.7, Defense: -0.9, SoS: -1.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 240 points (15.0/g), 26th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 290 points (18.1/g), 14th.
 Differential of -50 points (-3.1/g), 24th.  Expected W-L: 6.2-9.8.

Coach: Leeman Bennett (9-7-0)

Stadium: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
 Training Camp: Furman University (Greenville, South Carolina)

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 3 boxscore W 1-0 Houston Oilers 20 14 11 171 71 100 1 13 261 105 156 4
2 Sun September 10 boxscore L 1-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 0 10 7 73 3 70 3 23 358 216 142 4
3 Sun September 17 boxscore L 1-2 Cleveland Browns 16 24 17 234 147 87 4 17 308 198 110 3
4 Sun September 24 boxscore L 1-3 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9 14 13 217 69 148 3 10 176 82 94 1
5 Sun October 1 boxscore W 2-3 New York Giants 23 20 22 350 198 152 3 8 146 59 87 1
6 Sun October 8 boxscore L 2-4 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 7 31 20 257 144 113 4 28 387 206 181 3
7 Sun October 15 boxscore W 3-4 Detroit Lions 14 0 15 248 122 126 13 169 147 22 3
8 Sun October 22 boxscore W 4-4 @ San Francisco 49ers 20 17 16 330 216 114 2 21 261 53 208 2
9 Mon October 30 boxscore W 5-4 Los Angeles Rams 15 7 9 185 87 98 2 14 234 140 94 5
10 Sun November 5 boxscore W 6-4 San Francisco 49ers 21 10 16 246 184 62 3 13 168 50 118 3
11 Sun November 12 boxscore W 7-4 @ New Orleans Saints 20 17 16 284 210 74 1 22 347 181 166 2
12 Sun November 19 boxscore L 7-5 @ Chicago Bears 7 13 21 344 195 149 2 13 183 72 111
13 Sun November 26 boxscore W 8-5 New Orleans Saints 20 17 25 385 255 130 4 13 335 205 130 2
14 Sun December 3 boxscore L 8-6 @ Cincinnati Bengals 7 37 10 174 91 83 3 20 360 137 223
15 Sun December 10 boxscore W 9-6 Washington Redskins 20 17 17 253 140 113 15 311 165 146 2
16 Sun December 17 boxscore L 9-7 @ St. Louis Cardinals 21 42 18 311 270 41 6 24 427 348 79 2
Playoffs
WildCard Sun December 24 boxscore W 10-7 Philadelphia Eagles 14 13 14 298 223 75 5 15 217 164 53 2
Division Sat December 30 boxscore L 10-8 @ Dallas Cowboys 20 27 16 216 52 164 3 26 369 221 148 4