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1978 Detroit Lions

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7-9-0, Finished 3rd in NFC Central Division  · 1978 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.8, Offense: -0.1, Defense: -1.7, SoS: -1.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 290 points (18.1/g), 13th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 300 points (18.8/g), 19th.
 Differential of -10 points (-0.6/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 7.7-8.3.

Coach: Monte Clark (7-9-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Bob Schnelker

Stadium: Pontiac Silverdome
 Training Camp: Oakland University (Rochester, Michigan)

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 3 boxscore L 0-1 Green Bay Packers 7 13 11 122 40 82 1 16 212 31 181
2 Sat September 9 boxscore W 1-1 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 15 7 11 196 47 149 2 10 109 -31 140 6
3 Sun September 17 boxscore L 1-2 Chicago Bears 0 19 15 237 94 143 2 15 326 141 185 2
4 Sun September 24 boxscore L 1-3 @ Seattle Seahawks 16 28 15 261 129 132 21 245 158 87 1
5 Sun October 1 boxscore L 1-4 @ Green Bay Packers 14 35 14 227 101 126 1 16 482 261 221 4
6 Sun October 8 boxscore L 1-5 Washington Redskins 19 21 19 374 143 231 1 12 284 208 76 2
7 Sun October 15 boxscore L 1-6 @ Atlanta Falcons 0 14 13 169 147 22 3 15 248 122 126
8 Sun October 22 boxscore W 2-6 San Diego Chargers 31 14 29 461 188 273 2 16 304 215 89 6
9 Sun October 29 boxscore W 3-6 @ Chicago Bears 21 17 23 315 181 134 1 21 358 191 167 2
10 Sun November 5 boxscore L 3-7 @ Minnesota Vikings 7 17 11 175 105 70 3 22 312 188 124 5
11 Sun November 12 boxscore W 4-7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34 23 20 404 193 211 3 18 202 89 113
12 Sun November 19 boxscore L 4-8 @ Oakland Raiders 17 29 18 328 208 120 4 24 280 119 161 1
13 Thu November 23 boxscore W 5-8 Denver Broncos 17 14 15 244 105 139 1 16 233 105 128 1
14 Sun December 3 boxscore L 5-9 @ St. Louis Cardinals 14 21 16 224 119 105 5 18 284 151 133 1
15 Sat December 9 boxscore W 6-9 Minnesota Vikings 45 14 22 507 350 157 2 16 235 213 22 3
16 Sun December 17 boxscore W 7-9 San Francisco 49ers 33 14 17 221 152 69 2 20 369 138 231 7