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1978 New England Patriots

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11-5-0, Finished 1st in AFC East Division  · 1978 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.0, Offense: 3.6, Defense: 1.4, SoS: 0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 358 points (22.4/g), 4th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 286 points (17.9/g), 13th.
 Differential of 72 points (4.5/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 10.1-5.9.

Coach: Hank Bullough (0-1-0) (co-coach with Ron Erhardt), Ron Erhardt (0-1-0) and Chuck Fairbanks (11-4-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ron Erhardt
 Defensive Coordinator: Hank Bullough

Stadium: Schaefer Stadium
 Training Camp: Bryant College (Smithfield, Rhode Island)

Team Games & Schedule

Week 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 Washington Redskins 14 16 21 326 165 161 3 14 324 175 149 2
2 Sun September 10 boxscore W 1-1 @ St. Louis Cardinals 16 6 21 441 172 269 4 9 193 136 57 3
3 Mon September 18 boxscore L 1-2 Baltimore Colts 27 34 23 429 223 206 4 15 361 265 96 4
4 Sun September 24 boxscore W 2-2 @ Oakland Raiders 21 14 22 404 197 207 4 14 236 153 83 3
5 Sun October 1 boxscore W 3-2 San Diego Chargers 28 23 19 299 198 101 1 18 322 162 160 3
6 Sun October 8 boxscore W 4-2 Philadelphia Eagles 24 14 22 394 189 205 4 17 293 186 107 4
7 Sun October 15 boxscore W 5-2 @ Cincinnati Bengals 10 3 19 298 162 136 2 17 279 206 73 3
8 Sun October 22 boxscore W 6-2 Miami Dolphins 33 24 24 393 168 225 2 20 333 189 144 2
9 Sun October 29 boxscore W 7-2 New York Jets 55 21 26 529 289 240 1 20 276 172 104 2
10 Sun November 5 boxscore W 8-2 @ Buffalo Bills 14 10 20 332 53 279 3 15 247 107 140 3
11 Sun November 12 boxscore L 8-3 Houston Oilers 23 26 16 274 130 144 4 24 322 194 128 4
12 Sun November 19 boxscore W 9-3 @ New York Jets 19 17 18 324 99 225 2 12 208 139 69 3
13 Sun November 26 boxscore W 10-3 @ Baltimore Colts 35 14 15 460 232 228 2 18 300 155 145 3
14 Sun December 3 boxscore L 10-4 @ Dallas Cowboys 10 17 16 363 150 213 3 17 329 230 99 1
15 Sun December 10 boxscore W 11-4 Buffalo Bills 26 24 24 403 154 249 3 16 307 123 184 2
16 Mon December 18 boxscore L 11-5 @ Miami Dolphins 3 23 16 296 219 77 4 12 285 171 114 1
Playoffs
Division Sun December 31 boxscore L 11-6 Houston Oilers 14 31 15 263 180 83 3 21 344 170 174 1