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1978 Philadelphia Eagles

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9-7-0, Finished 2nd in NFC East Division  · 1978 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.3, Offense: -1.1, Defense: 3.4, SoS: 1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 270 points (16.9/g), 18th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 250 points (15.6/g), 5th.
 Differential of 20 points (1.2/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 8.7-7.3.

Coach: Dick Vermeil (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: John Ralston
 Defensive Coordinator: Marion Campbell

Stadium: Veterans Stadium
 Training Camp: Widener University (Chester, Pennsylvania)

Team Info

Principal Owner Leonard Tose
General Manager Jim Murray
Offensive Scheme Air Coryell
Defensive Alignment 3-4

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 270 4653 1029 4.5 38 22 16 271 207 401 2197 16 16 5.0 112 587 2456 16 4.2 143
Team Defense 250 4635 977 4.7 48 20 20 248 228 443 2773 17 28 5.9 136 505 1862 11 3.7 92
Lg Rank Offense 18 18 12 24 17 15 21 14 1 22 10 7 12 8
Lg Rank Defense 5 11 2 7 3 21 22 14 4 19 2 5 2 9

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 Los Angeles Rams 14 16 10 208 80 128 2 15 220 117 103 1
2 Sun September 10 boxscore L 0-2 @ Washington Redskins 30 35 18 313 185 128 2 19 316 199 117 3
3 Sun September 17 boxscore W 1-2 @ New Orleans Saints 24 17 22 373 166 207 3 14 308 220 88 4
4 Sun September 24 boxscore W 2-2 Miami Dolphins 17 3 20 337 115 222 1 9 143 61 82 3
5 Sun October 1 boxscore W 3-2 @ Baltimore Colts 17 14 21 362 117 245 2 13 234 145 89 1
6 Sun October 8 boxscore L 3-3 @ New England Patriots 14 24 17 293 186 107 4 22 394 189 205 4
7 Sun October 15 boxscore W 4-3 Washington Redskins 17 10 17 262 82 180 4 14 273 138 135 6
8 Sun October 22 boxscore L 4-4 @ Dallas Cowboys 7 14 15 262 145 117 1 15 278 87 191
9 Sun October 29 boxscore L 4-5 St. Louis Cardinals 10 16 19 352 220 132 5 15 354 260 94 3
10 Sun November 5 boxscore W 5-5 Green Bay Packers 10 3 10 148 97 51 1 15 385 211 174 5
11 Sun November 12 boxscore W 6-5 New York Jets 17 9 19 283 129 154 2 15 248 140 108 4
12 Sun November 19 boxscore W 7-5 @ New York Giants 19 17 23 314 164 150 3 14 281 181 100 3
13 Sun November 26 boxscore W 8-5 @ St. Louis Cardinals 14 10 15 244 149 95 17 294 192 102 3
14 Sun December 3 boxscore L 8-6 @ Minnesota Vikings 27 28 18 376 213 163 1 23 369 289 80 3
15 Sun December 10 boxscore L 8-7 Dallas Cowboys 13 31 11 224 85 139 5 17 315 169 146
16 Sun December 17 boxscore W 9-7 New York Giants 20 3 16 302 64 238 2 11 223 175 48 5
Playoffs
WildCard Sun December 24 boxscore L 9-8 @ Atlanta Falcons 13 14 15 217 164 53 2 14 298 223 75 5

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
7 Ron Jaworski 27 QB 16 16 9-7-0 206 398 51.8% 2487 16 4.0 16 4.0 56 6.2 5.2 12.1 155.4 67.9 41 288 5.01 4.10 9.3 1 2
13 Rick Engles 24 p 6 0 1 1 100.0% -2 0 0.0 0 0.0 -2 -2.0 -2.0 -2.0 -0.3 79.2 0 0 -2.00 -2.00 0.0
21 John Sciarra 24 PR 16 2 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
11 John Walton 31 4 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 26.7 16 9-7-0 207 401 51.6% 2485 16 4.0 16 4.0 56 6.2 5.2 12.0 155.3 67.6 41 288 4.97 4.07 9.3 1 2
Opp Total 16 228 443 51.5% 2986 17 3.8 28 6.3 6.7 4.66 13.1 186.6 59.5 29 213 5.9 3.9 6.1

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
31 Wilbert Montgomery* 24 RB 14 14 259 1220 9 47 4.7 87.1 18.5 34 195 5.7 1 23 2.4 13.9 1415 10 6
35 Mike Hogan 24 FB 14 12 145 607 4 33 4.2 43.4 10.4 31 164 5.3 1 16 2.2 11.7 771 5 5
37 Billy Campfield 22 KR 16 2 61 247 0 50 4.0 15.4 3.8 15 101 6.7 0 25 0.9 6.3 348 0 3
30 Cleveland Franklin 23 rb 16 4 60 167 0 9 2.8 10.4 3.8 7 46 6.6 0 15 0.4 2.9 213 0 7
7 Ron Jaworski 27 QB 16 16 30 79 0 15 2.6 4.9 1.9 79 0 7
34 James Betterson 24 9 0 11 32 0 5 2.9 3.6 1.2 2 8 4.0 0 5 0.2 0.9 40 0 1
21 John Sciarra 24 PR 16 2 8 11 2 4 1.4 0.7 0.5 11 2 2
33 Louie Giammona 25 7 0 4 6 0 3 1.5 0.9 0.6 6 0 0
55 Frank LeMaster 26 RILB 16 16 2 29 0 23 14.5 1.8 0.1 29 0 0
11 John Walton 31 4 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0 0 0
17 Harold Carmichael* 29 WR 16 16 1 21 0 21 21.0 1.3 0.1 55 1072 19.5 8 56 3.4 67.0 1093 8 1
82 Ken Payne 28 WR 16 11 1 17 0 17 17.0 1.1 0.1 13 238 18.3 1 50 0.8 14.9 255 1 0
38 Larry Barnes 24 7 0 1 4 1 4 4.0 0.6 0.1 4 1 0
13 Rick Engles 24 p 6 0 1 16 0 16 16.0 2.7 0.2 16 0 1
2 Mike Michel 24 P 10 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 1
84 Keith Krepfle 26 TE 10 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 26 374 14.4 3 34 2.6 37.4 374 3 1
86 Richard Osborne 25 te 16 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 145 11.2 0 48 0.8 9.1 145 0 0
85 Charlie Smith 28 wr 14 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 142 12.9 2 27 0.8 10.1 142 2 0
Team Total 26.7 16 587 2456 16 50 4.2 153.5 36.7 207 2485 12.0 16 56 12.9 155.3 4941 32 39
Opp Total 16 505 1862 11 3.7 116.4 31.6 228 2773 12.2 17 14.3 173.3 4635 28 40

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
21 John Sciarra 24 PR 16 2 37 251 0 23 6.8 262
37 Billy Campfield 22 KR 16 2 18 368 0 31 20.4 716
89 Wally Henry 24 3 0 11 165 1 57 15.0 3 54 0 24 18.0 219
33 Louie Giammona 25 7 0 12 245 0 31 20.4 251
34 James Betterson 24 9 0 7 185 0 44 26.4 225
31 Wilbert Montgomery* 24 RB 14 14 6 154 0 34 25.7 1569
32 Herb Lusk 25 3 0 3 61 0 24 20.3 61
58 Terry Tautolo 24 lb 16 0 3 45 0 24 15.0 45
38 Larry Barnes 24 7 0 2 22 0 18 11.0 26
Team Total 26.7 16 48 416 1 57 8.7 54 1134 0 44 21.0 6491
Opp Total 16 47 354 1 7.5 56 1154 0 20.6

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
2 Mike Michel 24 P 10 0 12 9 75.0%% 58 2078 52 0 35.8
1 Nick Mike-Mayer 28 K 12 0 5 5 7 3 4 1 17 8 47.1%% 22 21 95.5%%
13 Rick Engles 24 p 6 0 33 1307 53 1 39.6
Team Total 26.7 16 5 5 7 3 4 1 17 8 47.1%% 34 30 88.2%% 91 3385 53 1 37.2
Opp Total 16 26 14 53.8%% 30 28 93.3%% 83 3245 39.1

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
7 Ron Jaworski 27 QB 16 16 0 7 3 -1 0
46 Herman Edwards 24 RCB 16 16 7 59 0 25 0 0 1 1 26 1
30 Cleveland Franklin 23 rb 16 4 0 7 2 0 0
66 Bill Bergey* 33 LILB 16 16 4 70 0 50 0 0 0 4 0 0
26 John Sanders 28 FS 15 15 5 43 1 24 0 0 2 1 0 0
31 Wilbert Montgomery* 24 RB 14 14 0 6 0 0 0
21 John Sciarra 24 PR 16 2 1 21 0 21 0 0 2 3 0 0
51 Reggie Wilkes 22 LOLB 16 12 0 0 6 0 0
37 Billy Campfield 22 KR 16 2 0 3 2 0 0
35 Mike Hogan 24 FB 14 12 0 5 0 0 0
55 Frank LeMaster 26 RILB 16 16 3 22 1 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
23 Bob Howard 34 lcb 10 6 3 15 0 15 0
41 Randy Logan 27 SS 16 16 2 15 0 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
13 Rick Engles 24 p 6 0 0 1 1 0 0
54 Drew Mahalic 25 ROLB 9 9 1 5 0 5 0 0 1 0 0 0
52 Ray Phillips 24 lb 10 4 0 0 2 0 0
34 James Betterson 24 9 0 0 1 0 0 0
95 John Bunting 28 lolb 6 6 1 9 0 9 0
67 Lem Burnham 31 15 0 0 0 1 0 0
17 Harold Carmichael* 29 WR 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
71 Ken Clarke 22 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
68 Dennis Harrison 22 lde 16 6 1 12 0 12 0
65 Charlie Johnson 26 NT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
72 Wade Key 32 LG 13 12 0 0 1 0 0
84 Keith Krepfle 26 TE 10 10 0 1 0 0 0
2 Mike Michel 24 P 10 0 0 1 0 -8 0
86 Richard Osborne 25 te 16 6 0 0 1 0 0
83 Vince Papale 32 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
76 Jerry Sisemore 27 RT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
75 Stan Walters* 30 LT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.7 16 28 271 2 50 0 0 39 35 17 1
Opp Total 16 41 40 20

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
31 Wilbert Montgomery* 24 RB 14 14 9 1 10 60
17 Harold Carmichael* 29 WR 16 16 8 8 48
1 Nick Mike-Mayer 28 K 12 0 21 8 45
35 Mike Hogan 24 FB 14 12 4 1 5 30
84 Keith Krepfle 26 TE 10 10 3 3 18
21 John Sciarra 24 PR 16 2 2 2 12
85 Charlie Smith 28 wr 14 5 2 2 12
2 Mike Michel 24 P 10 0 9 9
38 Larry Barnes 24 7 0 1 1 6
46 Herman Edwards 24 RCB 16 16 1 1 6
89 Wally Henry 24 3 0 1 1 6
55 Frank LeMaster 26 RILB 16 16 1 1 6
82 Ken Payne 28 WR 16 11 1 1 6
26 John Sanders 28 FS 15 15 1 1 6
Team Total 26.7 16 16 16 1 1 2 36 30 8 270
Opp Total 16 11 17 1 1 28 14 250

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1978-09-03 RAM L, 14-16 4 24 pass Ken Payne 24 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
2 1978-09-03 RAM L, 14-16 4 57 punt Wally Henry 57 yard punt return (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
3 1978-09-10 @ WAS L, 30-35 1 34 rush Wilbert Montgomery 34 yard rush (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
4 1978-09-10 @ WAS L, 30-35 3 10 pass Wilbert Montgomery 10 yard pass from Ron Jaworski
5 1978-09-10 @ WAS L, 30-35 4 8 rush Wilbert Montgomery 8 yard rush (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
6 1978-09-10 @ WAS L, 30-35 4 5 rush Wilbert Montgomery 5 yard rush (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
7 1978-09-17 @ NOR W, 24-17 2 20 pass Keith Krepfle 20 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
8 1978-09-17 @ NOR W, 24-17 3 5 pass Harold Carmichael 5 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
9 1978-09-17 @ NOR W, 24-17 4 16 pass Harold Carmichael 16 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
10 1978-09-24 MIA W, 17-3 2 4 pass Mike Hogan 4 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
11 1978-09-24 MIA W, 17-3 4 5 rush Mike Hogan 5 yard rush (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
12 1978-10-01 @ BAL W, 17-14 4 20 pass Keith Krepfle 20 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
13 1978-10-01 @ BAL W, 17-14 4 14 rush Wilbert Montgomery 14 yard rush (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
14 1978-10-08 @ NWE L, 14-24 2 28 pass Harold Carmichael 28 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
15 1978-10-08 @ NWE L, 14-24 3 1 rush John Sciarra 1 yard rush (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
16 1978-10-15 WAS W, 17-10 1 19 interception John Sanders 19 yard interception return (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
17 1978-10-15 WAS W, 17-10 4 12 rush Wilbert Montgomery 12 yard rush (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
18 1978-10-22 @ DAL L, 7-14 3 34 pass Keith Krepfle 34 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
19 1978-10-29 STL L, 10-16 2 33 pass Harold Carmichael 33 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
20 1978-11-05 GNB W, 10-3 2 2 rush John Sciarra 2 yard rush (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
21 1978-11-12 NYJ W, 17-9 2 18 pass Harold Carmichael 18 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
22 1978-11-12 NYJ W, 17-9 4 6 pass Harold Carmichael 6 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
23 1978-11-19 @ NYG W, 19-17 2 8 rush Wilbert Montgomery 8 yard rush
24 1978-11-19 @ NYG W, 19-17 4 1 rush Mike Hogan 1 yard rush
25 1978-11-19 @ NYG W, 19-17 4 26 fumble Herman Edwards 26 yard fumble return (Mike Michel kick)
26 1978-11-26 @ STL W, 14-10 2 22 pass Charlie Smith 22 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Mike Michel kick)
27 1978-11-26 @ STL W, 14-10 4 2 rush Mike Hogan 2 yard rush (Mike Michel kick)
28 1978-12-03 @ MIN L, 27-28 1 56 pass Harold Carmichael 56 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Mike Michel kick)
29 1978-12-03 @ MIN L, 27-28 2 21 pass Harold Carmichael 21 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Mike Michel kick)
30 1978-12-03 @ MIN L, 27-28 2 36 rush Wilbert Montgomery 36 yard rush (Mike Michel kick)
31 1978-12-03 @ MIN L, 27-28 2 27 pass Charlie Smith 27 yard pass from Ron Jaworski
32 1978-12-10 DAL L, 13-31 1 1 rush Mike Hogan 1 yard rush (Mike Michel kick)
33 1978-12-10 DAL L, 13-31 4 4 rush Larry Barnes 4 yard rush
34 1978-12-17 NYG W, 20-3 1 2 rush Wilbert Montgomery 2 yard rush
35 1978-12-17 NYG W, 20-3 1 7 rush Wilbert Montgomery 7 yard rush (Mike Michel kick)
36 1978-12-17 NYG W, 20-3 4 9 interception Frank LeMaster 9 yard interception return (Mike Michel kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1978-09-03 RAM W, 16-14 4 0 fumble Nolan Cromwell 0 yard fumble return (Frank Corral kick)
2 1978-09-10 @ WAS W, 35-30 1 4 rush Joe Theismann 4 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
3 1978-09-10 @ WAS W, 35-30 2 49 pass Jean Fugett 49 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick)
4 1978-09-10 @ WAS W, 35-30 2 19 pass Jean Fugett 19 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick)
5 1978-09-10 @ WAS W, 35-30 3 80 punt Tony Green 80 yard punt return (Mark Moseley kick)
6 1978-09-10 @ WAS W, 35-30 4 37 pass Danny Buggs 37 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick)
7 1978-09-17 @ NOR L, 17-24 1 47 pass Tinker Owens 47 yard pass from Archie Manning (Rich Szaro kick)
8 1978-09-17 @ NOR L, 17-24 3 9 rush Tony Galbreath 9 yard rush (Rich Szaro kick)
9 1978-10-01 @ BAL L, 14-17 2 2 rush Roosevelt Leaks 2 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
10 1978-10-01 @ BAL L, 14-17 2 4 pass Roosevelt Leaks 4 yard pass from Bill Troup (Toni Linhart kick)
11 1978-10-08 @ NWE W, 24-14 1 4 rush Don Calhoun 4 yard rush (David Posey kick)
12 1978-10-08 @ NWE W, 24-14 2 1 rush Sam Cunningham 1 yard rush (David Posey kick)
13 1978-10-08 @ NWE W, 24-14 3 58 pass Stanley Morgan 58 yard pass from Steve Grogan (David Posey kick)
14 1978-10-15 WAS L, 10-17 3 3 rush John Riggins 3 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
15 1978-10-22 @ DAL W, 14-7 2 1 rush Robert Newhouse 1 yard rush (Rafael Septien kick)
16 1978-10-22 @ DAL W, 14-7 2 11 pass Drew Pearson 11 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Rafael Septien kick)
17 1978-10-29 STL W, 16-10 2 7 rush Jim Otis 7 yard rush
18 1978-10-29 STL W, 16-10 2 55 pass Dave Stief 55 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
19 1978-11-12 NYJ L, 9-17 3 5 rush Kevin Long 5 yard rush
20 1978-11-19 @ NYG L, 17-19 1 19 pass Bobby Hammond 19 yard pass from Joe Pisarcik (Joe Danelo kick)
21 1978-11-19 @ NYG L, 17-19 1 30 pass Johnny Perkins 30 yard pass from Joe Pisarcik (Joe Danelo kick)
22 1978-11-26 @ STL L, 10-14 4 1 pass Pat Tilley 1 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
23 1978-12-03 @ MIN W, 28-27 1 5 pass Sammy White 5 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Rick Danmeier kick)
24 1978-12-03 @ MIN W, 28-27 1 9 pass Sammy White 9 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Rick Danmeier kick)
25 1978-12-03 @ MIN W, 28-27 3 6 pass Rickey Young 6 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Rick Danmeier kick)
26 1978-12-03 @ MIN W, 28-27 4 20 pass Ahmad Rashad 20 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Rick Danmeier kick)
27 1978-12-10 DAL W, 31-13 1 1 rush Scott Laidlaw 1 yard rush (Rafael Septien kick)
28 1978-12-10 DAL W, 31-13 1 16 pass Tony Dorsett 16 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Rafael Septien kick)
29 1978-12-10 DAL W, 31-13 3 23 rush Tony Dorsett 23 yard rush (Rafael Septien kick)
30 1978-12-10 DAL W, 31-13 4 44 pass Scott Laidlaw 44 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Rafael Septien kick)