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1978 Washington Redskins

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8-8-0, Finished 3rd in NFC East Division  · 1978 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.4, Offense: -1.1, Defense: 0.7, SoS: 0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 273 points (17.1/g), 17th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 283 points (17.7/g), 10th.
 Differential of -10 points (-0.6/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 7.7-8.3.

Coach: Jack Pardee (8-8-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Joe Walton

Stadium: Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Sta
 Training Camp: Dickinson College (Carlisle, Pennsylvania)

Team Info

Majority Owner Jack Kent Cooke
General Manager Bobby Beathard
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 273 4647 1021 4.6 37 16 28 261 212 438 2565 17 21 5.3 134 537 2082 10 3.9 99
Team Defense 283 4914 1069 4.6 32 10 19 283 197 409 2378 11 22 5.4 133 625 2536 15 4.1 131
Lg Rank Offense 17 19 10 9 22 11 14 10 12 17 22 22 25 16
Lg Rank Defense 10 17 27 28 14 7 10 4 13 13 24 24 11 19

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 @ New England Patriots 16 14 14 324 175 149 2 21 326 165 161 3
2 Sun September 10 boxscore W 2-0 Philadelphia Eagles 35 30 19 316 199 117 3 18 313 185 128 2
3 Sun September 17 boxscore W 3-0 @ St. Louis Cardinals 28 10 16 302 47 255 19 328 196 132 1
4 Sun September 24 boxscore W 4-0 New York Jets 23 3 26 427 171 256 1 11 215 113 102 3
5 Mon October 2 boxscore W 5-0 Dallas Cowboys 9 5 16 251 124 127 1 19 309 200 109 2
6 Sun October 8 boxscore W 6-0 @ Detroit Lions 21 19 12 284 208 76 2 19 374 143 231 1
7 Sun October 15 boxscore L 6-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 10 17 14 273 138 135 6 17 262 82 180 4
8 Sun October 22 boxscore L 6-2 @ New York Giants 6 17 15 283 165 118 3 12 284 105 179
9 Sun October 29 boxscore W 7-2 San Francisco 49ers 38 20 21 296 177 119 1 24 326 201 125 5
10 Mon November 6 boxscore L 7-3 @ Baltimore Colts 17 21 13 255 116 139 4 16 305 160 145 1
11 Sun November 12 boxscore W OT 8-3 New York Giants 16 13 23 318 219 99 1 17 300 147 153 2
12 Sun November 19 boxscore L 8-4 St. Louis Cardinals 17 27 14 211 193 18 3 18 303 137 166 2
13 Thu November 23 boxscore L 8-5 @ Dallas Cowboys 10 37 11 201 120 81 1 26 507 218 289 2
14 Sun December 3 boxscore L 8-6 Miami Dolphins 0 16 16 290 167 123 4 19 295 142 153 1
15 Sun December 10 boxscore L 8-7 @ Atlanta Falcons 17 20 15 311 165 146 2 17 253 140 113
16 Sat December 16 boxscore L 8-8 Chicago Bears 10 14 16 305 181 124 3 10 214 44 170 3

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. 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 Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
7 Joe Theismann 29 QB 16 14 7-7-0 187 390 47.9 2593 13 3.3 18 4.6 63 6.6 5.2 13.9 162.1 61.6 42 391 5.10 3.82 9.7 2 2
17 Billy Kilmer 39 qb 5 2 1-1-0 23 46 50.0 316 4 8.7 3 6.5 50 6.9 5.7 13.7 63.2 74.2 4 22 5.88 4.78 8.0
4 Mike Bragg 32 P 16 0 2 2 100.0 69 0 0.0 0 0.0 56 34.5 34.5 34.5 4.3 118.7 0 0 34.50 34.50 0.0
Team Total 28.0 16 8-8-0 212 438 48.4 2978 17 3.9 21 4.8 63 6.8 5.4 14.0 186.1 63.7 46 413 5.30 4.05 9.5 2 2
Opp Total 16 197 409 48.2 2701 11 2.7 22 5.4 6.6 4.72 13.7 168.8 56.3 35 323 5.4 3.6 7.9

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Rushing Receiving
No. 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
44 John Riggins 29 FB 15 15 248 1014 5 31 4.1 67.6 16.5 31 299 9.6 0 33 2.1 19.9 1313 5 7
22 Mike Thomas 25 RB 13 13 161 533 3 26 3.3 41.0 12.4 35 387 11.1 2 35 2.7 29.8 920 5 7
7 Joe Theismann 29 QB 16 14 37 177 1 20 4.8 11.1 2.3 177 1 8
38 Clarence Harmon 23 rb 16 3 34 141 0 47 4.1 8.8 2.1 11 112 10.2 1 22 0.7 7.0 253 1 0
25 Benny Malone 26 rb 9 1 27 92 0 31 3.4 10.2 3.0 3 29 9.7 0 19 0.3 3.2 121 0 0
34 Tony Green* 22 KR/PR 16 0 22 82 1 13 3.7 5.1 1.4 4 89 22.3 0 34 0.3 5.6 171 1 7
30 Ike Forte 24 13 0 4 4 0 2 1.0 0.3 0.3 4 0 0
86 John McDaniel 27 WR 15 11 2 25 0 13 12.5 1.7 0.1 34 577 17.0 4 52 2.3 38.5 602 4 1
89 Reggie Haynes 24 te 14 4 1 13 0 13 13.0 0.9 0.1 2 32 16.0 0 21 0.1 2.3 45 0 0
17 Billy Kilmer 39 qb 5 2 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.2 0.2 1 0 1
88 Danny Buggs 25 WR 13 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 36 575 16.0 2 63 2.8 44.2 575 2 0
84 Jean Fugett 27 TE 14 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 25 367 14.7 7 49 1.8 26.2 367 7 0
83 Ricky Thompson 24 wr 16 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 23 350 15.2 1 49 1.4 21.9 350 1 0
46 Frank Grant 28 wr 6 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 92 15.3 0 23 1.0 15.3 92 0 0
81 Terry Anderson 23 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 56 56.0 0 56 0.1 5.6 56 0 0
29 Mark Murphy 23 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 13 13.0 0 13 0.1 0.8 13 0 0
Team Total 28.0 16 537 2082 10 47 3.9 130.1 33.6 212 2978 14.0 17 63 13.3 186.1 5060 27 31
Opp Total 16 625 2536 15 4.1 158.5 39.1 197 2378 12.1 11 12.3 148.6 4914 26 20

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
34 Tony Green* 22 KR/PR 16 0 42 443 1 80 10.5 34 870 1 99 25.6 1484
30 Ike Forte 24 13 0 1 -5 0 -5 -5.0 11 243 0 37 22.1 242
81 Terry Anderson 23 10 0 5 47 0 15 9.4 3 70 0 26 23.3 173
26 Don Harris 24 16 0 6 99 0 21 16.5 99
81 J.T. Smith 23 3 0 4 33 0 12 8.3 1 18 0 18 18.0 51
38 Clarence Harmon 23 rb 16 3 1 5 0 5 5.0 3 52 0 20 17.3 310
24 Lemar Parrish 31 LCB 11 11 1 4 0 4 4.0 4
Team Total 28.0 16 54 527 1 80 9.8 58 1352 1 99 23.3 6939
Opp Total 16 48 328 2 6.8 55 965 0 17.5

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. 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
4 Mike Bragg 32 P 16 0 103 4056 56 1 39.4
3 Mark Moseley 30 K 16 0 4 4 7 5 13 8 6 2 30 19 63.3% 31 30 96.8%
Team Total 28.0 16 4 4 7 5 13 8 6 2 30 19 63.3% 31 30 96.8% 103 4056 56 1 39.4
Opp Total 16 34 24 70.6% 30 29 96.7% 105 3885 37.0

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
7 Joe Theismann 29 QB 16 14 0 8 3 -26 0
22 Mike Thomas 25 RB 13 13 0 7 3 0 0
34 Tony Green* 22 KR/PR 16 0 0 7 1 0 0
44 John Riggins 29 FB 15 15 0 7 1 0 0
13 Jake Scott 33 FS 16 16 7 72 0 39 0
45 Gerard Williams 26 lcb 16 5 4 51 0 20 0 0 0 1 0 0
24 Lemar Parrish 31 LCB 11 11 4 21 0 23 0
59 Brad Dusek 28 LLB 16 16 1 11 0 11 0 0 0 2 31 1
27 Ken Houston*+ 34 SS 16 16 2 29 0 29 0
58 Don Hover 24 16 0 0 0 2 0 0
17 Billy Kilmer 39 qb 5 2 0 1 1 0 0
20 Joe Lavender 29 RCB 16 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
79 Ron McDole 39 LDE 16 10 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
64 Ron Saul 30 LG 15 15 0 0 2 0 0
80 Coy Bacon 36 RDE 16 14 0 0 1 4 0
65 Dave Butz 28 LDT 16 16 1 3 0 3 0
32 Mike Curtis 35 lb 13 2 1 0 0 0 0
30 Ike Forte 24 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
89 Reggie Haynes 24 te 14 4 0 0 1 0 0
86 John McDaniel 27 WR 15 11 0 1 0 0 0
53 Harold McLinton 31 MLB 16 15 0 0 1 0 0
72 Diron Talbert 34 RDT 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
50 Pete Wysocki 30 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 28.0 16 22 189 0 39 0 0 31 24 9 1
Opp Total 16 46 20 10 1

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
3 Mark Moseley 30 K 16 0 30 19 87
84 Jean Fugett 27 TE 14 12 7 7 42
44 John Riggins 29 FB 15 15 5 5 30
22 Mike Thomas 25 RB 13 13 3 2 5 30
86 John McDaniel 27 WR 15 11 4 4 24
34 Tony Green* 22 KR/PR 16 0 1 1 1 3 18
88 Danny Buggs 25 WR 13 11 2 2 12
59 Brad Dusek 28 LLB 16 16 1 1 6
38 Clarence Harmon 23 rb 16 3 1 1 6
7 Joe Theismann 29 QB 16 14 1 1 6
83 Ricky Thompson 24 wr 16 4 1 1 6
Team Total 28.0 16 10 17 1 1 1 1 31 30 19 267
Opp Total 16 15 11 2 1 1 29 24 1 283