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1978 NFL Week 1 Leaders and Scores


Week 1 Top Passers

Minimum 10 attempts
Date Tm Opp Cmp Att Yds TD Int Rate
Bill Munson 1978-09-03 BUF PIT L, 17-28 10 16 171 2 0 138.3
Terry Bradshaw 1978-09-03 PIT @ BUF W, 28-17 14 19 217 2 1 124.2
Richard Todd 1978-09-03 NYJ MIA W, 33-20 17 25 245 3 1 122.5
Roger Staubach 1978-09-04 DAL BAL W, 38-0 16 22 280 4 2 116.5
Jim Zorn 1978-09-03 SEA SDG L, 20-24 21 32 329 2 1 107.4
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Week 1 Top Receivers

Date Tm Opp Rec Yds TD
Rickey Young 1978-09-03 MIN @ NOR L, 24-31 12 134 2
Steve Largent 1978-09-03 SEA SDG L, 20-24 6 127 1
Harold Jackson 1978-09-03 NWE WAS L, 14-16 7 124 1
Reggie Rucker 1978-09-03 CLE SFO W, 24-7 3 113 1
Johnny Perkins 1978-09-02 NYG @ TAM W, 19-13 4 110 1
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Week 1 Top Rushers

Date Tm Opp Att Yds TD
Tony Dorsett 1978-09-04 DAL BAL W, 38-0 15 147 0
Earl Campbell 1978-09-03 HOU @ ATL L, 14-20 15 137 1
Chuck Foreman 1978-09-03 MIN @ NOR L, 24-31 18 122 1
Delvin Williams 1978-09-03 MIA @ NYJ L, 20-33 11 119 1
Greg Pruitt 1978-09-03 CLE SFO W, 24-7 22 106 1
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Week 1 Top Defenders

Date Tm Opp Tkl Ast Int Yds TD PD Sk FF
Tom Myers 1978-09-03 NOR MIN W, 31-24 0 0 3 151 1 0 0.0 0
Norm Thompson 1978-09-04 BAL @ DAL L, 0-38 0 0 2 15 0 0 0.0 0
Terry Jackson 1978-09-02 NYG @ TAM W, 19-13 0 0 1 32 1 0 0.0 0
Oliver Davis 1978-09-03 CLE SFO W, 24-7 0 0 2 3 0 0 0.0 0
Gary Johnson 1978-09-03 SDG @ SEA W, 24-20 0 0 1 52 1 0 0.0 0
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Week 1 Boxscores


Sat, Sep 2, 1978
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Giants 7 3 6 3 19
Buccaneers 7 3 0 3 13
Giants
Joe Pisarcik9/15, 156 yds, 1 TD
Johnny Perkins4 rec, 110 yds, 1 TD
Larry Csonka6 rush, 28 yds, 0 TD
Buccaneers
Gary Huff9/22, 84 yds, 0 TD
Jimmie Giles5 rec, 57 yds, 0 TD
Ricky Bell13 rush, 54 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Sep 3, 1978
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Vikings 7 10 0 7 24
Saints 14 10 0 7 31
Vikings
Fran Tarkenton28/49, 282 yds, 2 TDs
Rickey Young12 rec, 134 yds, 2 TDs
Chuck Foreman18 rush, 122 yds, 1 TD
Saints
Archie Manning15/22, 193 yds, 0 TD
Henry Childs2 rec, 59 yds, 0 TD
Tony Galbreath14 rush, 77 yds, 1 TD
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Sun, Sep 3, 1978
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Redskins 3 0 6 7 16
Patriots 0 0 7 7 14
Redskins
Joe Theismann10/24, 184 yds, 1 TD
Danny Buggs2 rec, 89 yds, 0 TD
Mike Thomas11 rush, 70 yds, 0 TD
Patriots
Steve Grogan12/31, 199 yds, 2 TDs
Harold Jackson7 rec, 124 yds, 1 TD
Horace Ivory16 rush, 89 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Sep 3, 1978
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Oilers 7 0 7 0 14
Falcons 0 14 3 3 20
Oilers
Dan Pastorini19/36, 136 yds, 1 TD
Ken Burrough6 rec, 56 yds, 0 TD
Earl Campbell15 rush, 137 yds, 1 TD
Falcons
June Jones10/23, 104 yds, 1 TD
Bubba Bean3 rec, 37 yds, 1 TD
Bubba Bean14 rush, 55 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Sep 3, 1978
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Steelers 0 14 0 14 28
Bills 0 0 0 17 17
Steelers
Terry Bradshaw14/19, 217 yds, 2 TDs
John Stallworth3 rec, 86 yds, 1 TD
Franco Harris27 rush, 96 yds, 1 TD
Bills
Bill Munson10/16, 171 yds, 2 TDs
Terry Miller6 rec, 97 yds, 0 TD
Terry Miller20 rush, 60 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Sep 3, 1978
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Cardinals 0 3 0 7 10
Bears 3 0 0 14 17
Cardinals
Jim Hart17/33, 152 yds, 1 TD
Mel Gray5 rec, 83 yds, 0 TD
Steve Jones9 rush, 42 yds, 0 TD
Bears
Bob Avellini8/19, 72 yds, 0 TD
Walter Payton3 rec, 22 yds, 0 TD
Walter Payton26 rush, 101 yds, 1 TD
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Sun, Sep 3, 1978
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Raiders 0 0 3 3 6
Broncos 0 7 0 7 14
Raiders
Ken Stabler12/29, 212 yds, 0 TD
Cliff Branch2 rec, 58 yds, 0 TD
Mark van Eeghen20 rush, 89 yds, 0 TD
Broncos
Craig Morton5/13, 34 yds, 1 TD
Jack Dolbin1 rec, 13 yds, 0 TD
Jon Keyworth8 rush, 41 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Sep 3, 1978
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Packers 6 0 7 0 13
Lions 0 0 7 0 7
Packers
David Whitehurst3/9, 31 yds, 0 TD
Aundra Thompson1 rec, 17 yds, 0 TD
Terdell Middleton28 rush, 91 yds, 0 TD
Lions
Greg Landry10/19, 116 yds, 0 TD
David Hill5 rec, 64 yds, 0 TD
Dexter Bussey13 rush, 51 yds, 1 TD
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Sun, Sep 3, 1978
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Rams 3 3 0 10 16
Eagles 0 0 0 14 14
Rams
Pat Haden14/33, 154 yds, 0 TD
Willie Miller3 rec, 44 yds, 0 TD
Wendell Tyler10 rush, 36 yds, 0 TD
Eagles
Ron Jaworski7/17, 102 yds, 1 TD
Harold Carmichael1 rec, 32 yds, 0 TD
Wilbert Montgomery12 rush, 46 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Sep 3, 1978
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Chiefs 7 10 7 0 24
Bengals 0 9 0 14 23
Chiefs
Tony Adams6/10, 66 yds, 0 TD
Walter White6 rec, 57 yds, 0 TD
Mark Bailey26 rush, 106 yds, 0 TD
Bengals
John Reaves10/24, 159 yds, 1 TD
Archie Griffin2 rec, 37 yds, 1 TD
Archie Griffin9 rush, 50 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Sep 3, 1978
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Chargers 7 3 7 7 24
Seahawks 6 7 0 7 20
Chargers
Dan Fouts14/22, 186 yds, 2 TDs
Don Woods7 rec, 77 yds, 0 TD
Bo Matthews10 rush, 49 yds, 0 TD
Seahawks
Jim Zorn21/32, 329 yds, 2 TDs
Steve Largent6 rec, 127 yds, 1 TD
David Sims18 rush, 61 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Sep 3, 1978
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Dolphins 0 6 7 7 20
Jets 10 10 7 6 33
Dolphins
Don Strock10/23, 108 yds, 1 TD
Duriel Harris3 rec, 48 yds, 0 TD
Delvin Williams11 rush, 119 yds, 1 TD
Jets
Richard Todd17/25, 245 yds, 3 TDs
Wesley Walker4 rec, 108 yds, 2 TDs
Scott Dierking16 rush, 47 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Sep 3, 1978
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
49ers 0 7 0 0 7
Browns 7 7 0 10 24
49ers
Steve DeBerg16/32, 174 yds, 1 TD
Terry LeCount5 rec, 63 yds, 0 TD
O.J. Simpson22 rush, 78 yds, 0 TD
Browns
Brian Sipe12/25, 190 yds, 1 TD
Reggie Rucker3 rec, 113 yds, 1 TD
Greg Pruitt22 rush, 106 yds, 1 TD
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Mon, Sep 4, 1978
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Colts 0 0 0 0 0
Cowboys 0 21 14 3 38
Colts
Mike Kirkland9/20, 116 yds, 0 TD
Reese McCall3 rec, 53 yds, 0 TD
Don McCauley12 rush, 40 yds, 0 TD
Cowboys
Roger Staubach16/22, 280 yds, 4 TDs
Tony Dorsett3 rec, 107 yds, 1 TD
Tony Dorsett15 rush, 147 yds, 0 TD
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