1978 National Football League


The 1978 season was the National Football League's 59th, and 28 teams competed in the league that year. The Pittsburgh Steelers won the 1978 championship.

1978 National Football League Standings
1978 National Football League League Leaders

Atlanta Falcons (9-7) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Baltimore Colts (5-11) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Buffalo Bills (5-11) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Chicago Bears (7-9) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Cincinnati Bengals (4-12) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Cleveland Browns (8-8) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Dallas Cowboys (12-4) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Denver Broncos (10-6) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Detroit Lions (7-9) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Green Bay Packers (8-7-1) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Houston Oilers (10-6) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Kansas City Chiefs (4-12) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Los Angeles Rams (12-4) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Miami Dolphins (11-5) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Minnesota Vikings (8-7-1) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
New England Patriots (11-5) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
New Orleans Saints (7-9) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
New York Giants (6-10) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
New York Jets (8-8) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Oakland Raiders (9-7) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Philadelphia Eagles (9-7) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Pittsburgh Steelers (14-2) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
San Diego Chargers (9-7) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
San Francisco 49ers (2-14) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Seattle Seahawks (9-7) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
St. Louis Cardinals (6-10) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-11) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Washington Redskins (8-8) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results


Marker indicates city location, not venue address.


1978 Award Winners


Jack Patera - AP NFL Coach of the Year
Jack Patera - Sporting News NFL Coach of the Year
Terry Bradshaw - AP MVP
Terry Bradshaw - Bert Bell Award (Player of the Year)
Earl Campbell - Newspaper Ent. Assoc. MVP
Earl Campbell - PFWA MVP
Earl Campbell - AP Offensive Player of the Year
Randy Gradishar - AP Defensive Player of the Year
Earl Campbell - AP Offensive Rookie of the Year
Al Baker - AP Defensive Rookie of the Year
John Riggins - AP Comeback Player of the Year
Terry Bradshaw - Super Bowl MVP
Roger Staubach - Walter Payton Man of the Year

1978 All-Pros



Associated Press

All-NFL
Al Baker 1st Team
Terry Bradshaw 1st Team
Robert Brazile 1st Team
Willie Buchanon 1st Team
Earl Campbell 1st Team
Dave Casper 1st Team
Dan Dierdorf 1st Team
Randy Gradishar 1st Team
Leon Gray 1st Team
Ray Guy 1st Team
Jack Ham 1st Team
John Hannah 1st Team
Cliff Harris 1st Team
Ken Houston 1st Team
Louie Kelcher 1st Team
Bob Kuechenberg 1st Team
Pat Leahy 1st Team
Lynn Swann 1st Team
Rick Upchurch 1st Team
Wesley Walker 1st Team
Mike Webster 1st Team
Randy White 1st Team
Delvin Williams 1st Team
Louis Wright 1st Team
Jack Youngblood 1st Team
Lyle Alzado 2nd Team
Bill Bergey 2nd Team
Mel Blount 2nd Team
Larry Brooks 2nd Team
Harry Carson 2nd Team
Frank Corral 2nd Team
Curley Culp 2nd Team
Thom Darden 2nd Team
Joe DeLamielleure 2nd Team
Doug France 2nd Team
Russ Francis 2nd Team
Tony Green 2nd Team
Mike Haynes 2nd Team
Tom Jackson 2nd Team
John Jefferson 2nd Team
Dave Jennings 2nd Team
Jim Langer 2nd Team
Steve Largent 2nd Team
Larry Little 2nd Team
Wilbert Montgomery 2nd Team
Walter Payton 2nd Team
Lee Roy Selmon 2nd Team
Art Shell 2nd Team
Charlie Waters 2nd Team
Jim Zorn 2nd Team

Newspaper Enterprise Association
Al Baker 1st Team
Robert Brazile 1st Team
Earl Campbell 1st Team
Dave Casper 1st Team
Frank Corral 1st Team
Thom Darden 1st Team
Joe DeLamielleure 1st Team
Dan Dierdorf 1st Team
Randy Gradishar 1st Team
Ray Guy 1st Team
Jack Ham 1st Team
John Hannah 1st Team
Mike Haynes 1st Team
Louie Kelcher 1st Team
Walter Payton 1st Team
Lynn Swann 1st Team
Wesley Walker 1st Team
Russ Washington 1st Team
Charlie Waters 1st Team
Mike Webster 1st Team
Randy White 1st Team
Louis Wright 1st Team
Jack Youngblood 1st Team
Jim Zorn 1st Team
Elvin Bethea 2nd Team
Terry Bradshaw 2nd Team
Larry Brooks 2nd Team
Willie Buchanon 2nd Team
Curley Culp 2nd Team
Doug France 2nd Team
Russ Francis 2nd Team
Leon Gray 2nd Team
Cliff Harris 2nd Team
Franco Harris 2nd Team
Ted Hendricks 2nd Team
John Jefferson 2nd Team
Dave Jennings 2nd Team
Bob Kuechenberg 2nd Team
Jack Lambert 2nd Team
Jim Langer 2nd Team
Steve Largent 2nd Team
Larry Little 2nd Team
Mark Moseley 2nd Team
Lee Roy Selmon 2nd Team
Donnie Shell 2nd Team
Pat Thomas 2nd Team
Brad Van Pelt 2nd Team
Delvin Williams 2nd Team

Pro Football Weekly

All-Conference
Lyle Alzado 1st Team
Al Baker 1st Team
Tom Banks 1st Team
Bill Bergey 1st Team
Elvin Bethea 1st Team
Matt Blair 1st Team
Terry Bradshaw 1st Team
Robert Brazile 1st Team
Larry Brooks 1st Team
Willie Buchanon 1st Team
Earl Campbell 1st Team
Harold Carmichael 1st Team
Harry Carson 1st Team
Dave Casper 1st Team
Frank Corral 1st Team
Thom Darden 1st Team
Joe DeLamielleure 1st Team
Dan Dierdorf 1st Team
Billy Joe DuPree 1st Team
Doug France 1st Team
Randy Gradishar 1st Team
Leon Gray 1st Team
Joe Greene 1st Team
Tony Green 1st Team
Ray Guy 1st Team
Jack Ham 1st Team
John Hannah 1st Team
Dennis Harrah 1st Team
Cliff Harris 1st Team
Mike Haynes 1st Team
Tony Hill 1st Team
Louie Kelcher 1st Team
Jon Kolb 1st Team
Bob Kuechenberg 1st Team
Fulton Kuykendall 1st Team
Jack Lambert 1st Team
Pat Leahy 1st Team
Wilbert Montgomery 1st Team
Walter Payton 1st Team
Bill Simpson 1st Team
Tom Skladany 1st Team
Roger Staubach 1st Team
Lynn Swann 1st Team
Pat Thomas 1st Team
Bill Thompson 1st Team
Rick Upchurch 1st Team
Wesley Walker 1st Team
Jackie Wallace 1st Team
Mike Webster 1st Team
Randy White 1st Team
Delvin Williams 1st Team
Keith Wright 1st Team
Louis Wright 1st Team
Bob Young 1st Team
Jack Youngblood 1st Team

All-NFL
Al Baker 1st Team
Bill Bergey 1st Team
Terry Bradshaw 1st Team
Robert Brazile 1st Team
Willie Buchanon 1st Team
Earl Campbell 1st Team
Dave Casper 1st Team
Frank Corral 1st Team
Thom Darden 1st Team
Joe DeLamielleure 1st Team
Dan Dierdorf 1st Team
Randy Gradishar 1st Team
Leon Gray 1st Team
Tony Green 1st Team
Ray Guy 1st Team
Jack Ham 1st Team
John Hannah 1st Team
Cliff Harris 1st Team
Louie Kelcher 1st Team
Bob Kuechenberg 1st Team
Jack Lambert 1st Team
Walter Payton 1st Team
Lynn Swann 1st Team
Rick Upchurch 1st Team
Wesley Walker 1st Team
Mike Webster 1st Team
Randy White 1st Team
Louis Wright 1st Team
Jack Youngblood 1st Team

Pro Football Writers Association
Al Baker 1st Team
Terry Bradshaw 1st Team
Robert Brazile 1st Team
Willie Buchanon 1st Team
Earl Campbell 1st Team
Dave Casper 1st Team
Frank Corral 1st Team
Thom Darden 1st Team
Joe DeLamielleure 1st Team
Dan Dierdorf 1st Team
Randy Gradishar 1st Team
Leon Gray 1st Team
Ray Guy 1st Team
Jack Ham 1st Team
John Hannah 1st Team
Cliff Harris 1st Team
Mike Haynes 1st Team
Louie Kelcher 1st Team
Walter Payton 1st Team
Lynn Swann 1st Team
Wesley Walker 1st Team
Charlie Waters 1st Team
Mike Webster 1st Team
Randy White 1st Team
Louis Wright 1st Team
Jack Youngblood 1st Team

The Sporting News

All-Conference
Lyle Alzado 1st Team
Tom Banks 1st Team
Bill Bergey 1st Team
Matt Blair 1st Team
Terry Bradshaw 1st Team
Robert Brazile 1st Team
Larry Brooks 1st Team
Willie Buchanon 1st Team
Earl Campbell 1st Team
Harold Carmichael 1st Team
Dave Casper 1st Team
Frank Corral 1st Team
Thom Darden 1st Team
Joe DeLamielleure 1st Team
Dan Dierdorf 1st Team
Billy Joe DuPree 1st Team
Doug France 1st Team
Randy Gradishar 1st Team
Leon Gray 1st Team
L.C. Greenwood 1st Team
Ray Guy 1st Team
Jack Ham 1st Team
John Hannah 1st Team
Cliff Harris 1st Team
Mike Haynes 1st Team
Louie Kelcher 1st Team
Bob Kuechenberg 1st Team
Jack Lambert 1st Team
Steve Largent 1st Team
Pat Leahy 1st Team
Tom Mack 1st Team
Archie Manning 1st Team
Terdell Middleton 1st Team
Walter Payton 1st Team
Rod Perry 1st Team
Ahmad Rashad 1st Team
Lee Roy Selmon 1st Team
Tom Skladany 1st Team
Lynn Swann 1st Team
Bill Thompson 1st Team
Brad Van Pelt 1st Team
Charlie Waters 1st Team
Mike Webster 1st Team
Randy White 1st Team
Delvin Williams 1st Team
Louis Wright 1st Team
Bob Young 1st Team
Jack Youngblood 1st Team

United Press International
Lyle Alzado 1st Team
Tom Banks 1st Team
Bill Bergey 1st Team
Elvin Bethea 1st Team
Matt Blair 1st Team
Terry Bradshaw 1st Team
Robert Brazile 1st Team
Larry Brooks 1st Team
Willie Buchanon 1st Team
Earl Campbell 1st Team
Harold Carmichael 1st Team
Dave Casper 1st Team
Frank Corral 1st Team
Thom Darden 1st Team
Joe DeLamielleure 1st Team
Dan Dierdorf 1st Team
Tony Dorsett 1st Team
Billy Joe DuPree 1st Team
Randy Gradishar 1st Team
Leon Gray 1st Team
Ray Guy 1st Team
Jack Ham 1st Team
John Hannah 1st Team
Dennis Harrah 1st Team
Cliff Harris 1st Team
Mike Haynes 1st Team
Louie Kelcher 1st Team
Jack Lambert 1st Team
Pat Leahy 1st Team
Archie Manning 1st Team
Walter Payton 1st Team
Herbert Scott 1st Team
Lee Roy Selmon 1st Team
Art Shell 1st Team
Tom Skladany 1st Team
Lynn Swann 1st Team
Pat Thomas 1st Team
Bill Thompson 1st Team
Wesley Walker 1st Team
Stan Walters 1st Team
Charlie Waters 1st Team
Mike Webster 1st Team
Randy White 1st Team
Sammy White 1st Team
Delvin Williams 1st Team
Louis Wright 1st Team
Jack Youngblood 1st Team
Jim Youngblood 1st Team
Al Baker 2nd Team
Mel Blount 2nd Team
Harry Carson 2nd Team
Henry Childs 2nd Team
Jim Clack 2nd Team
Don Cockroft 2nd Team
Curley Culp 2nd Team
Sam Cunningham 2nd Team
Pat Donovan 2nd Team
Doug English 2nd Team
Steve Foley 2nd Team
Doug France 2nd Team
Russ Francis 2nd Team
Joe Greene 2nd Team
L.C. Greenwood 2nd Team
Franco Harris 2nd Team
Ted Hendricks 2nd Team
Ken Houston 2nd Team
Tom Jackson 2nd Team
John Jefferson 2nd Team
Dave Jennings 2nd Team
Too Tall Jones 2nd Team
Joe Klecko 2nd Team
Jon Kolb 2nd Team
Fulton Kuykendall 2nd Team
Jim Langer 2nd Team
Steve Largent 2nd Team
Rolland Lawrence 2nd Team
Larry Little 2nd Team
Tom Lynch 2nd Team
Tom Mack 2nd Team
Pat McInally 2nd Team
Terdell Middleton 2nd Team
Wilbert Montgomery 2nd Team
Mark Moseley 2nd Team
Steve Nelson 2nd Team
Dave Pear 2nd Team
Drew Pearson 2nd Team
Rod Perry 2nd Team
Ahmad Rashad 2nd Team
Greg Sampson 2nd Team
Donnie Shell 2nd Team
Bill Simpson 2nd Team
Revie Sorey 2nd Team
Roger Staubach 2nd Team
Brad Van Pelt 2nd Team
Mike Wagner 2nd Team
Jim Zorn 2nd Team

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Schedule

Date Time (ET)
Sat, Dec 15 HOU 29 at NYJ 22 Final
Sat, Dec 15 CLE 17 at DEN 16 Final
Sun, Dec 16 ARI 14 at ATL 40 Final
Sun, Dec 16 TB 12 at BAL 20 Final
Sun, Dec 16 DET 13 at BUF 14 Final
Sun, Dec 16 GB 17 at CHI 24 Final
Sun, Dec 16 OAK 16 at CIN 30 Final
Sun, Dec 16 DAL 0 at IND 23 Final
Sun, Dec 16 WAS 16 at JAC 13 Final
Sun, Dec 16 MIA 17 at MIN 41 Final
Sun, Dec 16 TEN 17 at NYG 0 Final
Sun, Dec 16 SEA 23 at SF 26 Final
Sun, Dec 16 NE 10 at PIT 17 Final
Sun, Dec 16 PHI 30 at LAR 23 Final
Mon, Dec 17 NO at CAR 8:15 p.m.
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