1978 Atlanta Falcons Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 9-7
Finishing 2nd in the NFL's West Division of the National Football Conference
Postseason: 1-1 Lost Division Playoff
Coach: Leeman Bennett (9-7)
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
1978 Atlanta Falcons Statistics
1978 Atlanta Falcons Roster

The Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League ended the 1978 season with a record of 9 wins and 7 losses, finishing second in the NFL's West Division of the National Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-1.

The Falcons eked out just 240 points, and the defense allowed 290. Steve Bartkowski threw for 2,489 yards. Wallace Francis paced pass catchers, hauling in 45 passes for 695 yards. Alfred Jackson contributed to the receiving game also.

Bubba Bean ran for a team-best 707 yards for Atlanta, and Haskel Stanback additionally aided the ground game.

Rolland Lawrence snatched 6 errant tosses from the opposition.

Leeman Bennett coached the team. The 1978 Atlanta Falcons lost in the Division Playoff.

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Regular Season Points For: 240
Regular Season Points Against: 290

Date Game Res Home Road Record
September 3, 1978 Houston Oilers 14 at Atlanta Falcons 20 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0
September 10, 1978 Atlanta Falcons 0 at Los Angeles Rams 10 L 1-0-0 0-1-0 1-1-0
September 17, 1978 Cleveland Browns 24 at Atlanta Falcons 16 L 1-1-0 0-1-0 1-2-0
September 24, 1978 Atlanta Falcons 9 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 L 1-1-0 0-2-0 1-3-0
October 1, 1978 New York Giants 20 at Atlanta Falcons 23 W 2-1-0 0-2-0 2-3-0
October 8, 1978 Atlanta Falcons 7 at Pittsburgh Steelers 31 L 2-1-0 0-3-0 2-4-0
October 15, 1978 Detroit Lions 0 at Atlanta Falcons 14 W 3-1-0 0-3-0 3-4-0
October 22, 1978 Atlanta Falcons 20 at San Francisco 49ers 17 W 3-1-0 1-3-0 4-4-0
October 30, 1978 Los Angeles Rams 7 at Atlanta Falcons 15 W 4-1-0 1-3-0 5-4-0
November 5, 1978 San Francisco 49ers 10 at Atlanta Falcons 21 W 5-1-0 1-3-0 6-4-0
November 12, 1978 Atlanta Falcons 20 at New Orleans Saints 17 W 5-1-0 2-3-0 7-4-0
November 19, 1978 Atlanta Falcons 7 at Chicago Bears 13 L 5-1-0 2-4-0 7-5-0
November 26, 1978 New Orleans Saints 17 at Atlanta Falcons 20 W 6-1-0 2-4-0 8-5-0
December 3, 1978 Atlanta Falcons 7 at Cincinnati Bengals 37 L 6-1-0 2-5-0 8-6-0
December 10, 1978 Washington Redskins 17 at Atlanta Falcons 20 W 7-1-0 2-5-0 9-6-0
December 17, 1978 Atlanta Falcons 21 at St. Louis Cardinals 42 L 7-1-0 2-6-0 9-7-0
December 24, 1978 Philadelphia Eagles 13 at Atlanta Falcons 14 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 NFC Wild Card Playoff
December 30, 1978 Atlanta Falcons 20 at Dallas Cowboys 27 L 1-0-0 0-1-0 1-1-0 NFC Divisional Playoff


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