1978 Atlanta Falcons Game-by-Game Results
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 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.
Atlanta eked out just 240 points, while 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 provided receiving help also.
Bubba Bean ran for a team-best 707 yards for the Falcons, 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
|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||St. Louis Cardinals 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|