1978 Chicago Bears Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 7-9
Finishing 3rd in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: Neill Armstrong (7-9)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
1978 Chicago Bears Statistics
1978 Chicago Bears Roster

The Chicago Bears of the National Football League ended the 1978 season with a record of 7 wins and 9 losses, finishing third in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference.

The Bears scored 253 points, and the defense surrendered 274. Walter Payton rushed for a team-leading 1,395 yards for Chicago.

Bob Avellini threw for 1,718 yards. Walter Payton topped all receivers, hauling in 50 balls, while James Scott added 759 receiving yards. Roland Harper contributed to the receiving game, too.

Gary Fencik picked off 4 opponent throws.

Neill Armstrong coached the team.

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Regular Season Points For: 253
Regular Season Points Against: 274

Date Game Res Home Road Record
September 3, 1978 St. Louis Cardinals 10 at Chicago Bears 17 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0
September 10, 1978 Chicago Bears 16 at San Francisco 49ers 13 W 1-0-0 1-0-0 2-0-0
September 17, 1978 Chicago Bears 19 at Detroit Lions 0 W 1-0-0 2-0-0 3-0-0
September 25, 1978 Minnesota Vikings 24 at Chicago Bears 20 L 1-1-0 2-0-0 3-1-0
October 1, 1978 Oakland Raiders 25 at Chicago Bears 19 L 1-2-0 2-0-0 3-2-0 OT
October 8, 1978 Chicago Bears 14 at Green Bay Packers 24 L 1-2-0 2-1-0 3-3-0
October 16, 1978 Chicago Bears 7 at Denver Broncos 16 L 1-2-0 2-2-0 3-4-0
October 22, 1978 Chicago Bears 19 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 33 L 1-2-0 2-3-0 3-5-0
October 29, 1978 Detroit Lions 21 at Chicago Bears 17 L 1-3-0 2-3-0 3-6-0
November 5, 1978 Seattle Seahawks 31 at Chicago Bears 29 L 1-4-0 2-3-0 3-7-0
November 12, 1978 Chicago Bears 14 at Minnesota Vikings 17 L 1-4-0 2-4-0 3-8-0
November 19, 1978 Atlanta Falcons 7 at Chicago Bears 13 W 2-4-0 2-4-0 4-8-0
November 26, 1978 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3 at Chicago Bears 14 W 3-4-0 2-4-0 5-8-0
December 4, 1978 Chicago Bears 7 at San Diego Chargers 40 L 3-4-0 2-5-0 5-9-0
December 10, 1978 Green Bay Packers 0 at Chicago Bears 14 W 4-4-0 2-5-0 6-9-0
December 16, 1978 Chicago Bears 14 at Washington Redskins 10 W 4-4-0 3-5-0 7-9-0


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