1978 Chicago Bears Game-by-Game Results
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 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
|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|