1978 Cleveland Browns Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 8-8
Finishing 3rd in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference
Coach: Sam Rutigliano (8-8)
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
1978 Cleveland Browns Statistics
1978 Cleveland Browns Roster

The Cleveland Browns of the National Football League ended the 1978 season with a record of 8 wins and 8 losses, finishing third in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference.

The Browns chalked up 334 points, but the leaky defense yielded 356. Greg Pruitt ran for a team-leading 960 yards for Cleveland.

Brian Sipe threw for 2,906 yards. Reggie Rucker topped all receivers, snagging 43 passes for 893 yards. Greg Pruitt, Dave Logan and Ozzie Newsome each contributed to the receiving game, too.

The opportunistic defense led the way with 45 turnovers. Thom Darden picked off 10 errant tosses from the opposition.

Sam Rutigliano coached the team.

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Regular Season Points For: 334
Regular Season Points Against: 356

Date Game Res Home Road Record
September 3, 1978 San Francisco 49ers 7 at Cleveland Browns 24 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0
September 10, 1978 Cincinnati Bengals 10 at Cleveland Browns 13 W 2-0-0 0-0-0 2-0-0 OT
September 17, 1978 Cleveland Browns 24 at Atlanta Falcons 16 W 2-0-0 1-0-0 3-0-0
September 24, 1978 Cleveland Browns 9 at Pittsburgh Steelers 15 L 2-0-0 1-1-0 3-1-0 OT
October 1, 1978 Houston Oilers 16 at Cleveland Browns 13 L 2-1-0 1-1-0 3-2-0
October 8, 1978 Cleveland Browns 24 at New Orleans Saints 16 W 2-1-0 2-1-0 4-2-0
October 15, 1978 Pittsburgh Steelers 34 at Cleveland Browns 14 L 2-2-0 2-1-0 4-3-0
October 22, 1978 Cleveland Browns 3 at Kansas City Chiefs 17 L 2-2-0 2-2-0 4-4-0
October 29, 1978 Buffalo Bills 20 at Cleveland Browns 41 W 3-2-0 2-2-0 5-4-0
November 5, 1978 Cleveland Browns 10 at Houston Oilers 14 L 3-2-0 2-3-0 5-5-0
November 12, 1978 Denver Broncos 19 at Cleveland Browns 7 L 3-3-0 2-3-0 5-6-0
November 19, 1978 Cleveland Browns 45 at Baltimore Colts 24 W 3-3-0 3-3-0 6-6-0
November 26, 1978 St. Louis Cardinals 19 at Cleveland Browns 30 W 4-3-0 3-3-0 7-6-0
December 3, 1978 Cleveland Browns 24 at Seattle Seahawks 47 L 4-3-0 3-4-0 7-7-0
December 10, 1978 New York Jets 34 at Cleveland Browns 37 W 5-3-0 3-4-0 8-7-0 OT
December 17, 1978 Cleveland Browns 16 at Cincinnati Bengals 48 L 5-3-0 3-5-0 8-8-0


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