1978 Detroit Lions Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 7-9
Finishing 3rd in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: Monte Clark (7-9)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
1978 Detroit Lions Roster
The Detroit Lions 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 Lions scored 290 points, but the defensive squad allowed 300. Dexter Bussey rushed for a team-leading 924 yards for Detroit.
Gary Danielson passed for 2,294 yards. David Hill topped pass catchers, hauling in 53 balls for 633 yards, while Freddie Scott and Horace King contributed to the receiving game as well.
Jimmy Allen picked off 5 opponent throws.
Monte Clark coached the team.
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Regular Season Points For: 290
Regular Season Points Against: 300
|September 3, 1978||Green Bay Packers 13 at Detroit Lions 7||L||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-1-0|
|September 9, 1978||Detroit Lions 15 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7||W||0-1-0||1-0-0||1-1-0|
|September 17, 1978||Chicago Bears 19 at Detroit Lions 0||L||0-2-0||1-0-0||1-2-0|
|September 24, 1978||Detroit Lions 16 at Seattle Seahawks 28||L||0-2-0||1-1-0||1-3-0|
|October 1, 1978||Detroit Lions 14 at Green Bay Packers 35||L||0-2-0||1-2-0||1-4-0||Milwaukee|
|October 8, 1978||Washington Redskins 21 at Detroit Lions 19||L||0-3-0||1-2-0||1-5-0|
|October 15, 1978||Detroit Lions 0 at Atlanta Falcons 14||L||0-3-0||1-3-0||1-6-0|
|October 22, 1978||San Diego Chargers 14 at Detroit Lions 31||W||1-3-0||1-3-0||2-6-0|
|October 29, 1978||Detroit Lions 21 at Chicago Bears 17||W||1-3-0||2-3-0||3-6-0|
|November 5, 1978||Detroit Lions 7 at Minnesota Vikings 17||L||1-3-0||2-4-0||3-7-0|
|November 12, 1978||Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23 at Detroit Lions 34||W||2-3-0||2-4-0||4-7-0|
|November 19, 1978||Detroit Lions 17 at Oakland Raiders 29||L||2-3-0||2-5-0||4-8-0|
|November 23, 1978||Denver Broncos 14 at Detroit Lions 17||W||3-3-0||2-5-0||5-8-0|
|December 3, 1978||Detroit Lions 14 at St. Louis Cardinals 21||L||3-3-0||2-6-0||5-9-0|
|December 9, 1978||Minnesota Vikings 14 at Detroit Lions 45||W||4-3-0||2-6-0||6-9-0|
|December 17, 1978||San Francisco 49ers 14 at Detroit Lions 33||W||5-3-0||2-6-0||7-9-0|