1978 Detroit Lions 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: Monte Clark (7-9)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
1978 Detroit Lions Statistics
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

Date Game Res Home Road Record
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


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