1978 Minnesota Vikings Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 8-7-1
Finishing 1st in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Division Playoff
Coach: Bud Grant (8-7-1)
Location: Bloomington, Minnesota
1978 Minnesota Vikings Statistics
1978 Minnesota Vikings Roster

The Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League ended the 1978 season with a record of 8 wins and 7 losses and 1 ties, finishing first in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

The Vikings chalked up 294 points, but the defensive squad yielded 306. Fran Tarkenton led the charge, passing for 3,468 yards. Rickey Young paced all receivers, snagging 88 passes, while Ahmad Rashad accumulated 769 receiving yards. Sammy White contributed to the receiving game, too.

Chuck Foreman carried the ball for a team-best 749 yards for Minnesota.

Bobby Bryant picked off 7 opponent throws.

Bud Grant coached the team. The 1978 Minnesota Vikings lost in the Division Playoff.

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Regular Season Points For: 294
Regular Season Points Against: 306

Date Game Res Home Road Record
September 3, 1978 Minnesota Vikings 24 at New Orleans Saints 31 L 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0
September 11, 1978 Denver Broncos 9 at Minnesota Vikings 12 W 1-0-0 0-1-0 1-1-0 OT
September 17, 1978 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 at Minnesota Vikings 10 L 1-1-0 0-1-0 1-2-0
September 25, 1978 Minnesota Vikings 24 at Chicago Bears 20 W 1-1-0 1-1-0 2-2-0
October 1, 1978 Minnesota Vikings 24 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7 W 1-1-0 2-1-0 3-2-0
October 8, 1978 Minnesota Vikings 28 at Seattle Seahawks 29 L 1-1-0 2-2-0 3-3-0
October 15, 1978 St. Louis Cardinals 34 at Minnesota Vikings 17 L 1-2-0 2-2-0 3-4-0
October 22, 1978 Green Bay Packers 7 at Minnesota Vikings 21 W 2-2-0 2-2-0 4-4-0
October 26, 1978 Minnesota Vikings 21 at Dallas Cowboys 10 W 2-2-0 3-2-0 5-4-0
November 5, 1978 Detroit Lions 7 at Minnesota Vikings 17 W 3-2-0 3-2-0 6-4-0
November 12, 1978 Chicago Bears 14 at Minnesota Vikings 17 W 4-2-0 3-2-0 7-4-0
November 19, 1978 San Diego Chargers 13 at Minnesota Vikings 7 L 4-3-0 3-2-0 7-5-0
November 26, 1978 Minnesota Vikings 10 at Green Bay Packers 10 T 4-3-0 3-2-1 7-5-1 OT
December 3, 1978 Philadelphia Eagles 27 at Minnesota Vikings 28 W 5-3-0 3-2-1 8-5-1
December 9, 1978 Minnesota Vikings 14 at Detroit Lions 45 L 5-3-0 3-3-1 8-6-1
December 17, 1978 Minnesota Vikings 20 at Oakland Raiders 27 L 5-3-0 3-4-1 8-7-1
December 31, 1978 Minnesota Vikings 10 at Los Angeles Rams 34 L 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0 NFC Divisional Playoff


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