1978 Minnesota Vikings Game-by-Game Results
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 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.
Minnesota chalked up 294 points, while 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 was targeted regularly, too.
Chuck Foreman carried the ball for a team-best 749 yards for the Vikings.
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
|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|