1978 New Orleans Saints Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 7-9
Finishing 3rd in the NFL's West Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: Dick Nolan (7-9)
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
1978 New Orleans Saints Roster
The New Orleans Saints of the National Football League ended the 1978 season with a record of 7 wins and 9 losses, finishing third in the NFL's West Division of the National Football Conference.
The Saints scored 281 points, but the defensive squad conceded 298. Archie Manning led the charge, slinging for 3,416 yards. Tony Galbreath topped the receiving corps, grabbing 74 passes, while Henry Childs added 869 receiving yards.
Tony Galbreath carried the ball for a team-leading 635 yards for New Orleans, and Chuck Muncie also contributed to the rushing attack.
Tom Myers seized 6 opponent throws.
Dick Nolan coached the team.
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Regular Season Points For: 281
Regular Season Points Against: 298
|September 3, 1978||Minnesota Vikings 24 at New Orleans Saints 31||W||1-0-0||0-0-0||1-0-0|
|September 10, 1978||New Orleans Saints 17 at Green Bay Packers 28||L||1-0-0||0-1-0||1-1-0||Milwaukee|
|September 17, 1978||Philadelphia Eagles 24 at New Orleans Saints 17||L||1-1-0||0-1-0||1-2-0|
|September 24, 1978||New Orleans Saints 20 at Cincinnati Bengals 18||W||1-1-0||1-1-0||2-2-0|
|October 1, 1978||St. Louis Cardinals 26 at New Orleans Saints 20||L||1-2-0||1-1-0||2-3-0|
|October 8, 1978||Cleveland Browns 24 at New Orleans Saints 16||L||1-3-0||1-1-0||2-4-0|
|October 15, 1978||New Orleans Saints 14 at San Francisco 49ers 7||W||1-3-0||2-1-0||3-4-0|
|October 22, 1978||New Orleans Saints 10 at Los Angeles Rams 3||W||1-3-0||3-1-0||4-4-0|
|October 29, 1978||New York Giants 17 at New Orleans Saints 28||W||2-3-0||3-1-0||5-4-0|
|November 5, 1978||New Orleans Saints 14 at Pittsburgh Steelers 20||L||2-3-0||3-2-0||5-5-0|
|November 12, 1978||Atlanta Falcons 20 at New Orleans Saints 17||L||2-4-0||3-2-0||5-6-0|
|November 19, 1978||New Orleans Saints 7 at Dallas Cowboys 27||L||2-4-0||3-3-0||5-7-0|
|November 26, 1978||New Orleans Saints 17 at Atlanta Falcons 20||L||2-4-0||3-4-0||5-8-0|
|December 3, 1978||San Francisco 49ers 13 at New Orleans Saints 24||W||3-4-0||3-4-0||6-8-0|
|December 10, 1978||Houston Oilers 17 at New Orleans Saints 12||L||3-5-0||3-4-0||6-9-0|
|December 17, 1978||New Orleans Saints 17 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10||W||3-5-0||4-4-0||7-9-0|