1978 San Diego Chargers Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 9-7
Finishing 2nd in the NFL's West Division of the American Football Conference
Coach: Don Coryell (8-4)
Coach: Tommy Protho (1-3)
Location: San Diego, California
1978 San Diego Chargers Roster
The San Diego Chargers of the National Football League ended the 1978 season with a record of 9 wins and 7 losses, finishing second in the NFL's West Division of the American Football Conference.
The Chargers piled up points with 355 points, and the defense gave up 309. Dan Fouts threw for 2,999 yards. Lydell Mitchell grabbed 57 passes, while John Jefferson accumulated 1,001 receiving yards.
Lydell Mitchell carried the ball for a team-best 820 yards for San Diego.
Mike Fuller picked off 4 opponent throws.
Don Coryell and Tommy Protho coached the team.
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Regular Season Points For: 355
Regular Season Points Against: 309
|September 3, 1978||San Diego Chargers 24 at Seattle Seahawks 20||W||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0|
|September 10, 1978||Oakland Raiders 21 at San Diego Chargers 20||L||0-1-0||1-0-0||1-1-0|
|September 17, 1978||San Diego Chargers 14 at Denver Broncos 27||L||0-1-0||1-1-0||1-2-0|
|September 24, 1978||Green Bay Packers 24 at San Diego Chargers 3||L||0-2-0||1-1-0||1-3-0|
|October 1, 1978||San Diego Chargers 23 at New England Patriots 28||L||0-2-0||1-2-0||1-4-0|
|October 8, 1978||Denver Broncos 0 at San Diego Chargers 23||W||1-2-0||1-2-0||2-4-0|
|October 15, 1978||Miami Dolphins 28 at San Diego Chargers 21||L||1-3-0||1-2-0||2-5-0|
|October 22, 1978||San Diego Chargers 14 at Detroit Lions 31||L||1-3-0||1-3-0||2-6-0|
|October 29, 1978||San Diego Chargers 27 at Oakland Raiders 23||W||1-3-0||2-3-0||3-6-0|
|November 5, 1978||Cincinnati Bengals 13 at San Diego Chargers 22||W||2-3-0||2-3-0||4-6-0|
|November 12, 1978||Kansas City Chiefs 23 at San Diego Chargers 29||W||3-3-0||2-3-0||5-6-0||OT|
|November 19, 1978||San Diego Chargers 13 at Minnesota Vikings 7||W||3-3-0||3-3-0||6-6-0|
|November 26, 1978||San Diego Chargers 0 at Kansas City Chiefs 23||L||3-3-0||3-4-0||6-7-0|
|December 4, 1978||Chicago Bears 7 at San Diego Chargers 40||W||4-3-0||3-4-0||7-7-0|
|December 10, 1978||Seattle Seahawks 10 at San Diego Chargers 37||W||5-3-0||3-4-0||8-7-0|
|December 17, 1978||San Diego Chargers 45 at Houston Oilers 24||W||5-3-0||4-4-0||9-7-0|