1978 San Francisco 49ers Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 2-14
Finishing 4th in the NFL's West Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: Fred O'Connor (1-6)
Coach: Pete McCulley (1-8)
Location: San Francisco, California
1978 San Francisco 49ers Roster
The San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League ended the 1978 season with a record of 2 wins and 14 losses, finishing fourth in the NFL's West Division of the National Football Conference.
The 49ers struggled to score 219 points, worst in the circuit, and the defense allowed 350. O.J. Simpson carried the ball for a team-leading 593 yards for San Francisco, while Bob Ferrell and Paul Hofer additionally contributed to the rushing attack.
Steve DeBerg tossed for 1,570 yards. Freddie Solomon grabbed 31 passes for 458 yards. Paul Seal contributed to the receiving game as well.
The opportunistic defense pounced on 45 turnovers. Chuck Crist picked off 6 opponent throws.
Fred O'Connor and Pete McCulley coached the team.
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Regular Season Points For: 219
Regular Season Points Against: 350
|September 3, 1978||San Francisco 49ers 7 at Cleveland Browns 24||L||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0|
|September 10, 1978||Chicago Bears 16 at San Francisco 49ers 13||L||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-2-0|
|September 17, 1978||San Francisco 49ers 19 at Houston Oilers 20||L||0-1-0||0-2-0||0-3-0|
|September 24, 1978||San Francisco 49ers 10 at New York Giants 27||L||0-1-0||0-3-0||0-4-0|
|October 1, 1978||Cincinnati Bengals 12 at San Francisco 49ers 28||W||1-1-0||0-3-0||1-4-0|
|October 8, 1978||San Francisco 49ers 10 at Los Angeles Rams 27||L||1-1-0||0-4-0||1-5-0|
|October 15, 1978||New Orleans Saints 14 at San Francisco 49ers 7||L||1-2-0||0-4-0||1-6-0|
|October 22, 1978||Atlanta Falcons 20 at San Francisco 49ers 17||L||1-3-0||0-4-0||1-7-0|
|October 29, 1978||San Francisco 49ers 20 at Washington Redskins 38||L||1-3-0||0-5-0||1-8-0|
|November 5, 1978||San Francisco 49ers 10 at Atlanta Falcons 21||L||1-3-0||0-6-0||1-9-0|
|November 12, 1978||St. Louis Cardinals 16 at San Francisco 49ers 10||L||1-4-0||0-6-0||1-10-0|
|November 19, 1978||St. Louis Cardinals 31 at San Francisco 49ers 28||L||1-5-0||0-6-0||1-11-0|
|November 27, 1978||Pittsburgh Steelers 24 at San Francisco 49ers 7||L||1-6-0||0-6-0||1-12-0|
|December 3, 1978||San Francisco 49ers 13 at New Orleans Saints 24||L||1-6-0||0-7-0||1-13-0|
|December 10, 1978||Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3 at San Francisco 49ers 6||W||2-6-0||0-7-0||2-13-0|
|December 17, 1978||San Francisco 49ers 14 at Detroit Lions 33||L||2-6-0||0-8-0||2-14-0|