1978 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 5-11
Finishing 5th in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: John McKay (5-11)
Location: Tampa, Florida
1978 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Roster
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League ended the 1978 season with a record of 5 wins and 11 losses, finishing fifth in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference.
The Buccaneers stumbled, scoring only 241 points, and the defense gave up 259. Ricky Bell rushed for a team-high 679 yards for Tampa Bay.
Doug Williams tossed for 1,170 yards. Morris Owens led the receiving corps, catching 32 balls for 640 yards.
Cedric Brown picked off 6 opponent throws.
John McKay coached the team.
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Regular Season Points For: 241
Regular Season Points Against: 259
|September 2, 1978||New York Giants 19 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13||L||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-1-0|
|September 9, 1978||Detroit Lions 15 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7||L||0-2-0||0-0-0||0-2-0|
|September 17, 1978||Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 at Minnesota Vikings 10||W||0-2-0||1-0-0||1-2-0|
|September 24, 1978||Atlanta Falcons 9 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14||W||1-2-0||1-0-0||2-2-0|
|October 1, 1978||Minnesota Vikings 24 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7||L||1-3-0||1-0-0||2-3-0|
|October 8, 1978||Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30 at Kansas City Chiefs 13||W||1-3-0||2-0-0||3-3-0|
|October 15, 1978||Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 at New York Giants 17||L||1-3-0||2-1-0||3-4-0|
|October 22, 1978||Chicago Bears 19 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 33||W||2-3-0||2-1-0||4-4-0|
|October 29, 1978||Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7 at Green Bay Packers 9||L||2-3-0||2-2-0||4-5-0|
|November 5, 1978||Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23 at Los Angeles Rams 26||L||2-3-0||2-3-0||4-6-0|
|November 12, 1978||Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23 at Detroit Lions 34||L||2-3-0||2-4-0||4-7-0|
|November 19, 1978||Buffalo Bills 10 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31||W||3-3-0||2-4-0||5-7-0|
|November 26, 1978||Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3 at Chicago Bears 14||L||3-3-0||2-5-0||5-8-0|
|December 3, 1978||Green Bay Packers 17 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7||L||3-4-0||2-5-0||5-9-0|
|December 10, 1978||Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3 at San Francisco 49ers 6||L||3-4-0||2-6-0||5-10-0|
|December 17, 1978||New Orleans Saints 17 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10||L||3-5-0||2-6-0||5-11-0|