1978 Chicago Bears Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 7-9
Finishing 3rd in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: Neill Armstrong (7-9)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
1978 Chicago Bears Roster
1978 Chicago Bears Results

The Chicago Bears of the National Football League ended the 1978 season with a record of 7 wins and 9 losses, finishing third in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference.

Chicago scored 253 points, while the defense surrendered 274. Walter Payton rushed for a team-leading 1,395 yards for the Bears.

Bob Avellini threw for 1,718 yards. Walter Payton topped all receivers, hauling in 50 balls, while James Scott added 759 receiving yards. Roland Harper was targeted regularly, too.

Gary Fencik picked off 4 opponent throws.

Neill Armstrong coached the team.

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Passing:

Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Bob Avellini26414153.417186.551.9166.1612620854.8
Mike Phipps834453.04655.622.41012.03565538.1
Vince Evans3133.33812.700.0133.33822542.4
Bob Parsons100.000.000.000.000039.6
Roland Harper100.000.000.01100.00000.0
Totals35218652.822216.372.0288.061 34288

Rushing:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Walter Payton33313954.276 11
Roland Harper2409924.131 6
Bob Avellini34541.610 2
Mike Phipps13342.610 0
Vince Evans6233.813 0
Robin Earl3175.70
Art Best2115.50
Bob Parsons100.00
Brian Baschnagel200.00
Totals63425264.076 19

Receiving:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Walter Payton504809.661 0
Roland Harper433407.933 2
James Scott4275918.159 5
Golden Richards2737914.052 0
Greg Latta1515910.621 0
Steve Schubert45112.819 0
Brian Baschnagel22914.522 0
Bo Rather11616.016 0
Mike Cobb177.00
Robin Earl111.00
Totals186222111.961 7

Kicking:

Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Bob Thomas282692.9221777.377
Totals282692.9221777.377

Punting:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Bob Parsons96354937.054
Totals96354937.054

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Steve Schubert272298.573 1
Virgil Livers10313.113 0
Len Walterscheid3248.011 0
Brian Baschnagel122.00
Totals412867.073 1

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Brian Baschnagel2045522.80
Len Walterscheid1133530.581 0
Wentford Gaines1024024.037 0
Mike Morgan511022.024 0
Steve Schubert48020.027 0
Robin Earl34816.020 0
John Skibinski33612.020 0
Mike Spivey23417.023 0
Greg Latta2147.00
Jerry Muckensturm166.00
Totals61135822.381 0

Interceptions:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Gary Fencik47719.259 0
Virgil Livers38628.760 1
Doug Buffone3227.316 0
Terry Schmidt22311.523 0
Don Rives284.00
Len Walterscheid100.00
Wentford Gaines100.00
Doug Plank100.00
Totals1721612.760 1

Defense and Fumbles:


Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Bob Thomas1726077
Walter Payton11000066
Roland Harper6200048
James Scott500030
Bob Avellini200012
Steve Schubert0100006
Virgil Livers010006
Mike Spivey010006
Tommy Hart00012
Totals1971001011726001253



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