1978 New England Patriots Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 11-5
Finishing 1st in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference
Lost Division Playoff
Coach: Ron Erhardt (0-1)
Coach: Chuck Fairbanks (11-4)
Coach: Hank Bullough (0-1)
Location: Foxborough, Massachusetts
1978 New England Patriots Roster
1978 New England Patriots Results

The New England Patriots of the National Football League ended the 1978 season with a record of 11 wins and 5 losses, finishing first in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference.

The Patriots piled up points with 358 points, and the defense yielded 286. Sam Cunningham rushed for a team-best 768 yards for New England, while Horace Ivory and Andy Johnson additionally aided the ground game.

Steve Grogan passed for 2,824 yards. Russ Francis caught 39 passes, while Stanley Morgan accumulated 820 receiving yards. Harold Jackson and Sam Cunningham contributed to the receiving game, too.

Mike Haynes picked off 6 errant tosses from the opposition.

Ron Erhardt, Chuck Fairbanks and Hank Bullough coached the team. The 1978 New England Patriots lost in the Division Playoff.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Steve Grogan36218150.028247.8154.1236.4752118463.6
Tom Owen261557.71827.000.027.72332247.3
Andy Johnson200.
Totals39019650.330067.7153.8256.475 24206


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Sam Cunningham1997683.952 8
Horace Ivory1416934.928 11
Andy Johnson1476754.652 3
Steve Grogan815396.731 5
Don Calhoun763915.173 1
James McAlister19774.116 2
Stanley Morgan2115.50
Harold Jackson177.00
Mosi Tatupu362.00
Jerrel Wilson100.00
Don Westbrook1-2-2.0-2 0
Totals67131654.773 30


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Russ Francis3954313.953 4
Harold Jackson3774320.157 6
Stanley Morgan3482024.175 5
Sam Cunningham312979.631 0
Andy Johnson2626710.331 0
Horace Ivory141228.718 0
Don Hasselbeck710715.324 0
Don Westbrook33812.719 0
Don Calhoun3299.715 0
Carlos Pennywell12828.028 0
James McAlister11212.012 0
Totals196300615.375 15


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
David Posey312993.5221150.062
John Smith7685.711100.09
Nick Lowery77100.010.07
Jerrel Wilson10.00


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Jerrel Wilson54192135.657
Mike Patrick721630.947

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Stanley Morgan3233510.548 0
Mike Haynes1418313.135 0
Dick Conn122.00
Totals4752011.148 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Raymond Clayborn2763623.660 0
James McAlister1018618.632 0
Horace Ivory716523.633 0
Don Westbrook712517.933 0
Dick Conn12626.026 0
Mosi Tatupu11717.017 0
Stanley Morgan11717.017 0
Dwight Wheeler100.00
Totals55117221.360 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Mike Haynes612320.550 1
Steve Nelson510420.837 0
Raymond Clayborn47218.044 0
Doug Beaudoin3258.313 0
Tim Fox2105.010 0
Dick Conn12424.024 0
Steve Zabel100.00
Totals2235816.350 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
Horace Ivory110000066
David Posey1129062
Sam Cunningham8000048
Harold Jackson0600036
Stanley Morgan050000030
Steve Grogan500030
Russ Francis400024
Andy Johnson3000018
James McAlister20000012
John Smith1609
Nick Lowery0707
Don Calhoun100006
Mike Haynes010006
Tim Fox000012
Richard Bishop00012


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