1978 Chicago Bears season

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1978 Chicago Bears season
Head coach Neill Armstrong
General manager Jim Finks
Owner George Halas
Home field Soldier Field
Results
Record 7–9
Division place 4th NFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1977 1979 >

The 1978 Chicago Bears season was their 59th regular season completed in the National Football League. The club posted a 7–9 record in the first year of Coach Neill Armstrong, yet another below .500 record in the 1970s.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 3, 1978 St. Louis Cardinals W 17–10
52,791
2 September 10, 1978 at San Francisco 49ers W 16–13
49,502
3 September 17, 1978 at Detroit Lions W 19–0
65,982
4 September 25, 1978 Minnesota Vikings L 24–20
53,551
5 October 1, 1978 Oakland Raiders L 25–19
52,848
6 October 8, 1978 at Green Bay Packers L 24–14
56,267
7 October 16, 1978 at Denver Broncos L 16–7
75,008
8 October 22, 1978 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 33–19
68,146
9 October 29, 1978 Detroit Lions L 21–17
53,378
10 November 5, 1978 Seattle Seahawks L 31–29
50,697
11 November 12, 1978 at Minnesota Vikings L 17–14
43,286
12 November 19, 1978 Atlanta Falcons W 13–7
46,022
13 November 26, 1978 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 14–3
42,373
14 December 4, 1978 at San Diego Chargers L 40–7
48,492
15 December 10, 1978 Green Bay Packers W 14–0
34,306
16 December 16, 1978 at Washington Redskins W 14–10
49,774

Game summaries[edit]

Week 2[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Bears 3 3 3 7 16
49ers 7 3 0 3 13

[1]


Week 16[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 7 0 7 0 14
Redskins 0 3 0 7 10

[2]


Standings[edit]

NFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Minnesota Vikings(3) 8 7 1 .531 5–2–1 7–4–1 294 306 L2
Green Bay Packers 8 7 1 .531 5–2–1 6–5–1 249 269 L2
Detroit Lions 7 9 0 .438 4–4 5–7 290 300 W2
Chicago Bears 7 9 0 .438 3–5 7–5 253 274 W2
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5 11 0 .313 2–6 3–11 241 259 L4

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