1978 Green Bay Packers season

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1978 Green Bay Packers season
Head coach Bart Starr
Home field Lambeau Field
Milwaukee County Stadium
Results
Record 8–7–1
Division place 2nd NFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1977 1979 >

The 1978 Green Bay Packers season was their 58th season in the National Football League. The club posted an 8–7–1 record under coach Bart Starr, earning them a second-place finish in the NFC Central division. This marked the first season the Packers were above .500 since 1972.

Off-season[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position School
1 6 James Lofton Wide receiver Stanford
2 34 Michael Hunt Linebacker Minnesota
3 62 Estus Hood Defensive back Illinois State
5 116 Mike Douglass Linebacker San Diego State
5 128 Willie Wilder Running back Florida
6 144 Leotis Harris Guard Arkansas
7 172 George Plasketes Linebacker Ole Miss
8 200 Dennis Sproul Quarterback Arizona State
9 228 Keith Myers Quarterback Utah State
10 256 Larry Key Running back Florida State
10 259 Mark Totten Center Florida
11 284 Terry Jones Defensive tackle Alabama
12 312 Eason Ramson Tight end Washington State

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
1 September 3, 1978 at Detroit Lions W 13–7 Pontiac Silverdome
51,187
2 September 10, 1978 New Orleans Saints W 28–17 Milwaukee County Stadium
54,336
3 September 17, 1978 Oakland Raiders L 28–3 Lambeau Field
55,903
4 September 24, 1978 at San Diego Chargers W 24–3 San Diego Stadium
42,755
5 October 1, 1978 Detroit Lions W 35–14 Milwaukee County Stadium
54,601
6 October 8, 1978 Chicago Bears W 24–14 Lambeau Field
56,267
7 October 15, 1978 Seattle Seahawks W 45–28 Milwaukee County Stadium
52,712
8 October 22, 1978 at Minnesota Vikings L 21–7 Metropolitan Stadium
47,411
9 October 29, 1978 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 9–7 Lambeau Field
55,108
10 November 5, 1978 at Philadelphia Eagles L 10–3 Veterans Stadium
64,214
11 November 12, 1978 Dallas Cowboys L 42–14 Milwaukee County Stadium
55,256
12 November 19, 1978 at Denver Broncos L 16–3 Mile High Stadium
74,965
13 November 26, 1978 Minnesota Vikings T 10–10 (OT) Lambeau Field
51,737
14 December 3, 1978 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 17–7 Tampa Stadium
67,754
15 December 10, 1978 at Chicago Bears L 14–0 Soldier Field
34,306
16 December 17, 1978 at Los Angeles Rams L 31–14 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
42,500

Standings[edit]

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

Roster[edit]

Green Bay Packers roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special teams

Practice squad

Rookies in italics

Awards and records[edit]

  • Terrell Middleton, NFC leader in touchdowns [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 448