1978 New Orleans Saints season

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1978 New Orleans Saints season
Head coach Dick Nolan
Results
Record 7–9
Division place 3rd NFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1977 1979 >

The 1978 New Orleans Saints season was the Saints 12th season.

Offseason[edit]

  • On August 5, the NFL played its first game in Mexico City. The New Orleans Saints beat the Philadelphia Eagles by a score of 14–7.[1]

NFL draft[edit]

Main article: 1978 NFL draft
1978 New Orleans Saints draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 3 Wes Chandler *  Wide receiver Florida
‹See Tfm›      Made roster  ‹See Tfm›  *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1978 New Orleans Saints staff
Front office
  • President – John W. Mecom, Jr.
  • Executive Vice President – Eddie Jones
  • Vice President of Player Personnel – Harry Hulmes

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator – Paul Wiggin
  • Defensive Line – Tom Pratt
  • Linebackers – Ed Beard
  • Defensive Backs – Chet Franklin

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Whitey Campbell

Strength and conditioning

  • Conditioning – Bob Hill

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Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 3, 1978 Minnesota Vikings W 31–24
54,187
2 September 10, 1978 at Green Bay Packers L 28–17
54,336
3 September 17, 1978 Philadelphia Eagles L 24–17
49,242
4 September 24, 1978 at Cincinnati Bengals W 20–18
40,455
5 October 1, 1978 Los Angeles Rams L 26–20
61,659
6 October 8, 1978 Cleveland Browns L 24–16
50,158
7 October 15, 1978 at San Francisco 49ers W 14–7
37,671
8 October 22, 1978 at Los Angeles Rams W 10–3
47,574
9 October 29, 1978 New York Giants W 28–17
59,807
10 November 5, 1978 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 20–14
48,526
11 November 12, 1978 Atlanta Falcons L 20–17
70,323
12 November 19, 1978 at Dallas Cowboys L 27–7
57,920
13 November 26, 1978 at Atlanta Falcons L 20–17
55,121
14 December 3, 1978 San Francisco 49ers W 24–13
50,068
15 December 10, 1978 Houston Oilers L 17–12
63,169
16 December 17, 1978 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 17–10
51,207

Standings[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Los Angeles Rams(1) 12 4 0 .750 4–2 10–2 316 245 W1
Atlanta Falcons(4) 9 7 0 .563 5–1 8–4 240 290 L1
New Orleans Saints 7 9 0 .438 3–3 6–6 281 298 W1
San Francisco 49ers 2 14 0 .125 0–6 1–11 219 350 L1

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p.284
  2. ^ "1978 New Orleans Saints draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 10, 2014. 
  3. ^ "All-Time Roster". NewOrleansSaints.com. Retrieved November 4, 2014. 

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