1978 Washington Redskins season

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1978 Washington Redskins season
Head coach Jack Pardee
Home field RFK Stadium
Results
Record 8–8
Division place 3rd NFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1977 1979 >

The 1978 Washington Redskins began with the team trying to improve on their 9–5 record from 1977. This was Jack Pardee's first season as Head Coach. Despite winning their first six straight, the Redskins finished by going 2–8 and missing the playoffs. Their fate was sealed with a five-game losing streak to end the season.

For the 1978 season, the NFL expanded from a 14-game season to a 16-game season.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1978 NFL Draft
Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 3, 1978 at New England Patriots W 16–14
55,037
2 September 10, 1978 Philadelphia Eagles W 35–30
54,380
3 September 17, 1978 at St. Louis Cardinals W 28–10
49,282
4 September 24, 1978 New York Jets W 23–3
54,729
5 October 2, 1978 Dallas Cowboys W 9–5
55,031
6 October 8, 1978 at Detroit Lions W 21–19
60,555
7 October 15, 1978 at Philadelphia Eagles L 17–10
65,722
8 October 22, 1978 at New York Giants L 17–6
76,192
9 October 29, 1978 San Francisco 49ers W 38–20
53,706
10 November 6, 1978 at Baltimore Colts L 21–17
57,631
11 November 12, 1978 New York Giants W 16–13
53,271
12 November 19, 1978 St. Louis Cardinals L 27–17
52,460
13 November 23, 1978 at Dallas Cowboys L 37–10
64,905
14 December 3, 1978 Miami Dolphins L 16–0
52,860
15 December 10, 1978 at Atlanta Falcons L 20–17
54,178
16 December 16, 1978 Chicago Bears L 14–10
49,774

Standings[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
Dallas Cowboys(2) 12 4 0 .750 7–1 9–3 384 208
Philadelphia Eagles(5) 9 7 0 .563 4–4 6–6 270 250
Washington Redskins 8 8 0 .500 4–4 6–6 273 283
St. Louis Cardinals 6 10 0 .375 3–5 6–6 248 296
New York Giants 6 10 0 .375 2–6 5–9 264 298

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]