1978 Detroit Lions

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7-9 Missed Playoffs
Record Outcome

1978 Detroit Lions

What was the record of the 1978 Detroit Lions?

The Detroit Lions finished the regular season with a 7-9 record. They went 5-3 at home and 2-6 on the road.

What division did the 1978 Detroit Lions play in?

The 1978 Detroit Lions played in the Central Division of the National Football Conference.

What was the division record of the 1978 Detroit Lions?

During the regular season, the 1978 Detroit Lions went 4-4 against their NFC Central opponents.

What was the 1978 Detroit Lions record against each of their divisional opponents?

Opponent Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2-0 100% +19
Minnesota Vikings 1-1 50% +21
Chicago Bears 1-1 50% -15
Green Bay Packers 0-2 0% -27

What was the 1978 Detroit Lions record by month?

The 1978 Detroit Lions had their best month in December, when they went 2-1 and had a 66.7% win percentage. Their worst month was September, when they went 1-3 and had a 25% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
September 1-3 25% -29
October 2-3 40% -16
November 2-2 50% -8
December 2-1 66.7% +43

Did the 1978 Detroit Lions make the Playoffs?

No, the Lions didn't make the Playoffs in 1978.

What was the point differential for the 1978 Detroit Lions?

The Detroit Lions finished the regular season with a point differential of -10. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Lions could have been expected to have about 7.7 wins, or a 8-8 record in the regular season.

How did the 1978 Detroit Lions perform in one-score games?

In close, one-score games, the 1978 Detroit Lions went 3-3. In games decided by a field goal or less, the Lions went 1-1.

How did the 1978 Detroit Lions perform in overtime games?

The 1978 Detroit Lions did not play any overtime games in the regular season.

What was the longest win streak for the 1978 Detroit Lions?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1978 Detroit Lions was a 2 game winning streak on 2 separate stretches during the season.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1978 Detroit Lions?

The longest losing streak that the Detroit Lions had during the 1978 regular season was 5 games, which happened once during the season.

1978 Detroit Lions Schedule

= Playoff Team

Bold = Division Opponent

Week Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
1 Sun, Sep 3, 1978 vs Green Bay Packers Loss 7 - 13
2 Sat, Sep 9, 1978 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers Win 15 - 7
3 Sun, Sep 17, 1978 vs Chicago Bears Loss 0 - 19
4 Sun, Sep 24, 1978 @ Seattle Seahawks Loss 16 - 28
5 Sun, Oct 1, 1978 @ Green Bay Packers Loss 14 - 35
6 Sun, Oct 8, 1978 vs Washington Redskins Loss 19 - 21
7 Sun, Oct 15, 1978 @ Atlanta Falcons Loss 0 - 14
8 Sun, Oct 22, 1978 vs San Diego Chargers Win 31 - 14
9 Sun, Oct 29, 1978 @ Chicago Bears Win 21 - 17
10 Sun, Nov 5, 1978 @ Minnesota Vikings Loss 7 - 17
11 Sun, Nov 12, 1978 vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Win 34 - 23
12 Sun, Nov 19, 1978 @ Oakland Raiders Loss 17 - 29
13 Thu, Nov 23, 1978 vs Denver Broncos Win 17 - 14
14 Sun, Dec 3, 1978 @ St. Louis Cardinals Loss 14 - 21
15 Sat, Dec 9, 1978 vs Minnesota Vikings Win 45 - 14
16 Sun, Dec 17, 1978 vs San Francisco 49ers Win 33 - 14

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