1978 Minnesota Vikings

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Season Overview

8-7-1 Lost Divisional
Record Outcome

1978 Minnesota Vikings

What was the record of the 1978 Minnesota Vikings?

The Minnesota Vikings finished the regular season with a 8-7-1 record. They went 5-3 at home and 3-4-1 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Minnesota Vikings went 8-8-1. Their final game was a loss in the Divisional Round to the Los Angeles Rams.

What division did the 1978 Minnesota Vikings play in?

The 1978 Minnesota Vikings played in the Central Division of the National Football Conference.

What was the division record of the 1978 Minnesota Vikings?

During the regular season, the 1978 Minnesota Vikings went 5-2-1 against their NFC Central opponents.

What was the 1978 Minnesota Vikings record against each of their divisional opponents?

Opponent Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
Chicago Bears 2-0 100% +7
Green Bay Packers 1-0-1 75% +14
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1-1 50% +11
Detroit Lions 1-1 50% -21

Did the 1978 Minnesota Vikings make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Minnesota Vikings made the Playoffs in 1978. They lost their only game against the Los Angeles Rams in the Divisional Round.

What was the point differential for the 1978 Minnesota Vikings?

The Minnesota Vikings finished the regular season with a point differential of -12. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Vikings could have been expected to have about 7.6 wins, or a 8-8 record in the regular season.

How did the 1978 Minnesota Vikings perform in one-score games?

In close, one-score games, the 1978 Minnesota Vikings went 4-5-1. In games decided by a field goal or less, the Vikings went 3-1-1.

How did the 1978 Minnesota Vikings perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1978 Minnesota Vikings went 1-0 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1978 Minnesota Vikings?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1978 Minnesota Vikings was a 4 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1978 Minnesota Vikings?

The longest losing streak that the Minnesota Vikings had during the 1978 regular season was 2 games, which occured 2 separate times.

1978 Minnesota Vikings Schedule

= Playoff Team

Bold = Division Opponent

Week Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
1 Sun, Sep 3, 1978 Sun, Sep 3 @ New Orleans Saints Loss 24 - 31
2 Mon, Sep 11, 1978 Mon, Sep 11 vs Denver Broncos Win 12 - 9 OT
3 Sun, Sep 17, 1978 Sun, Sep 17 vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Loss 10 - 16
4 Mon, Sep 25, 1978 Mon, Sep 25 @ Chicago Bears Win 24 - 20
5 Sun, Oct 1, 1978 Sun, Oct 1 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers Win 24 - 7
6 Sun, Oct 8, 1978 Sun, Oct 8 @ Seattle Seahawks Loss 28 - 29
7 Sun, Oct 15, 1978 Sun, Oct 15 vs Los Angeles Rams Loss 17 - 34
8 Sun, Oct 22, 1978 Sun, Oct 22 vs Green Bay Packers Win 21 - 7
9 Thu, Oct 26, 1978 Thu, Oct 26 @ Dallas Cowboys Win 21 - 10
10 Sun, Nov 5, 1978 Sun, Nov 5 vs Detroit Lions Win 17 - 7
11 Sun, Nov 12, 1978 Sun, Nov 12 vs Chicago Bears Win 17 - 14
12 Sun, Nov 19, 1978 Sun, Nov 19 vs San Diego Chargers Loss 7 - 13
13 Sun, Nov 26, 1978 Sun, Nov 26 @ Green Bay Packers Tie 10 - 10 OT
14 Sun, Dec 3, 1978 Sun, Dec 3 vs Philadelphia Eagles Win 28 - 27
15 Sat, Dec 9, 1978 Sat, Dec 9 @ Detroit Lions Loss 14 - 45
16 Sun, Dec 17, 1978 Sun, Dec 17 @ Oakland Raiders Loss 20 - 27
Playoffs
Divisional Divisional Round Sun, Dec 31, 1978 Sun, Dec 31 @ Los Angeles Rams Loss 10 - 34

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