1978 Minnesota Vikings
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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.

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

= Division Opponent

Week Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
1 Sun, Sep 3 @ Saints L 24 - 31
2 Mon, Sep 11 vs Broncos W 12 - 9 OT
3 Sun, Sep 17 vs Buccaneers L 10 - 16
4 Mon, Sep 25 @ Bears W 24 - 20
5 Sun, Oct 1 @ Buccaneers W 24 - 7
6 Sun, Oct 8 @ Seahawks L 28 - 29
7 Sun, Oct 15 vs Rams L 17 - 34
8 Sun, Oct 22 vs Packers W 21 - 7
9 Thu, Oct 26 @ Cowboys W 21 - 10
10 Sun, Nov 5 vs Lions W 17 - 7
11 Sun, Nov 12 vs Bears W 17 - 14
12 Sun, Nov 19 vs Chargers L 7 - 13
13 Sun, Nov 26 @ Packers T 10 - 10 OT
14 Sun, Dec 3 vs Eagles W 28 - 27
15 Sat, Dec 9 @ Lions L 14 - 45
16 Sun, Dec 17 @ Raiders L 20 - 27
Playoffs
Divisional Sun, Dec 31 @ Rams L 10 - 34

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