1978 New England Patriots

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1978 New England Patriots

What was the record of the 1978 New England Patriots?

The New England Patriots finished the regular season with a 11-5 record. They went 5-3 at home and 6-2 on the road. Including the playoffs, the New England Patriots went 11-6. Their final game was a loss in the Divisional Round to the Houston Oilers.

What division did the 1978 New England Patriots play in?

The 1978 New England Patriots played in the East Division of the American Football Conference.

What was the division record of the 1978 New England Patriots?

During the regular season, the 1978 New England Patriots went 6-2 against their AFC East opponents.

Who won the AFC East in 1978?

The Patriots won the AFC East in the 1978 season with a 11-5 record. The Dolphins finished with the same record but lost on a tiebreaker. The Jets finished 3 games back with a 8-8 record. The Colts finished 6 games back with a 5-11 record. The Bills finished 6 games back with a 5-11 record.

What was the 1978 New England Patriots record against each of their divisional opponents?

Opponent Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
New York Jets 2-0 100% +36
Buffalo Bills 2-0 100% +6
Baltimore Colts 1-1 50% +14
Miami Dolphins 1-1 50% -11

What was the 1978 New England Patriots record by month?

The 1978 New England Patriots had their best month in October, when they went 5-0 and were undefeated. Their worst month was December, when they went 1-2 and had a 33.3% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
September 2-2 50% +8
October 5-0 100% +65
November 3-1 75% +24
December 1-2 33.3% -25

Did the 1978 New England Patriots make the Playoffs?

Yes, the New England Patriots made the Playoffs in 1978. They lost their only game against the Houston Oilers in the Divisional Round.

What was the point differential for the 1978 New England Patriots?

The New England Patriots finished the regular season with a point differential of +72. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Patriots could have been expected to have about 10.1 wins, or a 10-6 record in the regular season.

How did the 1978 New England Patriots perform in one-score games?

In close, one-score games, the 1978 New England Patriots went 6-4. In games decided by a field goal or less, the Patriots went 2-2.

How did the 1978 New England Patriots perform in overtime games?

The 1978 New England Patriots did not play any overtime games in the regular season.

What was the longest win streak for the 1978 New England Patriots?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1978 New England Patriots was a 7 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1978 New England Patriots?

The longest losing streak that the New England Patriots had during the 1978 regular season was 1 game, which occured 5 separate times.

1978 New England Patriots Schedule

= Playoff Team

Bold = Division Opponent

Week Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
1 Sun, Sep 3, 1978 vs Washington Redskins Loss 14 - 16
2 Sun, Sep 10, 1978 @ St. Louis Cardinals Win 16 - 6
3 Mon, Sep 18, 1978 vs Baltimore Colts Loss 27 - 34
4 Sun, Sep 24, 1978 @ Oakland Raiders Win 21 - 14
5 Sun, Oct 1, 1978 vs San Diego Chargers Win 28 - 23
6 Sun, Oct 8, 1978 vs Philadelphia Eagles Win 24 - 14
7 Sun, Oct 15, 1978 @ Cincinnati Bengals Win 10 - 3
8 Sun, Oct 22, 1978 vs Miami Dolphins Win 33 - 24
9 Sun, Oct 29, 1978 vs New York Jets Win 55 - 21
10 Sun, Nov 5, 1978 @ Buffalo Bills Win 14 - 10
11 Sun, Nov 12, 1978 vs Houston Oilers Loss 23 - 26
12 Sun, Nov 19, 1978 @ New York Jets Win 19 - 17
13 Sun, Nov 26, 1978 @ Baltimore Colts Win 35 - 14
14 Sun, Dec 3, 1978 @ Dallas Cowboys Loss 10 - 17
15 Sun, Dec 10, 1978 vs Buffalo Bills Win 26 - 24
16 Mon, Dec 18, 1978 @ Miami Dolphins Loss 3 - 23
Playoffs
Div Divisional Round Sun, Dec 31, 1978 vs Houston Oilers Loss 14 - 31

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