1978 New England Patriots
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11-5 Lost Divisional
Record Outcome

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.

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

= Division Opponent

Week Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
1 Sun, Sep 3 vs Redskins L 14 - 16
2 Sun, Sep 10 @ Cardinals W 16 - 6
3 Mon, Sep 18 vs Colts L 27 - 34
4 Sun, Sep 24 @ Raiders W 21 - 14
5 Sun, Oct 1 vs Chargers W 28 - 23
6 Sun, Oct 8 vs Eagles W 24 - 14
7 Sun, Oct 15 @ Bengals W 10 - 3
8 Sun, Oct 22 vs Dolphins W 33 - 24
9 Sun, Oct 29 vs Jets W 55 - 21
10 Sun, Nov 5 @ Bills W 14 - 10
11 Sun, Nov 12 vs Oilers L 23 - 26
12 Sun, Nov 19 @ Jets W 19 - 17
13 Sun, Nov 26 @ Colts W 35 - 14
14 Sun, Dec 3 @ Cowboys L 10 - 17
15 Sun, Dec 10 vs Bills W 26 - 24
16 Mon, Dec 18 @ Dolphins L 3 - 23
Playoffs
Divisional Sun, Dec 31 vs Oilers L 14 - 31

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