1978 Green Bay Packers season
Head Coach Bart Starr
Home Field Lambeau Field
Milwaukee County Stadium
Results
Record 8-7-1
Place 2nd NFC Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1977 1979

The 1978 Green Bay Packers season was their 58th season in the National Football League. The club posted a 8-7-1 record under coach Bart Starr, earning them a second place finish in the NFC Central division. This marked the first season the Packers were above .500 since 1972.

Offseason[edit | edit source]

NFL Draft[edit | edit source]

Round Pick Player Position School
1 6 James Lofton Wide Receiver Stanford
2 34 Michael Hunt Linebacker Minnesota
3 62 Estus Hood Defensive Back Illinois State
5 116 Mike Douglass Linebacker San Diego State
5 128 Willie Wilder Running Back Florida
6 144 Leotis Harris Guard Arkansas
7 172 George Plasketes Linebacker Ole Miss
8 200 Dennis Sproul Quarterback Arizona State
9 228 Keith Myers Quarterback Utah State
10 256 Larry Key Running Back Florida State
10 259 Mark Totten Center Florida
11 284 Terry Jones Defensive Tackle Alabama
12 312 Eason Ramson Tight End Washington State

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
1 September 3 at Detroit Lions W 13-7 Pontiac Silverdome
51,187
2 September 10 New Orleans Saints W 28-17 Milwaukee County Stadium
54,336
3 September 17 Oakland Raiders L 28-3 Lambeau Field
55,903
4 September 24 at San Diego Chargers W 24-3 San Diego Stadium
42,755
5 October 1 Detroit Lions W 35-14 Milwaukee County Stadium
54,601
6 October 8 Chicago Bears W 24-14 Lambeau Field
56,267
7 October 15 Seattle Seahawks W 45-28 Milwaukee County Stadium
52,712
8 October 22 at Minnesota Vikings L 21-7 Metropolitan Stadium
47,411
9 October 29 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 9-7 Lambeau Field
55,108
10 November 5 at Philadelphia Eagles L 10-3 Veterans Stadium
64,214
11 November 12 Dallas Cowboys L 42-14 Milwaukee County Stadium
55,256
12 November 19 at Denver Broncos L 16-3 Mile High Stadium
74,965
13 November 26 Minnesota Vikings T 10-10 (OT) Lambeau Field
51,737
14 December 3 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 17-7 Tampa Stadium
67,754
15 December 10 at Chicago Bears L 14-0 Soldier Field
34,306
16 December 17 at Los Angeles Rams L 31-14 LA Coliseum
42,500

Standings[edit | edit source]

NFC Central
Minnesota Vikings 8 7 1 .531 294 306
Green Bay Packers 8 7 1 .531 249 269
Detroit Lions 7 9 0 .438 290 300
Chicago Bears 7 9 0 .438 253 274
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5 11 0 .313 241 259

Roster[edit | edit source]

Green Bay Packers roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers


Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Practice Squad

Rookies in italics

Awards and records[edit | edit source]

  • Terrell Middleton, NFC Leader, Touchdowns [1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 448
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