1978 Minnesota Vikings season
Head Coach Bud Grant
Home Field Metropolitan Stadium
Results
Record 8-7-1
Place 1st NFC Central
Playoff Finish Lost Divisional Round
Timeline
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1977 1979

1978 was the 18th year of season play for the Minnesota Vikings and the 59th regular season of the National Football League. The Vikings finished with a record of eight wins, seven losses, and one tie.

Offseason[edit | edit source]

NFL Draft[edit | edit source]

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 3 at New Orleans Saints L 31-24
54,187
2 September 11 Denver Broncos W 12-9
46,508
3 September 17 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 16-10
46,152
4 September 25 at Chicago Bears W 24-20
53,551
5 October 1 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 24-7
65,972
6 October 8 at Seattle Seahawks L 29-28
62,031
7 October 15 Los Angeles Rams L 34-17
46,551
8 October 22 Green Bay Packers W 21-7
47,411
9 October 26 at Dallas Cowboys W 21-10
61,848
10 November 5 Detroit Lions W 17-7
46,008
11 November 12 Chicago Bears W 17-14
43,286
12 November 19 San Diego Chargers L 13-7
38,859
13 November 26 at Green Bay Packers T 10-10 (OT)
51,737
14 December 3 Philadelphia Eagles W 28-27
38,722
15 December 9 at Detroit Lions L 45-14
78,685
16 December 17 at Oakland Raiders L 27-20
44,643

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Divisional December 31 at Los Angeles Rams L 34-10
69,631

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
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