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1978 Buffalo Bills season
Head Coach Chuck Knox
Home Field Rich Stadium
Results
Record 5–11
Place 4th AFC East
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1977 1979

The 1978 Buffalo Bills season was the 19th season for the club and its ninth in the National Football League.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
15Terry MillerRunning Back Oklahoma State
232Dee HardisonDefensive End North Carolina
[1]

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 3, 1978 Pittsburgh Steelers L 28–17
64,147
2 September 10, 1978 New York Jets L 21–20
40,985
3 September 17, 1978 at Miami Dolphins L 31–24
48,373
4 September 24, 1978 Baltimore Colts W 24–17
55,270
5 October 1, 1978 Kansas City Chiefs W 28–13
47,310
6 October 8, 1978 at New York Jets L 45–14
44,545
7 October 15, 1978 at Houston Oilers L 17–10
47,727
8 October 22, 1978 Cincinnati Bengals W 5–0
47,754
9 October 29, 1978 at Cleveland Browns L 41–20
51,409
10 November 5, 1978 New England Patriots L 14–10
44,897
11 November 12, 1978 Miami Dolphins L 25–24
48,623
12 November 19, 1978 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 31–10
61,383
13 November 26, 1978 New York Giants W 41–17
28,496
14 December 3, 1978 at Kansas City Chiefs L 14–10
25,781
15 December 10, 1978 at New England Patriots L 26–24
59,598
16 December 17, 1978 at Baltimore Colts W 21–14
25,415

Standings Edit

AFC East
TeamWLTPCTPFPA
New England Patriots 1150.688358286
Miami Dolphins 1150.688372254
New York Jets 880.500359364
Buffalo Bills 5110.313302354
Baltimore Colts 5110.313239421

RosterEdit

Player statsEdit

PassingEdit

Note: Comp = Completions; ATT = Attempts; TD = Touchdowns; INT = Interceptions

Player Games Comp Att Yards TD INT Rating
Joe Ferguson 16 175 330 2136 16 15 70.5
[2]

Special TeamsEdit

Note: FGA = Field Goals Attempted; FGM = Field Goals Made; FG% = Field Goal Percentage; XPA = Extra Points Attempted; XPM = Extra Points Made; XP% = Extra Points Percentage

Player Games FGA FGM FG % XPA XPM XP %
Tom Dempsey 16 13 10 76.9% 38 36 94.7%
[2]

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

AFC East Central West East Central West NFC
Baltimore Cincinnati Denver Dallas Chicago Atlanta
Buffalo Cleveland Kansas City NY Giants Detroit Los Angeles
Miami Houston Oakland Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans
New England Pittsburgh San Diego St. Louis Minnesota San Francisco
NY Jets Seattle Washington Tampa Bay
1978 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl XIII


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