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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.

Offseason

NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 5 Terry Miller Running Back Oklahoma State
2 32 Dee Hardison Defensive End North Carolina

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Regular season

Schedule

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

AFC East
Team W L T PCT PF PA
New England Patriots 11 5 0 .688 358 286
Miami Dolphins 11 5 0 .688 372 254
New York Jets 8 8 0 .500 359 364
Buffalo Bills 5 11 0 .313 302 354
Baltimore Colts 5 11 0 .313 239 421

Roster

Player stats

Passing

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

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Special Teams

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%

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Awards and honors

References

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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