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1978 Chicago Bears season
Head Coach Neill Armstrong
General Manager Jim Finks
Home Field Soldier Field
Results
Record 7–9
Place 4th NFC Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1977 1979

The 1978 Chicago Bears season was their 59th regular season completed in the National Football League. The club posted a 7–9 record in the first year of Coach Neill Armstrong, yet another below .500 record in the 1970s.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
3 74 Brad Shearer Defensive tackle Texas

Undrafted free agentsEdit

1978 Undrafted Free Agents of note
Player Position College
Mike Morgan Running back Wisconsin

RosterEdit

1978 Chicago Bears roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists



Practice squad



Rookies in italics
53 Active, 5 Inactive, 5 Practice squad

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 3, 1978 St. Louis Cardinals W 17–10
52,791
2 September 10, 1978 at San Francisco 49ers W 16–13
49,502
3 September 17, 1978 at Detroit Lions W 19–0
65,982
4 September 25, 1978 Minnesota Vikings L 24–20
53,551
5 October 1, 1978 Oakland Raiders L 25–19
52,848
6 October 8, 1978 at Green Bay Packers L 24–14
56,267
7 October 16, 1978 at Denver Broncos L 16–7
75,008
8 October 22, 1978 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 33–19
68,146
9 October 29, 1978 Detroit Lions L 21–17
53,378
10 November 5, 1978 Seattle Seahawks L 31–29
50,697
11 November 12, 1978 at Minnesota Vikings L 17–14
43,286
12 November 19, 1978 Atlanta Falcons W 13–7
46,022
13 November 26, 1978 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 14–3
42,373
14 December 4, 1978 at San Diego Chargers L 40–7
48,492
15 December 10, 1978 Green Bay Packers W 14–0
34,306
16 December 16, 1978 at Washington Redskins W 14–10
49,774

Game summariesEdit

Week 2Edit

by Quarter1234 Total
• Bears 3 3 3 7 16
49ers 7 3 0 3 13

[1]

Week 16Edit

by Quarter1234 Total
Bears 7 0 7 0 14
Redskins 0 3 0 7 10

[2]

StandingsEdit

Template:1978 NFC Central standings

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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