FANDOM


1978 Cleveland Browns season
Head Coach Sam Rutigliano
Home Field Cleveland Stadium
Results
Record 8–8–0
Place 3rd AFC Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1977 1979

The 1978 Cleveland Browns season was the team's 29th season with the National Football League.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

The following were selected in the 1978 NFL Draft.

Round Overall Player Position School/Club Team
112Clay MatthewsLinebacker USC
123Ozzie NewsomeTight End Alabama
239Johnny EvansPunter North Carolina State
367Larry CollinsRunning Back Texas A&I
368Mark MillerQuarterback Bowling Green
4103Pete PullaraOffensive Guard Tennessee-Chattanooga
5122Keith WrightWide Receiver Memphis St.
6149Al PittsCenter Michigan State
8205Jesse TurnbowDefensive Tackle Tennessee
9234Jon KramerGuard Baylor
10261Brent WatsonOffensive Tackle Tennessee
11290Larry GillardDefensive Tackle Mississippi State
12317Leo BiedermannOffensive Tackle California
[1]

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 3, 1978 San Francisco 49ers W 24–7
68,973
2 September 10, 1978 Cincinnati Bengals W 13–10
72,691
3 September 17, 1978 at Atlanta Falcons W 24–16
56,648
4 September 24, 1978 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 15–9
49,573
5 October 1, 1978 Houston Oilers L 16–13
72,776
6 October 8, 1978 at New Orleans Saints W 24–16
50,158
7 October 15, 1978 Pittsburgh Steelers L 34–14
81,302
8 October 22, 1978 at Kansas City Chiefs L 17–3
41,157
9 October 29, 1978 Buffalo Bills W 41–20
51,409
10 November 5, 1978 at Houston Oilers L 14–10
45,827
11 November 12, 1978 Denver Broncos L 19–7
70,856
12 November 19, 1978 at Baltimore Colts W 45–24
45,341
13 November 26, 1978 Los Angeles Rams W 30–19
55,158
14 December 3, 1978 at Seattle Seahawks L 47–24
62,262
15 December 10, 1978 New York Jets W 37–34
36,881
16 December 17, 1978 at Cincinnati Bengals L 48–16
46,985

StandingsEdit

AFC Central
view · talk · edit W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
Pittsburgh Steelers(1) 14 2 0 .875 5–1 11–1 356 195
Houston Oilers(5) 10 6 0 .625 4–2 8–4 283 298
Cleveland Browns 8 8 0 .500 1–5 4–8 334 356
Cincinnati Bengals 4 12 0 .250 2–4 2–10 252 284

RosterEdit

1978 Cleveland Browns rosterview · talk · edit
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs


Special Teams


Rookies in italics



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


Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.