1978 Pro Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
AFC 3 10 0 0


NFC 0 0 7 7


Date January 23, 1978
Stadium Tampa Stadium, Tampa, Florida
MVP Walter Payton (Chicago Bears)
National anthem
Coin toss
Referee Fred Wyant
Attendance 50,716
Network ABC
Announcers Frank Gifford, Howard Cosell & Don Meredith
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The 1978 Pro Bowl was the NFL's 28th annual all-star game which featured the outstanding performers from the 1977 season. The game was played on Monday, January 23, 1978, at Tampa Stadium in Tampa, Florida before a crowd of 50,716.[1] The final score was NFC 14, AFC 13.[2]

John Madden of the Oakland Raiders lead the AFC team against an NFC team coached by Minnesota Vikings head coach Bud Grant.[1] The referee was Fred Wyant.[1]

Walter Payton of the Chicago Bears was named the game's Most Valuable Player.[3] Players on the winning NFC team received $5,000 apiece while the AFC participants each took home $2,500.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "1978 Pro Bowl game book" (PDF). NFL Game Statistics & Information. National Football League. Archived from the original on January 30, 2012. Retrieved January 30, 2012.
  2. Mizell, Hubert (January 24, 1978). "Stabler key to AFC's first-half raid". St. Petersburg Times: pp. 1C, 4C. Retrieved January 17, 2012.
  3. "Writers pick Payton MVP". St. Petersburg Times: p. 1C. January 24, 1978. Retrieved January 17, 2012.
  4. "NFL Pro Bowl history". Archived from the original on January 16, 2012. Retrieved January 16, 2012.

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