1978 Chicago Bears Schedule & Results

1978 Chicago Bears schedule and results. All games played on Sundays unless otherwise noted.

Regular Season

Sun 9/3 1234FINAL
St. Louis (0-1) 030710
Chicago (1-0) 3001417
Pass
J. Hart (STL), 33-17-152, 2 INT, 1 TD
B. Avellini (CHI), 19-8-72, 0 INT, 0 TD
Rush
S. Jones (STL), 9-42
W. Payton (CHI), 26-101, 1 TD
Rec
M. Gray (STL), 5-83
W. Payton (CHI), 3-22
Sun 9/10 1234FINAL
Chicago (2-0) 333716
San Francisco (0-2) 730313
Pass
B. Avellini (CHI), 22-7-115, 1 INT, 0 TD
S. DeBerg (SF), 32-12-112, 3 INT, 1 TD
Rush
W. Payton (CHI), 21-62
O. Simpson (SF), 27-108
Rec
J. Scott (CHI), 3-87
O. Simpson (SF), 5-56, 1 TD
Sun 9/17 1234FINAL
Chicago (3-0) 0712019
Detroit (1-2) 00000
Pass
B. Avellini (CHI), 12-9-151, 1 INT, 1 TD
G. Landry (DET), 14-8-88, 0 INT, 0 TD
Rush
R. Harper (CHI), 19-98
D. Bussey (DET), 11-85
Rec
J. Scott (CHI), 4-91, 1 TD
D. Bussey (DET), 4-40
Mon 9/25 1234FINAL
Minnesota (2-2) 1407324
Chicago (3-1) 733720
Pass
F. Tarkenton (MIN), 20-14-152, 1 INT, 1 TD
B. Avellini (CHI), 36-22-207, 2 INT, 0 TD
Rush
R. Young (MIN), 17-81
W. Payton (CHI), 24-58, 2 TD
Rec
S. White (MIN), 6-82, 1 TD
R. Harper (CHI), 6-33
Sun 10/1 12345F/OT
Oakland (3-2) 33310625
Chicago (3-2) 09010019
Pass
K. Stabler (OAK), 43-25-278, 0 INT, 0 TD
B. Avellini (CHI), 18-12-136, 2 INT, 0 TD
Rush
M. van Eeghen (OAK), 14-74
W. Payton (CHI), 27-123
Rec
C. Branch (OAK), 8-89
R. Harper (CHI), 5-45
Sun 10/8 1234FINAL
Chicago (3-3) 0001414
Green Bay (5-1) 0314724
Pass
B. Avellini (CHI), 37-23-224, 3 INT, 2 TD
D. Whitehurst (GB), 12-6-88, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
W. Payton (CHI), 19-82
T. Middleton (GB), 16-64, 1 TD
Rec
J. Scott (CHI), 9-113, 2 TD
T. Middleton (GB), 2-18
Mon 10/16 1234FINAL
Chicago (3-4) 00707
Denver (5-2) 3001316
Pass
B. Avellini (CHI), 25-15-170, 1 INT, 1 TD
C. Morton (DEN), 13-8-109, 1 INT, 1 TD
Rush
W. Payton (CHI), 22-157
R. Lytle (DEN), 11-41
Rec
W. Payton (CHI), 6-37
R. Upchurch (DEN), 4-60
Sun 10/22 1234FINAL
Chicago (3-5) 0106319
Tampa Bay (4-4) 6761433
Pass
B. Avellini (CHI), 29-15-218, 3 INT, 1 TD
D. Williams (TB), 19-11-180, 1 INT, 2 TD
Rush
R. Harper (CHI), 10-65, 1 TD
R. Bell (TB), 27-95, 1 TD
Rec
J. Scott (CHI), 5-105, 1 TD
M. Owens (TB), 4-82, 1 TD
Sun 10/29 1234FINAL
Detroit (3-6) 7140021
Chicago (3-6) 377017
Pass
G. Danielson (DET), 32-20-190, 1 INT, 2 TD
B. Avellini (CHI), 27-15-213, 1 INT, 0 TD
Rush
H. King (DET), 16-79, 1 TD
W. Payton (CHI), 18-89
Rec
D. Hill (DET), 6-60, 1 TD
W. Payton (CHI), 7-119
Sun 11/5 1234FINAL
Seattle (5-5) 7714331
Chicago (3-7) 06101329
Pass
J. Zorn (SEA), 24-13-208, 0 INT, 2 TD
M. Phipps (CHI), 25-15-177, 3 INT, 1 TD
Rush
S. Smith (SEA), 23-152, 2 TD
W. Payton (CHI), 18-109, 1 TD
Rec
S. Largent (SEA), 6-126, 2 TD
R. Harper (CHI), 6-71, 1 TD
Sun 11/12 1234FINAL
Chicago (3-8) 707014
Minnesota (7-4) 7100017
Pass
M. Phipps (CHI), 18-8-66, 3 INT, 0 TD
F. Tarkenton (MIN), 37-24-245, 1 INT, 0 TD
Rush
W. Payton (CHI), 23-127, 2 TD
C. Foreman (MIN), 18-54, 2 TD
Rec
R. Harper (CHI), 3-13
R. Young (MIN), 9-84
Sun 11/19 1234FINAL
Atlanta (7-5) 07007
Chicago (4-8) 0310013
Pass
S. Bartkowski (ATL), 32-16-215, 1 INT, 1 TD
B. Avellini (CHI), 6-3-57, 0 INT, 0 TD
Rush
B. Bean (ATL), 17-61
R. Harper (CHI), 11-43
Rec
B. Ryckman (ATL), 8-107
G. Richards (CHI), 3-30
Sun 11/26 1234FINAL
Tampa Bay (5-8) 03003
Chicago (5-8) 007714
Pass
M. Rae (TB), 12-4-54, 0 INT, 0 TD
B. Avellini (CHI), 6-4-62, 1 INT, 0 TD
Rush
L. Carter (TB), 12-56
R. Harper (CHI), 25-144
Rec
J. Davis (TB), 2-0
W. Payton (CHI), 2-26
Mon 12/4 1234FINAL
Chicago (5-9) 00707
San Diego (7-7) 17610740
Pass
V. Evans (CHI), 2-1-38, 1 INT, 0 TD
D. Fouts (SD), 24-16-269, 2 INT, 2 TD
Rush
W. Payton (CHI), 17-50
D. Woods (SD), 12-50
Rec
J. Scott (CHI), 2-58
J. Jefferson (SD), 7-155, 1 TD
Sun 12/10 1234FINAL
Green Bay (8-6-1) 00000
Chicago (6-9) 077014
Pass
D. Whitehurst (GB), 20-7-96, 1 INT, 0 TD
M. Phipps (CHI), 19-9-131, 1 INT, 1 TD
Rush
T. Middleton (GB), 14-35
W. Payton (CHI), 18-97, 1 TD
Rec
J. Lofton (GB), 4-96
W. Payton (CHI), 3-13
Sat 12/16 1234FINAL
Chicago (7-9) 707014
Washington (8-8) 030710
Pass
M. Phipps (CHI), 10-6-44, 3 INT, 0 TD
J. Theismann (WAS), 21-13-107, 1 INT, 0 TD
Rush
W. Payton (CHI), 16-90, 1 TD
M. Thomas (WAS), 16-65
Rec
R. Harper (CHI), 3-21
M. Thomas (WAS), 5-44

Preseason

Saturday, August 5, 1978 FINAL
Oakland (1-0) 14
Chicago (0-1) 13
Saturday, August 12, 1978 FINAL
St. Louis (1-1) 26
Chicago (0-2) 14
Saturday, August 19, 1978 FINAL
Chicago (0-3) 3
Cincinnati (1-2) 27
Thursday, August 24, 1978 FINAL
Chicago (0-4) 7
Seattle (3-1) 16

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