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1978 Detroit Lions Schedule & Results

1978 Detroit Lions schedule and results. All games played on Sundays unless otherwise noted.

Regular Season

Sun 9/3 1234FINAL
Green Bay (1-0) 607013
Detroit (0-1) 00707
Pass
D. Whitehurst (GB), 9-3-31, 0 INT, 0 TD
G. Landry (DET), 19-10-116, 1 INT, 0 TD
Rush
T. Middleton (GB), 28-91
D. Bussey (DET), 13-51, 1 TD
Rec
A. Thompson (GB), 1-17
D. Hill (DET), 5-64
Sat 9/9 1234FINAL
Detroit (1-1) 930315
Tampa Bay (0-2) 70007
Pass
G. Landry (DET), 10-8-55, 0 INT, 1 TD
G. Huff (TB), 9-4-48, 1 INT, 0 TD
Rush
D. Bussey (DET), 21-88
R. Bell (TB), 15-98, 1 TD
Rec
J. Thompson (DET), 3-29, 1 TD
J. Giles (TB), 2-37
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
F. Scott (DET), 4-48
Sun 9/24 1234FINAL
Detroit (1-3) 3310016
Seattle (2-2) 0702128
Pass
G. Landry (DET), 26-16-155, 0 INT, 0 TD
J. Zorn (SEA), 17-12-189, 1 INT, 3 TD
Rush
D. Bussey (DET), 20-120, 1 TD
D. Sims (SEA), 15-48
Rec
H. King (DET), 5-50
S. Largent (SEA), 4-85, 1 TD
Sun 10/1 1234FINAL
Detroit (1-4) 007714
Green Bay (4-1) 7147735
Pass
G. Danielson (DET), 17-8-113, 1 INT, 2 TD
D. Whitehurst (GB), 18-14-230, 2 INT, 2 TD
Rush
D. Bussey (DET), 14-59
T. Middleton (GB), 11-148, 1 TD
Rec
F. Scott (DET), 3-58, 1 TD
B. Smith (GB), 4-35
Sun 10/8 1234FINAL
Washington (6-0) 0701421
Detroit (1-5) 363719
Pass
J. Theismann (WAS), 27-12-220, 2 INT, 2 TD
G. Danielson (DET), 30-15-153, 1 INT, 0 TD
Rush
J. Riggins (WAS), 12-44
H. King (DET), 10-84
Rec
M. Thomas (WAS), 4-67
D. Hill (DET), 4-54
Sun 10/15 1234FINAL
Detroit (1-6) 00000
Atlanta (3-4) 070714
Pass
G. Danielson (DET), 29-14-195, 2 INT, 0 TD
S. Bartkowski (ATL), 17-11-162, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
H. King (DET), 11-20
B. Bean (ATL), 15-78, 1 TD
Rec
F. Scott (DET), 4-76
B. Ryckman (ATL), 3-41, 1 TD
Sun 10/22 1234FINAL
San Diego (2-6) 700714
Detroit (2-6) 17140031
Pass
J. Harris (SD), 16-8-132, 1 INT, 1 TD
G. Danielson (DET), 32-22-210, 1 INT, 3 TD
Rush
L. Mitchell (SD), 9-53
D. Bussey (DET), 18-91
Rec
C. Joiner (SD), 5-110, 1 TD
H. King (DET), 6-55
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
Detroit (3-7) 07007
Minnesota (6-4) 037717
Pass
G. Danielson (DET), 30-18-127, 0 INT, 1 TD
F. Tarkenton (MIN), 27-18-211, 3 INT, 1 TD
Rush
D. Bussey (DET), 7-28
R. Young (MIN), 17-75
Rec
H. King (DET), 7-41
R. Young (MIN), 6-59
Sun 11/12 1234FINAL
Tampa Bay (4-7) 01301023
Detroit (4-7) 7147634
Pass
M. Rae (TB), 17-10-89, 0 INT, 1 TD
G. Danielson (DET), 24-15-206, 1 INT, 2 TD
Rush
R. Bell (TB), 18-70
H. King (DET), 12-104, 1 TD
Rec
R. Bell (TB), 4-25
D. Hill (DET), 7-106, 2 TD
Sun 11/19 1234FINAL
Detroit (4-8) 0143017
Oakland (8-4) 6714229
Pass
G. Danielson (DET), 31-18-234, 2 INT, 1 TD
K. Stabler (OAK), 22-13-149, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
H. King (DET), 10-37, 1 TD
M. van Eeghen (OAK), 25-98, 2 TD
Rec
H. King (DET), 4-23
D. Casper (OAK), 5-65, 1 TD
Thu 11/23 1234FINAL
Denver (8-5) 707014
Detroit (5-8) 703717
Pass
C. Morton (DEN), 22-11-146, 0 INT, 1 TD
G. Danielson (DET), 18-10-112, 1 INT, 0 TD
Rush
O. Armstrong (DEN), 7-40
D. Bussey (DET), 16-56
Rec
R. Odoms (DEN), 4-60, 1 TD
D. Hill (DET), 4-56
Sun 12/3 1234FINAL
Detroit (5-9) 007714
St. Louis (5-9) 077721
Pass
G. Danielson (DET), 28-12-152, 5 INT, 2 TD
J. Hart (STL), 24-12-161, 1 INT, 1 TD
Rush
R. Kane (DET), 6-44
S. Jones (STL), 14-78, 1 TD
Rec
R. Kane (DET), 4-50
S. Jones (STL), 4-41
Sat 12/9 1234FINAL
Minnesota (8-6-1) 077014
Detroit (6-9) 141431445
Pass
F. Tarkenton (MIN), 34-18-231, 2 INT, 1 TD
G. Danielson (DET), 33-26-352, 1 INT, 5 TD
Rush
C. Foreman (MIN), 7-13
D. Bussey (DET), 13-77
Rec
B. Tucker (MIN), 5-73
L. Blue (DET), 6-77
Sun 12/17 1234FINAL
San Francisco (2-14) 700714
Detroit (7-9) 3177633
Pass
S. DeBerg (SF), 3-3-97, 0 INT, 1 TD
G. Danielson (DET), 30-15-180, 1 INT, 0 TD
Rush
P. Hofer (SF), 15-96
D. Bussey (DET), 19-51, 2 TD
Rec
P. Seal (SF), 2-35
L. Blue (DET), 6-55

Preseason

Saturday, August 5, 1978 FINAL
Buffalo (0-1) 20
Detroit (1-0) 28
Saturday, August 12, 1978 FINAL
Detroit (2-0) 14
Cincinnati (0-2) 10
Monday, August 21, 1978 FINAL
Detroit (2-1) 10
Cleveland (2-1) 14
Saturday, August 26, 1978 FINAL
Baltimore (1-3) 13
Detroit (2-2) 7

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