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1978 Minnesota Vikings season
Head coach Bud Grant
Home field Metropolitan Stadium
Results
Record 8-7-1
Place 1st NFC Central
Playoff finish Lost Divisional Round
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1977 1979

1978 was the 18th year of season play for the Minnesota Vikings and the 59th regular season of the National Football League. The Vikings finished with a record of eight wins, seven losses, and one tie.

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 3, 1978 at New Orleans Saints L 31-24
2 September 11, 1978 Denver Broncos W 12-9
3 September 17, 1978 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 16-10
4 September 25, 1978 at Chicago Bears W 24-20
5 October 1, 1978 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 24-7
6 October 8, 1978 at Seattle Seahawks L 29-28
7 October 15, 1978 Los Angeles Rams L 34-17
8 October 22, 1978 Green Bay Packers W 21-7
9 October 26, 1978 at Dallas Cowboys W 21-10
10 November 5, 1978 Detroit Lions W 17-7
11 November 12, 1978 Chicago Bears W 17-14
12 November 19, 1978 San Diego Chargers L 13-7
13 November 26, 1978 at Green Bay Packers T 10-10
14 December 3, 1978 Philadelphia Eagles W 28-27
15 December 9, 1978 at Detroit Lions L 45-14
16 December 17, 1978 at Oakland Raiders L 27-20

Playoffs

Week Date Opponent Result
Division December 31, 1978 at Los Angeles Rams L 34-10

Standings

NFC Central
Minnesota Vikings 8 7 1 .531 294 306
Green Bay Packers 8 7 1 .531 249 269
Detroit Lions 7 9 0 .438 290 300
Chicago Bears 7 9 0 .438 253 274
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5 11 0 .313 241 259
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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