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1978 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head coach Dick Vermeil
Home field
Results
Record 9-7
Place 2nd NFC East
Playoff finish Lost Wildcard
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1977 1979

The 1978 Philadelphia Eagles season resulted in an appearance in the postseason.

Contents

Offseason

  • On August 5, the NFL played its first game in Mexico City. The New Orleans Saints beat the Philadelphia Eagles by a score of 14-7.[1]
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NFL Draft

Regular season

The Miracle at the Meadowlands is the term used by sportscasters and Philadelphia Eagles fans for a fumble recovery by cornerback Herman Edwards that he returned for a touchdown at the end of a November 19, 1978 NFL game against the New York Giants in Giants Stadium. It was seen as miraculous because it occurred at a point in the game when the Giants were easily capable of running out the game's final seconds. The Giants had the ball, and the Eagles had no timeouts left. Everyone watching expected quarterback Joe Pisarcik to take one more snap and kneel with the ball, thus running out the clock and preserving a 17-12 Giant upset. Instead, he attempted to hand it off to fullback Larry Csonka and botched it, allowing Edwards to pick up the ball and run 26 yards for the winning score.

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 3, 1978 Los Angeles Rams L 16-14
2 September 10, 1978 at Washington Redskins L 35-30
3 September 17, 1978 at New Orleans Saints W 24-17
4 September 24, 1978 Miami Dolphins W 17-3
5 October 1, 1978 at Baltimore Colts W 17-14
6 October 8, 1978 at New England Patriots L 24-14
7 October 15, 1978 Washington Redskins W 17-10
8 October 22, 1978 at Dallas Cowboys L 14-7
9 October 29, 1978 St. Louis Cardinals L 16-10
10 November 5, 1978 Green Bay Packers W 10-3
11 November 12, 1978 New York Jets W 17-9
12 November 19, 1978 at New York Giants W 19-17
13 November 26, 1978 at St. Louis Cardinals W 14-10
14 December 3, 1978 at Minnesota Vikings L 28-27
15 December 10, 1978 Dallas Cowboys L 31-13
16 December 17, 1978 New York Giants W 20-3

Standings

The Eagles were hampered by the loss of their placekicker (Nick Mike-Mayer) in the closing weeks of the season and his replacement (punter Mike Michel) was unable to make several extra point kicks and missed all field goal attempts.

NFC East
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Dallas Cowboys 12 4 0 .750 384 208
Philadelphia Eagles 9 7 0 .563 270 250
Washington Redskins 8 8 0 .500 273 283
St. Louis Cardinals 6 10 0 .375 248 296
New York Giants 6 10 0 .375 264 298

Roster

Postseason

NFL Wild Card Game

  • Atlanta Falcons 14, Philadelphia Eagles 13
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 6 0 7 0 13
Falcons 0 0 0 14 14

at Atlanta Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia

  • TV: CBS Gary Bender, Hank Stram

The Falcons won their first playoff game in team history after they overcame a 13-0 deficit by scoring 2 touchdowns in the final 5 minutes of the game.

Awards and honors

References

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p.284
  2. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 452
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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