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1978 Chicago Bears (NFL) 3rd place National Football Conference Central Division 7-9-0 .438
Head Coach: Neill Armstrong
Offensive LineJerry Frei
Defensive LineDale Haupt
Special TeamsHank Kuhlmann
Defensive BacksJim LaRue
Offensive CoordinatorKen Meyer
Defensive CoordinatorBuddy Ryan
ReceiversDoug Scovil
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/5/1978HOakland Raiders13-14LChicago, ILSoldier Field54758
Sat8/12/1978HSt. Louis Cardinals14-26LChicago, ILSoldier Field52732
Sat8/19/1978ACincinnati Bengals3-27LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium47685
Thu8/24/1978ASeattle Seahawks7-16LSeattle, WAKingdome54844
Sun9/3/1978HSt. Louis Cardinals17-10WChicago, ILSoldier Field52791
Sun9/10/1978ASan Francisco 49ers16-13WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park49502
Sun9/17/1978ADetroit Lions19-0WPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome65982
Mon9/25/1978HMinnesota Vikings20-24LChicago, ILSoldier Field53561
Sun10/1/1978HOakland Raiders19-25LOTChicago, ILSoldier Field52848
Sun10/8/1978AGreen Bay Packers14-24LGreen Bay, WILambeau Field56267
Mon10/16/1978ADenver Broncos7-16LDenver, COMile High Stadium75008
Sun10/22/1978ATampa Bay Buccaneers19-33LTampa, FLTampa Stadium68146
Sun10/29/1978HDetroit Lions17-21LChicago, ILSoldier Field53378
Sun11/5/1978HSeattle Seahawks29-31LChicago, ILSoldier Field50697
Sun11/12/1978AMinnesota Vikings14-17LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium43286
Sun11/19/1978HAtlanta Falcons13-7WChicago, ILSoldier Field46022
Sun11/26/1978HTampa Bay Buccaneers14-3WChicago, ILSoldier Field42373
Mon12/4/1978ASan Diego Chargers7-40LSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium48492
Sun12/10/1978HGreen Bay Packers14-0WChicago, ILSoldier Field34306
Sat12/16/1978AWashington Redskins14-10WWashington, DCRFK Stadium49774
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
64Ted AlbrechtLOT6'425024California1515
79Lionel AntoineLOT6'625528Southern Illinois91
7Bob AvelliniQB6'221025Maryland1312
84Brian BaschnagelWR5'1118424Ohio State161
51Doug BeckerLB6'022222Notre Dame10
25Art BestRB6'120525Notre Dame; Kent State160
55Doug BuffoneLLB6'323034Louisville1515
59Gary CampbellRLB6'120526Colorado1616
87Mike CobbTE6'524823Michigan State130
50Chris DevlinLB6'222825Penn State61
39Robin EarlRB-P6'524223Washington160
8Vince EvansQB6'220523Los Angeles CC; Southern California30
45Gary FencikSS6'119624Yale1616
36Wentford GainesCB6'018525Ferrum JC; Tennessee Tech; Cincinnati110
35Roland HarperHB5'1120825Louisiana Tech1616
53Tommy HartLDE6'323434Morris Brown1616
73Mike HartenstineRDE6'325425Penn State1615
51Bruce HerronLB6'222024New Mexico151
54Tom HicksMLB6'423726Illinois99
65Noah JacksonLOG6'226427Tampa1616
62Dan JiggettsOT6'527024Harvard160
88Greg LattaTE6'322526Morgan State1616
70Dennis LickROT6'326524Wisconsin1616
24Virgil LiversRCB5'818326Western Kentucky1313
74Jerry MeyersDE6'425324Northern Illinois160
29Mike MorganRB5'1121822Wisconsin50
63Jon MorrisC6'424736Holy Cross100
58Jerry MuckensturmLB6'422025Arkansas State165
52Dan NealC6'425229Kentucky1616
68Jim OsborneLDT6'325929Southern University1515
82Alan PageRDT6'525533Notre Dame1010
86Bob ParsonsP6'523228Penn State160
34Walter PaytonFB5'1020325Jackson State1616
15Mike PhippsQB6'320831Purdue64
46Doug PlankFS5'1119725Ohio State1413
80Bo RatherWR6'118228Michigan62
83Golden RichardsWR6'018128Brigham Young; Hawaii1514
57Don RivesMLB6'222927Texas Tech166
76Ron RydalchRDT6'425026Utah125
44Terry SchmidtLCB6'017726Ball State1616
85Steve SchubertWR5'1018427Massachusetts131
89James ScottWR6'119226Trinity Valley CC1514
75Jeff SevyOG6'526728DeAnza JC; California140
72Brad ShearerDT6'325423Texas152
30John SkibinskiRB6'022223Purdue160
69Revie SoreyROG6'226425Illinois1616
47Mike SpiveyRCB6'019824Colorado163
16Bob ThomasK5'1017726Notre Dame160
23Lenny WalterscheidFS5'1119024Southern Utah140
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Brad Shearer374DTTexas
John Skibinski6139RBPurduefrom KC
Mekeli Ieremia6158DEBrigham Young
Herman Jones7185WROhio State
George Freitas8212TECalifornia
Mike Martin9244LBKentucky
Ben Zambiasi10271LBGeorgia
Walt Underwood11298LBSouthern California
Lew Sibley12325LBLouisiana State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals305593750
Opponents Totals716947816
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals26213699278724835.1101958
Opponents Totals282128134208123834.0101801
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Bob Thomas0262892.9172277.3077
Walter Payton110000066
Roland Harper80000048
James Scott50000030
Bob Avellini20000012
Virgil Livers1000006
Steve Schubert1000006
Mike Spivey1000006
Tommy Hart0000012
(Team)0010.00000
Team Totals29262989.7172277.31253
Opponents Totals33283287.5161984.20274
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Bob Thomas172277.30/07/79/111/40/0
Team Totals172277.30/07/79/111/40/0
Opponents Totals161984.20/04/46/86/70/0
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Walter Payton33313954.27611
Roland Harper2409924.1316
Bob Avellini34541.6102
Mike Phipps13342.6100
Vince Evans6233.8130
Robin Earl3175.790
Art Best2115.560
Bob Parsons100.000
Brian Baschnagel200.000
Team Totals63425264.07619
Opponents Totals56821743.86715
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Bob Avellini26414153.410717186.512.26151.9166.126208151054.8
Mike Phipps834453.0294655.610.635t22.41012.065541038.1
Vince Evans3133.313812.738.03800.0133.32251342.4
Bob Parsons100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Roland Harper100.0000.000.01100.00000.0
Team Totals35218652.813822216.311.96172.0288.034288193345.9
Opponents Totals43623954.818028576.612.058t163.7173.940351250671.1
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Walter Payton504809.6610
Roland Harper433407.933t2
James Scott4275918.1595
Golden Richards2737914.0520
Greg Latta1515910.6210
Steve Schubert45112.8190
Brian Baschnagel22914.5220
Bo Rather11616.0160
Mike Cobb177.070
Robin Earl111.010
Team Totals186222111.9617
Opponents Totals239285712.058t16
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Gary Fencik47719.3590
Virgil Livers38628.760t1
Doug Buffone3227.3160
Terry Schmidt22311.5230
Don Rives284.080
Wentford Gaines100.000
Doug Plank100.000
Lenny Walterscheid100.000
Team Totals1721612.760t1
Opponents Totals2831211.163t1
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Bob Parsons96354937.0540818295309432.2
Team Totals96354937.0540818295309432.2
Opponents Totals96343735.8611025286295130.7
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Steve Schubert27212298.573t1
Virgil Livers100313.1130
Lenny Walterscheid30248.0110
Brian Baschnagel1122.020
Team Totals41222867.073t1
Opponents Totals45232956.6210
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Brian Baschnagel2045522.8360
Lenny Walterscheid1133530.5810
Wentford Gaines1024024.0370
Mike Morgan511022.0240
Steve Schubert48020.0270
Robin Earl34816.0200
John Skibinski33612.0200
Mike Spivey23417.0230
Greg Latta2147.080
Jerry Muckensturm166.060
Team Totals61135822.3810
Opponents Totals52114622.0430
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Ted Albrecht0010100
Bob Avellini5000-110
Brian Baschnagel120200
Doug Buffone100000
Gary Campbell0002200
Gary Fencik00112130
Wentford Gaines200000
Roland Harper200000
Mike Hartenstine00033100
Tom Hicks0001130
Noah Jackson0010100
Virgil Livers0001100
Jerry Meyers0001100
Jon Morris2000-500
Bob Parsons2202-170
Walter Payton511200
Doug Plank0002200
Golden Richards100000
Don Rives0011200
Terry Schmidt0001100
James Scott100000
John Skibinski0001100
Revie Sorey0010100
Mike Spivey0010100
Lenny Walterscheid0001100
Team Totals2211111627-520
Opponents Totals3216158231
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