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1978 Green Bay Packers season

1978 Green Bay Packers season
Head coach Bart Starr
Home field Lambeau Field
Milwaukee County Stadium
Record 8-7-1
Division place 2nd NFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
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< 1977      1979 >

The 1978 Green Bay Packers season was their 58th season in the National Football League. The club posted a 8-7-1 record under coach Bart Starr, earning them a second place finish in the NFC Central division. This marked the first season the Packers were above .500 since 1972.


NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School
1 6 James Lofton Wide Receiver Stanford
2 34 Michael Hunt Linebacker Minnesota
3 62 Estus Hood Defensive Back Illinois State
5 116 Mike Douglass Linebacker San Diego State
5 128 Willie Wilder Running Back Florida
6 144 Leotis Harris Guard Arkansas
7 172 George Plasketes Linebacker Ole Miss
8 200 Dennis Sproul Quarterback Arizona State
9 228 Keith Myers Quarterback Utah State
10 256 Larry Key Running Back Florida State
10 259 Mark Totten Center Florida
11 284 Terry Jones Defensive Tackle Alabama
12 312 Eason Ramson Tight End Washington State

Regular season


Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
1 September 3, 1978 at Detroit Lions W 13-7 Pontiac Silverdome
2 September 10, 1978 New Orleans Saints W 28-17 Milwaukee County Stadium
3 September 17, 1978 Oakland Raiders L 28-3 Lambeau Field
4 September 24, 1978 at San Diego Chargers W 24-3 San Diego Stadium
5 October 1, 1978 Detroit Lions W 35-14 Milwaukee County Stadium
6 October 8, 1978 Chicago Bears W 24-14 Lambeau Field
7 October 15, 1978 Seattle Seahawks W 45-28 Milwaukee County Stadium
8 October 22, 1978 at Minnesota Vikings L 21-7 Metropolitan Stadium
9 October 29, 1978 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 9-7 Lambeau Field
10 November 5, 1978 at Philadelphia Eagles L 10-3 Veterans Stadium
11 November 12, 1978 Dallas Cowboys L 42-14 Milwaukee County Stadium
12 November 19, 1978 at Denver Broncos L 16-3 Mile High Stadium
13 November 26, 1978 Minnesota Vikings T 10-10 (OT) Lambeau Field
14 December 3, 1978 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 17-7 Tampa Stadium
15 December 10, 1978 at Chicago Bears L 14-0 Soldier Field
16 December 17, 1978 at Los Angeles Rams L 31-14 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum



Green Bay Packers roster

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen


Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Practice Squad

Rookies in italics

Awards and records

  • Terrell Middleton, NFC Leader, Touchdowns [1]



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