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The 1978 Washington Redskins season was the franchise's 47th season in the National Football League (NFL) and their 42nd in Washington, D.C.. The team failed to improve on their 9–5 record from 1977 and finished 8-8. This was Jack Pardee's first season as Head Coach. Despite winning their first six straight, the Redskins finished by going 2–8 and missing the playoffs. Their fate was sealed with a five-game losing streak to end the season.

1978 Washington Redskins season
Head coachJack Pardee
Home fieldRFK Stadium
Results
Record8–8
Division place3rd NFC East
Playoff finishdid not qualify

For the 1978 season, the NFL expanded from a 14-game season to a 16-game season.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
6 159 Tony Green RB Florida
8 202 Walker Lee WR North Carolina
8 219 Don Hover LB Washington State
9 243 John Hurley QB Santa Clara[d]
10 270 Scott Hertenstein DE Azusa Pacific
11 297 Mike Williams DB Texas A&M
12 324 Steve McCabe G Bowdoin

RosterEdit

1978 Washington Redskins roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

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Rookies in italics

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 3, 1978 at New England Patriots W 16–14
55,037
2 September 10, 1978 Philadelphia Eagles W 35–30
54,380
3 September 17, 1978 at St. Louis Cardinals W 28–10
49,282
4 September 24, 1978 New York Jets W 23–3
54,729
5 October 2, 1978 Dallas Cowboys W 9–5
55,031
6 October 8, 1978 at Detroit Lions W 21–19
60,555
7 October 15, 1978 at Philadelphia Eagles L 17–10
65,722
8 October 22, 1978 at New York Giants L 17–6
76,192
9 October 29, 1978 San Francisco 49ers W 38–20
53,706
10 November 6, 1978 at Baltimore Colts L 21–17
57,631
11 November 12, 1978 New York Giants W 16–13
53,271
12 November 19, 1978 St. Louis Cardinals L 27–17
52,460
13 November 23, 1978 at Dallas Cowboys L 37–10
64,905
14 December 3, 1978 Miami Dolphins L 16–0
52,860
15 December 10, 1978 at Atlanta Falcons L 20–17
54,178
16 December 16, 1978 Chicago Bears L 14–10
49,774

Week 5Edit

1 2 34Total
Cowboys (3-2) 0 0 325
Redskins (5-0) 3 3 309

at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium

StandingsEdit

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Dallas Cowboys(2) 12 4 0 .750 7–1 9–3 384 208 W6
Philadelphia Eagles(5) 9 7 0 .563 4–4 6–6 269 250 W1
Washington Redskins 8 8 0 .500 4–4 6–6 273 283 L5
St. Louis Cardinals 6 10 0 .375 3–5 6–6 248 296 W1
New York Giants 6 10 0 .375 2–6 5–9 264 298 L1

Awards and recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit