FACTOID # 28: Austin, Texas has more people than Alaska.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > 1977 NFL season

The 1977 NFL season was the 58th regular season of the National Football League. The Seattle Seahawks were permanently placed in the AFC West while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were slotted in the NFC Central. The regular season is a term used, primarily, in North American sports. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities. ... Conference NFC Division West Year Founded 1976 Home Field Qwest Field City Seattle, Washington Team Colors Seahawks Blue, Seahawks Navy, Seahawks Bright Green Head Coach Mike Holmgren League Championships (0) Conference Championships (0) Division Championships (3) AFC West: 1988, 1999 NFC West: 2004 The Seattle Seahawks are a National Football... The American Football Conference (or AFC) is one of the two conferences that compose the National Football League. ... Conference NFC Division South Year Founded 1976 Home Field Raymond James Stadium City Tampa, Florida Team Colors Buccaneer Red, Pewter, Black, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 178-286-1 The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (sometimes abbreviated as the Bucs... The NFC Central refers to the Central Division of the National Football Conference of the National Football League. ...


The season ended with Super Bowl XII when the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Denver Broncos. Categories: American football competitions | American football stubs ... Conference NFC Division East Year Founded 1960 Home Field Texas Stadium City Irving, Texas Team Colors Royal Blue, Metallic Silver, Blue, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells League Championships (5) 1971 (Super Bowl VI), 1977 (Super Bowl XII), 1992 (Super Bowl XXVII), 1993 (Super Bowl XXVIII), 1995 (Super Bowl XXX... Conference AFC Division West Year Founded 1960 Home Field INVESCO Field at Mile High City Denver, Colorado Team Colors Broncos Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Mike Shanahan League Championships 2: 1997 (Super Bowl XXXII), 1998 (Super Bowl XXXIII) The Denver Broncos are a National Football League team based...

Contents


Major rule changes

  • The head slap is outlawed. This change is referred to as the "Deacon Jones Rule"; The Rams defensive end frequently used this technique.
  • Any shoe worn by a player with an artificial limb must have a kicking surface that conforms to that of a normal kicking shoe. Named the "Tom Dempsey Rule" after the placekicker who wore a modified shoe on his artificial limb that had a flattened and enlarged toe area. This shoe had somewhat the appearance of a hammer, and thus gave him an advantage over other kickers.
  • Defenders are only permitted to make contact with receivers only once.
  • Defenders are not allowed to make contact with an opponent above the shoulders with the palms of their hands, except to ward him off the line.
  • Offensive linemen are not allowed to thrust their hands to a defender's neck, face, or head.
  • Wide receivers are not allowed to clip defenders.

David D. Deacon Jones (born December 9, 1938 in Eatonville, Florida) is an American former professional football player. ... Conference NFC Division West Year Founded 1937 Home Field Edward Jones Dome City St. ... Defensive end is the name of a defensive position in the sport of American football. ... Tom Dempsey (b. ...

Final standings

W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PCT= Winning Percentage, PF= Points For, PA = Points Against

Qualified for playoffs
AFC East
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Baltimore Colts 10 4 0 .714 295 221
Miami Dolphins 10 4 0 .714 313 197
New England Patriots 9 5 0 .643 278 217
Buffalo Bills 3 11 0 .214 160 313
New York Jets 3 11 0 .214 191 300
AFC Central
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Pittsburgh Steelers 9 5 0 .643 283 243
Cincinnati Bengals 8 6 0 .571 238 235
Houston Oilers 8 6 0 .571 299 230
Cleveland Browns 6 8 0 .429 269 267
AFC West
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Denver Broncos 12 2 0 .857 274 148
Oakland Raiders 11 3 0 .786 351 230
San Diego Chargers 7 7 0 .500 222 205
Seattle Seahawks 5 9 0 .357 282 373
Kansas City Chiefs 2 12 0 .143 225 349
NFC East
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Dallas Cowboys 12 2 0 .857 345 212
Washington Redskins 9 5 0 .643 196 189
St. Louis Cardinals 7 7 0 .500 272 287
Philadelphia Eagles 5 9 0 .357 220 207
New York Giants 5 9 0 .357 181 265
NFC Central
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Minnesota Vikings 9 5 0 .643 231 227
Chicago Bears 9 5 0 .643 255 253
Detroit Lions 6 8 0 .429 183 252
Green Bay Packers 4 10 0 .286 134 219
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2 12 0 .143 103 223
NFC West
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Los Angeles Rams 10 4 0 .714 302 146
Atlanta Falcons 7 7 0 .500 179 129
San Francisco 49ers 5 9 0 .357 220 260
New Orleans Saints 3 11 0 .214 232 336


The American Football Conference (or AFC) is one of the two conferences that compose the National Football League. ... Conference AFC Division South Year Founded 1953 Home Field RCA Dome City Indianapolis, Indiana Team Colors Royal Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy League Championships (3) 1958 (NFL), 1959 (NFL), 1968 (NFL), 1970 (Super Bowl V) Conference Championships (5) NFL Western: 1958, 1959, 1964, 1968 AFC: 1970 Division Championships... Conference AFC Division East Year Founded 1966 Home Field Dolphins Stadium City Miami, Florida Team Colors Aqua Green, Coral Orange, Blue, and White Head Coach Nick Saban League Championships 2: 1972 (Super Bowl VII), 1973 (Super Bowl VIII) The Miami Dolphins are a National Football League team based in Miami... Conference AFC Division East Year Founded 1960 Home Field Gillette Stadium City Foxborough, Massachusetts Team Colors Blue, Red, Silver, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick League Championships 3: 2001 (Super Bowl XXXVI), 2003 (Super Bowl XXXVII), 2004 (Super Bowl XXXIX) The New England Patriots are a National Football League team... Conference AFC Division East Year Founded 1960 Home Field Ralph Wilson Stadium City Buffalo, New York Team Colors Dark Navy, Red, Royal, and Nickel Head Coach Mike Mularkey League Championships 2: 1964 (AFL), 1965 (AFL) The Buffalo Bills are a Buffalo, New York-based National Football League team which plays... Conference AFC Division East Year Founded 1960 Home Field Giants Stadium City East Rutherford, New Jersey Team Colors Green and White Head Coach Herman Edwards League Championships (1) 1968 (AFL & Super Bowl III) Conference Championships (0) Division Championships (4) AFL East: 1968, 1969 AFC East: 1998, 2002 The New York... The AFC Central refers to the Central Division of the American Football Conference of the National Football League. ... Conference AFC Division North Year Founded 1933 Home Field Heinz Field City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team Colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher League Championships (4) 1974 (Super Bowl IX), 1975 (Super Bowl X), 1978 (Super Bowl XIII), 1979 (Super Bowl XIV) Conference Championships (5) AFC: 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979... Conference AFC Division North Year Founded 1967 Home Field Paul Brown Stadium City Cincinnati, Ohio Team Colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis League Championships None The Cincinnati Bengals are a National Football League team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Conference AFC Division South Year Founded 1960 Home Field The Coliseum City Nashville, Tennessee Team Colors Navy, Titans Blue, Red, and Silver Head Coach Jeff Fisher League Championships 2: 1960 (AFL), 1961 (AFL) The Tennessee Titans are a National Football League team based in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Conference AFC Division North Year Founded 1946 Home Field Cleveland Browns Stadium City Cleveland, Ohio Team Colors Brown, Orange, and White Head Coach Romeo Crennel League Championships 8: 1946 (AAFC), 1947 (AAFC), 1948 (AAFC), 1949 (AAFC), 1950 (NFL), 1954 (NFL), 1955 (NFL), 1956 (NFL), 1964 (NFL) The Cleveland Browns are... The American Football Conference (or AFC) is one of the two conferences that compose the National Football League. ... Conference AFC Division West Year Founded 1960 Home Field INVESCO Field at Mile High City Denver, Colorado Team Colors Broncos Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Mike Shanahan League Championships 2: 1997 (Super Bowl XXXII), 1998 (Super Bowl XXXIII) The Denver Broncos are a National Football League team based... Conference AFC Division West Year Founded 1960 Home Field McAfee Coliseum City Oakland, California Team Colors Silver and Black Head Coach Norv Turner League Championships (4) 1967 (AFL), 1976 (Super Bowl XI), 1980 (Super Bowl XV), 1983 (Super Bowl XVIII) Conference Championships (4) AFC: 1976, 1980, 1983, 2002 Division Championships... Conference AFC Division West Year Founded 1960 Home Field Qualcomm Stadium City San Diego, California Team Colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer League Championships 1: 1963 (AFL) The San Diego Chargers are a National Football League team based in San Diego, California. ... Conference NFC Division West Year Founded 1976 Home Field Qwest Field City Seattle, Washington Team Colors Seahawks Blue, Seahawks Navy, Seahawks Bright Green Head Coach Mike Holmgren League Championships (0) Conference Championships (0) Division Championships (3) AFC West: 1988, 1999 NFC West: 2004 The Seattle Seahawks are a National Football... Conference AFC Division West Year Founded 1960 Home Field Arrowhead Stadium City Kansas City, Missouri Team Colors Red, Gold, and White Head Coach Dick Vermeil League Championships 3: 1962 (AFL), 1966 (AFL), 1969 (AFL & Super Bowl IV) The Kansas City Chiefs are a National Football League team based in Kansas... This page refers to the NFC football conference. ... Conference NFC Division East Year Founded 1960 Home Field Texas Stadium City Irving, Texas Team Colors Royal Blue, Metallic Silver, Blue, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells League Championships (5) 1971 (Super Bowl VI), 1977 (Super Bowl XII), 1992 (Super Bowl XXVII), 1993 (Super Bowl XXVIII), 1995 (Super Bowl XXX... Conference NFC Division East Year Founded 1932 Home Field FedEx Field City Landover, Maryland Team Colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs League Championships 5: 1937 (NFL), 1942 (NFL), 1982 (Super Bowl XVII), 1987 (Super Bowl XXII), 1991 (Super Bowl XXVI) The Washington Redskins are a National Football League... Conference NFC Division West Year Founded 1898 Home Field Sun Devil Stadium City Tempe, Arizona Team Colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Dennis Green League Championships (2) 1925 (NFL), 1947 (NFL) Conference Championships (0) Division Championships (4) NFL West: 1947, 1948 NFC East: 1974, 1975 The Arizona Cardinals... Conference NFC Division East Year Founded 1933 Home Field Lincoln Financial Field City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team Colors Midnight Green, Silver, Black, and White Head Coach Andy Reid League Championships (3) 1948 (NFL), 1949 (NFL), 1960 (NFL) Conference Championships (3) NFL Eastern: 1960 NFC: 1980, 2004 Division Championships (9) NFL East... Conference NFC Division East Year Founded 1925 Home Field Giants Stadium City East Rutherford, New Jersey Team Colors Blue, Red, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin League Championships (6) 1927 (NFL), 1934 (NFL), 1938 (NFL), 1956 (NFL), 1986 (Super Bowl XXI), 1990 (Super Bowl XXV) Conference Championships (9) NFL Eastern... The NFC Central refers to the Central Division of the National Football Conference of the National Football League. ... Conference NFC Division North Year Founded 1961 Home Field Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome City Minneapolis, Minnesota Team Colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Mike Tice League Championships 1: 1969 (NFL) The Minnesota Vikings are a National Football League team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota along with fellow major pro sports... Conference NFC Division North Year Founded 1919 Home Field Soldier Field City Chicago, Illinois Team Colors Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Lovie Smith League Championships (9) 1921 (AFPA), 1932 (NFL), 1933 (NFL), 1940 (NFL), 1941 (NFL), 1943 (NFL), 1946 (NFL), 1963 (NFL), 1985 (Super Bowl XX) Conference Championships... Conference NFC Division North Year Founded 1930 Home Field Ford Field City Detroit, Michigan Team Colors Honolulu Blue and Silver Head Coach Steve Mariucci League Championships 4: 1935 (NFL), 1952 (NFL), 1953 (NFL), 1957 (NFL) The Detroit Lions are a National Football League team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... Note: Basketball teams from Chicago and Anderson once used the name Packers as well. ... Conference NFC Division South Year Founded 1976 Home Field Raymond James Stadium City Tampa, Florida Team Colors Buccaneer Red, Pewter, Black, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 178-286-1 The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (sometimes abbreviated as the Bucs... The NFC West refers to the Western Division of the National Football Conference of the National Football League. ... Conference NFC Division West Year Founded 1937 Home Field Edward Jones Dome City St. ... Conference NFC Division South Year Founded 1965 Home Field Georgia Dome City Atlanta, Georgia Team Colors Black, Red, Silver, and White Head Coach Jim L. Mora League Championships None The Atlanta Falcons are a National Football League team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Conference NFC Division West Year Founded 1946 Home Field Monster Park City San Francisco, California Team Colors Metallic Gold, Cardinal Red, and Beige Head Coach Mike Nolan League Championships (5) 1981 (Super Bowl XVI), 1984 (Super Bowl XIX), 1988 (Super Bowl XXIII), 1989 (Super Bowl XXIV), 1994 (Super Bowl XXIX... Conference NFC Division South Year Founded 1967 Home Field Due to damage caused by Hurricane Katrina, games are split between: Tiger Stadium (Baton Rouge) Alamodome City New Orleans, Louisiana Team Colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Jim Haslett League Championships None The New Orleans Saints are a National...


Tiebreakers

  • Baltimore finished ahead of Miami in the AFC EAST based on better conference record (9-3 to Dolphins' 8-4).
  • Buffalo finished ahead of N.Y. Jets in the AFC East based on better strength of schedule (.582 to Jets' .536).
  • Cincinnati finished ahead of Houston in the AFC Central based on better division record (6-3 to Oilers' 5-4).
  • Minnesota finished ahead of Chicago in the NFC Central based on fewer losses by common opponents (11 losses to 14 losses by the Bears' opponents).
  • Chicago won the NFC Wild Card over Washington based on better net points in conference games (48 to Redskins' 4).
  • Philadelphia finished ahead of N.Y. Giants in the NFC East based on head-to-head sweep (2-0).

Playoffs

Main article: NFL playoffs, 1977-78
Home team in capitals

The NFL playoffs for the 1977-78 season led up to Super Bowl XII. Due to Christmas, the Divisional playoff games were held in a span of three days. ...

AFC

  • Divisional playoffs: DENVER 34, Pittsburgh 21; Oakland 37, BALTIMORE 31 (OT)
  • AFC Championship: DENVER 20, Oakland 17

The American Football Conference (or AFC) is one of the two conferences that compose the National Football League. ...

NFC

  • Divisional playoffs: DALLAS 37, Chicago 7; Minnesota 14, LOS ANGELES 7
  • NFC Championship: DALLAS 23, Minnesota 6

The National Football Conference is one of the two conferences of the National Football League. ...

Super Bowl XII

Dallas (NFC) 27, Denver (AFC) 10, at Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana Categories: American football competitions | American football stubs ... Louisiana Superdome - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... For information on the events of Hurricane Katrina, see effect of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans. ...



Preceded by:
1976 NFL season
NFL seasons
1977
Succeeded by:
1978 NFL season


The 1976 NFL season was the 57th regular season of the National Football League. ... A list of National Football League seasons since inception of the league: 1920 | 1921 | 1922 | 1923 | 1924 | 1925 | 1926 | 1927 | 1928 | 1929 | 1930 | 1931 | 1932 | 1933 | 1934 | 1935 | 1936 | 1937 | 1938 | 1939 | 1940 | 1941 | 1942 | 1943 | 1944 | 1945 | 1946 | 1947 | 1948 | 1949 | 1950 | 1951 | 1952 | 1953 | 1954 | 1955 | 1956 | 1957... The 1978 NFL season was the 59th regular season of the National Football League. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Walter Payton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1383 words)
Against the Minnesota Vikings on November 20, 1977, Walter Payton rushed for 275 yards on 40 carries while fighting a case of influenza.
The 275 yards was an NFL single-game record until it was broken by Corey Dillon of the Cincinnati Bengals in 2001.
This effort, however, proved unsuccessful; the NFL instead awarded expansion franchises to Jacksonville, Florida and Charlotte, North Carolina in 1995 (although the Los Angeles Rams moved to St. Louis in 1995).
1978 NFL season - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (604 words)
The 1978 NFL season was the 59th regular season of the National Football League.
The season ended with Super Bowl XIII when the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Dallas Cowboys.
NFL History 1971-1980 (Last accessed December 4, 2005)
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m