1998 Jacksonville Jaguars Season
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1998 Jacksonville Jaguars Season
1998 Jacksonville Jaguars season
OwnerWayne Weaver
Head coachTom Coughlin
Home fieldALLTEL Stadium
Results
Record11-5
Division place1st AFC Central
Playoff finishWon Wild Card Playoffs (Patriots) 25-10
Lost Divisional Playoffs (Jets) 34-24
Pro BowlersT Tony Boselli
WR Jimmy Smith
Uniform
AFCS-1998-2001-Uniform-JAX.PNG

The 1998 Jacksonville Jaguars season was the franchise's fourth year in the National Football League. The team equaled the 11-5 record from their previous season but won their first division title as both the Oilers and the Pittsburgh Steelers lost crucial games near the end of the regular season. The Jaguars appeared twice on Monday Night Football.[1]

NFL draft

1998 Jacksonville Jaguars draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 9 Fred Taylor *  Running back Florida from Buffalo
1 25 Donovin Darius  Safety Syracuse
2 57 Cordell Taylor  Cornerback Hampton
3 86 Jonathan Quinn  Quarterback Middle Tennessee
4 101 Tavian Banks  Running back Iowa from Buffalo
4 118 Harry Deligianis  Defensive tackle Youngstown State
5 148 John Wade  Center Marshall
6 179 Lamanzer Williams  Defensive end Minnesota
6 182 Kevin McLeod  Running back Auburn
7 192 Alvis Whitted  Wide receiver North Carolina State
7 214 Brandon Tolbert  Linebacker Georgia
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Personnel

Staff

Roster

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result TV Time(ET) TV Announcers Attendance
1 September 6, 1998 at Chicago Bears W 24-23 CBS 1:00pm Kevin Harlan & Sam Wyche
55,614
2 September 13, 1998 Kansas City Chiefs W 21-16 CBS 1:00pm Greg Gumbel & Phil Simms
69,821
3 September 20, 1998 Baltimore Ravens W 24-10 CBS 4:15pm Don Criqui & Beasley Reece
67,069
4 September 27, 1998 at Tennessee Oilers W 27-22 CBS 1:00pm Gus Johnson & Steve Tasker
34,656
5 Bye
6 October 12, 1998 Miami Dolphins W 28-21 ABC 8:20pm Al Michaels, Dan Dierdorf & Boomer Esiason
74,051
7 October 18, 1998 at Buffalo Bills L 17-16 CBS 1:00pm Greg Gumbel & Phil Simms
77,635
8 October 25, 1998 at Denver Broncos L 37-24 CBS 4:15pm Greg Gumbel & Phil Simms
75,217
9 November 1, 1998 at Baltimore Ravens W 45-19 CBS 1:00pm Gus Johnson & Steve Tasker
68,915
10 November 8, 1998 Cincinnati Bengals W 24-11 CBS 1:00pm Don Criqui & Beasley Reece
67,040
11 November 15, 1998 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 29-24 FOX 4:15pm Tim Ryan, Bill Maas & Ronnie Lott
72,974
12 November 22, 1998 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 30-15 CBS 1:00pm Kevin Harlan & Sam Wyche
59,124
13 November 29, 1998 at Cincinnati Bengals W 34-17 CBS 1:00pm Kevin Harlan & Sam Wyche
55,432
14 December 6, 1998 Detroit Lions W 37-22 FOX 1:00pm Tim Ryan, Bill Maas & Ronnie Lott
70,717
15 December 13, 1998 Tennessee Oilers L 16-13 CBS 1:00pm Gus Johnson & Steve Tasker
65,657
16 December 20, 1998 at Minnesota Vikings L 50-10 ESPN 8:15pm Mike Patrick, Joe Theismann & Paul Maguire
64,363
17 December 28, 1998 Pittsburgh Steelers W 21-3 ABC 8:20pm Al Michaels, Dan Dierdorf & Boomer Esiason
74,143

Season summary

Week 1

1 234Total
• Jaguars 0 7710 24
Bears 3 10010 23

[2]

Standings

AFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(3)Jacksonville Jaguars 11 5 0 .688 392 338 W1
Tennessee Oilers 8 8 0 .500 330 320 L2
Pittsburgh Steelers 7 9 0 .438 263 303 L5
Baltimore Ravens 6 10 0 .375 269 335 W1
Cincinnati Bengals 3 13 0 .188 268 452 L1

[3]

Playoffs

Round Date Opponent Result Attendance
Wild-Card January 3, 1999 New England Patriots (6) W 25-10
71,139
Divisional January 10, 1999 at New York Jets (2) L 34-24
78,817

AFC Wild Card Game vs New England Patriots

Fred Taylor runs for 162 yards and 1 touchdown on 31 carries. The Patriots had just 206 total yards and the Jaguars defense forced 3 turnovers.

AFC Divisional Game vs New York Jets

Mark Brunell throws for 3 touchdowns, but completes just 12 of 31 passes with 3 interceptions. The Jaguars committed 4 turnovers.

Awards and records

  • Mark Brunell, Franchise Record (tied), Most Touchdown Passes in One Game, 4 Passes (November 29, 1998) [4]
  • Mark Brunell, Franchise Record, Most Touchdown Passes in One Season, 20 Passes (November 29, 1998) [4]
  • Fred Taylor, Franchise Record, Most Touchdowns in One Season, 17 [4]
  • Single Game Home Attendance Record, 74,143, December 28, 1998 [5]
  • Single Season Home Attendance Record, 561,472, December 28, 1998 [5]

References

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishin, New York, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 373
  2. ^ The Football Database. Retrieved 2018-Oct-28.
  3. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2
  4. ^ a b c NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 52
  5. ^ a b NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 53

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