1998 Seattle Seahawks Season
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1998 Seattle Seahawks Season
1998 Seattle Seahawks season
Head coachDennis Erickson
Home fieldKingdome
Results
Record8-8
Division placeT-2nd AFC West
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro BowlersDE Michael Sinclair
DT Cortez Kennedy
LB Chad Brown
CB Shawn Springs
AP All-ProsDE Michael Sinclair
(2nd team)
LB Chad Brown (1st team)

The 1998 Seattle Seahawks season was the franchise's 23rd season in the National Football League, the 23rd playing their home games at the Kingdome and the fourth and final under head coach head coach Dennis Erickson. They matched their 8-8 record from 1997, but a late-season loss to the New York Jets came due to a controversial call when Jets quarterback Vinny Testaverde ran in a touchdown but was downed short of the goalline yet the play was ruled a touchdown; the loss helped knock Seattle out of the playoffs for the tenth consecutive season.

Offseason

NFL draft

1998 Seattle Seahawks draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 15 Anthony Simmons  Linebacker Clemson
2 47 Todd Weiner  Offensive Tackle Kansas State
3 76 Ahman Green *  Running Back Nebraska
4 108 DeShone Myles  Linebacker Nevada-Reno
6 162 Carl Hansen  Defensive Tackle Stanford (from Dallas)
6 169 Bobby Shaw  Wide Receiver California
7 197 Jason McEndoo  Center Washington State
      Made roster    +   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Undrafted free agents

1998 Undrafted Free Agents of note
Player Position College
Brian Finneran Wide receiver Villanova
Dirk Johnson Punter Northern Colorado
Paul Spicer Defensive end Saginaw Valley State
Jason Sadler Offensive Tackle University of Nevada

Personnel

Staff

Final roster

[1]

  • Starters in bold.
  • (*) Denotes players that were selected for the 1999 Pro Bowl.

Schedule

Preseason

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 July 31 at Dallas Cowboys W 20-19 1-0 Texas Stadium --
2 August 8 Indianapolis Colts W 24-21 2-0 Kingdome --
AB August 15 San Francisco 49ers L 21-24 2-1 Canada BC Place --
4 August 22 at Arizona Cardinals W 31-24 3-1 Sun Devil Stadium --
5 August 28 San Francisco 49ers W 21-20 4-1 Kingdome --
Source: Seahawks Media Guides [2][3]

Regular season

Divisional matchups have the AFC West playing the NFC East.

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 6 at Philadelphia Eagles W 38-0 1-0 Veterans Stadium Recap
2 September 13 Arizona Cardinals W 33-14 2-0 Kingdome Recap
3 September 20 Washington Redskins W 24-14 3-0 Kingdome Recap
4 September 27 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 10-13 3-1 Three Rivers Stadium Recap
5 October 4 at Kansas City Chiefs L 6-17 3-2 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
6 October 11 Denver Broncos L 16-21 3-3 Kingdome Recap
7 Bye
8 October 25 at San Diego Chargers W 27-20 4-3 Qualcomm Stadium Recap
9 November 1 Oakland Raiders L 18-31 4-4 Kingdome Recap
10 November 8 Kansas City Chiefs W 24-12 5-4 Kingdome Recap
11 November 15 at Oakland Raiders L 17-20 5-5 Network Associates Coliseum Recap
12 November 22 at Dallas Cowboys L 22-30 5-6 Texas Stadium Recap
13 November 29 Tennessee Oilers W 20-18 6-6 Kingdome Recap
14 December 6 at New York Jets L 31-32 6-7 Giants Stadium Recap
15 December 13 San Diego Chargers W 38-17 7-7 Kingdome Recap
16 December 20 Indianapolis Colts W 27-23 8-7 Kingdome Recap
17 December 27 at Denver Broncos L 21-28 8-8 Mile High Stadium Recap
Bold indicates division opponents.
Source: 1998 NFL season results [4]

Standings

AFC West
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(1)Denver Broncos 14 2 0 .875 501 309 W1
Oakland Raiders 8 8 0 .500 288 356 L1
Seattle Seahawks 8 8 0 .500 372 310 L1
Kansas City Chiefs 7 9 0 .438 327 363 W1
San Diego Chargers 5 11 0 .313 241 342 L5

Game summaries

Preseason

Week P1: at Dallas Cowboys

Week P2: vs. Indianapolis Colts

Week P3: vs. San Francisco 49ers

Week P4: at Arizona Cardinals

Week P5: vs. San Francisco 49ers

Regular Season

Week 1: at Philadelphia Eagles

Week 2: vs. Arizona Cardinals

Week 3: vs. Washington Redskins

Week 4: at Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 5: at Kansas City Chiefs

Week 6: vs. Denver Broncos

Week 8: at San Diego Chargers

Week 9: vs. Oakland Raiders

Week 10: vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Week 11: at Oakland Raiders

Week 12: at Dallas Cowboys

Week 13: vs. Tennessee Oilers

Week 14: at New York Jets

Vinny Testaverde's controversial touchdown on fourth down from the five yard line with 20 seconds remaining gave the Jets the victory. Replays showed that Testaverde's helmet crossed the goal line, but not the ball. This play is widely attributed as being responsible for bringing back instant replay to the NFL in 1999.[5]

Week 15: vs. San Diego Chargers

Week 16: vs. Indianapolis Colts

Week 17 at Denver Broncos

Awards and records

The 1998 Seahawks hold the record for most defensive touchdowns in a season, with 10 (as of the 2007 NFL Season). [6]

Milestones

References

  1. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com
  2. ^ 1998 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  3. ^ 1999 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  4. ^ 1998 NFL season results, NFL.com, accessed February 14, 2015.
  5. ^ [1] New York Daily News, June 3, 2010, accessed on March 15, 2015
  6. ^ "NFL Notes". 2008-11-18.

External links


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