1998 Washington Redskins Season
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1998 Washington Redskins Season
1998 Washington Redskins season
Head coachNorv Turner
Home fieldJack Kent Cooke Stadium
Results
Record6-10
Division place4th NFC East
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro BowlersP Matt Turk

The 1998 Washington Redskins season was the franchise's 67th season in the National Football League (NFL) and their 62nd in Washington, D.C.. The team failed to improve on their 8-7-1 and finished fourth in the NFC East, with a record of 6-10 and missed the NFL playoffs for the sixth consecutive year. They started the season 0-7, before going 6-3 after their bye week.

After ranking 28th out of 30 NFL teams in defense against the run in 1997, the Redskins had tried to revamp their interior defensive line during the off-season. They had signed Dana Stubblefield from the San Francisco 49ers, and Dan Wilkinson from the Cincinnati Bengals.[1] The acquisitions, in particular Stubblefield's, were eventually considered to have been costly failures though.[2]

Offseason

NFL Draft

1998 Washington Redskins draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
2 48 Stephen Alexander *  Tight end Oklahoma
3 69 Skip Hicks  Running back UCLA
4 113 Shawn Barber  Linebacker Richmond
5 140 Mark Fischer  Guard Purdue
6 170 Patrick Palmer  Wide receiver Northwestern State
7 191 David Terrell  Safety UTEP
7 206 Antwaune Ponds  Linebacker Syracuse
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel

Staff

Roster

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 6, 1998 at New York Giants L 31-24
76,629
2 September 14, 1998 San Francisco 49ers L 45-10
76,798
3 September 20, 1998 at Seattle Seahawks L 24-14
63,336
4 September 27, 1998 Denver Broncos L 38-16
71,880
5 October 4, 1998 Dallas Cowboys L 31-10
72,284
6 October 11, 1998 at Philadelphia Eagles L 17-12
66,183
7 October 18, 1998 at Minnesota Vikings L 41-7
64,004
8 Bye
9 November 1, 1998 New York Giants W 21-14
67,976
10 November 8, 1998 at Arizona Cardinals L 29-27
55,950
11 November 15, 1998 Philadelphia Eagles W 28-3
57,704
12 November 22, 1998 Arizona Cardinals L 45-42
63,435
13 November 29, 1998 at Oakland Raiders W 29-19
41,409
14 December 6, 1998 San Diego Chargers W 24-20
65,713
15 December 13, 1998 at Carolina Panthers W 28-25
46,940
16 December 19, 1998 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 20-16
66,309
17 December 27, 1998 at Dallas Cowboys L 23-7
63,565

Standings

NFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(3)Dallas Cowboys 10 6 0 .625 381 275 W2
(6)Arizona Cardinals 9 7 0 .563 325 378 W3
New York Giants 8 8 0 .500 287 309 W4
Washington Redskins 6 10 0 .375 319 421 L1
Philadelphia Eagles 3 13 0 .188 161 344 L3

References

  1. ^ George, Thomas (September 1, 1998). "Redskins Hope 2 Bookends Fit in Trophy Case". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Popper, Steve (October 28, 1998). "$57.4 Million Poorer, And Still No Victory". The New York Times.
  3. ^ "1998 Washington Redskins Draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014.



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