1998 Detroit Lions season

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1998 Detroit Lions season
Head coachBobby Ross
General managerChuck Schmidt
OwnerWilliam Clay Ford, Sr.
Home fieldPontiac Silverdome
Results
Record5–11
Division place4th NFC Central
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Uniform
NFC-Throwback2-Uniform-DET.PNG
Timeline
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1998 Detroit Lions season
Head coachBobby Ross
General managerChuck Schmidt
OwnerWilliam Clay Ford, Sr.
Home fieldPontiac Silverdome
Results
Record5–11
Division place4th NFC Central
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Uniform
NFC-Throwback2-Uniform-DET.PNG
Timeline
Previous seasonNext season
< 19971999 >

The 1998 Detroit Lions season was their 69th in the league. The team failed to improve upon their previous season's output of 9–7 and did not make a repeat playoff appearance, instead posting their third 5–11 mark in seven seasons.[1] This was the last year Barry Sanders would ever play in the NFL.

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1998 Detroit Lions staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator – Sylvester Croom
  • Quarterbacks – Jim Zorn
  • Running Backs – Frank Falks
  • Wide Receivers – Jerry Sullivan
  • Tight Ends – Bob Palcic
  • Offensive Line – Jack Henry
  • Offensive Assistant – Stan Kwan
  • Quality Control/Offense – John Misciagna
 

Defensive Coaches

  • Defensive Coordinator – Larry Peccatiello
  • Defensive Line – Brian Baker
  • Linebackers – Gary Moeller
  • Defensive Backs – Richard Selcer
  • Defensive Assistant – Don Clemons
  • Quality Control/Defense – Dennis Murphy

Special Teams Coaches

  • Special Teams – Chuck Priefer
  • Special Teams Assistant – Stan Kwan

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Bert Hill

[2]

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

WeekDateOpponentResultAttendance
1September 6, 1998at Green Bay PackersL 38–19
60,102
2September 13, 1998Cincinnati BengalsL 34–28 OT
66,354
3September 20, 1998at Minnesota VikingsL 29–6
63,107
4September 28, 1998Tampa Bay BuccaneersW 27–6
74,724
5October 4, 1998at Chicago BearsL 31–27
66,944
6Bye
7October 15, 1998Green Bay PackersW 27–20
77,932
8October 25, 1998Minnesota VikingsL 34–13
77,885
9November 1, 1998Arizona CardinalsL 17–15
66,087
10November 8, 1998at Philadelphia EaglesL 10–9
66,785
11November 15, 1998Chicago BearsW 26–3
63,152
12November 22, 1998at Tampa Bay BuccaneersW 28–25
64,265
13November 26, 1998Pittsburgh SteelersW 19–16 OT
78,139
14December 6, 1998at Jacksonville JaguarsL 37–22
70,717
15December 14, 1998at San Francisco 49ersL 35–13
68,585
16December 20, 1998Atlanta FalconsL 24–17
67,143
17December 27, 1998at Baltimore RavensL 19–10
68,045

Standings[edit]

NFC Central
WLTPCTPFPA
Minnesota Vikings1510.938556296
Green Bay Packers1150.688408319
Tampa Bay Buccaneers880.500314295
Detroit Lions5110.313306378
Chicago Bears4120.250276368

Awards and Records[edit]

Barry Sanders retired as the third leading rusher in NFL history.


References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998 Detroit Lions
  2. ^ "All-Time Coaches". DetroitLions.com. Archived from the original on 23 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-09.