1998 Chicago Bears season

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1998 Chicago Bears season
Head coach Dave Wannstedt
Home field Soldier Field
Results
Record 4–12
Division place 5th NFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1997 1999 >

The 1998 Chicago Bears season was their 79th regular season completed in the National Football League (NFL). The club posted a 4–12 record under head coach Dave Wannstedt. It was the club's second straight 4–12 finish, which ultimately cost Wannstedt his job.

Offseason[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

Main article: 1998 NFL draft
1998 Chicago Bears draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 5 Curtis Enis  Running back Penn State
2 35 Tony Parrish  Safety Washington
3 64 Olin Kreutz *  Center Washington
4 94 Alonzo Mayes  Tight end Oklahoma State
6 157 Chris Draft  Linebacker Stanford
6 189 Patrick Mannelly  Offensive tackle Duke
7 217 Chad Overhauser  Offensive tackle UCLA
7 232 Moses Moreno  Quarterback Colorado State
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1998 Chicago Bears staff
Front office
  • Chairman of the Board – Ed McCaskey
  • President and Chief Executive Officer – Michael McCaskey
  • Vice President of Operations – Ted Phillips
  • Vice President of Player Personnel – Mark Hatley
  • Director of College Scouting – Bill Rees
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Rick Spielman

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator – Bob Slowik
  • Defensive Line – Clarence Brooks
  • Linebackers – Carlos Mainord
  • Defensive Backs – Greg Schiano

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Physical Development Coordinator – Russ Riederer
  • Assistant Physical Development Coordinator – Steve Little

Roster[edit]

1998 Chicago Bears roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams


Rookies in italics

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Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result TV Time Attendance
1 September 6, 1998 Jacksonville Jaguars L 24–23 CBS 12:00pm
55,614
2 September 13, 1998 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 17–12 FOX 12:00pm
59,084
3 September 20, 1998 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 27–15 FOX 3:15pm
64,328
4 September 27, 1998 Minnesota Vikings L 31–28 FOX 3:15pm
57,783
5 October 4, 1998 Detroit Lions W 31–27 FOX 12:00pm
66,944
6 October 11, 1998 at Arizona Cardinals L 20–7 FOX 3:05 pm
50,495
7 October 18, 1998 Dallas Cowboys W 13–12 FOX 3:15pm
59,201
8 October 25, 1998 at Tennessee Oilers W 23–20 FOX 3:15pm
40,089
9 Bye
10 November 8, 1998 St. Louis Rams L 20–12 FOX 12:00pm
50,263
11 November 15, 1998 at Detroit Lions L 26–3 ESPN 7:15pm
63,152
12 November 22, 1998 at Atlanta Falcons L 20–13 FOX 12:00pm
60,804
13 November 29, 1998 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 31–17 FOX 12:00pm
51,938
14 December 6, 1998 at Minnesota Vikings L 48–22 ESPN 7:15pm
64,247
15 December 13, 1998 at Green Bay Packers L 26–20 FOX 12:00pm
59,813
16 December 20, 1998 Baltimore Ravens W 24–3 CBS 12:00pm
40,853
17 December 27, 1998 Green Bay Packers L 16–13 FOX 12:00pm
58,393

Standings[edit]

NFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(1) Minnesota Vikings 15 1 0 .938 556 296 W8
(5) Green Bay Packers 11 5 0 .688 408 319 W3
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 8 8 0 .500 314 295 W1
Detroit Lions 5 11 0 .313 306 378 L4
Chicago Bears 4 12 0 .250 276 368 L1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1998 Chicago Bears draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ "1998 Chicago Bears starters and roster". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 24, 2014. 

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