1998 Cincinnati Bengals season

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1998 Cincinnati Bengals season
Head coach Bruce Coslet
Home field Cinergy Field
Results
Record 3–13
Division place 5th AFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1997 1999 >

The 1998 Cincinnati Bengals season was the team's 31st year in professional football and its 29th with the National Football League. The Bengals suffer another miserable 3–13 season again as new free agent QB Neil O'Donnell, is sacked 30 times. Despite the poor showing by the offensive line, Running Back Corey Dillon establishes himself as one of the NFL's premier running backs, as he rushes for 1,120 yards.[1]

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1998 NFL Draft
1998 Cincinnati Bengals draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 13 Takeo Spikes *  Linebacker Auburn
1 17 Brian Simmons  Linebacker North Carolina
2 43 Artrell Hawkins  Defensive back Cincinnati
3 75 Steve Foley  Linebacker Louisiana–Monroe
3 78 Mike Goff  Guard Iowa
4 105 Glen Steele  Defensive tackle Michigan
6 167 Jason Tucker  Wide receiver TCU
7 202 Marcus Parker  Running back Virginia Tech
7 222 Damian Vaughn  Tight end Miami (OH)
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1998 Cincinnati Bengals staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator – Ken Anderson
  • Running Backs – Jim Anderson
  • Tight Ends – Bob Wylie
  • Offensive Line – Paul Alexander
  • Offensive Staff Assistant – John Garrett
Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Kim Wood

Roster[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 6, 1998 Tennessee Oilers L 23–14
55,848
2 September 13, 1998 at Detroit Lions W 34–28
66,354
3 September 20, 1998 Green Bay Packers L 13–6
56,346
4 September 27, 1998 at Baltimore Ravens L 31–24
68,154
5 Bye
6 October 11, 1998 Pittsburgh Steelers W 25–20
59,979
7 October 18, 1998 at Tennessee Oilers L 44–14
33,288
8 October 25, 1998 at Oakland Raiders L 27–10
40,089
9 November 1, 1998 Denver Broncos L 33–26
59,974
10 November 8, 1998 at Jacksonville Jaguars L 24–11
67,040
11 November 15, 1998 at Minnesota Vikings L 24–3
64,232
12 November 22, 1998 Baltimore Ravens L 20–13
52,571
13 November 29, 1998 Jacksonville Jaguars L 34–17
55,432
14 December 6, 1998 Buffalo Bills L 33–20
54,359
15 December 13, 1998 at Indianapolis Colts L 39–26
55,179
16 December 20, 1998 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 25–24
52,017
17 December 27, 1998 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 35–0
49,826

Standings[edit]

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

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Team Leaders[edit]

Passing[edit]

Player Att Comp Yds TD INT Rating
Neil O'Donnell 343 212 2216 15 4 90.2

Rushing[edit]

Player Att Yds YPC Long TD
Corey Dillon 262 1130 4.3 66 4

Receiving[edit]

Player Rec Yds Avg Long TD
Carl Pickens 82 1023 12.5 67 5
Darnay Scott 51 817 16.0 70 7

Defensive[edit]

Player Tackles Sacks INTs FF FR
Takeo Spikes 112 2.0 0 0 0
Reinard Wilson 63 6.0 0 2 0
Sam Shade 78 1.0 3 0 2
Artrell Hawkins 70 1.0 3 2 1

Kicking/Punting[edit]

Player FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Points
Doug Pelfrey 27 19 70.4% 21 21 100.0% 78
Player Punts Yards Long Blkd Avg.
Lee Johnson 69 3083 69 1 44.7

Special Teams[edit]

Player KR KRYards KRAvg KRLong KRTD PR PRYards PRAvg PRLong PRTD
Tremain Mack 45 1165 25.9 97 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
Damon Gibson 17 372 21.9 30 0 27 218 8.1 65 1

Awards and records[edit]

  • Carl Pickens, Franchise Record, Most Receptions in One Game, 13 (achieved on October 11, 1998) [4]

Milestones[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Season summary and statistics at Sports E Cyclopedia
  2. ^ "1998 Cincinnati Bengals Draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  3. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2
  4. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 37
  5. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 436
  6. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 440