1998 Philadelphia Eagles season

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1998 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head coach Ray Rhodes
Owner Jeffrey Lurie
Home field Veterans Stadium
Results
Record 3–13
Division place 5th NFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1997 1999 >

The 1998 Philadelphia Eagles season was their 66th in the National Football League. The team failed to improve on their previous output of 6–9–1, winning only three games,[1] which was their worst record since 1972 one of only two seasons since then until 2012 they have won fewer than five games.

The Eagles' 161 points-scored (10.06 per game) is tied for the third-lowest total in a 16-game schedule.[2] Philadelphia's three quarterbacks – Bobby Hoying, Koy Detmer, and Rodney Peete—each won one game, and throwing for only seven total touchdowns combined.

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1998 Philadelphia Eagles staff

Front Office

  • Owner/Chief Executive Officer – Jeffrey Lurie
  • Executive Vice President – Joe Banner
  • Director of Football Operations – Tom Modrak
  • Director of College Scouting – John Goeller
  • Pro Personnel Coordinator – Mike McCartney

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Mike Wolf
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Tom Kanavy

Off Season[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Player Selections[edit]

The table shows the Eagles selections and what picks they had that were traded away and the team that ended up with that pick. It is possible the Eagles' pick ended up with this team via another team that the Eagles made a trade with. Not shown are acquired picks that the Eagles traded away.

= Pro Bowler [3] = Hall of Famer
Rd PICK PLAYER POS COLLEGE
1 11 Tra Thomas Offensive Tackle Florida State
2 41 Pick Taken By Pittsburgh Steelers
3 72 Jeremiah Trotter
Pick via Dallas Cowboys
Linebacker Stephen F. Austin
3 85 Allen Rossum Cornerback Notre Dame
4 102 Pick Taken By Miami Dolphins
4 112 Brandon Whiting
Pick From Miami Dolphins
Defensive Tackle California
4 116 Clarence Love Defensive Back Toledo
5 134 Pick Taken By New York Jets
5 142 Ike Reese Linebacker Michigan State
6 163 Pick Taken By New York Jets
7 199 Pick Taken By Atlanta Falcons
from Carolina Panthers via Pittsburgh
7 220 Chris Akins
Compensatory Pick
Defensive Tackle Texas
7 240 Melvin Thomas
Compensatory Pick
Offensive Guard Colorado

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 6, 1998 Seattle Seahawks L 38–0
66,418
2 September 13, 1998 at Atlanta Falcons L 17–12
46,456
3 September 20, 1998 at Arizona Cardinals L 17–3
39,782
4 September 27, 1998 Kansas City Chiefs L 24–21
66,675
5 October 4, 1998 at Denver Broncos L 41–16
73,218
6 October 11, 1998 Washington Redskins W 17–12
66,183
7 October 18, 1998 at San Diego Chargers L 13–10
56,967
8 Bye
9 November 2, 1998 Dallas Cowboys L 34–0
67,002
10 November 8, 1998 Detroit Lions W 10–9
66,785
11 November 15, 1998 at Washington Redskins L 28–3
57,704
12 November 22, 1998 at New York Giants L 20–0
65,763
13 November 29, 1998 at Green Bay Packers L 24–16
59,862
14 December 3, 1998 St. Louis Rams W 17–14
66,155
15 December 13, 1998 Arizona Cardinals L 20–17
62,176
16 December 20, 1998 at Dallas Cowboys L 13–9
62,722
17 December 27, 1998 New York Giants L 20–10
66,596

Standings[edit]

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

Playoffs[edit]

1998 Roster[edit]

= 1998 Pro Bowl [4] = Hall of Famer
NO. Player AGE POS GP GS WT HT YRS College
Ray Rhodes 45 Head Coach 185 5–11 4 Tulsa
62 Ian Beckles 31 G 16 16 300 6–1 8 Indiana
18 Chris Boniol 27 K 2 0 230 5–11 4 Louisiana Tech
27 James Bostic 26 RB 2 0 230 5–11 Rookie Auburn
76 Barrett Brooks 26 T 16 1 325 6–5 3 Kansas State

Post Season[edit]

Head Coach Ray Rhodes is fired at end of season. After 4 years his record is 29–34–1

Awards and Honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998 Philadelphia Eagles
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com: In a single season, from 1978 to 2012, in the regular season, sorted by ascending Points For.
  3. ^ Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their career.
  4. ^ Players are identified as a 1953 All-Star.