1998 Tennessee Oilers season

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1998 Tennessee Oilers season
Head coach Jeff Fisher
Home field Vanderbilt Stadium
Results
Record 8–8
Division place 2nd AFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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The 1998 Tennessee Oilers season was the 39th season overall and 29th with the National Football League (NFL) and their final season as the Oilers. The team matched their previous season's output of 8–8,[1] marking their third straight season with exactly eight wins. The Oilers failed to qualify for the playoffs for the fifth consecutive year.

The 1998 season was the only year the Oilers would play in Vanderbilt Stadium, an undersized stadium that was used as a temporary stopgap until the team's new permanent stadium could be constructed. The Oilers, who had originally intended to stay in Houston until the stadium was finished, were forced out of Houston due to poor attendance in 1996, and were again forced out of their "Plan B," Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, after attendance was even worse there in 1997.

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1998 Tennessee Oilers staff
Front office
  • Owner/Chairman of the Board/President – Bud Adams
  • Executive Vice President/General Manager – Floyd Reese
  • Director of Player Personnel – Rich Snead
  • Director of College Scouting – Glenn Cumbee
  • Director of Regional Scouting – Mike Holovak

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Steve Watterson

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 6, 1998 at Cincinnati Bengals W 23–14
55,848
2 September 13, 1998 San Diego Chargers L 7–13
41,089
3 September 20, 1998 at New England Patriots L 16–27
59,973
4 September 27, 1998 Jacksonville Jaguars L 22–27
34,656
5 Bye
6 October 11, 1998 at Baltimore Ravens W 12–8
68,561
7 October 18, 1998 Cincinnati Bengals W 44–14
33,288
8 October 25, 1998 Chicago Bears L 20–23
40,089
9 November 1, 1998 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 41–31
58,222
10 November 8, 1998 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 31–22
65,054
11 November 15, 1998 Pittsburgh Steelers W 23–14
41,104
12 November 22, 1998 New York Jets L 3–24
37,084
13 November 29, 1998 at Seattle Seahawks L 18–20
59,048
14 December 6, 1998 Baltimore Ravens W 16–14
31,124
15 December 13, 1998 at Jacksonville Jaguars W 16–13
65,657
16 December 20, 1998 at Green Bay Packers L 22–30
59,888
17 December 26, 1998 Minnesota Vikings L 16–26
41,121

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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