1998 Washington Redskins season

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1998 Washington Redskins season
Head coach Norv Turner
Home field Jack Kent Cooke Stadium
Results
Record 6–10
Division place 4th NFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1997 1999 >

The 1998 Washington Redskins season began with the team trying to improve on their 8–7–1 record from 1997. They started the season 0–7, before adding 6–3 after their bye week. Placed fourth in the NFC East, the 6–10 Redskins missed the 1998–99 NFL playoffs.

After ranking 28th out of 30 NFL teams in defense against the run in 1997, the Redskins had tried to revamp their interior defensive line during the off-season. They had signed Dana Stubblefield from the San Francisco 49ers, and Dan Wilkinson from the Cincinnati Bengals.[1] The acquisitions, in particular Stubblefied's, were eventually considered to have been costly failures though.[2]

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1998 NFL Draft
1998 Washington Redskins draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
2 48 Stephen Alexander *  Tight end Oklahoma
3 69 Skip Hicks  Running back UCLA
4 113 Shawn Barber  Linebacker Richmond
5 140 Mark Fischer  Guard Purdue
6 170 Patrick Palmer  Wide receiver Northwestern State
7 191 David Terrell  Defensive back UTEP
7 206 Antwaune Ponds  Linebacker Syracuse
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1998 Washington Redskins staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength – Dan Riley
  • Conditioning Director – Jason Arapoff

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 6, 1998 at New York Giants L 31–24
76,629
2 September 14, 1998 San Francisco 49ers L 45–10
76,798
3 September 20, 1998 at Seattle Seahawks L 24–14
63,336
4 September 27, 1998 Denver Broncos L 38–16
71,880
5 October 4, 1998 Dallas Cowboys L 31–10
72,284
6 October 11, 1998 at Philadelphia Eagles L 17–12
66,183
7 October 18, 1998 at Minnesota Vikings L 41–7
64,004
8 Bye
9 November 1, 1998 New York Giants W 21–14
67,976
10 November 8, 1998 at Arizona Cardinals L 29–27
45,950
11 November 15, 1998 Philadelphia Eagles W 28–3
57,704
12 November 22, 1998 Arizona Cardinals L 45–42
63,435
13 November 29, 1998 at Oakland Raiders W 29–19
41,409
14 December 6, 1998 San Diego Chargers W 24–20
65,713
15 December 13, 1998 at Carolina Panthers W 28–25
46,940
16 December 19, 1998 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 20–16
66,309
17 December 27, 1998 at Dallas Cowboys L 23–7
63,565

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ George, Thomas (September 1, 1998). "Redskins Hope 2 Bookends Fit in Trophy Case". New York Times. 
  2. ^ Popper, Steve (October 28, 1998). "$57.4 Million Poorer, And Still No Victory". New York Times. 
  3. ^ "1998 Washington Redskins Draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 28, 2014.