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1998 Detroit Lions season

 

1998 Detroit Lions season

1998 Detroit Lions season
Head coach Bobby Ross
General manager Chuck Schmidt
Owner William Clay Ford, Sr.
Home field Pontiac Silverdome
Results
Record 5–11
Division place 4th NFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Uniform
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1997 1999 >

The 1998 Detroit Lions season was their 69th in the league. The team failed to improve upon their previous season's output of 9–7 and did not make a repeat playoff appearance, instead posting their third 5–11 mark in seven seasons.[1] This was the last year Barry Sanders would ever play in the NFL.

Personnel

Staff

[2]

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 6, 1998 at Green Bay Packers L 38–19
60,102
2 September 13, 1998 Cincinnati Bengals L 34–28 OT
66,354
3 September 20, 1998 at Minnesota Vikings L 29–6
63,107
4 September 28, 1998 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 27–6
74,724
5 October 4, 1998 at Chicago Bears L 31–27
66,944
6 Bye
7 October 15, 1998 Green Bay Packers W 27–20
77,932
8 October 25, 1998 Minnesota Vikings L 34–13
77,885
9 November 1, 1998 Arizona Cardinals L 17–15
66,087
10 November 8, 1998 at Philadelphia Eagles L 10–9
66,785
11 November 15, 1998 Chicago Bears W 26–3
63,152
12 November 22, 1998 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 28–25
64,265
13 November 26, 1998 Pittsburgh Steelers W 19–16 OT
78,139
14 December 6, 1998 at Jacksonville Jaguars L 37–22
70,717
15 December 14, 1998 at San Francisco 49ers L 35–13
68,585
16 December 20, 1998 Atlanta Falcons L 24–17
67,143
17 December 27, 1998 at Baltimore Ravens L 19–10
68,045

Standings

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

Awards and Records

Barry Sanders retired as the third leading rusher in NFL history.

  • 15,269 yards.
  • 109 touchdowns
  • 5.0 average per rush attempt


References

  1. ^ 1998 Detroit Lions
  2. ^ "All-Time Coaches". DetroitLions.com. Archived from the original on 23 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-09. 
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