|1998 Green Bay Packers season|
|Head Coach||Mike Holmgren|
|Home Field||Lambeau Field|
|Place||2nd NFC Central|
|Playoff Finish||Lost NFC Wild Card (San Francisco 49ers)|
|Previous Season||Next Season|
The 1998 Green Bay Packers season ended with a 27-30 loss in the NFC Wild Card playoff game to the San Francisco 49ers, with Steve Young throwing a 25-yard touchdown pass to Terrell Owens with three seconds left. The season marked the end of an era in many ways for Green Bay; this was the last season for which both head coach Mike Holmgren and Hall of Fame defensive end Reggie White would find themselves on the Packers' sideline. This was the first time the Packers had not won the division in four years.
Offseason[edit | edit source]
1998 NFL draft[edit | edit source]
|1||19||Vonnie Holliday||DT||North Carolina|
|4||121||Roosevelt Blackmon||DB||Morris Brown|
|5||150||Corey Bradford||WR||Jackson State|
|6||156||Scott McGarrahan||SS||New Mexico|
|6||187||Matt Hasselbeck||QB||Boston College|
Personnel[edit | edit source]
Staff[edit | edit source]
|1998 Green Bay Packers staff|
Special Teams Coaches
Strength and Conditioning
Roster[edit | edit source]
|1998 Green Bay Packers roster|
Rookies in italics
Schedule[edit | edit source]
Preseason[edit | edit source]
In the 1998 NFL Preseason, the Packers traveled to Japan to face off against the Kansas City Chiefs at the Tokyo Dome. It was the ninth American Bowl game to be staged at the 48,000 capacity stadium.
|August 1||Kansas City Chiefs||W 27-24||Tokyo Dome||1-0|
|August 8||New Orleans Saints||W 31-7||Lambeau Field||2-0|
|August 16||Oakland Raiders||L 21-27||Lambeau Field||2-1|
|August 24||at Denver Broncos||L 31-34||Mile High Stadium||2-2|
|August 28||at Miami Dolphins||L 7-21||Pro Player Stadium||2-3|
Regular season[edit | edit source]
|1||September 6||Detroit Lions||W 38-19||Lambeau Field||1-0|
|2||September 13||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||W 23-15||Lambeau Field||2-0|
|3||September 20||at Cincinnati Bengals||W 13-6||Cinergy Field||3-0|
|4||September 27||at Carolina Panthers||W 37-30||Ericsson Stadium||4-0|
|5||October 5||Minnesota Vikings||L 24-37||Lambeau Field||4-1|
|7||October 15||at Detroit Lions||L 20-27||Pontiac Silverdome||4-2|
|8||October 25||Baltimore Ravens||W 28-10||Lambeau Field||5-2|
|9||November 1||San Francisco 49ers||W 36-22||Lambeau Field||6-2|
|10||November 9||at Pittsburgh Steelers||L 20-27||Three Rivers Stadium||6-3|
|11||November 15||at New York Giants||W 37-3||Giants Stadium||7-3|
|12||November 22||at Minnesota Vikings||L 14-28||Metrodome||7-4|
|13||November 29||Philadelphia Eagles||W 24-16||Lambeau Field||8-4|
|14||December 7||at Tampa Bay Buccaneers||L 22-24||Raymond James Stadium||8-5|
|15||December 13||Chicago Bears||W 26-20||Lambeau Field||9-5|
|16||December 20||Tennessee Oilers||W 30-22||Lambeau Field||10-5|
|17||December 27||at Chicago Bears||W 16-13||Soldier Field||11-5|
Standings[edit | edit source]
Playoffs[edit | edit source]
NFC Wild Card Playoff[edit | edit source]
- stadium= 3Com Park, San Francisco
- time= 1:00 p.m. PST
- weather= 60°F, clear
- TVAnnouncers= Pat Summerall (play-by-play) and John Madden (color commentator)
- referee= Gerald Austin
- attendance= 66,506
The 49ers defeated the Packers, who had eliminated them from the playoffs in each of the past 3 seasons, in one of the wildest back-and-forth games in league playoff history. After a Brett Favre touchdown to Antonio Freeman with 1:55 to go the Niners behind Steve Young began driving down field; Jerry Rice had just one catch for six yards all game; it came in this drive and when he was downed he appeared to fumble the ball but was ruled down by contact; on the next play Young's pass fell incomplete and was initially ruled intercepted. With eight seconds to go Young from the Packers 25 dropped back, momentarily stumbled, then launched the ball where it was caught in the endzone by Terrell Owens, who'd dropped several catches during the game.
Awards and records[edit | edit source]
- Brett Favre, NFL Leader, Passing Yards, 4,212 Yards
- Brett Favre, NFC Leader, Attempts (551)
- Brett Favre, NFC Leader, Completions (347)
- Brett Favre, NFC Leader, Percentage of Complete Passes (63)
- Brett Favre, NFC Leader (tied), Interceptions (23)
- Reggie White, National Football League Defensive Player of the Year Award
- Reggie White, NFC Leader, Sacks (16.0)
Milestones[edit | edit source]
- Brett Favre, Second 4,000 Yard Passing Season (finished season with 4,212)
References[edit | edit source]
- Packers lose 30-27. Packers.com (1999-01-03). Archived from the original on June 18, 2009. Retrieved on 2007-02-10.
- Mike Holmgren's stats page. profootballreference.com. Retrieved on 2007-02-10.
- Hall of Famers - Reggie White. Packers.com. Archived from the original on 2007-01-25. Retrieved on 2007-02-10.
- NFL Draft History - Green Bay Packers. NFL.com. Archived from the original on 2007-01-29. Retrieved on 2007-02-10.
- All Time Coaches Database. Packers.com. Retrieved on 2010-12-03.
- Packers win 27-24. Packers.com (1998-08-01). Archived from the original on January 17, 2008. Retrieved on 2007-02-10.
- 1998 NFL Standings. NFL.com. Retrieved on 2007-02-10.