1998 Seattle Seahawks season
Head Coach Dennis Erickson
Home Field Kingdome
Results
Record 8–8
Place T-2nd AFC West
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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The 1998 Seattle Seahawks season was the team's 23rd season with the National Football League. A late-season loss to the New York Jets came due to a controversial call when Jets quarterback Vinny Testaverde was downed short of the goalline, yet the play was ruled a touchdown; the loss helped knock Seattle out of the playoffs. The 1998 season was the final season for head coach Dennis Erickson.

Offseason[edit | edit source]

NFL Draft[edit | edit source]

1998 Seahawks Draft Selections
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/15 Anthony Simmons Linebacker Clemson
2/47 Todd Weiner Offensive Tackle Kansas State
3/76 Ahman Green Running Back Nebraska
4/108 DeShone Myles Linebacker Nevada
6/162 Carl Hansen Defensive Tackle Stanford
6/169 Bobby Shaw Wide Receiver California
7/197 Jason McEndoo Center Washington State

Personnel[edit | edit source]

Staff[edit | edit source]

1998 Seattle Seahawks staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator – Bob Bratkowski
  • Quarterbacks – Rich Olson
  • Running Backs – Tim Lappano
  • Wide Receivers – Milt Jackson
  • Tight Ends – Keith Gilbertson
  • Offensive Line – Gregg Smith
  • Assistant Offensive Line – Bill Meyers
  • Offensive Quality Control – Eric Yarber
 

Defensive Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Dana LeDuc
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Darren Krein

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Regular season[edit | edit source]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record Attendance
1 September 6 at Philadelphia Eagles W 38-0 Veterans Stadium 1-0 66,418
2 September 13 Arizona Cardinals W 33-14 Kingdome 2-0 57,678
3 September 20 Washington Redskins W 24-14 Kingdome 3-0 63,336
4 September 27 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 13-10 Three Rivers Stadium 3-1 58,413
5 October 4 at Kansas City Chiefs L 17-6 Arrowhead Stadium 3-2 66,418
6 October 11 Denver Broncos L 21-16 Kingdome 3-3 66,258
7 Bye week
8 October 25 at San Diego Chargers W 27-20 Qualcomm Stadium 4-3 58,512
9 November 1 Oakland Raiders L 31-18 Kingdome 4-4 66,246
10 November 8 Kansas City Chiefs W 24-12 Kingdome 5-4 66,251
11 November 15 at Oakland Raiders L 20-17 Network Associates Coliseum 5-5 51,527
12 November 22 at Dallas Cowboys L 30-22 Texas Stadium 5-6 64,142
13 November 29 Tennessee Oilers W 20-18 Kingdome 6-6 59,048
14 December 6 at New York Jets L 32-31 The Meadowlands 6-7 72,200
15 December 13 San Diego Chargers W 38-17 Kingdome 7-7 62,690
16 December 20 Indianapolis Colts W 27-23 Kingdome 8-7 58,703
17 December 27 at Denver Broncos L 28-21 Mile High Stadium 8-8 74,057

Standings[edit | edit source]

AFC West
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Denver Broncos 14 2 0 .875 501 309 W-1
Oakland Raiders 8 8 0 .500 288 356 L-1
Seattle Seahawks 8 8 0 .500 372 310 L-1
Kansas City Chiefs 7 9 0 .438 327 363 W-1
San Diego Chargers 5 11 0 .313 241 342 L-5

Roster[edit | edit source]

Awards and records[edit | edit source]

The 1998 Seahawks hold the record for most defensive touchdowns in a season, with 10 (as of the 2007 NFL Season). [2]

Milestones[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2009 Seattle Seahawks Media Guide. pp. 236–238. http://www.seahawksmedia.com/. Retrieved 2010-02-18. 
  2. NFL Notes (2008-11-18).

External links[edit | edit source]

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