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1998 Cincinnati Bengals season

The 1998 Cincinnati Bengals season was the team's 31st year in professional football and its 29th with the National Football League. The Bengals suffer another miserable 3–13 season again as new free agent QB Neil O'Donnell, is sacked 30 times. Despite the poor showing by the offensive line, running back Corey Dillon establishes himself as one of the NFL's premier running backs, as he rushes for 1,120 yard.[1] The only bright spot for the Bengals in 1998 was when they swept division rival Pittsburgh. This would be the Bengals only sweep of the Steelers during the "Bungles" years.

1998 Cincinnati Bengals season
Head coach Bruce Coslet
Home field Cinergy Field
Results
Record 3–13
Division place 5th AFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify

Contents

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

1998 Cincinnati Bengals draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 13 Takeo Spikes *  Linebacker Auburn
1 17 Brian Simmons  Linebacker North Carolina
2 43 Artrell Hawkins  Defensive back Cincinnati
3 75 Steve Foley  Linebacker Louisiana–Monroe
3 78 Mike Goff  Guard Iowa
4 105 Glen Steele  Defensive tackle Michigan
6 167 Jason Tucker  Wide receiver TCU
7 202 Chad Cornelius  Punter Miami (Ohio)
7 222 Damian Vaughn  Tight end Miami (OH)
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1998 Cincinnati Bengals staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator – Ken Anderson
  • Running Backs – Jim Anderson
  • Tight Ends – Bob Wylie
  • Offensive Line – Paul Alexander
  • Offensive Staff Assistant – John Garrett
Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Kim Wood

RosterEdit

1998 Cincinnati Bengals roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams


Rookies in italics

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 6, 1998 Tennessee Oilers L 23–14
55,848
2 September 13, 1998 at Detroit Lions W 34–28
66,354
3 September 20, 1998 Green Bay Packers L 13–6
56,346
4 September 27, 1998 at Baltimore Ravens L 31–24
68,154
5 Bye
6 October 11, 1998 Pittsburgh Steelers W 25–20
59,979
7 October 18, 1998 at Tennessee Oilers L 44–14
33,288
8 October 25, 1998 at Oakland Raiders L 27–10
40,089
9 November 1, 1998 Denver Broncos L 33–26
59,974
10 November 8, 1998 at Jacksonville Jaguars L 24–11
67,040
11 November 15, 1998 at Minnesota Vikings L 24–3
64,232
12 November 22, 1998 Baltimore Ravens L 20–13
52,571
13 November 29, 1998 Jacksonville Jaguars L 34–17
55,432
14 December 6, 1998 Buffalo Bills L 33–20
54,359
15 December 13, 1998 at Indianapolis Colts L 39–26
55,179
16 December 20, 1998 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 25–24
52,017
17 December 27, 1998 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 35–0
49,826

StandingsEdit

AFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(3) Jacksonville Jaguars 11 5 0 .688 392 338 W1
Tennessee Oilers 8 8 0 .500 330 320 L2
Pittsburgh Steelers 7 9 0 .438 263 303 L5
Baltimore Ravens 6 10 0 .375 269 335 W1
Cincinnati Bengals 3 13 0 .188 268 452 L1

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Team leadersEdit

PassingEdit

Player Att Comp Yds TD INT Rating
Neil O'Donnell 343 212 2216 15 4 90.2

RushingEdit

Player Att Yds YPC Long TD
Corey Dillon 262 1130 4.3 66 4

ReceivingEdit

Player Rec Yds Avg Long TD
Carl Pickens 82 1023 12.5 67 5
Darnay Scott 51 817 16.0 70 7

DefensiveEdit

Player Tackles Sacks INTs FF FR
Takeo Spikes 112 2.0 0 0 0
Reinard Wilson 63 6.0 0 2 0
Sam Shade 78 1.0 3 0 2
Artrell Hawkins 70 1.0 3 2 1

Kicking and puntingEdit

Player FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Points
Doug Pelfrey 27 19 70.4% 21 21 100.0% 78
Player Punts Yards Long Blkd Avg.
Lee Johnson 69 3083 69 1 44.7

Special teamsEdit

Player KR KRYards KRAvg KRLong KRTD PR PRYards PRAvg PRLong PRTD
Tremain Mack 45 1165 25.9 97 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
Damon Gibson 17 372 21.9 30 0 27 218 8.1 65 1

Awards and recordsEdit

  • Carl Pickens, Franchise Record, Most Receptions in One Game, 13 (achieved on October 11, 1998) [4]

MilestonesEdit

  • Corey Dillon, 2nd 1000 yard rushing season (1,130 rushing yards) [5]
  • Carl Pickens, 4th 1000 yard receiving season (1,023 receiving yards) [6]
  • Chad Cornelius no citation. Did not play in NFL

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Season summary and statistics at Sports E Cyclopedia
  2. ^ "1998 Cincinnati Bengals Draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  3. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2
  4. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 37
  5. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 436
  6. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 440

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