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The 1998 Indianapolis Colts season was the 46th season for the team in the National Football League and 15th in Indianapolis. The Indianapolis Colts finished the National Football League's 1998 season with a record of 3 wins and 13 losses, and finished fifth in the AFC East division.

1998 Indianapolis Colts season
Head coachJim Mora
General managerBill Polian
Home fieldRCA Dome
Results
Record3–13
Division place4th AFC East
Playoff finishdid not qualify

Coming off a 3–13 season the year before, the Colts drafted quarterback Peyton Manning with the first overall pick. Manning would mark the beginning of a new era for the Colts, as he would lead them to their 2nd Super Bowl title 9 years later.

This season was Marshall Faulk's last with the Colts as he was traded to the St. Louis Rams in the off-season. He had his best seasons in St. Louis, helping the Rams to two Super Bowls in 1999 and 2001 and winning the league's MVP in 2000.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Player Position School/Club Team
1 Peyton Manning Quarterback Tennessee
2 Jerome Pathon Wide Receiver Washington
3 E.G. Green Wide Receiver Florida State
4 Steve McKinney Center Texas A&M
5 Antony Jordan Linebacker Vanderbilt
7 Aaron Taylor Center Nebraska
7 Corey Gaines Safety Tennessee
8 Mick Wright Safety Ball State

Undrafted free agentsEdit

1998 Undrafted Free Agents of note
Player Position College
Mike Vanderjagt Kicker West Virginia

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1998 Indianapolis Colts staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Conditioning – Jon Torine
  • Strength – Tom Zupancic

RosterEdit

1998 Indianapolis Colts final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists



Practice squad



Rookies in italics
Active, Inactive, Practice squad

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result TV Time(ET) TV Announcers Record Game Site Attendance
1 September 6, 1998 Miami Dolphins L 15–24 CBS 4:15pm Ian Eagle & Mark May 0–1 RCA Dome
60,587
2 September 13, 1998 at New England Patriots L 6–29 ESPN 8:15pm Mike Patrick, Joe Theismann & Paul Maguire 0–2 Foxboro Stadium
60,068
3 September 20, 1998 at New York Jets L 6–44 CBS 1:00pm Ian Eagle & Mark May 0–3 The Meadowlands
66,321
4 September 27, 1998 New Orleans Saints L 13–19 FOX 1:00pm Ray Bentley & Ron Pitts 0–4 RCA Dome
48,480
5 October 4, 1998 San Diego Chargers W 17–12 CBS 1:00pm Gus Johnson & Steve Tasker 1–4 RCA Dome
51,988
6 October 11, 1998 Buffalo Bills L 24–31 CBS 1:00pm Bill Macatee & John Dockery 1–5 RCA Dome
52,938
7 October 18, 1998 at San Francisco 49ers L 31–34 CBS 4:05pm Verne Lundquist & Randy Cross 1–6 3Com Park
68,486
8 Bye
9 November 1, 1998 New England Patriots L 16–21 CBS 1:00pm Don Criqui & Beasley Reece 1–7 RCA Dome
58,056
10 November 8, 1998 at Miami Dolphins L 14–27 CBS 1:00pm Verne Lundquist & Randy Cross 1–8 Pro Player Stadium
73,400
11 November 15, 1998 New York Jets W 24–23 CBS 1:00pm Ian Eagle & Mark May 2–8 RCA Dome
55,520
12 November 22, 1998 at Buffalo Bills L 11–34 CBS 1:00pm Gus Johnson & Steve Tasker 2–9 Rich Stadium
49,032
13 November 29, 1998 at Baltimore Ravens L 31–38 CBS 1:00pm Ian Eagle & Mark May 2–10 Ravens Stadium
68,898
14 December 6, 1998 at Atlanta Falcons L 21–28 CBS 1:00pm Don Criqui & Beasley Reece 2–11 Georgia Dome
61,141
15 December 13, 1998 Cincinnati Bengals W 39–26 CBS 1:00pm Craig Bolerjack & John Dockery 3–11 RCA Dome
55,179
16 December 20, 1998 at Seattle Seahawks L 23–27 CBS 4:05pm Bill Macatee & John Dockery 3–12 Kingdome
58,703
17 December 27, 1998 Carolina Panthers L 19–27 FOX 1:00pm Curt Menefee & Brian Baldinger 3–13 RCA Dome
58,182

StandingsEdit

AFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(2) New York Jets 12 4 0 .750 416 266 W6
(4) Miami Dolphins 10 6 0 .625 321 265 L1
(5) Buffalo Bills 10 6 0 .625 400 333 W1
(6) New England Patriots 9 7 0 .563 337 329 L1
Indianapolis Colts 3 13 0 .188 310 444 L2

Awards and recordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

ReferencesEdit

See alsoEdit