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The 1998 Seattle Seahawks season was the franchise's 23rd season in the National Football League, the 23rd playing their home games at the Kingdome and the fourth and final under head coach head coach Dennis Erickson. They matched their 8–8 record from 1997, but a late-season loss to the New York Jets came due to a controversial call when Jets quarterback Vinny Testaverde ran in a touchdown but was downed short of the goalline yet the play was ruled a touchdown; the loss helped knock Seattle out of the playoffs for the tenth consecutive season.

1998 Seattle Seahawks season
Head coachDennis Erickson
Home fieldKingdome
Results
Record8–8
Division placeT-2nd AFC West
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Pro BowlersDE Michael Sinclair
DT Cortez Kennedy
LB Chad Brown
CB Shawn Springs
AP All-ProsDE Michael Sinclair
(2nd team)
LB Chad Brown (1st team)

Contents

OffseasonEdit

NFL draftEdit

1998 Seattle Seahawks draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
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-Reno
6 162 Carl Hansen  Defensive Tackle Stanford (from Dallas)
6 169 Bobby Shaw  Wide Receiver California
7 197 Jason McEndoo  Center Washington State
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Undrafted free agentsEdit

1998 Undrafted Free Agents of note
Player Position College
Brian Finneran Wide receiver Villanova
Dirk Johnson Punter Northern Colorado
Paul Spicer Defensive end Saginaw Valley State
Jason Sadler Offensive Tackle University of Nevada

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1998 Seattle Seahawks staff
Front office
  • Chairman – Paul Allen
  • President – Bob Whitsitt
  • Vice President of Football Operations – Randy Mueller
  • Assistant Football Operations Director – Rick Thompson
  • College Scouting Director – Pat Mondock
  • Pro Scouting Director – Bill Quinter

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

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

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

Final rosterEdit

1998 Seattle Seahawks final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists



Practice squad K Mark M Oberholtzer


Rookies in italics
56 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 Practice squad

[1]

  • Starters in bold.
  • (*) Denotes players that were selected for the 1999 Pro Bowl.

ScheduleEdit

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 July 31 6:00pm PDT at Dallas Cowboys W 20–19 1–0 Texas Stadium 59,357 KING --
2 August 8 7:00pm PDT Indianapolis Colts W 24–21 2–0 Kingdome 52,645 KING --
AB 3 August 15 5:00pm PDT San Francisco 49ers L 21–24 2–1 BC Place 45,202 CBS --
4 August 22 7:00pm PDT at Arizona Cardinals W 31–24 3–1 Sun Devil Stadium 32,683 KING --
5 August 28 7:00pm PDT San Francisco 49ers W 21–20 4–1 Kingdome 57,014 KING --
Source: Seahawks Media Guides [2][3]

Regular seasonEdit

Divisional matchups have the AFC West playing the NFC East.

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 September 6 10:00am PDT at Philadelphia Eagles W 38–0 1–0 Veterans Stadium 66,418 CBS Recap[permanent dead link]
2 September 13 1:00pm PDT Arizona Cardinals W 33–14 2–0 Kingdome 57,678 Fox Recap[permanent dead link]
3 September 20 1:00pm PDT Washington Redskins W 24–14 3–0 Kingdome 63,336 Fox Recap
4 September 27 1:00pm PDT at Pittsburgh Steelers L 10–13 3–1 Three Rivers Stadium 58,413 CBS Recap[permanent dead link]
5 October 4 5:00pm PDT at Kansas City Chiefs L 6–17 3–2 Arrowhead Stadium 66,418 ESPN Recap[permanent dead link]
6 October 11 1:00pm PDT Denver Broncos L 16–21 3–3 Kingdome 66,258 CBS Recap[permanent dead link]
7 Bye
8 October 25 1:00pm PST at San Diego Chargers W 27–20 4–3 Qualcomm Stadium 58,512 CBS Recap[permanent dead link]
9 November 1 5:00pm PST Oakland Raiders L 18–31 4–4 Kingdome 66,246 ESPN Recap
10 November 8 1:00pm PST Kansas City Chiefs W 24–12 5–4 Kingdome 66,251 CBS Recap[permanent dead link]
11 November 15 1:00pm PST at Oakland Raiders L 17–20 5–5 Network Associates Coliseum 51,527 CBS Recap[permanent dead link]
12 November 22 10:00am PST at Dallas Cowboys L 22–30 5–6 Texas Stadium 64,142 CBS Recap[permanent dead link]
13 November 29 1:00pm PST Tennessee Oilers W 20–18 6–6 Kingdome 59,048 CBS Recap[permanent dead link]
14 December 6 10:00am PST at New York Jets L 31–32 6–7 Giants Stadium 72,200 CBS Recap[permanent dead link]
15 December 13 1:00pm PST San Diego Chargers W 38–17 7–7 Kingdome 62,690 CBS Recap[permanent dead link]
16 December 20 1:00pm PST Indianapolis Colts W 27–23 8–7 Kingdome 58,703 CBS Recap[permanent dead link]
17 December 27 1:00pm PST at Denver Broncos L 21–28 8–8 Mile High Stadium 74,057 CBS Recap[permanent dead link]
Bold indicates division opponents.
Source: 1998 NFL season results [4]

StandingsEdit

AFC West
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(1) Denver Broncos 14 2 0 .875 501 309 W1
Oakland Raiders 8 8 0 .500 288 356 L1
Seattle Seahawks 8 8 0 .500 372 310 L1
Kansas City Chiefs 7 9 0 .438 327 363 W1
San Diego Chargers 5 11 0 .313 241 342 L5

Game summariesEdit

PreseasonEdit

Week P1: at Dallas CowboysEdit

Preseason Week One: Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 7 6 7020
Cowboys 7 3 9019

at Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas

  • Date: July 31
  • Game time: 8:00pm local
  • Game weather: 103 °F (39 °C)
  • Game attendance: 59,357
  • TV: KING

Week P2: vs. Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Preseason Week Two: Seattle Seahawks vs. Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Colts 7 0 7721
Seahawks 10 14 0024

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: August 8
  • Game time: 7:00pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 52,645
  • TV: KING

Week P3: vs. San Francisco 49ersEdit

Preseason Week Three: Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
49ers 14 7 0324
Seahawks 0 7 31121

at BC Place, Vancouver, British Columbia

  • Date: August 15
  • Game time: 5:00pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 45,202
  • TV: CBS

Week P4: at Arizona CardinalsEdit

Preseason Week Four: Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 7 24 0031
Cardinals 7 7 7324

at Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Arizona

  • Date: August 22
  • Game time: 7:00pm local
  • Game attendance: 32,683
  • TV: KING

Week P5: vs. San Francisco 49ersEdit

Preseason Week Five: Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
49ers 0 14 6020
Seahawks 3 3 8721

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: August 28
  • Game time: 7:00pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 57,014
  • TV: KING

Regular SeasonEdit

Week 1: at Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Week One: Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 14 0 17738
Eagles 0 0 000

at Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: September 6
  • Game time: 1:01pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 81 °F (27 °C), 65% humidity, wind SW 10 miles per hour (16 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 66,418
  • Referee: Larry Nemmers
  • TV announcers (CBS): Don Criqui and Beasley Reece
Game information

Week 2: vs. Arizona CardinalsEdit

Week Two: Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cardinals 0 0 7714
Seahawks 10 10 01333

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

Game information

Week 3: vs. Washington RedskinsEdit

Week Three: Seattle Seahawks vs. Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Redskins 7 0 0714
Seahawks 7 3 14024

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: September 20
  • Game time: 1:00pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 63,336
  • Referee: Mike Carey
  • TV announcers (Fox): Sam Rosen and Jerry Glanville
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 4: at Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

Week Four: Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 7 3010
Steelers 3 7 3013

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Date: September 27
  • Game time: 4:05pm local
  • Game weather: cloudy, 85 °F (29 °C), 54% humidity, wind SW 14 miles per hour (23 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 58,413
  • Referee: Johnny Grier
  • TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan and Sam Wyche
  • Gamebook[permanent dead link]
Game information

Week 5: at Kansas City ChiefsEdit

Week Five: Seattle Seahawks at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 3 0 306
Chiefs 3 7 7017

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Date: October 4
  • Game time: 7:20pm local
  • Game weather: rain, 66 °F (19 °C), 97% humidity, wind SE 14 miles per hour (23 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 66,418
  • Referee: Phil Luckett
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Mike Patrick, Joe Theismann and Paul Maguire
  • Gamebook[permanent dead link]
Game information

Week 6: vs. Denver BroncosEdit

Week Six: Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Broncos 14 0 0721
Seahawks 0 7 3616

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

Game information

Week 8: at San Diego ChargersEdit

Week Eight: Seattle Seahawks at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 7 10 3727
Chargers 0 10 7320

at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California

  • Date: October 25
  • Game time: 1:15pm local
  • Game weather: cloudy, 67 °F (19 °C), 84% humidity, wind WSW 9 miles per hour (14 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 58,512
  • Referee: Larry Nemmers
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle and Mark May
  • Gamebook[permanent dead link]
Game information

Week 9: vs. Oakland RaidersEdit

Week Nine: Seattle Seahawks vs. Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Raiders 7 0 141031
Seahawks 3 7 8018

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: November 1
  • Game time: 5:20pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 66,246
  • Referee: Tony Corrente
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Mike Patrick, Joe Theismann and Paul Maguire
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 10: vs. Kansas City ChiefsEdit

Week Ten: Seattle Seahawks vs. Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Chiefs 3 3 0612
Seahawks 14 10 0024

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

Game information

Week 11: at Oakland RaidersEdit

Week Eleven: Seattle Seahawks at Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 7 3 0717
Raiders 0 7 01320

at Network Associates Coliseum, Oakland, California

  • Date: November 15
  • Game time: 1:05pm local
  • Game weather: cloudy, 63 °F (17 °C), 65% humidity, wind W 5 miles per hour (8.0 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 51,527
  • Referee: Tom White
  • TV announcers (CBS): Verne Lundquist and Randy Cross
  • Gamebook[permanent dead link]
Game information

Week 12: at Dallas CowboysEdit

Week Twelve: Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 14 0822
Cowboys 10 6 01430

at Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas

  • Date: November 22
  • Game time: 12:01pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 62 °F (17 °C), 60% humidity, wind SE 15 miles per hour (24 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 64,142
  • Referee: Gerry Austin
  • TV announcers (CBS): Verne Lundquist and Randy Cross
  • Gamebook[permanent dead link]
Game information

Week 13: vs. Tennessee OilersEdit

Week Thirteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Tennessee Oilers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Oilers 3 3 01218
Seahawks 0 3 71020

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

Game information

Week 14: at New York JetsEdit

Week Fourteen: Seattle Seahawks at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 14 7 10031
Jets 7 6 61332

at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: December 6
  • Game time: 1:02pm local
  • Game weather: hazy, 63 °F (17 °C), 83% humidity, wind W 4 miles per hour (6.4 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 72,200
  • Referee: Phil Luckett
  • TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan and Sam Wyche
  • Gamebook[permanent dead link]
Game information

Vinny Testaverde's controversial touchdown on fourth down from the five yard line with 20 seconds remaining gave the Jets the victory. Replays showed that Testaverde's helmet crossed the goal line, but not the ball. This play is widely attributed as being responsible for bringing back instant replay to the NFL in 1999.[5]

Week 15: vs. San Diego ChargersEdit

Week Fifteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Chargers 7 7 0317
Seahawks 14 7 71038

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

Game information

Week 16: vs. Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Week Sixteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Colts 7 3 10323
Seahawks 7 3 01727

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

Game information

Week 17 at Denver BroncosEdit

Week Seventeen: Seattle Seahawks at Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 7 0 01421
Broncos 0 14 7728

at Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado

  • Date: December 27
  • Game time: 2:15pm local
  • Game weather: partly cloudy, 46 °F (8 °C), 26% humidity, wind NW 13 miles per hour (21 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 74,057
  • Referee: Bernie Kukar
  • TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan and Sam Wyche
  • Gamebook[permanent dead link]
Game information

Awards and recordsEdit

The 1998 Seahawks hold the record for most defensive touchdowns in a season, with 10 (as of the 2007 NFL Season). [6]

MilestonesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com
  2. ^ 1998 Seahawks Media Guide[permanent dead link], accessed February 14, 2015.
  3. ^ 1999 Seahawks Media Guide[permanent dead link], accessed February 14, 2015.
  4. ^ 1998 NFL season results, NFL.com, accessed February 14, 2015.
  5. ^ [1] New York Daily News, June 3, 2010, accessed on March 15, 2015
  6. ^ "NFL Notes". 2008-11-18.

External linksEdit