1998 Arizona Cardinals season


1998 Arizona Cardinals season

Infobox NFL_season
team = Arizona Cardinals
year = 1998
record = 9-7
division_place = 2nd NFC East
coach = Vince Tobin
stadium = Sun Devil Stadium
playoffs = Lost NFC Divisional Playoff

The 1998 Arizona Cardinals season was the Cardinals 11th season in Arizona. The club appeared in the postseason for the first time since the 1975 season.

Offseason

NFL Draft

[http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/crd/1998_draft.htm]

Regular Season

eason Standings

[ [http://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/1998/ 1998 NFL Standings, Team & Offensive Statistics - Pro-Football-Reference.com ] ]

eason Schedule

*Week 1 Sep 6 L 38-10 at Dallas Cowboys
*Week 2 Sep 13 L 33-14 at Seattle Seahawks
*Week 3 Sep 20 W 17-3 vs Philadelphia Eagles
*Week 4 Sep 27 W 20-17 at St. Louis Rams
*Week 5 Oct 4 L 23-20 vs Oakland Raiders
*Week 6 Oct 11 W 20-7 vs Chicago Bears
*Week 7 Oct 18 L 34-7 at New York Giants
*Week 8 Bye Week
*Week 9 Nov 1 W 17-15 at Detroit Lions
*Week 10 Nov 8 W 29-27 vs Washington Redskins
*Week 11 Nov 15 L 35-28 vs Dallas Cowboys
*Week 12 Nov 22 W 45-42 at Washington Redskins
*Week 13 Nov 29 L 34-24 at Kansas City Chiefs
*Week 14 Dec 6 L 23-19 vs New York Giants
*Week 15 Dec 13 W 20-17 at Philadelphia Eagles (OT)
*Week 16 Dec 20 W 19-17 vs New Orleans Saints
*Week 17 Dec 27 W 16-13 vs San Diego Chargers [ [http://www.jt-sw.com/football/pro/results.nsf/Teams/1998-arz 1998 Arizona Cardinals ] ]

Roster

Postseason

NFC Wildcard Game

* Arizona Cardinals 20, Dallas Cowboys 7 [ [http://www.football.com/nfl/playoffs/1998.html 1998 NFL Playoffs - www.football.com ] ] Linescore Amfootball
Road=Cardinals
R1=7
R2=3
R3=7
R4=3
RT=20
Home=Cowboys
H1=0
H2=0
H3=0
H4=7
HT=7

"at Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas"

*Game time: 4:00 p.m. EST/3:00 p.m. CST
*Game weather: convert|61|°F|°C, clear
*TV announcers (ABC): Mike Patrick (play-by-play), Joe Theismann and Paul Maguire (color commentators)
*Referee: Bernie Kukar
*Game attendance: 62,969

Quarterback Jake Plummer passed for 213 yards and two touchdowns as he led the Cardinals to their first playoff victory since 1947. [ [http://www.sportsecyclopedia.com/nfl/az/cardsarizona.html Arizona Cardinals (1988-Present) ] ]

NFC Divisional Playoff

* Minnesota Vikings 41, Arizona Cardinals 21 [ [http://www.football.com/nfl/playoffs/1998.html 1998 NFL Playoffs - www.football.com ] ] Linescore Amfootball
Road=Cardinals
R1=0
R2=7
R3=7
R4=7
RT=21
Home=Vikings
H1=7
H2=17
H3=10
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HT=41

"at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota"

*Game time: 4:00 p.m. EST/3:00 p.m. CST
*Game weather: Played indoors, domed stadium
*TV announcers (FOX): Pat Summerall (play-by-play) and John Madden (color commentator)
*Referee: Tom White
*Game attendance: 63,760

Awards and records

* Kwamie Lassiter, NFC Leader in Interceptions, 8 [ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 452 ]
* Kwamie Lassiter, Tied NFL Record, Most Interceptions in One Game, 4 (Achieved on December 27) [ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 94 ]
* Frank Sanders, Led NFC in Receptions, 89 [ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 451 ]

Milestones

References

* [http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/crd/1998.htm?redir Cardinals on Pro Football Reference]
* [http://www.jt-sw.com/football/pro/results.nsf/Teams/1998-arz Cardinals on jt-sw.com]


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