1998 Oakland Raiders season

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1998 Oakland Raiders season
Head coachJon Gruden
General managerAl Davis
OwnerAl Davis
Home fieldNetwork Associates Coliseum
Results
Record8–8
Division place3rd AFC West
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Pro BowlersDarrell Russell, DT
Steve Wisniewski, G
Charles Woodson, CB

The 1998 Oakland Raiders season was their 39th in the league. They improved upon their previous season's output of 4–12, winning eight games.[1] This was the team's fifth consecutive season in which they failed to qualify for the playoffs.

The season saw the Raiders draft Heisman Trophy winner Charles Woodson. He made an immediate impact and was named to the Pro Bowl following the season.

Offseason[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

1998 Oakland Raiders draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 4 Charles Woodson *  Cornerback Michigan
1 23 Mo Collins  Guard Florida form Tampa Bay
2 31 Leon Bender  Defensive tackle Washington State
3 63 Jon Ritchie  Fullback Stanford
4 109 Gennaro DiNapoli  Guard Virginia Tech from Washington
5 127 Jeremy Brigham  Tight end Washington
5 152 Travian Smith  Linebacker Oklahoma
      Made roster  

Staff[edit]

1998 Oakland Raiders Coaching Staff

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

Roster[edit]

1998 Oakland Raiders 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

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result TV Time(PT) TV Announcers Attendance
1 September 6, 1998 at Kansas City Chiefs L 28–8 ESPN 5:15pm Mike Patrick, Joe Theismann, Paul Maguire, & Solomon Wilcots
78,945
2 September 13, 1998 New York Giants W 20–17 FOX 1:15pm Tim Ryan, Bill Maas & Ronnie Lott
40,545
3 September 20, 1998 Denver Broncos L 34–17 CBS 1:15pm Greg Gumbel, Phil Simms, & Armen Keteyian
56,578
4 September 27, 1998 at Dallas Cowboys W 13–12 CBS 10:00am Greg Gumbel, Phil Simms, & Armen Ketyian
63,544
5 October 4, 1998 at Arizona Cardinals W 23–20 CBS 1:05pm Verne Lundquist, Randy Cross, & Michele Tafoya
52,178
6 October 11, 1998 San Diego Chargers W 7–6 CBS 1:15pm Ian Eagle & Mark May
42,467
7 Bye
8 October 25, 1998 Cincinnati Bengals W 27–10 CBS 1:15pm Gus Johnson & Steve Tasker
40,089
9 November 1, 1998 at Seattle Seahawks W 31–18 ESPN 5:15pm Mike Patrick, Joe Theismann, Paul Maguire, & Solomon Wilcots
66,246
10 November 8, 1998 at Baltimore Ravens L 13–10 CBS 10:00am Gus Johnson & Steve Tasker
69,037
11 November 15, 1998 Seattle Seahawks W 20–17 CBS 1:05pm Verne Lundquist, Randy Cross, & Michele Tafoya
51,527
12 November 22, 1998 at Denver Broncos L 40–14 CBS 1:15pm Greg Gumbel, Phil Simms, & Armen Keteyian
75,325
13 November 29, 1998 Washington Redskins L 29–19 FOX 1:15pm Kenny Albert & Tim Green
41,409
14 December 6, 1998 Miami Dolphins L 27–17 CBS 1:15pm Ian Eagle & Mark May
61,254
15 December 13, 1998 at Buffalo Bills L 44–21 CBS 10:00am Ian Eagle & Mark May
62,002
16 December 20, 1998 at San Diego Chargers W 17–10 CBS 1:05pm Gus Johnson & Steve Tasker
60,716
17 December 26, 1998 Kansas City Chiefs L 31–24 CBS 1:15pm Verne Lundquist, Randy Cross, & Michele Tafoya
52,679

Standings[edit]

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

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