The 1998Arizona Cardinals season was the Cardinals 11th season in Arizona. The club appeared in the postseason for the first time since the 1982 season and won its first postseason game since 1947.
Statistics site Football Outsiders calls the 1998 Cardinals "one of the greatest fluke teams of all time ... who went 9-7 despite getting outscored by their opponents 378-325. They rank[ed] 25th [statistically] below three different 4-12 teams.[T]hey were a colossal fluke, despite the fact that they managed to win a playoff game in a huge upset over Dallas. ... The Cardinals went 6-3 over their final nine games, but all six wins came against teams that were 6-10 or worse, and all six wins came by either two or three points. The next year, they were back to 6-10..."
Formerly the Morgan Athletic Club, the Racine Normals, the Racine Cardinals, the Chicago Cardinals, the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Phoenix Cardinals· Founded in 1898 · Based in Glendale, Arizona, Arizona