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1998 Buffalo Bills season
Head Coach Wade Phillips
Home Field Ralph Wilson Stadium
Results
Record 10–6
Place 3rd AFC East
Playoff Finish Lost AFC Wildcard
Timeline
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The 1998 Buffalo Bills season was the 39th season for the team in the National Football League.[1] The season marked an important development in the Bills history as a quarterback controversy would consume the whole season between Rob Johnson and Doug Flutie. It would also mark the beginning of the Wade Phillips era. The Bills finished second in the AFC East with a 10–6 record,[2] and would qualify for the play-offs only to lose in the wild card round to the Miami Dolphins.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
2 39 Sam Cowart Middle Linebacker Florida State
3 68 Robert Hicks Offensive Tackle Mississippi State
5 131 Jonathan Linton Fullback North Carolina
6 160 Fred Coleman Wide Receiver Washington
7 198 Victor Allotey Offensive Guard Indiana
7 238 Kamil Loud Wide Receiver Cal-Poly SLO

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1998 Buffalo Bills staff

Front Office

Head Coaches

  • Vice President of Football Operations/Head Coach – Wade Phillips

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

[3]

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 6, 1998 at San Diego Chargers L 16–14
64,037
2 September 13, 1998 at Miami Dolphins L 13–7
73,097
3 September 20, 1998 St. Louis Rams L 34–33
65,199
4 Bye
5 October 4, 1998 San Francisco 49ers W 26–21
76,615
6 October 11, 1998 at Indianapolis Colts W 31–24
52,938
7 October 18, 1998 Jacksonville Jaguars W 17–16
77,635
8 October 25, 1998 at Carolina Panthers W 30–14
64,050
9 November 1, 1998 Miami Dolphins W 30–24
79,011
10 November 8, 1998 at New York Jets L 34–12
75,403
11 November 15, 1998 New England Patriots W 13–10
72,020
12 November 23, 1998 Indianapolis Colts W 34–11
49,032
13 November 29, 1998 at New England Patriots L 25–21
58,304
14 December 6, 1998 at Cincinnati Bengals W 33–20
54,359
15 December 13, 1998 Oakland Raiders W 44–21
62,002
16 December 19, 1998 New York Jets L 17–10
79,056
17 December 27, 1998 at New Orleans Saints W 45–33
39,707

StandingsEdit

AFC East
TeamWLTPCTPFPA
New York Jets 1240.750416266
Miami Dolphins 1060.625321265
Buffalo Bills 1060.625400333
New England Patriots 970.563337329
Indianapolis Colts 3130.188310444
[4]

RosterEdit

PlayoffsEdit

AFC: Miami Dolphins 24, Buffalo Bills 17Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 0 7 7 3

17

Dolphins 3 3 8 10

24

at Pro Player Stadium, Miami, Florida

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1998 Buffalo Bills Starters, Roster, & Players - Pro-Football-Reference.com". www.pro-football-reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/buf/1998_roster.htm. Retrieved 2008-04-16.
  2. "Buffalo Bills". www.buffalobills.com. http://www.buffalobills.com/display_cont.jsp?cont_id=73872&print=yes. Retrieved 2008-04-16.[dead link]
  3. 1998 Buffalo Bills Media Guide.
  4. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 290
AFC East Central West East Central West NFC
Buffalo Baltimore Denver Arizona Chicago Atlanta
Indianapolis Cincinnati Kansas City Dallas Detroit Carolina
Miami Jacksonville Oakland NY Giants Green Bay New Orleans
New England Pittsburgh San Diego Philadelphia Minnesota St. Louis
NY Jets Tennessee Seattle Washington Tampa Bay San Francisco
1998 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl XXXIII

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