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1998 Kansas City Chiefs season
Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer
Home Field Arrowhead Stadium
Results
Record 7–9
Place 4th AFC West
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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The 1998 Kansas City Chiefs season began with high hopes of the team avenging its loss in the 1998 playoffs to the eventual Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos, but instead the Chiefs failed to succeed in the highly competitive AFC West. The team finished with a 7–9 record and 4th place in the AFC West. Head coach Marty Schottenheimer announced his resignation following the season after ten seasons with the team and defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham assumed coaching duties for 1999.

OffseasonEdit

On April 9, Marcus Allen announced his retirement.

NFL DraftEdit

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1998 Kansas City Chiefs staff
Front office
  • Founder – Lamar Hunt
  • President/General Manager/Chief Executive Officer – Carl Peterson
  • Chairman of the Board – Jack Steadman
  • Executive Vice President/Assistant General Manager – Dennis Thum

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Jeff Hurd
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Roberto Parker

Regular seasonEdit

The Chiefs began the season well on September 6 with an impressive performance and easily defeat the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead 28–8. Kansas City sacked the Raiders quarterbacks 10 times, with Derrick Thomas collecting 6 by himself.

On September 13, Kansas City falls to the Jacksonville Jaguars on the road, 21–16.

On October 4, Kansas City conquers the Seattle Seahawks and the rain at Arrowhead, 17–6. Rich Gannon hit Andre Rison for an 80-yard touchdown pass after a 54-minute rain delay caused by a violent storm. The two teams combined for nine turnovers, five by Kansas City. The win improves the Chiefs' record to 4–1.

That would be the high point of the season as the chiefs would lose 8 of the last 11 games and finished with their first losing season since 1988.

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 6, 1998 Oakland Raiders W 28–8
78,945
2 September 13, 1998 at Jacksonville Jaguars L 21–16
69,821
3 September 20, 1998 San Diego Chargers W 23–7
73,730
4 September 27, 1998 at Philadelphia Eagles W 24–21
66,675
5 October 4, 1998 Seattle Seahawks W 17–6
66,418
6 October 11, 1998 at New England Patriots L 40–10
59,749
7 Bye
8 October 26, 1998 Pittsburgh Steelers L 20–13
79,431
9 November 1, 1998 New York Jets L 20–17
65,104
10 November 8, 1998 at Seattle Seahawks L 24–12
66,251
11 November 16, 1998 Denver Broncos L 30–7
78,100
12 November 22, 1998 at San Diego Chargers L 38–37
59,894
13 November 29, 1998 Arizona Cardinals W 34–24
69,613
14 December 6, 1998 at Denver Broncos L 35–31
74,692
15 December 13, 1998 Dallas Cowboys W 20–17
77,697
16 December 20, 1998 at New York Giants L 28–7
66,040
17 December 26, 1998 at Oakland Raiders W 31–24
52,679

StandingsEdit

AFC West
TeamWLTPCTPFPA
Denver Broncos 1420.875501309
Oakland Raiders 880.500288356
Seattle Seahawks 880.500372310
Kansas City Chiefs 790.438327363
San Diego Chargers 5110.313241342

RosterEdit

Awards and recordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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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