- January 31 – Super Bowl XXXIII: The Denver Broncos win their second Super Bowl in a row, defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34–19 at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Florida.
- April 17 – Quarterback Tim Couch is selected by the Cleveland Browns with the first overall pick in the 1999 NFL Draft.
- St. Louis Rams Quarterback Kurt Warner named NFL MVP
- St. Louis Rams Head coach Dick Vermeil named NFL Coach of the Year
- Indianapolis Colts running back Edgerrin James named NFL Rookie of the Year
- Fiesta Bowl (1998 season):
- November 1 – death of Walter Payton (45), Chicago Bears running back
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