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1998 Chicago Bears

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4-12-0, Finished 5th in NFC Central Division  · 1998 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.7, Offense: -3.4, Defense: -0.3, SoS: 2.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 276 points (17.2/g), 25th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 368 points (23.0/g), 23rd.
 Differential of -92 points (-5.8/g), 24th.  Expected W-L: 5.4-10.6.

Coach: Dave Wannstedt (4-12-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Matt Cavanaugh
 Defensive Coordinator: Bob Slowik
 Other Notable Asst.: Greg Schiano (Secondary) and Eric Studesville (Offensive Quality Control)

Stadium: Soldier Field (I)
 Training Camp: UW Platteville (Platteville, Wisconsin)

Team Info

VP of Personnel/de facto General Manager Mark Hatley
Secretary of the Board of Directors Virginia Halas McCaskey
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 276 4766 979 4.9 34 21 21 264 284 494 3053 16 13 5.8 154 454 1713 9 3.8 89
Team Defense 368 5103 963 5.3 28 14 24 300 292 456 3228 27 14 6.7 155 479 1875 12 3.9 121
Lg Rank Offense 25 21 24 30 24 20 23 23 5 17 14 17 22 20
Lg Rank Defense 23 14 17 7 18 3 15 25 19 27 18 19 14 14

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 6 boxscore L 0-1 Jacksonville Jaguars 23 24 16 321 189 132 2 21 367 207 160 3
2 Sun September 13 boxscore L 0-2 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 12 17 19 320 190 130 2 17 251 109 142 1
3 Sun September 20 boxscore L 0-3 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 15 27 13 254 169 85 2 20 364 144 220 2
4 Sun September 27 boxscore L 0-4 Minnesota Vikings 28 31 23 452 361 91 1 17 351 258 93
5 Sun October 4 boxscore W 1-4 Detroit Lions 31 27 23 405 280 125 5 15 340 246 94
6 Sun October 11 boxscore L 1-5 @ Arizona Cardinals 7 20 12 289 223 66 8 21 288 150 138 5
7 Sun October 18 boxscore W 2-5 Dallas Cowboys 13 12 18 299 220 79 2 13 236 128 108 1
8 Sun October 25 boxscore W 3-5 @ Tennessee Oilers 23 20 20 286 138 148 1 25 356 176 180 4
9 Bye Week
10 Sun November 8 boxscore L 3-6 St. Louis Rams 12 20 15 251 122 129 1 20 266 202 64 1
11 Sun November 15 boxscore L 3-7 @ Detroit Lions 3 26 14 252 147 105 24 391 246 145
12 Sun November 22 boxscore L 3-8 @ Atlanta Falcons 13 20 10 210 104 106 3 21 358 263 95 2
13 Sun November 29 boxscore L 3-9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 31 13 224 155 69 2 13 267 153 114 2
14 Sun December 6 boxscore L 3-10 @ Minnesota Vikings 22 48 19 339 272 67 2 23 458 349 109 1
15 Sun December 13 boxscore L 3-11 @ Green Bay Packers 20 26 12 192 98 94 24 393 274 119 2
16 Sun December 20 boxscore W 4-11 Baltimore Ravens 24 3 20 391 202 189 12 178 154 24 1
17 Sun December 27 boxscore L 4-12 Green Bay Packers 13 16 17 281 183 98 3 14 239 169 70 3

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
12 Erik Kramer 34 QB 8 8 3-5-0 151 250 60.4 1823 9 3.6 7 2.8 79 7.3 6.8 12.1 227.9 83.1 10 71 6.74 6.22 3.8 2 3
18 Steve Stenstrom 27 qb 7 7 1-6-0 112 196 57.1 1252 4 2.0 6 3.1 48 6.4 5.4 11.2 178.9 70.4 19 137 5.19 4.30 8.8
4 Moses Moreno 23 qb 2 1 0-1-0 19 43 44.2 166 1 2.3 0 0.0 21 3.9 4.3 8.7 83.0 62.7 2 16 3.33 3.78 4.4
32 Edgar Bennett 29 RB 16 13 1 2 50.0 18 1 50.0 0 0.0 18 9.0 19.0 18.0 1.1 120.8 0 0 9.00 19.00 0.0
2 Mike Horan 39 P 13 0 1 2 50.0 18 1 50.0 0 0.0 18 9.0 19.0 18.0 1.4 120.8 0 0 9.00 19.00 0.0
80 Curtis Conway 27 WR 15 15 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 26.8 16 4-12-0 284 494 57.5 3277 16 3.2 13 2.6 79 6.6 6.1 11.5 204.8 77.5 31 224 5.82 5.31 5.9 2 3
Opp Total 16 292 456 64.0 3401 27 5.9 14 3.1 7.5 7.26 11.6 212.6 93.5 28 173 6.7 6.5 5.8

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Rushing Receiving
No. Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
32 Edgar Bennett 29 RB 16 13 173 611 2 43 3.5 38.2 10.8 28 209 7.5 0 31 1.8 13.1 820 2 2
39 Curtis Enis 22 rb 9 1 133 497 0 29 3.7 55.2 14.8 6 20 3.3 0 7 0.7 2.2 517 0 1
20 James Allen 23 rb 6 2 58 270 1 57 4.7 45.0 9.7 8 77 9.6 1 33 1.3 12.8 347 2 1
38 Robert Chancey 26 rb 16 1 29 122 2 14 4.2 7.6 1.8 11 102 9.3 0 15 0.7 6.4 224 2 2
18 Steve Stenstrom 27 qb 7 7 18 79 2 14 4.4 11.3 2.6 79 2 6
49 Ty Hallock 27 FB 16 10 13 41 1 14 3.2 2.6 0.8 25 166 6.6 0 16 1.6 10.4 207 1 3
12 Erik Kramer 34 QB 8 8 13 17 1 8 1.3 2.1 1.6 17 1 3
80 Curtis Conway 27 WR 15 15 5 48 0 29 9.6 3.2 0.3 54 733 13.6 3 47 3.6 48.9 781 3 1
24 Glyn Milburn 27 KR/PR 16 1 4 8 0 3 2.0 0.5 0.3 4 37 9.3 0 13 0.3 2.3 45 0 1
4 Moses Moreno 23 qb 2 1 4 9 0 9 2.3 4.5 2.0 9 0 2
33 Bam Morris 26 2 0 3 8 0 6 2.7 4.0 1.5 8 0 0
81 Bobby Engram 25 WR 16 16 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.2 0.1 64 987 15.4 5 79 4.0 61.7 990 5 1
86 Chris Penn 27 wr 14 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 31 448 14.5 3 37 2.2 32.0 448 3 1
89 Ryan Wetnight 28 te 15 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 23 168 7.3 2 30 1.5 11.2 168 2 1
85 Alonzo Mayes 23 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 21 217 10.3 0 22 1.3 13.6 217 0 2
82 Fabien Bownes 26 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 69 13.8 1 44 0.3 4.3 69 1 0
88 Marcus Robinson 23 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 44 11.0 1 20 1.3 14.7 44 1 0
Team Total 26.8 16 454 1713 9 57 3.8 107.1 28.4 284 3277 11.5 16 79 17.8 204.8 4990 25 29
Opp Total 16 479 1875 12 3.9 117.2 29.9 292 3228 11.1 27 18.3 201.8 5103 39 33

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
24 Glyn Milburn 27 KR/PR 16 1 25 291 1 93 11.6 62 1550 2 94 25.0 1886
38 Robert Chancey 26 rb 16 1 2 18 0 18 9.0 242
82 Fabien Bownes 26 16 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 88
60 Casey Wiegmann 25 C 16 15 1 8 0 8 8.0 8
Team Total 26.8 16 25 291 1 93 11.6 66 1595 2 94 24.2 6876
Opp Total 16 38 349 1 9.2 55 1097 0 19.9

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
2 Mike Horan 39 P 13 0 64 2643 57 0 41.3
1 Jeff Jaeger 34 K 16 0 2 2 9 8 10 9 4 1 1 1 26 21 80.8% 28 27 96.4% 1 27 27 0 27.0
16 Todd Sauerbrun 25 p 3 0 15 741 71 0 49.4
Team Total 26.8 16 2 2 9 8 10 9 4 1 1 1 26 21 80.8% 28 27 96.4% 80 3411 71 0 42.6
Opp Total 16 31 26 83.9% 38 36 94.7% 72 3082 42.8

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
23 Marty Carter 29 SS 16 16 0 0 2 0 0 88 23
92 Barry Minter 28 MLB 16 16 1.0 1 17 0 17 0 2 0 1 11 0 81 23
55 Sean Harris 26 RLB 16 14 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 74 13
37 Tony Parrish 23 FS 16 16 1.0 1 8 0 8 0 4 1 2 -2 0 65 13
27 Walt Harris 24 RCB 14 14 4 41 1 26 0 1 0 1 0 0 64 5
21 Terry Cousin 23 LCB 16 12 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 50 12
97 Mike Wells 27 RDT 16 16 3.0 45 16
99 Jim Flanigan 27 LDT 16 16 8.5 1 0 1 0 0 32 14
52 Andre Collins 30 lb 16 3 3 29 0 28 0 34 9
76 Shawn Lee 32 RDE 15 14 2.0 1 0 1 15 1 29 9
54 Ricardo McDonald 29 LLB 15 14 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 27 14
91 John Thierry 27 LDE 16 9 3.5 1 14 0 14 0 2 0 0 0 0 20 10 1
47 Randy Hilliard 31 db 9 2 17 0
46 Marlon Forbes 27 db 16 2 16 1
93 Paul Grasmanis 24 15 0 1.0 15 2
98 Bryan Robinson 24 lde 11 5 0.5 11 7
95 Mark Thomas 29 de 10 4 4.5 11 3
68 Carl Reeves 27 11 0 1.0 7 4
25 Tom Carter 26 db 4 4 2 20 0 19 0 7 2
53 Lemanski Hall 28 15 0 0 0 1 5 0 5 2
36 Raymond Austin 24 12 0 2 3
30 Ricky Bell 24 14 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0
18 Steve Stenstrom 27 qb 7 7 0 6 1 -9 0
26 John Mangum 31 3 0 3 0
49 Ty Hallock 27 FB 16 10 0 3 1 0 0
20 James Allen 23 rb 6 2 0 1 2 0 0
32 Edgar Bennett 29 RB 16 13 0 2 1 0 0
12 Erik Kramer 34 QB 8 8 0 3 0 0 0
38 Robert Chancey 26 rb 16 1 0 2 0 0 0
80 Curtis Conway 27 WR 15 15 0 1 1 0 0
85 Alonzo Mayes 23 TE 16 16 0 2 0 0 0
4 Moses Moreno 23 qb 2 1 0 2 0 -4 0
29 Frankie Smith 30 15 0 1 0
60 Casey Wiegmann 25 C 16 15 0 1 1 -3 0
81 Bobby Engram 25 WR 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
39 Curtis Enis 22 rb 9 1 0 1 0 0 0
24 Glyn Milburn 27 KR/PR 16 1 0 1 0 0 0
86 Chris Penn 27 wr 14 1 0 1 0 0 0
59 Jim Schwantz 28 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
58 Chris Villarrial 25 RG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
89 Ryan Wetnight 28 te 15 4 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.8 16 28.0 14 129 1 28 0 14 29 21 13 1 707 185 1
Opp Total 16 31 33 19

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 Jeff Jaeger 34 K 16 0 27 21 90
81 Bobby Engram 25 WR 16 16 5 5 30
86 Chris Penn 27 wr 14 1 3 3 1 20
80 Curtis Conway 27 WR 15 15 3 3 18
24 Glyn Milburn 27 KR/PR 16 1 1 2 3 18
20 James Allen 23 rb 6 2 1 1 2 12
32 Edgar Bennett 29 RB 16 13 2 2 12
38 Robert Chancey 26 rb 16 1 2 2 12
18 Steve Stenstrom 27 qb 7 7 2 2 12
89 Ryan Wetnight 28 te 15 4 2 2 12
82 Fabien Bownes 26 16 0 1 1 6
49 Ty Hallock 27 FB 16 10 1 1 6
27 Walt Harris 24 RCB 14 14 1 1 6
12 Erik Kramer 34 QB 8 8 1 1 6
76 Shawn Lee 32 RDE 15 14 1 1 6
88 Marcus Robinson 23 3 0 1 1 6
91 John Thierry 27 LDE 16 9 1 2
Team Total 26.8 16 9 16 1 2 1 1 30 1 27 21 1 274
Opp Total 16 12 27 1 1 1 1 36 26 368