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1998 Arizona Cardinals

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9-7-0, Finished 2nd in NFC East Division  · 1998 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -7.4, Offense: -1.6, Defense: -5.8, SoS: -4.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 325 points (20.3/g), 15th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 378 points (23.6/g), 24th.
 Differential of -53 points (-3.3/g), 18th.  Expected W-L: 6.6-9.4.

Coach: Vince Tobin (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Marc Trestman
 Defensive Coordinator: Dave McGinnis

Stadium: Sun Devil Stadium
 Training Camp: Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, Arizona)

Team Info

Principal Owner Bill Bidwill
VP of Player Personnel Bob Ferguson
Offensive Scheme West Coast
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 325 5109 1052 4.9 36 16 38 315 326 552 3482 17 20 5.8 179 450 1627 18 3.6 98
Team Defense 378 5265 1049 5.0 39 19 27 321 299 518 3276 21 20 5.9 177 492 1989 18 4.0 117
Lg Rank Offense 15 13 28 25 8 8 8 20 25 18 15 21 6 24
Lg Rank Defense 24 21 3 3 26 15 17 11 8 18 26 20 25 18

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 @ Dallas Cowboys 10 38 13 205 160 45 2 30 444 256 188 3
2 Sun September 13 boxscore L 0-2 @ Seattle Seahawks 14 33 17 274 163 111 4 16 244 121 123 2
3 Sun September 20 boxscore W 1-2 Philadelphia Eagles 17 3 16 282 129 153 1 20 317 226 91 3
4 Sun September 27 boxscore W 2-2 @ St. Louis Rams 20 17 22 281 203 78 1 17 264 144 120
5 Sun October 4 boxscore L 2-3 Oakland Raiders 20 23 16 236 187 49 4 14 222 110 112 3
6 Sun October 11 boxscore W 3-3 Chicago Bears 20 7 21 288 150 138 5 12 289 223 66 8
7 Sun October 18 boxscore L 3-4 @ New York Giants 7 34 15 194 132 62 3 26 390 249 141
8 Bye Week
9 Sun November 1 boxscore W 4-4 @ Detroit Lions 17 15 11 209 172 37 2 18 280 167 113 6
10 Sun November 8 boxscore W 5-4 Washington Redskins 29 27 23 351 164 187 1 18 256 167 89 2
11 Sun November 15 boxscore L 5-5 Dallas Cowboys 28 35 28 480 448 32 2 23 354 208 146
12 Sun November 22 boxscore W 6-5 @ Washington Redskins 45 42 25 436 248 188 1 31 421 353 68 2
13 Sun November 29 boxscore L 6-6 @ Kansas City Chiefs 24 34 22 338 214 124 2 20 376 248 128 1
14 Sun December 6 boxscore L 6-7 New York Giants 19 23 17 328 253 75 3 15 344 144 200 2
15 Sun December 13 boxscore W OT 7-7 @ Philadelphia Eagles 20 17 25 424 220 204 2 21 367 219 148 1
16 Sun December 20 boxscore W 8-7 New Orleans Saints 19 17 28 513 394 119 3 18 320 238 82 1
17 Sun December 27 boxscore W 9-7 San Diego Chargers 16 13 16 270 245 25 22 377 203 174 5
Playoffs
WildCard Sat January 2 boxscore W 10-7 @ Dallas Cowboys 20 7 14 346 213 133 2 20 260 164 96 3
Division Sun January 10 boxscore L 10-8 @ Minnesota Vikings 21 41 23 316 242 74 3 26 416 228 188 1

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
16 Jake Plummer 24 QB 16 16 9-7-0 324 547 59.2 3737 17 3.1 20 3.7 57 6.8 5.8 11.5 233.6 75.0 49 280 5.80 4.86 8.2 5 7
17 Dave Brown 28 1 0 2 5 40.0 31 0 0.0 0 0.0 19 6.2 6.2 15.5 31.0 61.2 1 6 4.17 4.17 16.7
Team Total 26.3 16 9-7-0 326 552 59.1 3768 17 3.1 20 3.6 57 6.8 5.8 11.6 235.5 74.9 50 286 5.78 4.85 8.3 5 7
Opp Total 16 299 518 57.7 3526 21 4.1 20 3.9 6.8 5.88 11.8 220.4 76.0 39 250 5.9 5.0 7.0

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
29 Adrian Murrell 28 RB 15 14 274 1042 8 32 3.8 69.5 18.3 18 169 9.4 2 30 1.2 11.3 1211 10 6
24 Mario Bates 25 rb 16 1 60 165 6 15 2.8 10.3 3.8 1 14 14.0 0 14 0.1 0.9 179 6 0
16 Jake Plummer 24 QB 16 16 51 217 4 27 4.3 13.6 3.2 217 4 12
37 Larry Centers 30 FB 16 12 31 110 0 14 3.5 6.9 1.9 69 559 8.1 2 54 4.3 34.9 669 2 1
32 Michael Pittman 23 15 0 29 91 0 11 3.1 6.1 1.9 91 0 1
81 Frank Sanders 25 WR 16 16 4 0 0 7 0.0 0.0 0.3 89 1145 12.9 3 42 5.6 71.6 1145 3 3
17 Dave Brown 28 1 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 2.0 1.0 2 0 0
85 Rob Moore 30 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 67 982 14.7 5 57 4.2 61.4 982 5 0
21 Eric Metcalf 30 KR/PR 16 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 31 324 10.5 0 29 1.9 20.3 324 0 5
87 Johnny McWilliams 26 TE 16 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 26 284 10.9 4 26 1.6 17.8 284 4 0
84 Chris Gedney 28 te 16 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 271 12.3 1 32 1.4 16.9 271 1 1
89 Fred Brock 24 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 12 6.0 0 7 0.2 1.0 12 0 0
82 Ronnie Anderson 24 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.3 2.0 8 0 0
Team Total 26.3 16 450 1627 18 32 3.6 101.7 28.1 326 3768 11.6 17 57 20.4 235.5 5395 35 30
Opp Total 16 492 1989 18 4.0 124.3 30.8 299 3276 11.0 21 18.7 204.8 5265 39 31

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
21 Eric Metcalf 30 KR/PR 16 3 43 295 0 24 6.9 57 1218 0 59 21.4 1837
32 Michael Pittman 23 15 0 4 84 0 22 21.0 175
84 Chris Gedney 28 te 16 3 2 12 0 7 6.0 283
Team Total 26.3 16 43 295 0 24 6.9 63 1314 0 59 20.9 7004
Opp Total 16 38 313 0 8.2 56 1200 0 21.4

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
10 Scott Player 29 P 16 0 81 3378 67 1 41.7
6 Joe Nedney 25 K 12 0 6 6 1 1 8 5 4 1 19 13 68.4% 30 30 100.0%
13 Chris Jacke 32 k 4 0 3 3 6 5 3 1 2 1 14 10 71.4% 6 6 100.0%
Team Total 26.3 16 9 9 7 6 11 6 6 2 33 23 69.7% 36 36 100.0% 81 3378 67 1 41.7
Opp Total 16 30 24 80.0% 41 40 97.6% 75 3293 43.9

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
95 Jamir Miller 25 LLB 16 16 3.0 2 0 2 0 0 82 31
57 Ronald McKinnon 25 MLB 13 13 2.0 5 25 0 17 0 3 1 2 0 0 66 29
28 Tommy Bennett 25 SS 16 16 2 100 1 70 0 58 27
93 Mark Smith 24 RDT 14 13 9.0 1 0 1 0 0 52 20
35 Aeneas Williams* 30 LCB 16 16 1.0 1 15 0 15 0 57 13
40 Pat Tillman 22 FS 16 10 1.0 46 27
90 Andre Wadsworth 24 LDE 16 15 5.0 1 0 3 0 0 42 15
42 Kwamie Lassiter 29 fs 16 6 8 80 0 29 0 2 0 1 0 0 40 15
91 Rashod Swinger 24 LDT 16 11 1 0 0 0 0 37 20
97 Simeon Rice 24 RDE 16 16 10.0 1 0 4 39 0 34 5
50 Tony McCombs 24 RLB 14 13 1 14 0 14 0 0 0 1 0 0 33 17
22 Tom Knight 24 rcb 8 5 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 30 3
26 J.B. Brown 31 RCB 15 6 0 0 1 0 0 27 7
98 Eric Swann 28 ldt 7 5 4.0 2 0 0 0 0 25 7
25 Corey Chavous 22 rcb 16 5 2 0 0 0 0 20 5
55 Patrick Sapp 25 lb 16 1 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 16 11
53 Mark Maddox 30 lb 14 3 1.0 0 0 1 0 0 13 7
27 Ty Howard 25 9 0 13 2
44 J.J. McCleskey 28 12 0 1 1 0 1 0 11 1
78 Carl Simpson 28 dt 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 9 5
94 Bernard Wilson 28 dt 16 3 1.0 8 4
16 Jake Plummer 24 QB 16 16 0 12 3 -2 0
56 Terry Irving 27 lb 6 1 5 1
21 Eric Metcalf 30 KR/PR 16 3 0 5 2 0 0
29 Adrian Murrell 28 RB 15 14 0 6 1 0 0
76 Jerry Drake 29 dt 1 1 2 1
81 Frank Sanders 25 WR 16 16 0 3 2 0 0
52 Zack Walz 22 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
64 James Dexter 25 RT 16 16 0 0 2 0 0
23 Dell McGee 25 3 0 1 0
32 Michael Pittman 23 15 0 0 1 1 0 0
82 Ronnie Anderson 24 4 0 0 0 1 0 0
89 Fred Brock 24 12 0 0 0 1 19 0
37 Larry Centers 30 FB 16 12 0 1 0 0 0
62 Mike Devlin 29 c 15 3 0 0 1 0 0
67 Chris Dishman 24 LG 12 11 0 0 1 0 0
84 Chris Gedney 28 te 16 3 0 1 0 0 0
74 Mike Moten 24 1 0 0 1
Team Total 26.3 16 39.0 20 235 1 70 0 16 30 32 56 0 728 274
Opp Total 16 50 31 12

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
6 Joe Nedney 25 K 12 0 30 13 69
29 Adrian Murrell 28 RB 15 14 8 2 10 60
24 Mario Bates 25 rb 16 1 6 6 36
13 Chris Jacke 32 k 4 0 6 10 36
85 Rob Moore 30 WR 16 16 5 5 30
87 Johnny McWilliams 26 TE 16 15 4 4 24
16 Jake Plummer 24 QB 16 16 4 4 24
81 Frank Sanders 25 WR 16 16 3 3 18
37 Larry Centers 30 FB 16 12 2 2 12
28 Tommy Bennett 25 SS 16 16 1 1 6
84 Chris Gedney 28 te 16 3 1 1 6
Team Total 26.3 16 18 17 1 36 36 23 321
Opp Total 16 18 21 1 4 1 40 24 378