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1998 New England Patriots

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9-7-0, Finished 4th in AFC East Division  · 1998 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.9, Offense: 1.1, Defense: 2.8, SoS: 3.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 337 points (21.1/g), 11th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 329 points (20.6/g), 14th.
 Differential of 8 points (0.5/g), 14th.  Expected W-L: 8.2-7.8.

Coach: Pete Carroll (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ernie Zampese
 Defensive Coordinator: Steve Sidwell
 Other Notable Asst.: Jeff Davidson (Asst. O-Line Coach)

Stadium: Foxboro Stadium
 Training Camp: Bryant College (Smithfield, Rhode Island)

Team Info

Director of Player Personnel Bobby Grier
Chairman/CEO Robert Kraft
Offensive Scheme Air Coryell
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 337 5140 999 5.1 24 7 29 281 295 556 3660 23 17 6.1 184 403 1480 9 3.7 68
Team Defense 329 5182 1053 4.9 31 7 21 305 336 570 3635 26 24 6.0 208 447 1547 8 3.5 76
Lg Rank Offense 11 11 8 5 15 5 5 12 17 10 26 27 22 23
Lg Rank Defense 14 20 11 23 21 27 25 24 2 20 13 7 4 4

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Mon September 7 boxscore L 0-1 @ Denver Broncos 21 27 17 339 258 81 20 339 248 91
2 Sun September 13 boxscore W 1-1 Indianapolis Colts 29 6 15 321 218 103 20 309 173 136 4
3 Sun September 20 boxscore W 2-1 Tennessee Oilers 27 16 13 322 228 94 18 306 194 112 2
4 Bye Week
5 Sun October 4 boxscore W 3-1 @ New Orleans Saints 30 27 20 388 291 97 4 19 276 237 39 2
6 Sun October 11 boxscore W 4-1 Kansas City Chiefs 40 10 31 438 232 206 1 9 134 120 14 2
7 Mon October 19 boxscore L 4-2 New York Jets 14 24 19 291 181 110 1 25 392 271 121
8 Sun October 25 boxscore L OT 4-3 @ Miami Dolphins 9 12 13 251 225 26 1 18 333 263 70 3
9 Sun November 1 boxscore W 5-3 @ Indianapolis Colts 21 16 20 370 293 77 1 18 310 278 32 2
10 Sun November 8 boxscore L 5-4 Atlanta Falcons 10 41 15 223 205 18 5 22 366 249 117 2
11 Sun November 15 boxscore L 5-5 @ Buffalo Bills 10 13 11 206 158 48 23 391 178 213 3
12 Mon November 23 boxscore W 6-5 Miami Dolphins 26 23 21 455 414 41 2 17 322 289 33 1
13 Sun November 29 boxscore W 7-5 Buffalo Bills 25 21 24 259 215 44 1 23 428 329 99
14 Sun December 6 boxscore W 8-5 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 23 9 19 377 304 73 3 13 249 195 54 3
15 Sun December 13 boxscore L 8-6 @ St. Louis Rams 18 32 14 319 119 200 2 18 278 162 116 3
16 Sun December 20 boxscore W 9-6 San Francisco 49ers 24 21 20 332 200 132 2 21 410 259 151 3
17 Sun December 27 boxscore L 9-7 @ New York Jets 10 31 9 249 119 130 1 21 339 190 149 1
Playoffs
WildCard Sun January 3 boxscore L 9-8 @ Jacksonville Jaguars 10 25 14 206 171 35 3 17 308 148 160

Passing

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
11 Drew Bledsoe 26 QB 14 14 8-6-0 263 481 54.7 3633 20 4.2 14 2.9 86 7.6 7.1 13.8 259.5 80.9 36 295 6.46 6.01 7.0 3 4
16 Scott Zolak 31 qb 6 2 1-1-0 32 75 42.7 371 3 4.0 3 4.0 61 4.9 3.9 11.6 61.8 54.9 4 49 4.08 3.13 5.1 1 1
Team Total 26.4 16 9-7-0 295 556 53.1 4004 23 4.1 17 3.1 86 7.2 6.7 13.6 250.3 77.4 40 344 6.14 5.63 6.7 4 5
Opp Total 16 336 570 58.9 3857 26 4.6 24 4.2 6.8 5.78 11.5 241.1 77.1 36 222 6.0 5.1 5.9

Rushing & Receiving

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
47 Robert Edwards 24 RB 16 15 291 1115 9 53 3.8 69.7 18.2 35 331 9.5 3 46 2.2 20.7 1446 12 5
23 Sedrick Shaw 25 rb 13 1 48 236 0 71 4.9 18.2 3.7 6 30 5.0 0 11 0.5 2.3 266 0 2
11 Drew Bledsoe 26 QB 14 14 28 44 0 10 1.6 3.1 2.0 44 0 9
29 Derrick Cullors 26 KR 16 0 18 48 0 15 2.7 3.0 1.1 14 146 10.4 1 43 0.9 9.1 194 1 1
37 Chris Floyd 23 rb 16 2 6 22 0 10 3.7 1.4 0.4 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.1 0.4 28 0 0
16 Scott Zolak 31 qb 6 2 5 0 0 4 0.0 0.0 0.8 0 0 1
88 Terry Glenn 24 WR 10 9 2 -1 0 7 -0.5 -0.1 0.2 50 792 15.8 3 86 5.0 79.2 791 3 0
30 Tony Carter 26 FB 11 7 2 3 0 3 1.5 0.3 0.2 18 166 9.2 0 49 1.6 15.1 169 0 0
19 Tom Tupa 32 P 16 0 2 -2 0 -1 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 -2 0 0
84 Shawn Jefferson 29 WR 16 16 1 15 0 15 15.0 0.9 0.1 34 771 22.7 2 61 2.1 48.2 786 2 0
87 Ben Coates* 29 TE 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 67 668 10.0 6 33 4.8 47.7 668 6 0
80 Troy Brown 27 PR 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 23 346 15.0 1 52 2.3 34.6 346 1 0
81 Tony Simmons 24 wr 11 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 23 474 20.6 3 63 2.1 43.1 474 3 0
85 Lovett Purnell 26 te 16 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 92 7.7 2 22 0.8 5.8 92 2 0
82 Vincent Brisby 27 wr 6 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 96 13.7 2 27 1.2 16.0 96 2 0
17 Henry Ellard 37 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 86 17.2 0 19 1.0 17.2 86 0 0
Team Total 26.4 16 403 1480 9 71 3.7 92.5 25.2 295 4004 13.6 23 86 18.4 250.3 5484 32 20
Opp Total 16 447 1547 8 3.5 96.7 27.9 336 3635 10.8 26 21.0 227.2 5182 34 16

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
29 Derrick Cullors 26 KR 16 0 45 1085 0 68 24.1 1279
26 Chris Canty 22 RCB 16 9 16 170 0 36 10.6 11 198 0 29 18.0 368
80 Troy Brown 27 PR 10 0 17 225 0 39 13.2 571
74 Chris Sullivan 25 rde 15 10 2 14 0 9 7.0 14
54 Tedy Bruschi 25 rlb 16 7 1 4 0 4 4.0 4
90 Chad Eaton 26 LDT 15 14 1 13 0 13 13.0 13
23 Sedrick Shaw 25 rb 13 1 1 16 0 16 16.0 282
25 Larry Whigham 26 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.4 16 33 395 0 39 12.0 62 1330 0 68 21.5 7209
Opp Total 16 43 493 0 11.5 71 1335 0 18.8

Kicking & Punting

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
19 Tom Tupa 32 P 16 0 74 3294 64 0 44.5
4 Adam Vinatieri 26 K 16 0 3 3 8 8 14 9 12 9 2 2 39 31 79.5% 32 32 100.0%
Team Total 26.4 16 3 3 8 8 14 9 12 9 2 2 39 31 79.5% 32 32 100.0% 74 3294 64 0 44.5
Opp Total 16 32 27 84.4% 30 30 100.0% 73 3102 42.5

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
36 Lawyer Milloy* 25 SS 16 16 1.0 6 54 1 30 0 0 0 1 0 0 79 41
32 Willie Clay 28 FS 16 16 3 19 0 19 0 0 0 1 3 0 66 33
52 Ted Johnson 26 MLB 13 13 2.0 64 33
24 Ty Law*+ 24 LCB 16 16 9 133 1 59 0 0 0 1 17 0 60 10
90 Chad Eaton 26 LDT 15 14 6.0 1 0 1 2 0 49 31
54 Tedy Bruschi 25 rlb 16 7 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 48 26
53 Chris Slade 27 LLB 15 15 4.0 1 0 0 0 0 43 29
95 Henry Thomas 33 RDT 16 15 6.5 1 24 1 24 0 2 0 1 0 0 42 22
26 Chris Canty 22 RCB 16 9 1.0 1 12 0 12 0 0 2 0 0 0 43 7
59 Todd Collins 28 RLB 12 10 38 19
74 Chris Sullivan 25 rde 15 10 2.0 26 9
55 Willie McGinest 27 RDE 9 8 3.5 1 0 0 0 0 21 8
25 Larry Whigham 26 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 22 3
94 Greg Spires 24 de 15 1 3.0 18 6
92 Ferric Collons 29 LDE 14 13 18 8
98 Brandon Mitchell 23 de 7 1 2.0 14 7
97 Mark Wheeler 28 dt 10 2 15 5
34 Tebucky Jones 24 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 10 3
42 Chris Carter 24 16 0 1.0 9 4
58 Marty Moore 27 lb 14 2 0 0 1 0 0 7 6
11 Drew Bledsoe 26 QB 14 14 0 9 4 -10 0
99 Vernon Crawford 24 lb 16 1 3 2
28 Steve Lofton 30 6 0 4 0
47 Robert Edwards 24 RB 16 15 0 5 2 0 0
21 Steve Israel 29 rcb 11 7 2.0 3 13 0 12 0
75 Leonta Rheams 22 6 0 2 1
78 Bruce Armstrong 33 LT 16 16 0 0 3 0 0
23 Sedrick Shaw 25 rb 13 1 0 2 1 -7 0
29 Derrick Cullors 26 KR 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
84 Shawn Jefferson 29 WR 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
93 Shawn Stuckey 23 6 0 0 0 1 0 0
16 Scott Zolak 31 qb 6 2 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.4 16 36.0 24 255 3 59 0 7 20 19 5 0 701 313
Opp Total 16 40 16 9

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
4 Adam Vinatieri 26 K 16 0 1 32 31 127
47 Robert Edwards 24 RB 16 15 9 3 12 72
87 Ben Coates* 29 TE 14 14 6 6 36
88 Terry Glenn 24 WR 10 9 3 3 18
81 Tony Simmons 24 wr 11 6 3 3 18
82 Vincent Brisby 27 wr 6 1 2 2 12
84 Shawn Jefferson 29 WR 16 16 2 2 12
85 Lovett Purnell 26 te 16 5 2 2 12
80 Troy Brown 27 PR 10 0 1 1 6
29 Derrick Cullors 26 KR 16 0 1 1 6
24 Ty Law*+ 24 LCB 16 16 1 1 6
36 Lawyer Milloy* 25 SS 16 16 1 1 6
95 Henry Thomas 33 RDT 16 15 1 1 6
Team Total 26.4 16 9 23 3 35 1 32 31 337
Opp Total 16 8 26 2 1 30 27 329