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1998 New England Patriots

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9-7-0, 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)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Drew Bledsoe 26 5 14 263 for 481, 3,633 yards, 20 td, 14 int, & 28 rushes for 44 yards and 0 td New England Patriots / 1st / 1st pick / 1993
RB Robert Edwards 24 Rook 15 291 rushes for 1,115 yards, 9 td, & 35 catches for 331 yards and 3 td New England Patriots / 1st / 18th pick / 1998
FB Tony Carter 26 4 7 2 rushes for 3 yards, 0 td, & 18 catches for 166 yards and 0 td
WR Terry Glenn 24 2 9 50 catches for 792 yards, 3 td, & 2 rushes for -1 yards and 0 td New England Patriots / 1st / 7th pick / 1996
WR Shawn Jefferson 29 7 16 34 catches for 771 yards, 2 td, & 1 rush for 15 yards and 0 td Houston Oilers / 9th / 240th pick / 1991
TE Ben Coates* 29 7 14 67 catches for 668 yards, 6 td New England Patriots / 5th / 124th pick / 1991
LT Bruce Armstrong 33 11 16 3 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 23rd pick / 1987
LG Max Lane 27 4 11 New England Patriots / 6th / 168th pick / 1994
C Dave Wohlabaugh 26 3 16 New England Patriots / 4th / 112th pick / 1995
RG Todd Rucci 28 5 16 New England Patriots / 2nd / 51st pick / 1993
RT Zefross Moss 32 9 14
 Defensive Starters
LDE Ferric Collons 29 3 13
LDT Chad Eaton 26 2 14 6.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Arizona Cardinals / 7th / 241st pick / 1995
RDT Henry Thomas 33 11 15 6.5 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1987
RDE Willie McGinest 27 4 8 3.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 4th pick / 1994
LLB Chris Slade 27 5 15 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 2nd / 31st pick / 1993
MLB Ted Johnson 26 3 13 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 2nd / 57th pick / 1995
RLB Todd Collins 28 6 10 New England Patriots / 3rd / 64th pick / 1992
LCB Ty Law*+ 24 3 16 0.0 sacks, 9 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 23rd pick / 1995
RCB Chris Canty 22 1 9 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 29th pick / 1997
SS Lawyer Milloy* 25 2 16 1.0 sacks, 6 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 2nd / 36th pick / 1996
FS Willie Clay 28 6 16 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 8th / 221st pick / 1992
 Special Teams Starters
K Adam Vinatieri 26 2 0 31 of 39 field goals & 32 of 32 extra points
P Tom Tupa 32 10 0 74 punts for a 44.5 average, 0 blocked Phoenix Cardinals / 3rd / 68th pick / 1988
PR Troy Brown 27 5 0 17 punt returns for a 13.2 average and 0 td New England Patriots / 8th / 198th pick / 1993
KR Derrick Cullors 26 1 0 45 kick returns for a 24.1 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
78 Bruce Armstrong 33 LT 16 16 295 6-4 Louisville 9/7/1965 11 8 New England Patriots / 1st / 23rd pick / 1987
86 Mike Bartrum 28 16 0 245 6-4 Marshall 6/23/1970 5 0
11 Drew Bledsoe 26 QB 14 14 238 6-5 Washington St. 2/14/1972 5 12 New England Patriots / 1st / 1st pick / 1993
82 Vincent Brisby 27 wr 6 1 190 6-3 La-Monroe 1/25/1971 5 1 New England Patriots / 2nd / 56th pick / 1993
80 Troy Brown 27 PR 10 0 196 5-10 Marshall 7/2/1971 5 3 New England Patriots / 8th / 198th pick / 1993
54 Tedy Bruschi 25 rlb 16 7 247 6-1 Arizona 6/9/1973 2 4 New England Patriots / 3rd / 86th pick / 1996
26 Chris Canty 22 RCB 16 9 185 5-9 Kansas St. 3/30/1976 1 3 New England Patriots / 1st / 29th pick / 1997
42 Chris Carter 24 16 0 201 6-1 Texas 9/27/1974 1 1 New England Patriots / 3rd / 89th pick / 1997
30 Tony Carter 26 FB 11 7 230 6-0 Minnesota 8/23/1972 4 2
32 Willie Clay 28 FS 16 16 193 5-10 Georgia Tech 9/5/1970 6 5 Detroit Lions / 8th / 221st pick / 1992
87 Ben Coates* 29 TE 14 14 245 6-5 Livingstone 8/16/1969 7 6 New England Patriots / 5th / 124th pick / 1991
59 Todd Collins 28 RLB 12 10 248 6-2 Georgia,Tennessee,Carson-Newman 5/27/1970 6 4 New England Patriots / 3rd / 64th pick / 1992
92 Ferric Collons 29 LDE 14 13 290 6-7 California 12/4/1969 3 5
45 Dana Cottrell 24 2 0 234 6-3 Syracuse 1/11/1974 Rook 0
99 Vernon Crawford 24 lb 16 1 245 6-4 Florida St. 6/25/1974 1 1 New England Patriots / 5th / 159th pick / 1997
29 Derrick Cullors 26 KR 16 0 195 6-0 TCU,Murray St. 12/26/1972 1 2
61 Damon Denson 23 g 11 4 305 6-4 Michigan 2/8/1975 1 3 New England Patriots / 4th / 97th pick / 1997
90 Chad Eaton 26 LDT 15 14 303 6-5 Washington St. 4/6/1972 2 7 Arizona Cardinals / 7th / 241st pick / 1995
47 Robert Edwards 24 RB 16 15 218 5-11 Georgia 10/2/1974 Rook 11 New England Patriots / 1st / 18th pick / 1998
17 Henry Ellard 37 5 0 180 5-11 Fresno St. 7/21/1961 15 1 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1983
66 Ed Ellis 23 7 0 325 6-5 Buffalo 10/13/1975 1 1 New England Patriots / 4th / 125th pick / 1997
37 Chris Floyd 23 rb 16 2 231 6-2 Michigan 6/23/1975 Rook 0 New England Patriots / 3rd / 81st pick / 1998
88 Terry Glenn 24 WR 10 9 195 5-11 Ohio St. 7/23/1974 2 7 New England Patriots / 1st / 7th pick / 1996
63 Heath Irwin 25 g 13 3 300 6-4 Colorado 6/27/1973 1 2 New England Patriots / 4th / 101st pick / 1996
21 Steve Israel 29 rcb 11 7 194 5-11 Pittsburgh 3/16/1969 6 3 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 30th pick / 1992
84 Shawn Jefferson 29 WR 16 16 185 5-11 Central Florida 2/22/1969 7 7 Houston Oilers / 9th / 240th pick / 1991
52 Ted Johnson 26 MLB 13 13 253 6-4 Colorado 12/4/1972 3 6 New England Patriots / 2nd / 57th pick / 1995
34 Tebucky Jones 24 16 0 218 6-2 Syracuse 10/6/1974 Rook 1 New England Patriots / 1st / 22nd pick / 1998
18 Anthony Ladd 25 3 0 188 6-1 Cincinnati 12/23/1973 Rook 0
68 Max Lane 27 LG 16 11 315 6-6 Navy 2/22/1971 4 6 New England Patriots / 6th / 168th pick / 1994
24 Ty Law*+ 24 LCB 16 16 200 5-11 Michigan 2/10/1974 3 14 New England Patriots / 1st / 23rd pick / 1995
28 Steve Lofton 30 6 0 180 5-9 Texas A&M 11/26/1968 7 0
55 Willie McGinest 27 RDE 9 8 270 6-5 USC 12/11/1971 4 4 New England Patriots / 1st / 4th pick / 1994
36 Lawyer Milloy* 25 SS 16 16 210 6-0 Washington 11/14/1973 2 10 New England Patriots / 2nd / 36th pick / 1996
98 Brandon Mitchell 23 de 7 1 290 6-3 Texas A&M 6/19/1975 1 1 New England Patriots / 2nd / 59th pick / 1997
58 Marty Moore 27 lb 14 2 244 6-1 Kentucky 3/19/1971 4 2 New England Patriots / 7th / 222nd pick / 1994
77 Zefross Moss 32 RT 14 14 325 6-6 Alabama St. 8/17/1966 9 7
85 Lovett Purnell 26 te 16 5 245 6-3 West Virginia 4/7/1972 2 1 New England Patriots / 7th / 216th pick / 1996
60 Scott Rehberg 25 2 0 325 6-8 Central Michigan 11/17/1973 1 0 New England Patriots / 7th / 230th pick / 1997
75 Leonta Rheams 22 6 0 303 6-2 Houston 8/1/1976 Rook 0 New England Patriots / 4th / 115th pick / 1998
71 Todd Rucci 28 RG 16 16 296 6-5 Penn St. 7/14/1970 5 8 New England Patriots / 2nd / 51st pick / 1993
51 Bernard Russ 25 1 0 238 6-1 West Virginia 11/4/1973 1 0
83 Rod Rutledge 23 te 16 4 262 6-5 Alabama 8/12/1975 Rook 0 New England Patriots / 2nd / 54th pick / 1998
44 Harold Shaw 24 11 0 228 6-0 Southern Miss 9/3/1974 Rook 0 New England Patriots / 6th / 176th pick / 1998
23 Sedrick Shaw 25 rb 13 1 214 6-0 Iowa 11/16/1973 1 2 New England Patriots / 3rd / 61st pick / 1997
81 Tony Simmons 24 wr 11 6 210 6-1 Wisconsin 12/8/1974 Rook 4 New England Patriots / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1998
53 Chris Slade 27 LLB 15 15 245 6-5 Virginia 1/30/1971 5 6 New England Patriots / 2nd / 31st pick / 1993
94 Greg Spires 24 de 15 1 265 6-1 Florida St. 8/12/1974 Rook 2 New England Patriots / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1998
93 Shawn Stuckey 23 6 0 230 6-0 Vanderbilt,Troy 10/22/1975 Rook 1
74 Chris Sullivan 25 RDE 15 10 279 6-4 Boston Col. 3/14/1973 2 5 New England Patriots / 4th / 119th pick / 1996
95 Henry Thomas 33 RDT 16 15 277 6-2 LSU 1/12/1965 11 8 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1987
19 Tom Tupa 32 P 16 0 225 6-4 Ohio St. 2/6/1966 10 3 Phoenix Cardinals / 3rd / 68th pick / 1988
4 Adam Vinatieri 26 K 16 0 202 6-0 South Dakota St. 12/28/1972 2 3
97 Mark Wheeler 28 dt 10 2 285 6-3 Texas A&M 4/1/1970 6 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 59th pick / 1992
25 Larry Whigham 26 16 0 205 6-2 La-Monroe 6/23/1972 4 1 Seattle Seahawks / 4th / 110th pick / 1994
64 Dave Wohlabaugh 26 C 16 16 296 6-3 Syracuse 4/13/1972 3 8 New England Patriots / 4th / 112th pick / 1995
16 Scott Zolak 31 qb 6 2 230 6-5 Maryland 12/13/1967 6 1 New England Patriots / 4th / 84th pick / 1991
Team Total 26.4 16 243.3 6-2.2 3.4