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1998 Tennessee Oilers

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8-8-0, Finished 2nd in AFC Central Division  · 1998 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 0.0, Offense: -0.5, Defense: 0.5, SoS: -0.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 330 points (20.6/g), 13th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 320 points (20.0/g), 12th.
 Differential of 10 points (0.6/g), 13th.  Expected W-L: 8.3-7.7.

Coach: Jeff Fisher (8-8-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Les Steckel
 Defensive Coordinator: Gregg Williams
 Other Notable Asst.: Mike Munchak (Offensive Line)

Stadium: Vanderbilt Stadium
 Training Camp: Tennessee State (Nashville, Tennessee)

Team Info

Founder/Owner/Chairman/President/CEO Bud Adams
General Manager/Executive VP Floyd Reese
Offensive Scheme Balanced
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 330 5261 1016 5.2 19 9 19 308 305 519 3291 16 10 5.9 171 462 1970 12 4.3 118
Team Defense 320 5121 955 5.4 19 7 28 279 319 511 3511 24 12 6.5 170 414 1610 9 3.9 81
Lg Rank Offense 13 9 2 9 9 16 15 23 2 13 11 9 12 6
Lg Rank Defense 12 16 28 23 10 14 20 21 26 25 10 9 8 13

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 6 boxscore W 1-0 @ Cincinnati Bengals 23 14 19 353 264 89 16 292 192 100 1
2 Sun September 13 boxscore L 1-1 San Diego Chargers 7 13 18 250 187 63 18 320 179 141
3 Sun September 20 boxscore L 1-2 @ New England Patriots 16 27 18 306 194 112 2 13 322 228 94
4 Sun September 27 boxscore L 1-3 Jacksonville Jaguars 22 27 15 219 179 40 3 19 297 149 148 3
5 Bye Week
6 Sun October 11 boxscore W 2-3 @ Baltimore Ravens 12 8 16 344 178 166 1 13 263 227 36 1
7 Sun October 18 boxscore W 3-3 Cincinnati Bengals 44 14 24 515 344 171 14 332 184 148 1
8 Sun October 25 boxscore L 3-4 Chicago Bears 20 23 25 356 176 180 4 20 286 138 148 1
9 Sun November 1 boxscore W 4-4 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 41 31 19 321 152 169 26 401 347 54 3
10 Sun November 8 boxscore W 5-4 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31 22 20 353 117 236 1 19 397 294 103 1
11 Sun November 15 boxscore W 6-4 Pittsburgh Steelers 23 14 18 338 230 108 1 16 310 231 79 2
12 Sun November 22 boxscore L 6-5 New York Jets 3 24 12 223 129 94 1 22 361 231 130
13 Sun November 29 boxscore L 6-6 @ Seattle Seahawks 18 20 23 343 179 164 2 20 378 296 82 3
14 Sun December 6 boxscore W 7-6 Baltimore Ravens 16 14 19 291 213 78 1 10 221 163 58 1
15 Sun December 13 boxscore W 8-6 @ Jacksonville Jaguars 16 13 20 354 223 131 2 15 241 172 69 1
16 Sun December 20 boxscore L 8-7 @ Green Bay Packers 22 30 22 341 262 79 1 16 362 245 117
17 Sat December 26 boxscore L 8-8 Minnesota Vikings 16 26 20 354 264 90 22 338 235 103 1

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
9 Steve McNair 25 QB 16 16 8-8-0 289 492 58.7 3228 15 3.0 10 2.0 47 6.6 6.3 11.2 201.8 80.1 33 176 5.81 5.53 6.3 1 2
17 Dave Krieg 40 5 0 12 21 57.1 199 0 0.0 0 0.0 55 9.5 9.5 16.6 39.8 89.2 2 15 8.00 8.00 8.7
11 Steve Matthews 28 1 0 2 3 66.7 24 0 0.0 0 0.0 13 8.0 8.0 12.0 24.0 91.0 0 0 8.00 8.00 0.0
22 Mike Archie 26 KR 16 0 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
15 Craig Hentrich*+ 27 P 16 0 1 1 100.0 13 0 0.0 0 0.0 13 13.0 13.0 13.0 0.8 118.7 0 0 13.00 13.00 0.0
Team Total 26.7 16 8-8-0 305 519 58.8 3482 16 3.1 10 1.9 55 6.7 6.5 11.4 217.6 81.3 35 191 5.94 5.71 6.3 1 2
Opp Total 16 319 511 62.4 3683 24 4.7 12 2.3 7.2 7.09 11.5 230.2 90.0 30 172 6.5 6.4 5.5

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
27 Eddie George* 25 RB 16 16 348 1294 5 37 3.7 80.9 21.8 37 310 8.4 1 29 2.3 19.4 1604 6 7
9 Steve McNair 25 QB 16 16 77 559 4 71 7.3 34.9 4.8 559 4 5
20 Rodney Thomas 25 11 0 24 100 2 21 4.2 9.1 2.2 6 55 9.2 0 20 0.5 5.0 155 2 0
22 Mike Archie 26 KR 16 0 6 24 1 20 4.0 1.5 0.4 5 25 5.0 0 7 0.3 1.6 49 1 3
17 Dave Krieg 40 5 0 3 -1 0 0 -0.3 -0.2 0.6 -1 0 3
87 Kevin Dyson 23 wr 13 9 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.3 0.1 21 263 12.5 2 45 1.6 20.2 267 2 0
81 Chris Sanders 26 wr 14 1 1 -9 0 -9 -9.0 -0.6 0.1 5 136 27.2 0 46 0.4 9.7 127 0 1
15 Craig Hentrich*+ 27 P 16 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 -1 0 0
53 Mark Stepnoski 31 C 13 13 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 2
89 Frank Wycheck* 27 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 70 768 11.0 2 38 4.4 48.0 768 2 2
88 Jackie Harris 30 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 43 412 9.6 2 32 2.7 25.8 412 2 0
82 Yancey Thigpen 29 WR 9 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 38 493 13.0 3 55 4.2 54.8 493 3 0
84 Willie Davis 31 WR 13 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 32 461 14.4 3 38 2.5 35.5 461 3 0
85 Derrick Mason 24 PR 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 25 333 13.3 3 47 1.6 20.8 333 3 1
80 Michael Roan 26 te 16 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 93 7.2 0 16 0.8 5.8 93 0 1
83 Isaac Byrd 24 wr 4 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 71 11.8 0 18 1.5 17.8 71 0 0
86 Joey Kent 24 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 62 15.5 0 23 0.4 6.2 62 0 0
Team Total 26.7 16 462 1970 12 71 4.3 123.1 28.9 305 3482 11.4 16 55 19.1 217.6 5452 28 25
Opp Total 16 414 1610 9 3.9 100.6 25.9 319 3511 11.0 24 19.9 219.4 5121 33 11

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
22 Mike Archie 26 KR 16 0 7 52 0 22 7.4 42 913 0 50 21.7 1014
85 Derrick Mason 24 PR 16 0 31 228 0 25 7.4 8 154 0 26 19.3 715
20 Rodney Thomas 25 11 0 3 64 0 39 21.3 219
88 Jackie Harris 30 TE 16 16 1 3 0 3 3.0 415
80 Michael Roan 26 te 16 1 1 4 0 11 4.0 97
89 Frank Wycheck* 27 TE 16 16 1 10 0 10 10.0 778
Team Total 26.7 16 38 280 0 25 7.4 56 1148 0 50 20.5 6880
Opp Total 16 34 332 0 9.8 55 1114 0 20.3

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
15 Craig Hentrich*+ 27 P 16 0 1 1 0.0% 69 3258 71 0 47.2
3 Al Del Greco 36 K 16 0 1 1 8 8 15 15 15 12 39 36 92.3% 28 28 100.0%
Team Total 26.7 16 1 1 8 8 15 15 16 12 40 36 90.0% 28 28 100.0% 69 3258 71 0 47.2
Opp Total 16 30 25 83.3% 29 29 100.0% 74 3189 43.1

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
58 Joe Bowden 28 MLB 16 16 1.5 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 2 17 1 73 30
55 Eddie Robinson 28 LLB 16 16 3.5 1 11 0 11 0 72 18
23 Blaine Bishop 28 SS 13 13 3.0 1 13 0 13 0 0 0 1 0 0 63 22
25 Denard Walker 25 LCB 16 16 2 6 0 6 0 68 15
29 Darryll Lewis 30 RCB 16 15 1.0 4 40 0 33 0 3 0 0 0 0 59 10
51 Lonnie Marts 30 RLB 16 15 4.0 1 27 1 27 0 2 0 0 0 0 40 19
24 Steve Jackson 29 db 14 4 1.5 1 0 0 0 0 45 9
31 Marcus Robertson 29 FS 12 12 1 0 0 0 0 35 8
96 Gary Walker 25 LDT 16 16 1.0 31 16
99 Kenny Holmes 25 RDE 14 11 2.5 22 11
98 Pratt Lyons 24 LDE 16 12 2.0 22 10
21 Samari Rolle 22 db 15 1 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 22 3
35 Perry Phenix 24 db 15 3 1 0 1 18 0 17 4
92 Henry Ford 27 rdt 13 5 1.5 0 0 1 0 0 14 8
78 Anthony Cook 26 de 13 3 2.0 15 4
37 Dainon Sidney 23 db 16 1 15 1
90 James Roberson 27 rde 10 5 11 4
95 Joe Salave'a 23 13 0 1.0 8 1
27 Eddie George* 25 RB 16 16 0 7 5 0 0
50 Terry Killens 24 lb 16 1 5 0
9 Steve McNair 25 QB 16 16 0 5 3 -7 0
52 Barron Wortham 29 13 0 4 0
33 Anthony Dorsett 25 16 0 3 1
17 Dave Krieg 40 5 0 0 3 1 -2 0
89 Frank Wycheck* 27 TE 16 16 0 2 2 0 0
91 Josh Evans 26 RDT 14 11 3.5
22 Mike Archie 26 KR 16 0 0 3 0 0 0
59 Dennis Stallings 24 15 0 1 1
53 Mark Stepnoski 31 C 13 13 0 2 1 -6 0
85 Derrick Mason 24 PR 16 0 0 1 1 0 0
80 Michael Roan 26 te 16 1 0 1 1 0 1
93 Mike Sutton 23 1 0 1 0
83 Isaac Byrd 24 wr 4 3 0 0 1 0 0
66 Jason Layman 25 RG 16 15 0 0 1 0 0
74 Bruce Matthews*+ 37 LG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
28 George McCullough 23 7 0 0 1
81 Chris Sanders 26 wr 14 1 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.7 16 30.0 12 98 2 33 0 8 25 22 20 2 646 196
Opp Total 16 35 11 4 2

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
3 Al Del Greco 36 K 16 0 28 36 136
27 Eddie George* 25 RB 16 16 5 1 6 1 38
9 Steve McNair 25 QB 16 16 4 4 24
84 Willie Davis 31 WR 13 10 3 3 18
85 Derrick Mason 24 PR 16 0 3 3 18
82 Yancey Thigpen 29 WR 9 8 3 3 18
58 Joe Bowden 28 MLB 16 16 1 1 2 12
87 Kevin Dyson 23 wr 13 9 2 2 12
88 Jackie Harris 30 TE 16 16 2 2 12
20 Rodney Thomas 25 11 0 2 2 12
89 Frank Wycheck* 27 TE 16 16 2 2 12
22 Mike Archie 26 KR 16 0 1 1 6
51 Lonnie Marts 30 RLB 16 15 1 1 6
80 Michael Roan 26 te 16 1 1 1 6
Team Total 26.7 16 12 16 2 2 32 1 28 36 330
Opp Total 16 9 24 1 4 29 25 2 320