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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)

Starters

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Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Steve McNair 25 3 16 289 for 492, 3,228 yards, 15 td, 10 int, & 77 rushes for 559 yards and 4 td Houston Oilers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1995
RB Eddie George* 25 2 16 348 rushes for 1,294 yards, 5 td, & 37 catches for 310 yards and 1 td Houston Oilers / 1st / 14th pick / 1996
WR Willie Davis 31 7 10 32 catches for 461 yards, 3 td
WR Yancey Thigpen 29 7 8 38 catches for 493 yards, 3 td San Diego Chargers / 4th / 90th pick / 1991
TE Jackie Harris 30 8 16 43 catches for 412 yards, 2 td Green Bay Packers / 4th / 102nd pick / 1990
TE Frank Wycheck* 27 5 16 70 catches for 768 yards, 2 td Washington Redskins / 6th / 160th pick / 1993
LT Brad Hopkins 28 5 13 Houston Oilers / 1st / 13th pick / 1993
LG Bruce Matthews*+ 37 15 16 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 1st / 9th pick / 1983
C Mark Stepnoski 31 9 13 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 57th pick / 1989
RG Jason Layman 25 2 15 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 2nd / 48th pick / 1996
RT Jon Runyan 25 2 16 Houston Oilers / 4th / 109th pick / 1996
 Defensive Starters
LDE Pratt Lyons 24 1 12 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Tennessee Oilers / 4th / 107th pick / 1997
LDT Gary Walker 25 3 16 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 5th / 159th pick / 1995
RDT Josh Evans 26 3 11 3.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RDE Kenny Holmes 25 1 11 2.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Tennessee Oilers / 1st / 18th pick / 1997
LLB Eddie Robinson 28 6 16 3.5 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 2nd / 50th pick / 1992
MLB Joe Bowden 28 6 16 1.5 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 5th / 133rd pick / 1992
RLB Lonnie Marts 30 7 15 4.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
LCB Denard Walker 25 1 16 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Tennessee Oilers / 3rd / 75th pick / 1997
RCB Darryll Lewis 30 7 15 1.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 2nd / 38th pick / 1991
SS Blaine Bishop 28 5 13 3.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 8th / 214th pick / 1993
FS Marcus Robertson 29 7 12 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 4th / 102nd pick / 1991
 Special Teams Starters
K Al Del Greco 36 14 0 36 of 39 field goals & 28 of 28 extra points
P Craig Hentrich*+ 27 4 0 69 punts for a 47.2 average, 0 blocked New York Jets / 8th / 200th pick / 1993
PR Derrick Mason 24 1 0 31 punt returns for a 7.4 average and 0 td Tennessee Oilers / 4th / 98th pick / 1997
KR Mike Archie 26 2 0 42 kick returns for a 21.7 average and 0 td Houston Oilers / 7th / 218th pick / 1996

Roster

No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
22 Mike Archie 26 KR 16 0 205 5-8 Penn St. 10/14/1972 2 0 Houston Oilers / 7th / 218th pick / 1996
23 Blaine Bishop 28 SS 13 13 197 5-9 St. Joseph's (IN),Ball St. 7/24/1970 5 6 Houston Oilers / 8th / 214th pick / 1993
58 Joe Bowden 28 MLB 16 16 230 5-11 Oklahoma 2/25/1970 6 9 Houston Oilers / 5th / 133rd pick / 1992
83 Isaac Byrd 24 wr 4 3 188 6-1 Kansas 11/16/1974 1 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 195th pick / 1997
78 Anthony Cook 26 de 13 3 295 6-3 South Carolina St. 5/30/1972 3 2 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 35th pick / 1995
84 Willie Davis 31 WR 13 10 180 6-0 Central Arkansas 10/10/1967 7 5
3 Al Del Greco 36 K 16 0 200 5-10 Auburn 3/2/1962 14 6
33 Anthony Dorsett 25 16 0 205 5-11 Pittsburgh 9/14/1973 2 1 Houston Oilers / 6th / 177th pick / 1996
87 Kevin Dyson 23 WR 13 9 208 6-1 Utah 6/23/1975 Rook 3 Tennessee Oilers / 1st / 16th pick / 1998
91 Josh Evans 26 RDT 14 11 280 6-3 Ala-Birmingham 9/6/1972 3 4
92 Henry Ford 27 rdt 13 5 295 6-3 Arkansas 10/30/1971 4 3 Houston Oilers / 1st / 26th pick / 1994
27 Eddie George* 25 RB 16 16 235 6-3 Ohio St. 9/24/1973 2 12 Houston Oilers / 1st / 14th pick / 1996
26 Spencer George 25 5 0 202 5-9 Rice 10/28/1973 1 0
88 Jackie Harris 30 TE 16 16 244 6-4 La-Monroe 1/4/1968 8 4 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 102nd pick / 1990
15 Craig Hentrich*+ 27 P 16 0 213 6-3 Notre Dame 5/18/1971 4 3 New York Jets / 8th / 200th pick / 1993
99 Kenny Holmes 25 RDE 14 11 265 6-4 Miami (FL) 10/24/1973 1 5 Tennessee Oilers / 1st / 18th pick / 1997
72 Brad Hopkins 28 LT 13 13 305 6-3 Illinois 9/5/1970 5 6 Houston Oilers / 1st / 13th pick / 1993
24 Steve Jackson 29 db 14 4 188 5-8 Purdue 4/8/1969 7 3 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 71st pick / 1991
57 Lenoy Jones 24 9 0 228 6-1 TCU 9/25/1974 2 1
86 Joey Kent 24 10 0 191 6-1 Tennessee 4/23/1974 1 1 Tennessee Oilers / 2nd / 46th pick / 1997
50 Terry Killens 24 lb 16 1 235 6-1 Penn St. 3/24/1974 2 1 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 74th pick / 1996
17 Dave Krieg 40 5 0 193 6-1 Milton 10/20/1958 18 1
66 Jason Layman 25 RG 16 15 310 6-5 Tennessee 7/29/1973 2 7 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 48th pick / 1996
29 Darryll Lewis 30 RCB 16 15 188 5-9 Arizona 12/16/1968 7 7 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 38th pick / 1991
60 Kevin Long 23 c 16 2 296 6-5 Florida St. 5/2/1975 Rook 2 Tennessee Oilers / 7th / 229th pick / 1998
98 Pratt Lyons 24 LDE 16 12 295 6-5 Utah St.,Troy 9/17/1974 1 5 Tennessee Oilers / 4th / 107th pick / 1997
51 Lonnie Marts 30 RLB 16 15 246 6-2 Tulane 11/10/1968 7 7
85 Derrick Mason 24 PR 16 0 190 5-10 Michigan St. 1/17/1974 1 3 Tennessee Oilers / 4th / 98th pick / 1997
76 Jason Mathews 27 3 0 285 6-5 BYU,Texas A&M 2/9/1971 4 0 Indianapolis Colts / 3rd / 67th pick / 1994
74 Bruce Matthews*+ 37 LG 16 16 305 6-5 USC 8/8/1961 15 14 Houston Oilers / 1st / 9th pick / 1983
11 Steve Matthews 28 1 0 222 6-3 Tennessee,Memphis 10/13/1970 1 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 199th pick / 1994
28 George McCullough 23 7 0 187 5-10 Baylor 2/18/1975 1 0 Tennessee Oilers / 5th / 143rd pick / 1997
9 Steve McNair 25 QB 16 16 235 6-2 Alcorn St. 2/14/1973 3 15 Houston Oilers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1995
64 Erik Norgard 33 g 1 1 282 6-1 West. Washington,Colorado 11/4/1965 8 0
75 Benji Olson 23 g 13 1 320 6-4 Washington 6/5/1975 Rook 1 Tennessee Oilers / 5th / 139th pick / 1998
35 Perry Phenix 24 db 15 3 210 5-11 Southern Miss 11/14/1974 Rook 2
61 Evan Pilgrim 26 3 0 304 6-4 BYU 8/14/1972 2 0 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 87th pick / 1995
80 Michael Roan 26 te 16 1 251 6-3 Wisconsin 8/29/1972 3 1 Houston Oilers / 4th / 101st pick / 1995
90 James Roberson 27 rde 10 5 275 6-3 Florida St. 5/3/1971 2 3
31 Marcus Robertson 29 FS 12 12 198 5-11 Iowa St. 10/2/1969 7 5 Houston Oilers / 4th / 102nd pick / 1991
55 Eddie Robinson 28 LLB 16 16 240 6-1 Alabama St. 4/13/1970 6 8 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 50th pick / 1992
21 Samari Rolle 22 db 15 1 175 6-0 Florida St. 8/10/1976 Rook 1 Tennessee Oilers / 2nd / 46th pick / 1998
69 Jon Runyan 25 RT 16 16 330 6-7 Michigan 11/27/1973 2 7 Houston Oilers / 4th / 109th pick / 1996
95 Joe Salave'a 23 13 0 317 6-3 Arizona 3/25/1975 Rook 1 Tennessee Oilers / 4th / 107th pick / 1998
81 Chris Sanders 26 wr 14 1 188 6-1 Ohio St. 5/8/1972 3 1 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 67th pick / 1995
73 Scott Sanderson 24 t 16 3 295 6-6 Washington St. 7/25/1974 1 3 Tennessee Oilers / 3rd / 81st pick / 1997
37 Dainon Sidney 23 db 16 1 197 6-0 East Tennessee St.,Ala-Birmingham 5/30/1975 Rook 1 Tennessee Oilers / 3rd / 77th pick / 1998
59 Dennis Stallings 24 15 0 240 6-0 Illinois 5/25/1974 1 1 Tennessee Oilers / 6th / 181st pick / 1997
53 Mark Stepnoski 31 C 13 13 269 6-2 Pittsburgh 1/20/1967 9 6 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 57th pick / 1989
93 Mike Sutton 23 1 0 272 6-4 LSU 4/21/1975 Rook 0
82 Yancey Thigpen 29 WR 9 8 208 6-1 Winston-Salem St. 8/15/1969 7 5 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 90th pick / 1991
20 Rodney Thomas 25 11 0 210 5-10 Texas A&M 3/30/1973 3 1 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 89th pick / 1995
25 Denard Walker 25 LCB 16 16 190 6-1 LSU 8/9/1973 1 7 Tennessee Oilers / 3rd / 75th pick / 1997
96 Gary Walker 25 LDT 16 16 324 6-3 Auburn 2/28/1973 3 7 Houston Oilers / 5th / 159th pick / 1995
52 Barron Wortham 29 13 0 244 5-11 Texas-El Paso 11/1/1969 4 1 Houston Oilers / 6th / 194th pick / 1994
89 Frank Wycheck* 27 TE 16 16 253 6-3 Maryland 10/14/1971 5 8 Washington Redskins / 6th / 160th pick / 1993
Team Total 26.7 16 241.7 6-1.4 3.7