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1998 Pittsburgh Steelers

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7-9-0, Finished 3rd in AFC Central Division  · 1998 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.8, Offense: -5.1, Defense: 1.3, SoS: -1.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 263 points (16.4/g), 28th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 303 points (18.9/g), 7th.
 Differential of -40 points (-2.5/g), 17th.  Expected W-L: 6.7-9.3.

Coach: Bill Cowher (7-9-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ray Sherman
 Defensive Coordinator: Jim Haslett
 Other Notable Asst.: Mike Mularkey (Tight Ends)

Stadium: Three Rivers Stadium
 Training Camp: St. Vincent College (Latrobe, Pennsylvania)

Team Info

General Manager/Director of Football Operations Tom Donahoe
Chairman Dan Rooney
Defensive Alignment 3-4

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing Average Drive
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD #Dr Sc% TO% Start Time Plays Yds Pts
Team Offense 263 4586 1014 4.5 32 12 27 268 274 489 2552 13 20 4.9 135 490 2034 8 4.2 106 173 24.3 13.3 Own 32.3 2:36 5.53 23.8 1.12
Team Defense 303 4963 1002 5.0 29 13 23 266 268 482 3321 17 16 6.3 155 479 1642 8 3.4 88 173 27.7 13.3 Own 28.4 2:27 5.4 25.3 1.32
Lg Rank Offense 28 25 19 15 22 22 29 27 25 27 8 7 24 9 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Lg Rank Defense 7 12 16 11 6 9 18 3 17 24 18 13 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO Offense Defense Sp. Tms
1 Sun September 6 boxscore W 1-0 @ Baltimore Ravens 20 13 14 271 157 114 3 17 376 264 112 -6.94 2.96 7.24
2 Sun September 13 boxscore W 2-0 Chicago Bears 17 12 17 251 109 142 1 19 320 190 130 2 -5.79 7.69 3.07
3 Sun September 20 boxscore L 2-1 @ Miami Dolphins 0 21 13 200 78 122 3 11 219 109 110 1 -27.50 12.00 -3.54
4 Sun September 27 boxscore W 3-1 Seattle Seahawks 13 10 16 285 100 185 14 230 169 61 4 -7.18 16.16 -4.25
5 Bye Week
6 Sun October 11 boxscore L 3-2 @ Cincinnati Bengals 20 25 20 386 129 257 1 17 389 281 108 7.81 -15.26 0.34
7 Sun October 18 boxscore W 4-2 Baltimore Ravens 16 6 13 241 162 79 2 16 230 134 96 5 -13.30 22.04 4.29
8 Mon October 26 boxscore W 5-2 @ Kansas City Chiefs 20 13 20 272 90 182 1 16 290 218 72 3 4.15 3.84 2.01
9 Sun November 1 boxscore L 5-3 Tennessee Oilers 31 41 26 401 347 54 3 19 321 152 169 2.90 -12.40 0.93
10 Mon November 9 boxscore W 6-3 Green Bay Packers 27 20 19 360 218 142 1 17 256 217 39 1 5.56 9.18 -0.72
11 Sun November 15 boxscore L 6-4 @ Tennessee Oilers 14 23 16 310 231 79 2 18 338 230 108 1 -1.26 1.85 5.46
12 Sun November 22 boxscore W 7-4 Jacksonville Jaguars 30 15 18 329 208 121 17 301 204 97 4 0.86 22.44 -7.90
13 Thu November 26 boxscore L OT 7-5 @ Detroit Lions 16 19 22 293 208 85 2 13 283 213 70 2 -0.72 2.67 -3.81
14 Sun December 6 boxscore L 7-6 New England Patriots 9 23 13 249 195 54 3 19 377 304 73 3 -19.59 4.95 2.81
15 Sun December 13 boxscore L 7-7 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3 16 10 166 78 88 5 14 253 109 144 1 -29.21 10.86 5.93
16 Sun December 20 boxscore L 7-8 Cincinnati Bengals 24 25 11 211 86 125 2 23 483 359 124 2 -17.48 -2.78 19.91
17 Mon December 28 boxscore L 7-9 @ Jacksonville Jaguars 3 21 20 361 156 205 3 16 297 168 129 -12.37 -6.69 0.56

Passing

No. Player 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 SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
10 Kordell Stewart 26 QB 16 16 7-9-0 252 458 55.0% 2560 11 2.4 18 3.9 55 5.6 4.3 10.2 160.0 62.9 33 211 4.78 3.58 6.7 0 1
18 Mike Tomczak 36 16 0 21 30 70.0% 204 2 6.7 2 6.7 42 6.8 5.1 9.7 12.8 83.2 2 18 5.81 4.25 6.3
86 Hines Ward 22 16 0 1 1 100.0% 17 0 0.0 0 0.0 17 17.0 17.0 17.0 1.1 118.7 0 0 17.00 17.00 0.0
Team Total 27.2 16 7-9-0 274 489 56.0% 2781 13 2.7 20 4.1 55 5.7 4.4 10.1 173.8 64.3 35 229 4.87 3.65 6.7 0 1
Opp Total 16 268 482 55.6% 3559 17 3.5 16 3.3 7.4 6.60 13.3 222.4 77.1 41 238 6.3 5.6 7.8

Rushing & Receiving

Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
36 Jerome Bettis 26 RB 15 15 316 1185 3 42 3.8 79.0 21.1 23 16 90 5.6 0 26 1.1 6.0 1275 3 2
10 Kordell Stewart 26 QB 16 16 81 406 2 56 5.0 25.4 5.1 1 1 17 17.0 0 17 0.1 1.1 423 2 3
33 Richard Huntley 26 rb 16 1 55 242 1 48 4.4 15.1 3.4 4 3 18 6.0 0 7 0.2 1.1 260 1 5
25 Fred McAfee 30 14 0 18 111 0 14 6.2 7.9 1.3 13 9 27 3.0 0 11 0.6 1.9 138 0 0
88 Courtney Hawkins 29 PR/WR 15 14 10 41 0 14 4.1 2.7 0.7 108 66 751 11.4 1 53 4.4 50.1 792 1 1
45 Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala 21 12 0 7 30 2 10 4.3 2.5 0.6 12 9 84 9.3 1 26 0.8 7.0 114 3 0
81 Charles Johnson 26 WR 16 16 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.3 0.1 124 65 815 12.5 7 55 4.1 50.9 819 7 0
86 Hines Ward 22 16 0 1 13 0 13 13.0 0.8 0.1 33 15 246 16.4 0 45 0.9 15.4 259 0 0
38 Jon Witman 26 FB 16 9 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.1 0.1 17 13 74 5.7 0 15 0.8 4.6 76 0 0
89 Will Blackwell 23 wr 16 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 54 32 297 9.3 1 24 2.0 18.6 297 1 1
87 Mark Bruener 26 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 26 19 157 8.3 2 20 1.2 9.8 157 2 0
83 David Dunn 26 KR 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 17 9 87 9.7 0 24 0.9 8.7 87 0 1
34 Tim Lester 30 fb 9 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 9 46 5.1 0 9 1.0 5.1 46 0 0
83 Andre Coleman 26 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 4 49 12.3 1 13 1.0 12.3 49 1 1
85 Mitch Lyons 28 15 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 3 19 6.3 0 11 0.2 1.3 19 0 0
84 Harold Bishop 28 te 7 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.1 0.6 4 0 0
Team Total 27.2 16 490 2034 8 56 4.2 127.1 30.6 466 274 2781 10.1 13 55 17.1 173.8 4815 21 17
Opp Total 16 479 1642 8 3.4 102.6 29.9 268 3321 12.4 17 16.8 207.6 4963 25 28

Kick & Punt Returns

Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
89 Will Blackwell 23 wr 16 1 4 22 0 13 5.5 20 382 0 43 19.1 701
83 David Dunn 26 KR 10 0 21 525 0 44 25.0 612
88 Courtney Hawkins 29 PR/WR 15 14 15 175 0 47 11.7 967
83 Andre Coleman 26 4 0 10 53 0 12 5.3 102
80 Jahine Arnold 25 3 0 4 19 0 8 4.8 3 78 0 31 26.0 97
33 Richard Huntley 26 rb 16 1 6 119 0 26 19.8 379
85 Mitch Lyons 28 15 0 2 -4 0 6 -2.0 15
98 Oliver Gibson 26 16 0 1 9 0 9 9.0 9
25 Fred McAfee 30 14 0 1 10 0 25 10.0 148
71 Orpheus Roye 25 LDE 16 9 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
87 Mark Bruener 26 TE 16 16 0 -7 0 -7 150
Team Total 27.2 16 33 269 0 47 8.2 55 1112 0 44 20.2 6196
Opp Total 16 30 310 0 10.3 64 1212 0 18.9

Kicking & Punting

Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player 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
4 Josh Miller 28 P 16 0 81 3530 73 0 43.6
9 Norm Johnson 38 K 15 0 10 10 5 5 14 11 2 31 26 83.9%% 21 21 100.0%%
2 Matt George 23 p 1 0 1 1 0.0%% 2 2 100.0%%
10 Kordell Stewart 26 QB 16 16 1 35 35 0 35.0
Team Total 27.2 16 82 3565 73 0 43.5
Opp Total 16 41 32 78.0%% 24 23 95.8%% 76 3481 45.8

Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
99 Levon Kirkland 29 LILB 16 16 2.5 1 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 79 38
41 Lee Flowers 25 SS 16 16 1.0 1 2 0 2 0 3 0 2 0 0 78 23
20 Dewayne Washington 26 RCB 16 16 5 178 2 78 0 0 0 2 0 0 79 14
37 Carnell Lake 31 LCB 16 16 1.0 4 33 1 27 0 0 0 1 -2 0 63 6
50 Earl Holmes 25 RILB 14 14 1.5 1 36 0 36 0 55 25
39 Darren Perry 30 FS 14 14 0.5 2 69 0 40 0 1 1 1 0 0 54 14
51 Carlos Emmons 25 ROLB 15 14 3.5 1 2 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 46 17
92 Jason Gildon 26 LOLB 16 16 11.0 2 0 1 0 0 42 12
93 Joel Steed 29 NT 16 16 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 37 12
71 Orpheus Roye 25 LDE 16 9 3.5 29 13
76 Kevin Henry 30 RDE 16 16 4.0 27 13
24 Chris Oldham 30 db 16 1 0.5 1 14 0 14 0 0 0 5 79 1 17 8
54 Donta Jones 26 lb 16 3 3.0 17 11
74 Nolan Harrison 29 lde 9 7 3.5 11 8
98 Oliver Gibson 26 16 0 2.0 10 5
26 Deshea Townsend 23 12 0 9 2
56 Mike Vrabel 23 11 0 2.5 6 3
23 Jason Simmons 22 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 7 1
33 Richard Huntley 26 rb 16 1 0 5 0 0 0
21 Bo Orlando 32 db 11 1 2 1
10 Kordell Stewart 26 QB 16 16 0 3 2 0 0
53 Steve Conley 26 2 1 1 1
36 Jerome Bettis 26 RB 15 15 0 2 0 0 0
29 Lance Brown 26 16 0 0 0 2 1 0
57 John Fiala 25 16 0 0 2
88 Courtney Hawkins 29 PR/WR 15 14 0 1 1 0 0
97 Rod Manuel 24 2 0 1 0
18 Mike Tomczak 36 16 0 0 2 0 0 0
89 Will Blackwell 23 wr 16 1 0 1 0 0 0
83 Andre Coleman 26 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
63 Dermontti Dawson*+ 33 C 16 16 0 1 0 -25 0
83 David Dunn 26 KR 10 0 0 1 0 0 0
77 Will Wolford 34 LT 13 13 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.2 16 41.0 16 335 3 78 0 12 17 16 77 1 650 222
Opp Total 16 35 28 15

Scoring Summary

No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
9 Norm Johnson 38 K 15 0 21 26 99
81 Charles Johnson 26 WR 16 16 7 7 2 46
36 Jerome Bettis 26 RB 15 15 3 3 18
45 Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala 21 12 0 2 1 3 18
87 Mark Bruener 26 TE 16 16 2 2 12
10 Kordell Stewart 26 QB 16 16 2 2 12
20 Dewayne Washington 26 RCB 16 16 2 2 12
89 Will Blackwell 23 wr 16 1 1 1 1 8
83 Andre Coleman 26 4 0 1 1 6
88 Courtney Hawkins 29 PR/WR 15 14 1 1 6
33 Richard Huntley 26 rb 16 1 1 1 6
37 Carnell Lake 31 LCB 16 16 1 1 6
25 Fred McAfee 30 14 0 1 1 6
24 Chris Oldham 30 db 16 1 1 1 6
2 Matt George 23 p 1 0 2 2
Team Total 27.2 16 8 13 1 3 1 26 3 162
Opp Total 16 8 17 3 2 2 23 32 303