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1998 San Diego Chargers season
Head coach Kevin Gilbride
June Jones
General manager Bobby Beathard
Owner Alex Spanos
Home field Qualcomm Stadium
Results
Record 5–11
Division place 5th AFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers SS Rodney Harrison LB Junior Seau

The 1998 San Diego Chargers season began with the team trying to improve on their 4–12 record in 1997. It was Kevin Gilbride’s final season as the team's head coach. After a 2–4 start, Gilbride was fired and June Jones coached the final ten games of the season as interim head coach. The team's defense led the league in yards allowed; however, a weak offense under infamous draft bust quarterback Ryan Leaf meant that the team was last in the AFC West.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

1st round 2nd overall Ryan Leaf

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1998 San Diego Chargers staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – John Hastings

[1]

Roster[edit]

1998 San Diego Chargers final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
Active, Inactive, Practice squad

Regular season[edit]

The opening game for 1998 constituted the first time since 1985 that the Chargers played the Buffalo Bills.[2] The reason for this is that before the admission of the Texans in 2002, NFL scheduling formulas for games outside a team’s division were much more influenced by table position during the previous season.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result TV Attendance
1 September 6, 1998 Buffalo Bills W 16–14 CBS
64,037
2 September 13, 1998 at Tennessee Oilers W 13–7 CBS
41,089
3 September 20, 1998 at Kansas City Chiefs L 7–23 CBS
73,730
4 September 27, 1998 New York Giants L 16–34 FOX
55,672
5 October 4, 1998 at Indianapolis Colts L 12–17 CBS
51,988
6 October 11, 1998 at Oakland Raiders L 6–7 CBS
42,467
7 October 18, 1998 Philadelphia Eagles W 13–10 FOX
56,967
8 October 25, 1998 Seattle Seahawks L 20–27 CBS
58,512
9 Bye
10 November 8, 1998 at Denver Broncos L 10–27 CBS
74,925
11 November 15, 1998 Baltimore Ravens W 14–13 CBS
54,388
12 November 22, 1998 Kansas City Chiefs W 38–37 CBS
59,894
13 November 29, 1998 Denver Broncos L 16–31 CBS
66,532
14 December 6, 1998 at Washington Redskins L 20–24 CBS
65,713
15 December 13, 1998 at Seattle Seahawks L 17–38 CBS
62,690
16 December 20, 1998 Oakland Raiders L 10–17 CBS
60,716
17 December 27, 1998 at Arizona Cardinals L 13–16 CBS
71,670

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 0 0 7 7 14
• Chargers 3 0 10 3 16
  • Date: September 6
  • Location: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA
  • Game start: 4:15 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 73°F; wind 9
  • TV announcers (CBS): Gus Johnson and Steve Tasker

[4]

Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(1) Denver Broncos 14 2 0 .875 501 309 W1
Oakland Raiders 8 8 0 .500 288 356 L1
Seattle Seahawks 8 8 0 .500 372 310 L1
Kansas City Chiefs 7 9 0 .438 327 363 W1
San Diego Chargers 5 11 0 .313 241 342 L5

References[edit]

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