1998 Indianapolis Colts season
General managerBill Polian
Head coachJim Mora
Home fieldRCA Dome
Results
Record3–13
Division place5th AFC East
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro BowlersRB Marshall Faulk

The 1998 Indianapolis Colts season was the 46th season for the team in the National Football League and 15th in Indianapolis. The Indianapolis Colts finished the National Football League's 1998 season with a record of 3 wins and 13 losses, and finished fifth in the AFC East division.

Coming off a 3–13 season the year before, the Colts drafted quarterback Peyton Manning with the first overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft. Manning would mark the beginning of a new era for the Colts, as he would lead them to their second Super Bowl title nine seasons later.

This season was Marshall Faulk's last with the Colts as he was traded to the St. Louis Rams in the off-season. He had his best seasons in St. Louis, helping the Rams to two Super Bowls in 1999 and 2001 and winning the league's MVP in 2000.

On November 29, the Colts played their first game in Baltimore since the controversial relocation in 1984.

Offseason

NFL Draft

1998 Indianapolis Colts draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 1 Peyton Manning *   QB Tennessee
2 32 Jerome Pathon  WR Washington
3 71 E. G. Green  WR Florida State from Baltimore
4 93 Steve McKinney  C Texas A&M from Indianapolis via Baltimore
5 135 Antony Jordan  LB Vanderbilt from Cincinnati
7 190 Aaron Taylor  C Nebraska
7 231 Corey Gaines  S Tennessee compensatory selection
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Undrafted free agents

1998 Undrafted Free Agents of note
Player Position College
Mike Vanderjagt Kicker West Virginia

Personnel

Staff

1998 Indianapolis Colts staff
Front office
  • Chief intern – Melinda Stephens

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Conditioning – Jon Torine
  • Strength – Tom Zupancic

Roster

1998 Indianapolis Colts 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

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance
1 September 6 Miami Dolphins L 15–24 0–1 RCA Dome 60,587
2 September 13 at New England Patriots L 6–29 0–2 Foxboro Stadium 60,068
3 September 20 at New York Jets L 6–44 0–3 Giants Stadium 66,321
4 September 27 New Orleans Saints L 13–19 (OT) 0–4 RCA Dome 48,480
5 October 4 San Diego Chargers W 17–12 1–4 RCA Dome 51,988
6 October 11 Buffalo Bills L 24–31 1–5 RCA Dome 52,938
7 October 18 at San Francisco 49ers L 31–34 1–6 3Com Park 68,486
8 Bye
9 November 1 New England Patriots L 16–21 1–7 RCA Dome 58,056
10 November 8 at Miami Dolphins L 14–27 1–8 Pro Player Stadium 73,400
11 November 15 New York Jets W 24–23 2–8 RCA Dome 55,520
12 November 22 at Buffalo Bills L 11–34 2–9 Rich Stadium 49,032
13 November 29 at Baltimore Ravens L 31–38 2–10 Ravens Stadium 68,898
14 December 6 at Atlanta Falcons L 21–28 2–11 Georgia Dome 61,141
15 December 13 Cincinnati Bengals W 39–26 3–11 RCA Dome 55,179
16 December 20 at Seattle Seahawks L 23–27 3–12 Kingdome 58,703
17 December 27 Carolina Panthers L 19–27 3–13 RCA Dome 58,182

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Standings

AFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(2) New York Jets 12 4 0 .750 416 266 W6
(4) Miami Dolphins 10 6 0 .625 321 265 L1
(5) Buffalo Bills 10 6 0 .625 400 333 W1
(6) New England Patriots 9 7 0 .563 337 329 L1
Indianapolis Colts 3 13 0 .188 310 444 L2

References

See also