1998 Detroit Lions

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1998 Detroit Lions

What was the record of the 1998 Detroit Lions?

The Detroit Lions finished the regular season with a 5-11 record. They went 4-4 at home and 1-7 on the road.

What division did the 1998 Detroit Lions play in?

The 1998 Detroit Lions played in the Central Division of the National Football Conference.

What was the division record of the 1998 Detroit Lions?

During the regular season, the 1998 Detroit Lions went 4-4 against their NFC Central opponents.

What was the 1998 Detroit Lions record against each of their divisional opponents?

Opponent Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2-0 100% +24
Chicago Bears 1-1 50% +19
Green Bay Packers 1-1 50% -12
Minnesota Vikings 0-2 0% -44

What was the 1998 Detroit Lions record by month?

The 1998 Detroit Lions had their best month in November, when they went 3-2 and had a 60% win percentage. Their worst month was December, when they went 0-4 and lost all their games.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
September 1-3 25% -27
October 1-2 33.3% -18
November 3-2 60% +26
December 0-4 0% -53

Did the 1998 Detroit Lions make the Playoffs?

No, the Lions didn't make the Playoffs in 1998.

What was the point differential for the 1998 Detroit Lions?

The Detroit Lions finished the regular season with a point differential of -72. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Lions could have been expected to have about 6.0 wins, or a 6-10 record in the regular season.

How did the 1998 Detroit Lions perform in one-score games?

In close, one-score games, the 1998 Detroit Lions went 3-5. In games decided by a field goal or less, the Lions went 2-3.

How did the 1998 Detroit Lions perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1998 Detroit Lions went 1-1 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1998 Detroit Lions?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1998 Detroit Lions was a 3 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1998 Detroit Lions?

The longest losing streak that the Detroit Lions had during the 1998 regular season was 4 games, which happened once during the season.

1998 Detroit Lions Schedule

= Playoff Team

Bold = Division Opponent

Week Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
1 Sun, Sep 6, 1998 @ Green Bay Packers Loss 19 - 38
2 Sun, Sep 13, 1998 vs Cincinnati Bengals Loss 28 - 34 OT
3 Sun, Sep 20, 1998 @ Minnesota Vikings Loss 6 - 29
4 Mon, Sep 28, 1998 vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Win 27 - 6
5 Sun, Oct 4, 1998 @ Chicago Bears Loss 27 - 31
7 Thu, Oct 15, 1998 vs Green Bay Packers Win 27 - 20
8 Sun, Oct 25, 1998 vs Minnesota Vikings Loss 13 - 34
9 Sun, Nov 1, 1998 vs Arizona Cardinals Loss 15 - 17
10 Sun, Nov 8, 1998 @ Philadelphia Eagles Loss 9 - 10
11 Sun, Nov 15, 1998 vs Chicago Bears Win 26 - 3
12 Sun, Nov 22, 1998 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers Win 28 - 25
13 Thu, Nov 26, 1998 vs Pittsburgh Steelers Win 19 - 16 OT
14 Sun, Dec 6, 1998 @ Jacksonville Jaguars Loss 22 - 37
15 Mon, Dec 14, 1998 @ San Francisco 49ers Loss 13 - 35
16 Sun, Dec 20, 1998 vs Atlanta Falcons Loss 17 - 24
17 Sun, Dec 27, 1998 @ Baltimore Ravens Loss 10 - 19

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