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1998 Atlanta Falcons season

Season information
TeamAtlanta Falcons
Season Year1998
Head coachDan Reeves
Home fieldGeorgia Dome
Results
Record14 2
Place1st NFC West
Playoff finishLost Super Bowl XXXIII
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The 1998 Atlanta Falcons season saw the Falcons qualify for the Super Bowl for the first time under the guidance of second-year head coach Dan Reeves. The team won its final nine games of the season to earn the #2 seed in the NFC for the playoffs and the first-week bye. They beat the San Francisco 49ers in the Divisional round and the #1-seed Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship Game before losing to Reeves' old team, the Denver Broncos, 34-19 in Super Bowl XXXIII.

Head coach Dan Reeves almost didn't make it to the end of the season. After Week 14, he was diagnosed with multiple blockages to his coronary arteries, necessitating quadruple bypass surgery. Reeves admitted he ignored the warning signs in hopes of finishing the season, but ultimately felt he needed to be checked out. Doctors stated by the time he went for treatment, he may have been "within hours of a catastrophic heart attack. Defensive coordinator Rich Brooks substituted for him has head coach during Weeks 15 and 16. Reeves returned for Week 17 and finished the season.

The Falcons ranked fourth in the league in points scored (442 points) and were also fourth in fewest points allowed (289); the Falcons also led the league in turnover differential at +20.

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1998 Atlanta Falcons Draft Selections
NFL Draft :
Draft order Player name Position College
Round Choice
1 12 Keith Brooking LB Georgia Tech
2 53 Bob Hallen C Kent State
3 74 Jammi German WR Miami (Fla.)
4 103 Omar Brown DB North Carolina
4 114 Tim Dwight WR Iowa
6 166 Elijah Williams DB Florida
7 199 Ephraim Salaam T San Diego State
7 201 Ken Oxendine RB Virginia Tech
7 203 Henry Slay DT West Virginia

Roster :
1998 Atlanta Falcons roster
Quarterbacks Offensive Linemen Linebackers Reserve Lists

Schedule :
Week Date Opponent Result Game site TV Time
1 September 6, 1998 Carolina Panthers W 19-14 Bank of America Stadium FOX 1:00et
2 September 13, 1998 Philadelphia Eagles W 17-12 Georgia Dome FOX 1:00et
3 Bye
4 September 27, 1998 San Francisco 49ers L 20-31 Candlestick Park FOX 4:15et/1:15pt
5 October 4, 1998 Carolina Panthers W 51-23 Georgia Dome FOX 1:00et
6 October 11, 1998 New York Giants W 34-20 Giants Stadium ESPN 8:15et
7 October 18, 1998 New Orleans Saints W 31-23 Georgia Dome FOX 1:00et
8 October 25, 1998 New York Jets L 3-28 The Meadowlands FOX 1:00et
9 November 1, 1998 St. Louis Rams W 38-15 Georgia Dome FOX 1:00et
10 November 8, 1998 New England Patriots W 41-10 Foxboro Stadium FOX 1:00et
11 November 15, 1998 San Francisco 49ers W 31-19 Georgia Dome FOX 1:00et
12 November 22, 1998 Chicago Bears W 20-13 Georgia Dome FOX 1:00et
13 November 29, 1998 St. Louis Rams W 21-10 Edward Jones Dome FOX 1:00et/12:00ct
14 December 6, 1998 Indianapolis Colts W 28-21 Georgia Dome CBS 1:00et
15 December 13, 1998 New Orleans Saints W 27-17 Louisiana Superdome FOX 1:00et/12:00ct
16 December 20, 1998 Detroit Lions W 24-17 Pontiac Silverdome FOX 4:15et
17 December 27, 1998 Miami Dolphins W 38-16 Georgia Dome CBS 1:00et

Postseason :
Week Date Opponent Result Game site TV Time
Divisional January 9, 1999 San Francisco 49ers W 20-18 Georgia Dome FOX 12:30et
NFC Champ. January 17, 1999 Minnesota Vikings W 30-27 (OT) Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome FOX 12:30et/11:30ct
Super Bowl January 31, 1999 Denver Broncos L 19-34 Pro Player Stadium FOX 6:30et

Atlanta Falcons

The franchiseFranchise * Seasons * History * Players * Expansion draft * Draft history * First-round draft picks
StadiumsAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium * Georgia Dome
CultureRankin M. Smith, Sr. * Arthur Blank * Fight Song * Freddie Falcon * Michael Vick dog fighting investigation
RivalryCarolina Panthers * New Orleans Saints
Starting quarterbacksJohnson * Berry * Lee * Bartkowski * Archer * Campbell * Miller * Hebert * George * Chandler * Vick * Harrington * Redman * Ryan
Head coachesHecker * Van Brocklin * Campbell * Peppler * Bennett * Henning * Campbell * Hanifan * Glanville * Jones * Reeves * W. Phillips * J.L. Mora * Petrino * Thomas * Smith
Division championships (3)1980 * 1998 * 2004
Super Bowl appearances (1)XXXIII
Retired numbers10 * 31 * 57 * 58 * 60 * 78 * 87
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Current league affiliationsLeague: National Football League * Conference: National Football Conference * Division: South Division

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