The Edmonton Eskimos’ 1998 Season

Season Summary

Edmonton Eskimos 1998 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Edmonton Eskimos 1998 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 1 1 0 2 45 29 L1 1-1-0
Regular Season 18 9 9 0 18 396 450 W1 2-4-0
    Home 9 5 4 0 10 212 203 W1 3-3-0
    Visitor 9 4 5 0 8 184 247 L1 2-4-0
   Divisional opponent 10 5 5 0 10 214 226 W1 2-4-0
   Non-divisional opponent 8 4 4 0 8 182 224 W1 2-4-0

Full 1998 League Standings

Edmonton Eskimos 1998 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.483 3-2-0 (5) 2-3-0 (5)
Non-Divisional 0.514 2-2-0 (4) 2-2-0 (4)
BC Lions (4) 0.500
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.667
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.278
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2) 0.694
Montreal Alouettes (2) 0.694
Toronto Argonauts (2) 0.500
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2) 0.167

Coaches

Head Coach

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Assistant Coaches
  • Mike Bender – Offensive line
  • Rich Stubler – Defensive Coordinator
  • Brad Miller – Defensive assistant
  • Scott Fawcett – Special teams

1998 Edmonton Eskimos Attendance

  • Capacity: 60,081
  • Total: 287,611
  • High: 50,856
  • Avg: 31,956 (9 out of 9 games)
  • Diff from 1997 Avg: +62
  • Low: 22,588
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 53.19
  • Diff from League Avg: +9,368

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Team Scoring

19981997 +/-
Average Combined Score 47.00 1.83 -
Average Winning Score 28.89 2.78 -
Average Losing Score 15.11 1.39 -
Average Home Score 23.56 10.22 -
Average Visitor Score 20.44 1.00 +
Average Margin of Victory 11.89 2.03 -
Average Margin of Loss 17.89 3.22 +

Stadium

  • 1998 home stadium: Commonwealth Stadium
  • Capacity: 60,081
  • Playing surface: Natural Grass
  • Previous stadium change: 1983 – Expansion

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Regular Season Scoring Summary by Quarter

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Edmonton 673198 5858116 532881 346498 212 (23.6)184 (20.4)396 (22.0)
Opponent 424082 6075135 393675 6296158 247 (27.4)203 (22.6)450 (25.0)

Lead/Trailed Record by Quarter

Home Visitor Total
Quarter Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record)
After 1st 4 (3-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 2 (1-1-0) 2 (0-2-0) 5 (3-2-0) 6 (4-2-0) 3 (1-2-0) 9 (4-5-0)
After 2nd 5 (4-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 5 (4-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 10 (8-2-0) 1 (1-0-0) 7 (0-7-0)
After 3rd 6 (5-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 10 (9-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (0-8-0)
After 4th 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 3 (3-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 8 (8-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 9 (0-9-0)
After OT1 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0)

Edmonton Eskimos 1998 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 1 – David Archer

Defensive Star

  • 1 – Rio Wells
  • 1 – Kavis Reed
  • 1 – Malikia Griffin
  • 1 – Willie Pless

Lineman Star

  • 2 – Malvin Hunter

Edmonton Eskimos 1998 Player Awards and Nominations

1998 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Malvin Hunter (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Malvin Hunter (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Bruce Beaton (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Don Blair (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Robert Brown (Team Nominee)

Edmonton Eskimos 1998 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–5 (5) Philippe Girard (DB) Mount Allison
2–5 (11) Samir Chahine (OG) McGill
3–5 (17) Scott Deibert (RB) Minot State
4–5 (25) Chris Evraire (SB) Ottawa
5–5 (33) Jim Cooper (OL) British Columbia (UBC)
6–5 (40) Adam Kossack (OL) Hastings

Edmonton Eskimos 1998 All-Star Selections

1 All-Canadian Selections
LB Willie Pless
4 All-Division Selections
G Bruce Beaton
DE Leroy Blugh
DE Malvin Hunter
LB Willie Pless*

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 4
Fri. June 19
9:30 PM
EDM 22 @ SSK 3 W 17,999
B 7
Thu. June 25
9:00 PM
CGY 26 @ EDM 23 L 38,114
1 11
Thu. July 2
10:30 PM
EDM 20 @ BC 12 W 16,212
2 16
Fri. July 10
9:00 PM
BC 10 @ EDM 15 W 31,582
3 17
Thu. July 16
9:30 PM
EDM 14 @ SSK 28 L 21,686
4 22
Thu. July 23
7:30 PM
EDM 30 @ TOR 27 OT W 15,106
5 28
Fri. July 31
9:00 PM
MTL 10 @ EDM 22 W 30,813
6 31
Fri. Aug. 7
9:00 PM
HAM 39 @ EDM 10 L 22,588
7 33
Thu. Aug. 13
7:00 PM
EDM 23 @ HAM 48 L 16,399
8 39
Fri. Aug. 21
9:00 PM
WPG 16 @ EDM 25 W 29,123
9 43
Thu. Aug. 27
10:00 PM
SSK 13 @ EDM 35 W 31,894
10 48
Mon. Sept. 7
4:00 PM
EDM 8 @ CGY 26 L 37,611
11 49
Fri. Sept. 11
9:00 PM
CGY 30 @ EDM 23 L 50,856
12 55
Sat. Sept. 19
10:00 PM
EDM 27 @ BC 21 W 13,380
13 58
Sat. Sept. 26
9:00 PM
TOR 30 @ EDM 29 L 31,923
14 62
Sun. Oct. 4
1:00 PM
EDM 3 @ MTL 34 L 16,152
15 68
Mon. Oct. 12
4:00 PM
EDM 40 @ WPG 20 W 19,448
16 71
Sun. Oct. 18
3:30 PM
BC 31 @ EDM 7 L 30,362
17 76
Sun. Oct. 25
5:00 PM
EDM 19 @ CGY 31 L 27,984
18 80
Sun. Nov. 1
3:30 PM
SSK 24 @ EDM 46 W 28,470
P1 82
Sun. Nov. 8
4:00 PM
BC 33 @ EDM 40 W 26,102 CBC
P2 84
Sun. Nov. 15
4:00 PM
EDM 10 @ CGY 33 L 31,121 CBC