The Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ 1998 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 4th in the East Division

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1998 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1998 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 1 1 0 2 35 53 L1 1-1-0
Regular Season 18 3 15 0 6 399 588 W1 2-4-0
    Home 9 3 6 0 6 215 271 W1 3-3-0
    Visitor 9 0 9 0 0 184 317 L9 0-6-0
   Divisional opponent 10 2 8 0 4 226 329 W1 2-4-0
   Non-divisional opponent 8 1 7 0 2 173 259 L2 1-5-0

Full 1998 League Standings

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1998 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.617 2-3-0 (5) 0-5-0 (5)
Non-Divisional 0.486 1-3-0 (4) 0-4-0 (4)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (3) 0.694
Montreal Alouettes (3) 0.694
Toronto Argonauts (4) 0.500
BC Lions (2) 0.500
Calgary Stampeders (2) 0.667
Edmonton Eskimos (2) 0.500
Saskatchewan Roughriders (2) 0.278

Coaches

Head Coaches

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Assistant Coaches
  • Gary Hoffman – Offensive line
  • James Murphy – Receivers
  • Steve Carson – Defensive secondary
  • Gregory Battle – Linebackers
  • Lee Johnson – Defensive line
  • Darren Richens – Quality control
  • Harry Justvig – Assistant

1998 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Attendance

  • Capacity: 33,675
  • Total: 204,147
  • High: 33,810
  • Avg: 22,683 (9 out of 9 games)
  • Diff from 1997 Avg: +1,311
  • Low: 19,448
  • Sellouts: 1
  • % of Capacity: 67.36
  • Diff from League Avg: +94

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Team Scoring

19981997 +/-
Average Combined Score 54.83 0.22 -
Average Winning Score 33.67 5.58 -
Average Losing Score 19.87 0.56 -
Average Home Score 23.89 0.89 +
Average Visitor Score 20.44 5.78 -
Average Margin of Victory 10.33 15.67 -
Average Margin of Loss 14.67 0.26 -

Stadium

  • 1998 home stadium: Winnipeg Stadium
  • Capacity: 33,675
  • Playing surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
  • Previous stadium change: 1995 – 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)
Winnipeg 283159 7957136 282452 8072152 215 (23.9)184 (20.4)399 (22.2)
Opponent 5279131 9671167 5277129 7190161 317 (35.2)271 (30.1)588 (32.7)

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 2 (0-2-0) 1 (0-1-0) 6 (3-3-0) 2 (0-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (0-7-0) 4 (0-4-0) 1 (0-1-0) 13 (3-10-0)
After 2nd 4 (2-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (1-4-0) 3 (0-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 7 (2-5-0) 0 (0-0-0) 11 (1-10-0)
After 3rd 3 (2-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (1-5-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 9 (0-9-0) 3 (2-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 15 (1-14-0)
After 4th 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 9 (0-9-0) 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 15 (0-15-0)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1998 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • None

Defensive Star

  • 1 – David Maeva

Lineman Star

  • 1 – Chris Perez

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1998 Player Awards and Nominations

1998 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Eric Blount (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Joe Fleming (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Chris Perez (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Bob Cameron (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Mitch Running (Team Nominee)
1998 Other Awards
  • Tom Pate Memorial Award — Glen Scrivener (Winner)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1998 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
4–2 (22) Garrett Sutherland (LB) Northern Illinois
4–3 (23) [BC] Jean Roy (DL) Ottawa
4–6 (26) [MTL] Eddie Williams (WR) Southwest State
6–2 (37) John Baunemann (K) Manitoba
6–3 (38) [BC] Chad Vath (LB) Manitoba

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1998 All-Star Selections

2 All-Canadian Selections
DT Joe Fleming
ST Eric Blount*
4 All-Division Selections
T Chris Perez
DT Joe Fleming
LB Grant Carter
ST Eric Blount

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 3
Thu. June 18
8:00 PM
HAM 9 @ WPG 17 W 26,084
B 6
Thu. June 25
7:30 PM
WPG 18 @ MTL 44 L 11,752
1 9
Wed. July 1
3:00 PM
MTL 27 @ WPG 24 L 22,013
2 13
Wed. July 8
7:00 PM
WPG 13 @ HAM 33 L 17,104
3 20
Fri. July 17
10:30 PM
HAM 29 @ WPG 7 L 20,817
4 23
Fri. July 24
9:00 PM
CGY 44 @ WPG 25 L 21,399
5 27
Thu. July 30
10:30 PM
WPG 13 @ BC 20 L 15,726
6 30
Thu. Aug. 6
7:30 PM
WPG 14 @ TOR 29 L 15,712
7 36
Fri. Aug. 14
8:00 PM
BC 24 @ WPG 22 L 20,293
8 39
Fri. Aug. 21
9:00 PM
WPG 16 @ EDM 25 L 29,123
9 42
Thu. Aug. 27
8:00 PM
TOR 37 @ WPG 16 L 20,102
10 46
Sun. Sept. 6
5:00 PM
WPG 18 @ SSK 32 L 30,152
11 52
Sun. Sept. 13
2:00 PM
SSK 35 @ WPG 36 W 23,726
12 54
Sat. Sept. 19
1:00 PM
WPG 22 @ TOR 46 L 13,894
13 57
Fri. Sept. 25
8:00 PM
MTL 23 @ WPG 34 W 22,539
14 63
Sun. Oct. 4
1:00 PM
WPG 21 @ HAM 35 L 14,879
15 68
Mon. Oct. 12
4:00 PM
EDM 40 @ WPG 20 L 19,448
16 72
Sun. Oct. 18
4:00 PM
WPG 23 @ CGY 39 L 26,727
17 74
Sun. Oct. 25
2:00 PM
WPG 44 @ MTL 58 L 16,205
18 77
Fri. Oct. 30
8:00 PM
TOR 12 @ WPG 31 W 33,810