I would like to invite you to follow along as I embark on the 240-game regular season and post-season of the 1998 NFL season. The 1998 season really stood out for key draft pick contributions by Randy Moss, Charles Woodson and featured the top pick in the draft, Peyton Manning. Terrell Davis became the third running back in NFL history to surpass 2,000 yards rushing.
The 1998 NFL season was the 79th regular season of the National Football League (NFL). The season culminated with Super Bowl XXXIII, with the Denver Broncos defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34–19 at Pro Player Stadium in Miami. The Broncos had won their first thirteen games, the best start since the undefeated 1972 Dolphins, and were tipped by some to have a realistic chance at winning all nineteen games. The Minnesota Vikings became the first team since the 1968 Baltimore Colts to win all but one of their regular season games and not win the Super Bowl. After no team had won 14 regular season games since the 1992 49ers, three teams went 14–2 or better for the only time in a 16-game season.
This season was the last hurrah for the great quarterbacks who came into the league in the 1980s. The top four QBs were all over 35: Vinny Testaverde, Randall Cunningham, Steve Young, and John Elway. Troy Aikman, age 32, was fifth. Dan Marino was 11th in his last good year.”
I have previously replayed this season using the card set sold by the APBA Journal and a custom set created by Mr. Mark Zarb. This go around, I will be using the official APBA set released in 2020.