1998 Orlando Predators Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 9-5
Finishing 2nd in the Arena League's South Division of the National Conference
Postseason: 3-0 Won Championship
Coach: Jay Gruden (9-5)
Location: Orlando, Florida
Attendance: 103,470, Avg. 14,781 in 7 home dates
1998 Orlando Predators Roster
The Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League ended the 1998 season with a record of 9 wins and 5 losses, finishing second in the Arena League's South Division of the National Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 3-0.
The Predators chalked up 655 points, and the solid defense surrendered 623. Pat O'Hara triggered the aerial attack, passing for 3,335 yards. Barry Wagner snagged 78 passes for 1,137 yards. Bob Gordon contributed to the receiving game, too.
Rick Hamilton carried the ball for a team-best 248 yards for Orlando.
Chris Barber picked off 7 opponent throws. Kelvin Ingram topped pass rushers with 4 sacks.
Jay Gruden coached the team. The 1998 Orlando Predators won the Championship.
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Regular Season Points For: 655
Regular Season Points Against: 623
|May 1, 1998||Grand Rapids Rampage 27 at Orlando Predators 42||W||1-0-0||0-0-0||1-0-0|
|May 8, 1998||Orlando Predators 54 at Milwaukee Mustangs 44||W||1-0-0||1-0-0||2-0-0|
|May 15, 1998||Iowa Barnstormers 6 at Orlando Predators 28||W||2-0-0||1-0-0||3-0-0|
|May 22, 1998||Orlando Predators 48 at Nashville Kats 62||L||2-0-0||1-1-0||3-1-0|
|June 1, 1998||Orlando Predators 43 at New York CityHawks 41||W||2-0-0||2-1-0||4-1-0|
|June 8, 1998||New Jersey Red Dogs 60 at Orlando Predators 49||L||2-1-0||2-1-0||4-2-0|
|June 12, 1998||Tampa Bay Storm 42 at Orlando Predators 34||L||2-2-0||2-1-0||4-3-0|
|June 20, 1998||Orlando Predators 42 at Arizona Rattlers 40||W||2-2-0||3-1-0||5-3-0|
|June 27, 1998||Orlando Predators 30 at Tampa Bay Storm 56||L||2-2-0||3-2-0||5-4-0|
|July 5, 1998||Orlando Predators 53 at Florida Bobcats 44||W||2-2-0||4-2-0||6-4-0||Lakeland, FL|
|July 10, 1998||Nashville Kats 22 at Orlando Predators 37||W||3-2-0||4-2-0||7-4-0|
|July 17, 1998||Portland Forest Dragons 48 at Orlando Predators 66||W||4-2-0||4-2-0||8-4-0|
|July 25, 1998||Orlando Predators 70 at Albany Firebirds 79||L||4-2-0||4-3-0||8-5-0|
|July 31, 1998||Florida Bobcats 52 at Orlando Predators 59||W||5-2-0||4-3-0||9-5-0|
|August 7, 1998||Nashville Kats 43 at Orlando Predators 58||W||1-0-0||0-0-0||1-0-0||Playoff|
|August 15, 1998||Orlando Predators 38 at Arizona Rattlers 33||W||1-0-0||1-0-0||2-0-0||Playoff|
|August 23, 1998||Orlando Predators 62 at Tampa Bay Storm 31||W||1-0-0||2-0-0||3-0-0||ArenaBowl 12|