New England Patriots > Patriots Blog > Patriots Video

VIDEO: Flashback Friday – A Look Back At The Patriots 1998 Win Over The 49ers

Robert Alvarez
1 month ago at 1:45 pm ET
Posted Under: Patriots Video

VIDEO: Flashback Friday – A Look Back At The Patriots 1998 Win Over The 49ersSteve Balestrieri - PatsFans.com

The date was December 20th 1998 and the 8-6 New England Patriots entered a week 16 matchup at Foxboro Stadium against an 11-4 San Francisco 49ers team featuring a prolific offense of future Hall of Famer members Steve Young, Jerry Rice, and Terrell Owens.

The Patriots meanwhile, entered the game without starting quarterback Drew Bledsoe after fracturing his index finger.

Needing a win to clinch the sixth and final playoff spot in the AFC, Scott Zolak was given his first start in three years.

Could the Patriots pull off the upset? Take a look back at the highlights below.

It wasn’t perfect performance, Zolak completed just 14 of 30 passes for 205 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions but then-head coach Pete Caroll was impressed with his relief effort.

“He did a great job,” Carroll said, “He did it like a true pro. I can’t tell you how proud his teammates are of him because he’s such a great team guy and when he had his chance he came through.”

“I’m just glad I got a chance to show people what I could do,” said Zolak. “Over the years, I’ve pretty much been along for the ride.”

Zolak wound up completing 1998 as the starting quarterback due to Bledsoe’s injury but lost both remaining games

The Patriots season would come to an end in the wild card playoffs in a loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

After the season, Zolak, a free agent, spent his 1999 season with the Jets and Dolphins before retiring.

0 0 vote
Article Rating


Posted Under: Patriots Video
Tags: Drew Bledsoe Pete Carroll Scott Zolak
guest

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

  • More News Headlines:

    Best Of Social Media: Week 12 Cardinals vs Patriots
    Best Of Social Media: Week 12 Cardinals vs Patriots
    By: Robert Alvarez
    The best social media postings from the Patriots Week 12 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.
    2 days ago
    Five Thoughts on The Patriots Win Over The Cardinals – Offense Isn’t Carrying Its Weight
    Five Thoughts on The Patriots Win Over The Cardinals – Offense Isn’t Carrying Its Weight
    By: Ian Logue
    Thanks to their last second-win over the Cardinals, the Patriots proved they're not quite done yet and here are some thoughts on the victory.
    3 days ago
    Patriots Kicker Becomes A Folk Hero After Clutch Kick
    Patriots Kicker Becomes A Folk Hero After Clutch Kick
    By: Bob George
    A walkoff field goal did happen.Β  Just not by the Arizona Cardinals.
    3 days ago
    Patriots Pull Out Last-Second Win Over Arizona 20-17Β 
    Patriots Pull Out Last-Second Win Over Arizona 20-17Β 
    By: Steve Balestrieri
    Today was the first game all year, that Murray has been held out of the end zone
    3 days ago
    New England Patriots News 11-29, AFC East Notes
    New England Patriots News 11-29, AFC East Notes
    By: Steve Balestrieri
    "I’ve got a great room, a great bunch of guys in there, and I don’t expect us to lose a step in that room. But…
    4 days ago
    Search For Links: - CLOSE
    For searches with multiple players
    add commas (Ex: "Bill Belichick, Devin McCourty")