1988 Philadelphia Eagles season

1988 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head coach Buddy Ryan
Owner Norman Braman
Home field Veterans Stadium
Results
Record 10–6
Division place 1st NFC East
Playoff finish Lost Divisional Playoffs (Bears) 20–12

The 1988 Philadelphia Eagles season was the franchise's 56th season in the National Football League.

This season resulted an appearance in the postseason for the first time since 1981. The Eagles won the NFC East for the first time in seven seasons, but lost to the Chicago Bears in the NFC Divisional round during the Fog Bowl.

On the final day of the regular season, Philadelphia dumped Dallas, 23–7, but had to wait for the end to the Jets-Giants game at Giants Stadium to learn if they had clinched the division or not. The Jets won the game, 27–21, on a late TD strike from Ken O'Brien to Al Toon, giving the Eagles the NFC East crown on the tiebreaker of having beaten the Giants in both regular-season meetings.

Offseason

NFL draft

RoundPickPlayerPositionSchool
19Keith JacksonTight EndOklahoma
230Eric AllenCornerbackArizona
364Matt PatchanTackleMiami
4
5122Eric EverettDefensive BackTexas Tech
6149Don McPhersonQuarterbackSyracuse
6160Rob SterlingCornerbackMaine
7176Todd WhiteWide ReceiverCal State-Fullerton
8207David SmithRunning BackWestern Kentucky
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10
11
12

Personnel

Staff

1988 Philadelphia Eagles staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

Roster

1988 Philadelphia Eagles roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams


Rookies in italics

Regular season

Schedule

GameDateOpponentResultEagles pointsOpponentsRecordAttendance
1Sep 4at Tampa Bay BuccaneersWin41141–0
43,502
2Sep 11Cincinnati BengalsLoss24281–1
66,459
3Sep 18at Washington RedskinsLoss10171–2
53,920
4Sep 25at Minnesota VikingsLoss21231–3
56,012
5Oct 2Houston OilersWin32232–3
64,692
6Oct 10New York GiantsWin24133–3
63,736
7Oct 16at Cleveland BrownsLoss3193–4
78,787
8Oct 23Dallas CowboysWin24234–4
66,309
9Oct 30Atlanta FalconsLoss24274–5
60,091
10Nov 6Los Angeles RamsWin30245–5
65,624
11Nov 13at Pittsburgh SteelersWin27266–5
46,026
12Nov 20at New York GiantsWin (OT)23177–5
43,621
13Nov 27Phoenix CardinalsWin31218–5
57,918
14Dec 4Washington RedskinsLoss19208–6
65,947
15Dec 10at Phoenix CardinalsWin23179–6
54,832
16Dec 18at Dallas CowboysWin23710–6
46,131

[1]

Season summary

Week 1

1 234Total
Eagles 21 1370 41
Buccaneers 0 0140 14

[2]

Standings

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Philadelphia Eagles(3) 10 6 0 .625 6–2 8–4 379 319 W2
New York Giants 10 6 0 .625 5–3 9–5 359 304 L1
Washington Redskins 7 9 0 .438 4–4 6–6 345 387 L2
Phoenix Cardinals 7 9 0 .438 3–5 6–6 344 398 L5
Dallas Cowboys 3 13 0 .188 2–6 3–9 265 381 L1

Playoffs

NFC Divisional Playoff

Chicago Bears 20, Philadelphia Eagles 12
1 2 34Total
Eagles 3 6 3012
Bears 7 10 0320

at Soldier Field, Chicago

Known as The Fog Bowl, the Bears defeated the Eagles, 20–12, in a contest in which a heavy, dense fog rolled over Chicago's Soldier Field during the second quarter and cut visibility to about 15–20 yards for the rest of the game.

Awards and honors

References

  1. http://www.jt-sw.com/football/pro/results.nsf/Teams/1988-phi
  2. The Football Database. Retrieved 2018-Jan-15.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 19, 2009. Retrieved 2012-08-03.
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