1988 Atlanta Falcons season

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1988 Atlanta Falcons season
Head coach Marion Campbell
Home field Fulton County Stadium
Results
Record 5–11
Division place 4th NFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1987 1989 >

The 1988 Atlanta Falcons season was the franchise's 23rd season in the National Football League (NFL).

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1988 NFL Draft
1988 Atlanta Falcons draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 1 Aundray Bruce  Linebacker Auburn
2 28 Marcus Cotton  Linebacker USC
3 56 Alex Higdon  Tight end Ohio State
5 110 Charles Dimry  Cornerback UNLV
6 138 George Thomas  Wide receiver UNLV
6 140 Houston Hoover  Guard Jackson State
7 166 Michael Haynes  Wide receiver Northern Arizona
8 194 Phillip Brown  Linebacker Alabama
9 222 James Primus  Running back UCLA
10 250 Stan Clayton  Guard Penn State
11 278 James Milling  Wide receiver Maryland
12 306 Carter Wiley  Defensive back Virginia Tech
      Made roster  

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1988 Atlanta Falcons staff
Front office
  • Chairman of the Board – Rankin M. Smith, Sr.
  • President – Rankin M. Smith, Jr.
  • Executive Vice President – Taylor Smith
  • Director of Player Personnel – Ken Herock
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Bill Jobko

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Foge Fazio

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Tim Jorgensen

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 4, 1988 at Detroit Lions L 31–17
31,075
2 September 11, 1988 New Orleans Saints L 29–21
48,901
3 September 18, 1988 at San Francisco 49ers W 34–17
60,168
4 September 25, 1988 at Dallas Cowboys L 26–20
39,702
5 October 2, 1988 Seattle Seahawks L 31–20
28,619
6 October 9, 1988 Los Angeles Rams L 33–0
30,852
7 October 16, 1988 at Denver Broncos L 30–14
75,287
8 October 23, 1988 New York Giants L 23–16
45,092
9 October 30, 1988 at Philadelphia Eagles W 27–24
60,091
10 November 6, 1988 Green Bay Packers W 20–0
29,952
11 November 13, 1988 San Diego Chargers L 10–7
26,329
12 November 20, 1988 at Los Angeles Raiders W 12–6
40,967
13 November 27, 1988 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 17–10
14,020
14 December 4, 1988 San Francisco 49ers L 13–3
44,048
15 December 11, 1988 at Los Angeles Rams L 22–7
42,828
16 December 18, 1988 at New Orleans Saints L 10–9
60,566

Standings[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(2) San Francisco 49ers 10 6 0 .625 4–2 8–4 369 294 L1
(5) Los Angeles Rams 10 6 0 .625 4–2 8–4 407 293 W3
New Orleans Saints 10 6 0 .625 3–3 6–6 312 283 W1
Atlanta Falcons 5 11 0 .313 1–5 4–8 244 315 L3

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1988 Atlanta Falcons Draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ 2010 NFL Record and Fact Book (PDF). National Football League. p. 381. Retrieved February 25, 2011. 

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