1988 Green Bay Packers season

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1988 Green Bay Packers season
Head coach Lindy Infante
General manager Tom Braatz
Home field Lambeau Field
Milwaukee County Stadium
Results
Record 4–12
Division place 5th NFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1987 1989 >

The 1988 Green Bay Packers season was their 68th season in the National Football League (NFL). Under coach Lindy Infante, the club had their second 4–12 in three seasons, finishing last place in the NFC Central division. 1988 was the first season the Packers played under Infante.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1988 NFL Draft
1988 Green Bay Packers draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 7 Sterling Sharpe *  Wide receiver South Carolina
2 34 Shawn Patterson  Defensive end Arizona State
3 61 Keith Woodside  Running back Texas A&M
4 88 Rollin Putzier  Defensive tackle Oregon
4 89 Chuck Cecil  Safety Arizona
5 116 Darrell Reed  Linebacker Oklahoma
6 144 Nate Hill  Defensive end Auburn
7 173 Gary Richard  Cornerback Pittsburgh
8 200 Patrick Collins  Running back Oklahoma
9 228 Neal Wilkinson  Tight end James Madison
10 256 Bud Keyes  Quarterback Wisconsin
12 312 Scott Bolton  Wide receiver Auburn
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1988 Green Bay Packers staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive Backs – Willie Peete
  • Wide Receivers – Wayne "Buddy" Geis
  • Tight Ends – Virgil Knight
  • Offensive Line – Charlie Davis
  • Offensive Assistant – Joe Clark
Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Howard Tippett

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Virgil Knight

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Roster[edit]

1988 Green Bay Packers roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Rookies in italics

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
1 September 4, 1988 Los Angeles Rams L 34–7 Lambeau Field
53,769
2 September 11, 1988 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 13–10 Lambeau Field
52,584
3 September 18, 1988 at Miami Dolphins L 24–17 Joe Robbie Stadium
54,409
4 September 25, 1988 Chicago Bears L 24–6 Lambeau Field
56,492
5 October 2, 1988 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 27–24 Tampa Stadium
40,003
6 October 9, 1988 New England Patriots W 45–3 Milwaukee County Stadium
51,932
7 October 16, 1988 at Minnesota Vikings W 34–14 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
59,053
8 October 23, 1988 Washington Redskins L 20–17 Milwaukee County Stadium
51,767
9 October 30, 1988 at Buffalo Bills L 28–0 Rich Stadium
79,176
10 November 6, 1988 at Atlanta Falcons L 20–0 Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium
29,952
11 November 13, 1988 Indianapolis Colts L 20–13 Lambeau Field
53,492
12 November 20, 1988 Detroit Lions L 19–9 Milwaukee County Stadium
44,327
13 November 27, 1988 at Chicago Bears L 16–0 Soldier Field
62,026
14 December 4, 1988 at Detroit Lions L 30–14 Pontiac Silverdome
28,124
15 December 11, 1988 Minnesota Vikings W 18–6 Lambeau Field
48,892
16 December 18, 1988 at Phoenix Cardinals W 26–17 Sun Devil Stadium
44,586

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: vs. Los Angeles Rams[edit]

Week One: Los Angeles Rams at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 7 14 10 3 34
Packers 0 0 0 7 7

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Game information
First Quarter
  • LA – Greg Bell 1 yd. TD run XP good (LA 7–0)
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
4th Quarter

Week 2: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Week Two: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 0 10 0 3 13
Packers 10 0 0 0 10

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Week 3: at Miami Dolphins[edit]

Week Three: Green Bay Packers at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 14 3 0 17
Dolphins 17 7 0 0 24

at Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami, Florida

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter

Week 4: vs. Chicago Bears[edit]

Week Four: Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 17 0 7 24
Packers 6 0 0 0 6

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Week 5: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Week Five: Green Bay Packers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 3 7 7 7 24
Buccaneers 0 10 0 17 27

at Tampa Stadium, Tampa, Florida

Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter

Week 7: @ Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Week 7: Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings - Game Summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 9 7 8 10 34
Vikings 0 7 0 7 14

at Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Week 8: vs. Washington Redskins[edit]

Week Eight: Washington Redskins at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 10 0 7 3 20
Packers 7 3 7 0 17

at Milwaukee County Stadium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Week 9: at Buffalo Bills[edit]

Week Nine: Green Bay Packers at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 0 0 0 0
Bills 7 7 7 7 28

at Rich Stadium, Buffalo, New York

Week 10: @ Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Week 10: Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons - Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 0 0 0 0
Falcons 7 10 0 3 20

at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

Week 12: vs. Detroit Lions[edit]

Week 12: Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers - Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 3 6 0 10 19
Packers 0 0 3 6 9

at Milwaukee County Stadium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Week 13: at Chicago Bears[edit]

Week 13: Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 0 0 0 0
Bears' 7 0 7 2 16

at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

Week 14: @ Detroit Lions[edit]

Week 14: Green Bay Packers @ Detroit Lions
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 0 0 14 14
Lions 10 17 0 3 30

at Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan

Week 15: vs. Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Week 15: Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay Packers
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 0 3 0 3 6
Packers 7 3 6 2 18

at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Week 16: @ Phoenix Cardinals[edit]

Week 16: Green Bay Packers @ Phoenix Cardinals==
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 13 7 6 0 26
Cardinals 7 10 0 0 17

at Sun Devil Stadium, Phoenix, Arizona

Standings[edit]

NFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
Chicago Bears(1) 12 4 0 .750 6–2 9–3 312 215
Minnesota Vikings(4) 11 5 0 .688 6–2 9–3 406 233
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5 11 0 .313 4–4 4–8 261 350
Detroit Lions 4 12 0 .250 2–6 3–11 240 315
Green Bay Packers 4 12 0 .250 2–6 3–9 220 313

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