1988 Indianapolis Colts season

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1988 Indianapolis Colts season
Head coach Ron Meyer
General manager Jim Irsay
Owner Robert Irsay
Home field Hoosier Dome
Results
Record 9–7
Division place 2nd AFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1987 1989 >

The 1988 Indianapolis Colts season was the 36th season for the team in the National Football League (NFL) and fifth in Indianapolis. The team finished the year with a record of 9 wins and 7 losses, and tied for second in the AFC East division with the New England Patriots. However, the Colts finished ahead of New England based on better record against common opponents (7–5 to Patriots' 6–6).

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1988 Indianapolis Colts staff
Front office
  • President and Treasurer – Robert Irsay
  • Vice President and General Manager – Jim Irsay
  • Assistant General Manager – Bob Terpening
  • Director of Player Personnel – Jack Bushofsky

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Keith Rowen

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Tom Zupancic

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game Site Attendance
1 September 4, 1988 Houston Oilers L 14–17 0–1 Hoosier Dome
57,251
2 September 11, 1988 Chicago Bears L 13–17 0–2 Hoosier Dome
60,503
3 September 19, 1988 at Cleveland Browns L 17–23 0–3 Cleveland Stadium
75,148
4 September 25, 1988 Miami Dolphins W 15–13 1–3 Hoosier Dome
59,638
5 October 2, 1988 at New England Patriots L 17–21 1–4 Sullivan Stadium
58,050
6 October 9, 1988 at Buffalo Bills L 23–24 1–5 Rich Stadium
76,018
7 October 16, 1988 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 35–31 2–5 Hoosier Dome
53,135
8 October 23, 1988 at San Diego Chargers W 16–0 3–5 Jack Murphy Stadium
37,722
9 October 31, 1988 Denver Broncos W 55–23 4–5 Hoosier Dome
60,544
10 November 6, 1988 New York Jets W 38–14 5–5 Hoosier Dome
59,233
11 November 13, 1988 at Green Bay Packers W 20–13 6–5 Lambeau Field
53,492
12 November 20, 1988 at Minnesota Vikings L 3–12 6–6 Metrodome
58,342
13 November 27, 1988 New England Patriots W 24–21 7–6 Hoosier Dome
58,157
14 December 4, 1988 at Miami Dolphins W 31–28 8–6 Joe Robbie Stadium
45,236
15 December 10, 1988 at New York Jets L 16–34 8–7 The Meadowlands
46,284
16 December 18, 1988 Buffalo Bills W 17–14 9–7 Hoosier Dome
59,908

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1[edit]

Week 2[edit]

Week 3[edit]

Week 4[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 7 0 0 6 13
• Colts 3 9 0 3 15

[1]

Standings[edit]

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Buffalo Bills(2) 12 4 0 .750 7–1 10–2 329 237 L1
Indianapolis Colts 9 7 0 .563 5–3 7–5 354 315 W1
New England Patriots 9 7 0 .563 5–3 7–5 250 284 L1
New York Jets 8 7 1 .531 3–5 6–7–1 372 354 W2
Miami Dolphins 6 10 0 .375 0–8 3–9 319 380 L1

Awards and records[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Oct-15.
  2. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 447