1988 New England Patriots season

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1988 New England Patriots season
Head coach Raymond Berry
General manager Patrick Sullivan
Owner Victor Kiam
Home field Sullivan Stadium
Results
Record 9–7
Division place T-2nd AFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers RB John Stephens
LB Johnny Rembert
LB Andre Tippett
AP All-Pros T Bruce Armstrong (2nd team)
LB Andre Tippett (2nd team)
Uniform
AFC-1988-1989-Uniform-NE.PNG
Timeline
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The New England Patriots finished the National Football League's 1988 season with a record of nine wins and seven losses, and finished tied for second in the AFC East division.

Staff[edit]

New England Patriots 1988 staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 September 4, 1988 New York Jets W 28–3 1–0
44,027
2 September 11, 1988 at Minnesota Vikings L 36–6 1–1
55,545
3 September 18, 1988 Buffalo Bills L 16–14 1–2
55,945
4 September 25, 1988 at Houston Oilers L 31–6 1–3
38,646
5 October 2, 1988 Indianapolis Colts W 21–17 2–3
58,050
6 October 9, 1988 at Green Bay Packers L 45–3 2–4
51,932
7 October 16, 1988 Cincinnati Bengals W 27–21 3–4
59,969
8 October 23, 1988 at Buffalo Bills L 23–20 3–5
76,824
9 October 30, 1988 Chicago Bears W 30–7 4–5
60,821
10 November 6, 1988 Miami Dolphins W 21–10 5–5
60,840
11 November 13, 1988 at New York Jets W 14–13 6–5
48,358
12 November 20, 1988 at Miami Dolphins W 6–3 7–5
53,526
13 November 27, 1988 at Indianapolis Colts L 24–21 7–6
58,157
14 December 4, 1988 Seattle Seahawks W 13–7 8–6
59,086
15 December 11, 1988 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 10–7 9–6
39,889
16 December 17, 1988 at Denver Broncos L 21–10 9–7
70,910

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

Roster[edit]

1988 Team Starters
Offense
2  Doug Flutie       QB
44 John Stephens     RB
34 Bob Perryman      FB
80 Irving Fryar      WR/PR
86 Stanley Morgan    WR
81 Russ Francis      TE
73 Danny Villa       LT
62 Sean Farrell      LG
68 Mike Baab         C
61 Ron Wooten        RG
78 Bruce Armstrong   RT
Defense
96 Brent Williams    LDE
72 Tim Goad          NT
60 Garin Veris       RDE
56 Andre Tippett     LB
95 Ed Reynolds       LB
52 Johnny Rembert    LB
50 Larry McGrew      LB
42 Ronnie Lippett    LCB
26 Raymond Clayborn  RCB
38 Roland James      SS
31 Fred Marion       FS
Kicking Team
7 Teddy Garcia       K
6 Jeff Feagles       P
82 Sammy Martin      KR 

All of the following players appeared in at least one game for the 1988 New England Patriots.

Name Position Notes
Doug Flutie Quarterback Had nine starts with six wins
Steve Grogan Quarterback Only victory in four starts was Week One against the Jets
Irving Fryar Wide receiver Had 33 catches for 490 yards and five touchdowns
John Stephens Running back Rushed for 1,168 yards and four touchdowns
Stanley Morgan Wide Receiver Had 31 catches for 502 yards and four touchdowns
Tom Ramsey Quarterback Only start was 21–17 win over Indianapolis

See also[edit]