1988 New Orleans Saints season

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1988 New Orleans Saints season
Head coach Jim Mora
General manager Jim Finks
Owner Tom Benson
Home field Louisiana Superdome
Results
Record 10–6
Division place 3rd NFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1987 1989 >

The 1988 New Orleans Saints season was the team's 22nd as a member of the National Football League. They were unable to match their previous season's output of 12–3, winning only ten games and missing the playoffs (and losing the division) by a tiebreaker.[1]

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1988 NFL Draft
1988 New Orleans Saints draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 24 Craig Heyward *  Running back Pittsburgh
2 52 Brett Perriman  Wide receiver Miami (FL)
3 81 Tony Stephens  Defensive tackle Clemson
4 106 Lydell Carr  Running back Oklahoma
5 112 Greg Scales  Tight end Wake Forest
5 134 Keith Taylor  Defensive back Illinois
6 162 Bob Sims  Guard Florida
7 190 Brian Forde  Linebacker Washington State
8 218 Glenn Derby  Offensive tackle Wisconsin
9 246 Clarence Nunn  Defensive back San Diego State
10 274 Todd Santos  Quarterback San Diego State
10 276 Vincent Fizer  Linebacker Southern
11 302 Gary Couch  Wide receiver Minnesota
12 330 Paul Jurgensen  Defensive end Georgia Tech
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1988 New Orleans Saints staff
Front office
  • Owner/General Partner – Tom Benson
  • President/General Manager – Jim Finks
  • Vice President of Administration – Jim Miller
  • Director of Player Personnel – Bill Kuharich

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Joe Marciano

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Russell Paternostro

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Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 4, 1988 San Francisco 49ers L 34–33
66,357
2 September 11, 1988 at Atlanta Falcons W 29–21
48,901
3 September 18, 1988 at Detroit Lions W 22–14
32,943
4 September 25, 1988 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 13–9
66,671
5 October 3, 1988 Dallas Cowboys W 20–17
68,474
6 October 9, 1988 at San Diego Chargers W 23–17
42,693
7 October 16, 1988 at Seattle Seahawks W 20–19
63,569
8 October 23, 1988 Los Angeles Raiders W 20–6
66,249
9 October 30, 1988 Los Angeles Rams L 12–10
68,238
10 November 6, 1988 at Washington Redskins L 27–24
54,183
11 November 13, 1988 at Los Angeles Rams W 14–10
63,305
12 November 20, 1988 Denver Broncos W 42–0
68,075
13 November 27, 1988 New York Giants L 13–12
66,526
14 December 4, 1988 at Minnesota Vikings L 45–3
61,215
15 December 11, 1988 at San Francisco 49ers L 30–17
62,977
16 December 18, 1988 Atlanta Falcons W 10–9
60,566

Standings[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
San Francisco 49ers(2) 10 6 0 .625 4–2 8–4 369 294 L1
Los Angeles Rams(5) 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988 New Orleans Saints
  2. ^ "1988 New Orleans Saints draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ "All-Time Roster". NewOrleansSaints.com. Retrieved February 28, 2011.