1988 New York Giants season

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1988 New York Giants season
Head coach Bill Parcells
General manager George Young
Owner Wellington Mara
Home field Giants Stadium
Results
Record 10–6
Division place 2nd NFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1987 1989 >

The 1988 New York Giants season was the 64th season for the club in the National Football League (NFL). The team would finish with 10 wins and 6 losses, but a loss to the New York Jets in the season finale would keep them out of the playoffs for the second consecutive season. The Giants would finish second behind the Philadelphia Eagles in the division, losing the conference tiebreaker to the Los Angeles Rams for the final wild card. The season was marked early by the suspension for substance abuse of star linebacker Lawrence Taylor by the NFL for the first four games of the season. Following the end of the season, the Giants would see two longtime defensive stalwarts; defensive end George Martin and future Hall-of-Fame inside linebacker Harry Carson, announce their retirement.

Offseason[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position School
1 10 Eric Moore

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1988 New York Giants staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator – Bill Belichick
  • Defensive Line – Lamar Leachman
  • Defensive Backfield – Len Fontes
  • Defensive Assistant – Mike Sweatman

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Romeo Crennel
  • Assistant Special Teams – Mike Sweatman

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Johnny Parker

Roster[edit]

1988 New York Giants roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams


Rookies in italics

[1]

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 5, 1988 Washington Redskins W 27–20
76,417
2 September 11, 1988 San Francisco 49ers L 20–17
75,943
3 September 18, 1988 at Dallas Cowboys W 12–10
55,325
4 September 25, 1988 Los Angeles Rams L 45–31
75,617
5 October 2, 1988 at Washington Redskins W 24–23
54,601
6 October 10, 1988 at Philadelphia Eagles L 24–13
63,736
7 October 16, 1988 Detroit Lions W 30–10
74,813
8 October 23, 1988 at Atlanta Falcons W 23–16
45,092
9 October 31, 1988 at Detroit Lions W 13–10
38,354
10 November 6, 1988 Dallas Cowboys W 29–21
75,826
11 November 13, 1988 at Phoenix Cardinals L 24–17
65,324
12 November 20, 1988 Philadelphia Eagles L 23–17
43,621
13 November 27, 1988 at New Orleans Saints W 13–12
66,526
14 December 4, 1988 Phoenix Cardinals W 44–7
73,438
15 December 11, 1988 Kansas City Chiefs W 28–12
69,807
16 December 17, 1988 at New York Jets L 27–21
69,770

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 6 7 0 7 20
• Giants 0 3 10 14 27

[2]


Week 13[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Giants 0 7 0 6 13
Saints 3 6 0 3 12

[3]


Standings[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Philadelphia Eagles(3) 10 6 0 .625 6–2 8–4 379 319 W2
New York Giants 10 6 0 .625 5–3 9–5 359 304 L1
Washington Redskins 7 9 0 .438 4–4 6–6 345 387 L2
Phoenix Cardinals 7 9 0 .438 3–5 6–6 344 398 L5
Dallas Cowboys 3 13 0 .188 2–6 3–9 265 381 L1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1988 New York Giants starters and roster". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 12, 2014. 
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Jan-20.

External links[edit]