1988 Philadelphia Eagles season

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1988 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head coach Buddy Ryan
Owner Norman Braman
Home field Veterans Stadium
Results
Record 10–6
Division place 1st NFC East
Playoff finish Lost Divisional Round
Timeline
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< 1987 1989 >

The 1988 Philadelphia Eagles season resulted in a winning season and an appearance in the postseason for the first time since 1981. The Eagles won the NFC East for the first time in seven seasons, but lost to the Chicago Bears in the NFC Divisional round during the Fog Bowl.

On the final day of the regular season, Philadelphia dumped Dallas, 23–7, but had to wait for the end to the Jets-Giants game at Giants Stadium to learn if they had clinched the division or not. The Jets won the game, 27–21, on a late TD strike from Ken O'Brien to Al Toon, giving the Eagles the NFC East crown on the tiebreaker of having beaten the Giants in both regular-season meetings.

Offseason[edit]

1988 Starters Offense

12 Randall Cunningham  QB
41 Keith Byars         RB
25 Anthony Toney       FB
82 Mike Quick          WR
80 Cris Carter         WR
88 Keith Jackson       TE
78 Matt Darwin         LT
72 David Alexander     LG
50 Dave Rimington      C
68 Reggie Singletary   RG
73 Ron Hellar          RT

Defense

92 Reggie White        LDE
74 Mike Pitts          LDT
99 Jerome Brown        RDT
96 Clyde Simmons       RDE
54 Seth Joyner         LB
55 Mike Reichenbach    LB
52 Todd Bell           LB
43 Roynell Young       LCB
21 Eric Allen          RCB
20 Andre Waters        SS
48 Wes Hopkins         FS
8 Luis Zendejas        K
10 John Teltschik      P
35 Mark Konecny        PR
81 Shawn Beals         KR

The table shows the Eagles selections and what picks they had that were traded away and the team that ended up with that pick. It is possible the Eagles' pick ended up with this team via another team that the Eagles made a trade with. Not shown are acquired picks that the Eagles traded away.

= Pro Bowler [1] = Hall of Famer
Round Pick Player Position School
1 9 Keith Jackson Tight End Oklahoma
2
3
4
5
6 149 Don McPherson Quarterback Syracuse
6 176 Todd White Wide Receiver Cal State-Fullerton
8
9
10
11
12

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Game Date Opponent Result Eagles points Opponents Record Attendance
1 Sep 4 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Win 41 14 1–0
43,502
2 Sep 11 Cincinnati Bengals Loss 24 28 1–1
66,459
3 Sep 18 at Washington Redskins Loss 10 17 1–2
53,920
4 Sep 25 at Minnesota Vikings Loss 21 23 1–3
56,012
5 Oct 2 Houston Oilers Win 32 23 2–3
64,692
6 Oct 10 New York Giants Win 24 13 3–3
63,736
7 Oct 16 at Cleveland Browns Loss 3 19 3–4
78,787
8 Oct 23 Dallas Cowboys Win 24 23 4–4
66,309
9 Oct 30 Atlanta Falcons Loss 24 27 4–5
60,091
10 Nov 6 Los Angeles Rams Win 30 24 5–5
65,624
11 Nov 13 at Pittsburgh Steelers Win 27 26 6–5
46,026
12 Nov 20 at New York Giants Win (OT) 23 17 7–5
43,621
13 Nov 27 Phoenix Cardinals Win 31 21 8–5
57,918
14 Dec 4 Washington Redskins Loss 19 20 8–6
65,947
15 Dec 10 at Phoenix Cardinals Win 23 17 9–6
54,832
16 Dec 18 at Dallas Cowboys Win 23 7 10–6
46,131

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Standings[edit]

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

Playoffs[edit]

NFC Divisional Playoff[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Fog Bowl (American football).
Chicago Bears 20, Philadelphia Eagles 12
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 3 6 3 0 12
Bears 7 10 0 3 20

at Soldier Field, Chicago

Known as The Fog Bowl, the Bears defeated the Eagles, 20–12, in a contest in which a heavy, dense fog rolled over Chicago's Soldier Field during the second quarter and cut visibility to about 15–20 yards for the rest of the game.

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their career.
  2. ^ http://www.jt-sw.com/football/pro/results.nsf/Teams/1988-phi
  3. ^ http://www.maxwellfootballclub.org/content/awards/bell/past_bell.htm