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]

NFL draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position School
1 9 Keith Jackson Tight End Oklahoma
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3
4
5
6 149 Don McPherson Quarterback Syracuse
6 176 Todd White Wide Receiver Cal State-Fullerton
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10
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12

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1988 Philadelphia Eagles staff
Front office
  • Owner – Norman Braman
  • President and Chief Operating Officer – Harry Gamble
  • Director of Player Personnel – Joe Woolley

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

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]

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