1988 San Diego Chargers season

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1988 San Diego Chargers season
Head coach Al Saunders
Home field Jack Murphy Stadium
Results
Record 6–10
Division place 4th AFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1987 1989 >

The 1988 San Diego Chargers season began with the team trying to improve on their 8–7 record in 1987. It was Al Saunders's final season as the team's head coach.

Before the season, the Chargers made modifications to their uniforms, changing the color of the helmet and jersey from royal blue to a darker navy blue. They also switched the colors on the lightning bolt: it went from a yellow bolt with a white outline to a white bold with a yellow outline. The team's facemasks also changed from yellow to navy blue. They would keep this helmet and uniform through the 2006 season.[1]

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1988 San Diego Chargers staff
Front office
  • Chairman of the Board and President – Alex Spanos
  • Director of Football Operations – Steve Ortmayer
  • Director of Player Personnel – Chet Franklin
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Rudy Feldman

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Wayne Sevier


Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 4, 1988 at Los Angeles Raiders L 24–13
39,029
2 September 11, 1988 at Denver Broncos L 34–3
75,359
3 September 18, 1988 Seattle Seahawks W 17–6
44,449
4 September 25, 1988 at Kansas City Chiefs W 24–23
45,498
5 October 2, 1988 Denver Broncos L 12–0
55,763
6 October 9, 1988 New Orleans Saints L 23–17
42,693
7 October 16, 1988 at Miami Dolphins L 31–28
58,972
8 October 23, 1988 Indianapolis Colts L 16–0
37,722
9 October 30, 1988 at Seattle Seahawks L 17–14
59,641
10 November 6, 1988 Los Angeles Raiders L 13–3
55,134
11 November 13, 1988 at Atlanta Falcons W 10–7
26,329
12 November 20, 1988 at Los Angeles Rams W 38–24
45,462
13 November 27, 1988 San Francisco 49ers L 48–10
51,484
14 December 4, 1988 at Cincinnati Bengals L 27–10
56,866
15 December 11, 1988 Pittsburgh Steelers W 20–14
33,816
16 December 18, 1988 Kansas City Chiefs W 24–13
26,339

Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
Seattle Seahawks(3) 9 7 0 .563 6–2 8–4 339 329
Denver Broncos 8 8 0 .500 3–5 5–7 327 352
Los Angeles Raiders 7 9 0 .438 6–2 6–6 325 369
San Diego Chargers 6 10 0 .375 3–5 4–8 231 332
Kansas City Chiefs 4 11 1 .281 2–6 4–9–1 254 320

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