1988 New England Patriots season

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1988 New England Patriots season
Head coach Raymond Berry
General manager Patrick Sullivan
Owner Victor Kiam
Home field Sullivan Stadium
Results
Record 9–7
Division place T-2nd AFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers RB John Stephens
LB Johnny Rembert
LB Andre Tippett
AP All-Pros T Bruce Armstrong (2nd team)
LB Andre Tippett (2nd team)
Uniform
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The New England Patriots finished the National Football League's 1988 season with a record of nine wins and seven losses, and finished tied for second in the AFC East Division. It would take until 1994 for the Patriots to record another winning record.

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1988 New England Patriots staff
Front office

Head coaches

  • Head Coach – Raymond Berry
  • Assistant Head Coach-Offense – Rod Humenuik
  • Special Assistant to Head Coach – John Polonchek

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Dante Scarnecchia

Strength and conditioning

Roster[edit]

1988 New England Patriots 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 Record Attendance
1 September 4, 1988 New York Jets W 28–3 1–0
44,027
2 September 11, 1988 at Minnesota Vikings L 36–6 1–1
55,545
3 September 18, 1988 Buffalo Bills L 16–14 1–2
55,945
4 September 25, 1988 at Houston Oilers L 31–6 1–3
38,646
5 October 2, 1988 Indianapolis Colts W 21–17 2–3
58,050
6 October 9, 1988 at Green Bay Packers L 45–3 2–4
51,932
7 October 16, 1988 Cincinnati Bengals W 27–21 3–4
59,969
8 October 23, 1988 at Buffalo Bills L 23–20 3–5
76,824
9 October 30, 1988 Chicago Bears W 30–7 4–5
60,821
10 November 6, 1988 Miami Dolphins W 21–10 5–5
60,840
11 November 13, 1988 at New York Jets W 14–13 6–5
48,358
12 November 20, 1988 at Miami Dolphins W 6–3 7–5
53,526
13 November 27, 1988 at Indianapolis Colts L 24–21 7–6
58,157
14 December 4, 1988 Seattle Seahawks W 13–7 8–6
59,086
15 December 11, 1988 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 10–7 9–6
39,889
16 December 17, 1988 at Denver Broncos L 21–10 9–7
70,910

Game summaries[edit]

Week 5[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 0 7 0 10 17
• Patriots 0 7 0 14 21

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Standings[edit]

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Buffalo Bills(2) 12 4 0 .750 7–1 10–2 329 237 L1
Indianapolis Colts 9 7 0 .563 5–3 7–5 354 315 W1
New England Patriots 9 7 0 .563 5–3 7–5 250 284 L1
New York Jets 8 7 1 .531 3–5 6–7–1 372 354 W2
Miami Dolphins 6 10 0 .375 0–8 3–9 319 380 L1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1988 New England Patriots starters and roster". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Oct-19.