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 Playoffs (Bears) 20–12
The Eagles playing against the Chicago Bears in the famous Fog Bowl.

The 1988 Philadelphia Eagles season was the franchise's 56th season in the National Football League.

This season resulted 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
2 30 Eric Allen Cornerback Arizona
3 64 Matt Patchan Tackle Miami
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5 122 Eric Everett Defensive Back Texas Tech
6 149 Don McPherson Quarterback Syracuse
6 160 Rob Sterling Cornerback Maine
7 176 Todd White Wide Receiver Cal State-Fullerton
8 207 David Smith Running Back Western Kentucky
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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1988 Philadelphia Eagles staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

Roster[edit]

1988 Philadelphia Eagles roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams


Rookies in italics

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

[1]

Season summary[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 234Total
• Eagles 21 1370 41
Buccaneers 0 0140 14

[2]

The Eagles entered the 1988 season optimistic because the team had gone 7-5 in non-strike games the previous season. Cunningham had shown signs of greatness in 1987, and the 1987 draft brough Keith Jackson in the first round and cornerback Eric Allen in the second. The Eagles played the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Tampa Stadium where temperatures reached 90-degrees. On the Eagles’ fourth play of the game, Bucs linebacker Kevin Murphy chased Cunningham out of the pocket, and he rolled to his left and floated a 37-yard TD to Mike Quick. The first quarter ended with the Eagles up 21 to 0 after Anthony Toney ran for a TD and Cunningham threw an 8-yard TD to Jackson. The Eagles even scored on a 38-yard TD run by safety Terry Hoage on the only carry of his 13-year career.[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

Playoffs[edit]

NFC Divisional Playoff[edit]

Chicago Bears 20, Philadelphia Eagles 12
1 2 34Total
Eagles 3 6 3012
Bears 7 10 0320

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. ^ http://www.jt-sw.com/football/pro/results.nsf/Teams/1988-phi
  2. ^ The Football Database. Retrieved 2018-Jan-15.
  3. ^ Frank, Reuben (September 6, 2018). "Roob's 10 observations: Nick Foles' strange career, Jason Peters' age, 2018 predictions". CSNPhilly. Philadelphia. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 19, 2009. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 

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