1988 Winnipeg Blue Bombers season

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1988 Winnipeg Blue Bombers season
Head coach Mike Riley
Home field Winnipeg Stadium
Results
Record 9–9
Division place 2nd, East
Playoff finish Won Grey Cup

The 1988 Winnipeg Blue Bombers finished in 2nd place in the East Division with a 9–9 record. They won the Grey Cup 22–21 over the favoured BC Lions, becoming the first team ever to win the Grey Cup with only a .500 record.

Offseason[edit]

CFL Draft[edit]

Rd Pick Player Position School

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Opponent Score Result Record
A June 26 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 41–6 Loss 0–1
B June 29 at Ottawa Rough Riders 30–25 Win 1–1
C July 5 vs. Toronto Argonauts 26–22 Loss 1–2

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

East Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Toronto Argonauts 18 14 4 0 571 326 28
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18 9 9 0 407 458 18
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18 9 9 0 478 465 18
Ottawa Rough Riders 18 2 16 0 278 618 4

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Score Result Record
1 July 12 at BC Lions 36–3 Loss 0–1
2 July 21 vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats 21–9 Win 1–1
3 July 29 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 46–18 Loss 1–2
4 Aug 6 vs. BC Lions 38–21 Win 2–2
5 Aug 13 vs. Ottawa Rough Riders 28–17 Loss 2–3
6 Aug 19 at Edmonton Eskimos 46–21 Loss 2–4
7 Aug 24 at Calgary Stampeders 12–11 Win 3–4
8 Aug 31 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders 38–35 Win 4–4
9 Sept 4 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 29–19 Loss 4–5
10 Sept 11 vs. BC Lions 34–8 Win 5–5
11 Sept 17 vs. Calgary Stampeders 20–14 Loss 5–6
12 Sept 24 at Ottawa Rough Riders 31–0 Win 6–6
13 Oct 2 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders 32–20 Win 7–6
14 Oct 10 vs. Edmonton Eskimos 21–17 Win 8–6
15 Oct 16 at Hamilton Tiger-Cats 35–29 Win 9–6
16 Oct 23 at Toronto Argonauts 36–13 Loss 9–7
17 Oct 30 vs. Toronto Argonauts 22–16 Loss 9–8
18 Nov 5 at BC Lions 45–24 Loss 9–9

Playoffs[edit]

East Semi-Final[edit]

Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 11 0 9 8 28
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 3 15 7 10 35

East Final[edit]

Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 4 7 7 9 27
Toronto Argonauts 0 3 8 0 11

Grey Cup[edit]

Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 4 10 5 3 22
BC Lions 7 8 4 2 21

Awards[edit]

1988 CFL All-Stars[edit]

References[edit]