1988 Philadelphia Eagles season

1988 Philadelphia Eagles season

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
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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

1988 Starters Offense

12 Randall Cunningham  QB
41 Keith Byars         RB
25 Anthony Toney       FB
82 Mike Quick          WR
80 Cris Carter         WR
88 Keith Jackson       TE
78 Matt Darwin         LT
72 David Alexander     LG
50 Dave Rimington      C
68 Reggie Singletary   RG
73 Ron Hellar          RT

Defense

92 Reggie White        LDE
74 Mike Pitts          LDT
99 Jerome Brown        RDT
96 Clyde Simmons       RDE
54 Seth Joyner         LB
55 Mike Reichenbach    LB
52 Todd Bell           LB
43 Roynell Young       LCB
21 Eric Allen          RCB
20 Andre Waters        SS
48 Wes Hopkins         FS
8 Luis Zendejas        K
10 John Teltschik      P
35 Mark Konecny        PR
81 Shawn Beals         KR

The table shows the Eagles selections and what picks they had that were traded away and the team that ended up with that pick. It is possible the Eagles' pick ended up with this team via another team that the Eagles made a trade with. Not shown are acquired picks that the Eagles traded away.

= Pro Bowler [1] = Hall of Famer
Round Pick Player Position School
1 9 Keith Jackson Tight End Oklahoma
2
3
4
5
6 149 Don McPherson Quarterback Syracuse
6 176 Todd White Wide Receiver Cal State-Fullerton
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9
10
11
12

Regular season

Schedule

Game Date Opponent Result Eagles points Opponents Record Attendance
1 Sept. 4 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Win 41 14 1–0
43,502
2 Sept. 11 Cincinnati Bengals Loss 24 28 1–1
66,459
3 Sept. 18 at Washington Redskins Loss 10 17 1–2
53,920
4 Sept. 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
[2]

Standings

Playoffs

NFC Divisional Playoff

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

References

  • Eagles on Pro Football Reference
  • Eagles on jt-sw.com
  • Eagles on Eagles.net