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1988 Buffalo Bills season
Head coach Marv Levy
Home field Ralph Wilson Stadium
Results
Record 12-4
Place 1st AFC East
Playoff finish Lost AFC Championship Game
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1987 1989

The 1988 Buffalo Bills season was the 29th season for the team and the 19th season in the National Football League. The Buffalo Bills finished in first place in the AFC East and finished the National Football League's 1988 season with a record of 12 wins and 4 losses. The Bills were 8-0 at home for the first time in their franchise history.[1] On the road, the Bills were 4-4. From an attendance standpoint, the franchise set a record for attendance with 631,818 fans.[2]

Contents

NFL Draft

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
40 Buffalo Bills Thurman Thomas Running Back Oklahoma State
65 Buffalo Bills Bernard Ford Wide Receiver Central Florida
123 Buffalo Bills Ezekial Gadson Defensive Back Pittsburgh
135 Buffalo Bills Kirk Roach Kicker Western Carolina
150 Buffalo Bills Dan Murray Outside Linebacker E. Stroudsburg, Pa.
177 Buffalo Bills Tim Borcky Tackle Memphis
184 Buffalo Bills Bo Wright Running Back Alabama
204 Buffalo Bills John Hagy Safety Texas
213 Buffalo Bills Jeff Wright Nose Tackle Central Missouri
235 Buffalo Bills Carlton Bailey Inside Linebacker North Carolina

Regular season

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Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game Site
1 September 4, 1988 Minnesota Vikings W 13-10 1-0 Ralph Wilson Stadium
2 September 11, 1988 Miami Dolphins W 9-6 2-0 Ralph Wilson Stadium
3 September 18, 1988 at New England Patriots W 16-14 3-0 Foxboro Stadium
4 September 25, 1988 Pittsburgh Steelers W 36-28 4-0 Ralph Wilson Stadium
5 October 2, 1988 at Chicago Bears L 24-3 4-1 Soldier Field
6 October 9, 1988 Indianapolis Colts W 34-23 5-1 Ralph Wilson Stadium
7 October 17, 1988 at New York Jets W 37-14 6-1 Giants Stadium
8 October 23, 1988 New England Patriots W 23-20 7-1 Ralph Wilson Stadium
9 October 30, 1988 Green Bay Packers W 28-0 8-1 Ralph Wilson Stadium
10 November 6, 1988 at Seattle Seahawks W 13-3 9-1 Kingdome
11 November 14, 1988 at Miami Dolphins W 31-6 10-1 Joe Robbie Stadium
12 November 20, 1988 New York Jets W 9-6 (OT) 11-1 Ralph Wilson Stadium
13 November 27, 1988 at Cincinnati Bengals L 35-21 11-2 Riverfront Stadium
14 December 4, 1988 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 10-5 11-3 Tampa Stadium
15 December 11, 1988 Los Angeles Raiders W 37-21 12-3 Ralph Wilson Stadium
16 December 18, 1988 at Indianapolis Colts L 17-14 12-4 RCA Dome

Standings

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

Roster

Buffalo Bills roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Playoffs

AFC Divisional Playoff

  • Buffalo Bills 17, Houston Oilers 10
1 2 3 4 Total
Oilers 0 3 0 7 10
Bills 0 7 7 3 17

at Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, New York

AFC Championship Game

  • Cincinnati Bengals 21, Buffalo Bills 10
1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 0 10 0 0 10
Bengals 7 7 0 7 21

at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

The Bengals forced 3 interceptions, and allowed only 45 rushing yards and 136 passing yards, while their offense held the ball for 39:29. Bills starting running back Thurman Thomas was held to just 6 yards on 4 carries, while quarterback Jim Kelly completed only 14 of 30 passes for 161 yards and 1 touchdown, with 3 interceptions.

Awards and records

References

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 262
  2. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 390
AFC East Central West East Central West NFC
Buffalo Cincinnati Denver Dallas Chicago Atlanta
Indianapolis Cleveland Kansas City NY Giants Detroit LA Rams
Miami Houston LA Raiders Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans
New England Pittsburgh San Diego Phoenix Minnesota San Francisco
NY Jets Seattle Washington Tampa Bay
1988 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl XXIII

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