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1988 Los Angeles Raiders season
Head Coach Mike Shanahan
Home Field Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Results
Record 7–9
Place 3rd AFC West
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1987 1989

The 1988 Los Angeles Raiders season was the club’s 19th season in the NFL, and 29th overall. Mike Shanahan was hired as head coach, and the club finished with a 7–9 record. The club drafted Heisman Trophy winner Tim Brown, making Brown the third person on the Raiders roster to have won the Heisman Trophy. The others being Marcus Allen and Bo Jackson.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Pick # Player Position College
6Tim BrownWide Receiver Notre Dame
9Terry McDanielCornerback Tennessee
255Newt HarrellOffensive tackle West Texas A&M

Regular seasonEdit

Steve Buerlein threw for 375 yards in a game against the Los Angeles Rams.

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Score Record
1 September 4 San Diego W 24–13 1-0
2 September 11 at Houston L 38–35 1-1
3 September 18 Los Angeles L 22–17 1-2
4 September 26 at Denver W 30–27 2-2
5 October 2 Cincinnati L 45–21 2-3
6 October 9 Miami L 24–14 2-4
7 October 16 at Kansas City W 27–17 3-4
8 October 23 at New Orleans L 20–6 3-5
9 October 30 Kansas City W 17–10 4-5
10 November 6 at San Diego W 13–3 5-5
11 November 13 at San Francisco W 9–3 6-5
12 November 20 Atlanta L 12–6 6-6
13 November 28 at Seattle L 35–27 6-7
14 December 4 Denver W 21–20 7-7
15 December 11 at Buffalo L 37–21 7-8
16 December 18 Seattle L 43–37 7-9

StandingsEdit

AFC West
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Seattle Seahawks 9 7 0 .563 339 329 W-2
Denver Broncos 8 8 0 .500 327 352 W-1
Los Angeles Raiders 7 9 0 .438 325 369 L-2
San Diego Chargers 6 10 0 .375 231 332 W-2
Kansas City Chiefs 4 11 1 .281 254 320 L-2

RosterEdit

Awards and recordsEdit

  • Tim Brown, Pro Bowl selection
  • Tim Brown, led all AFC rookies in receiving yardage
  • Tim Brown, led NFL with 26.8 yard average on kickoff return
  • Tim Brown had more total yards rushing, receiving and returning kicks (2,317) than any other rookie in NFL history. [1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1990 NFL Pro Set trading card, Tim Brown, Card No. 150, Pro Set Properties


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