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1988 New England Patriots season
Owner Victor Kiam
Head Coach Raymond Berry
General Manager Patrick Sullivan
Home Field Sullivan Stadium
Results
Record 9–7
Place T-2nd AFC East
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers RB John Stephens
LB Johnny Rembert
LB Andre Tippett
Uniform
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The New England Patriots finished the National Football League's 1988 season with a record of nine wins and seven losses, and finished tied for second in the AFC East division.

Staff

New England Patriots 1988 staff
Front Office
  • Chairman/CEO – Victor Kiam
  • Vice Chairman – Fran Murray
  • President – Billy Sullivan
  • Vice President – Bucko Kilroy
  • General Manager – Patrick Sullivan
  • Director of Player Development – Dick Steinberg
  • Director of College Scouting – Joe Mendes
  • Director of Pro Scouting – Bill McPeak

Head Coaches

  • Head Coach – Raymond Berry
  • Staff Assistant – Don Blackmon

Offensive Coaches

  • Quarterbacks/Receivers – Les Steckel
  • Quarterbacks/Special Assistant to the Head Coach – John Polonchek
  • Offensive Backfield – Bobby Grier
  • Receivers – Harold Jackson
  • Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line – Rod Humenuik
  • Assistant Offensive Line – Guy Morriss
 

Defensive Coaches

  • Defensive Line – Eddie Khayat
  • Assistant Defensive Line – Ray Hamilton
  • Linebackers – Don Shinnick
  • Defensive Backfield – Jim Carr

Special Teams Coaches

  • Special Teams/Tight Ends – Dante Scarnecchia

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Jerry Simmons

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 September 4, 1988 New York Jets W 28–3 1–0
44,027
2 September 11, 1988 at Minnesota Vikings L 36–6 1–1
55,545
3 September 18, 1988 Buffalo Bills L 16–14 1–2
55,945
4 September 25, 1988 at Houston Oilers L 31–6 1–3
38,646
5 October 2, 1988 Indianapolis Colts W 21–17 2–3
58,050
6 October 9, 1988 at Green Bay Packers L 45–3 2–4
51,932
7 October 16, 1988 Cincinnati Bengals W 27–21 3–4
59,969
8 October 23, 1988 at Buffalo Bills L 23–20 3–5
76,824
9 October 30, 1988 Chicago Bears W 30–7 4–5
60,821
10 November 6, 1988 Miami Dolphins W 21–10 5–5
60,840
11 November 13, 1988 at New York Jets W 14–13 6–5
48,358
12 November 20, 1988 at Miami Dolphins W 6–3 7–5
53,526
13 November 27, 1988 at Indianapolis Colts L 24–21 7–6
58,157
14 December 4, 1988 Seattle Seahawks W 13–7 8–6
59,086
15 December 11, 1988 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 10–7 9–6
39,889
16 December 17, 1988 at Denver Broncos L 21–10 9–7
70,910

Standings

Template:1988 AFC East standings

Roster

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