1988 New York Giants season
Head Coach Bill Parcells
Home Field Giants Stadium
Results
Record 10–6
Place 2nd NFC East
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1987 1989

The 1988 New York Giants season was the 64th season for the club in the National Football League. The team would finish with 10 wins and 6 losses, but a loss to the New York Jets in the season finale would keep them out of the NFL playoffs for the second consecutive season. The season was marked early by the suspension for substance abuse of star linebacker Lawrence Taylor by the NFL for the first four games of the season. Following the end of the season, the Giants would see two longtime defensive stalwarts; defensive end George Martin and future Hall-of-Fame inside linebacker Harry Carson, announce their retirement.

Offseason[edit | edit source]

NFL Draft[edit | edit source]

Round Pick Player Position School
1

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 4 Washington Redskins W 27–20
76,417
2 September 11 San Francisco 49ers L 20–17
75,943
3 September 18 at Dallas Cowboys W 12–10
55,325
4 September 26 Los Angeles Rams L 45–31
75,617
5 October 2 at Washington Redskins W 24–23
54,601
6 October 9 at Philadelphia Eagles L 24–13
63,736
7 October 16 Detroit Lions W 30–10
74,813
8 October 23 at Atlanta Falcons W 23–16
45,092
9 October 31 at Detroit Lions W 13–10
38,354
10 November 6 Dallas Cowboys W 29–21
75,826
11 November 13 at Phoenix Cardinals L 24–17
65,324
12 November 20 Philadelphia Eagles L 23–17
43,621
13 November 27 at New Orleans Saints W 13–12
66,526
14 December 4 Phoenix Cardinals W 44–7
73,438
15 December 11 Kansas City Chiefs W 28–12
69,807
16 December 17 at New York Jets L 27–21
69,770

Standings[edit | edit source]

NFC East
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Philadelphia Eagles 10 6 0 .625 379 319
New York Giants 10 6 0 .625 359 304
Washington Redskins 7 9 0 .438 345 387
Phoenix Cardinals 7 9 0 .438 344 398
Dallas Cowboys 3 13 0 .188 265 381

Roster[edit | edit source]

New York Giants 1988 final roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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