1988 Denver Broncos season

The 1988 Denver Broncos season was the team's 29th year in professional football and its 19th with the National Football League (NFL). The team tried to win its third consecutive AFC title, but went 8–8 and missed the playoffs for the second time in six seasons.

1988 Denver Broncos season
Head coachDan Reeves
General managerJohn Beake
OwnerPat Bowlen
Home fieldMile High Stadium
Results
Record8–8
Division place2nd AFC West
Playoff finishdid not qualify

Off Season

NFL draft

1988 Denver Broncos draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 26 Ted Gregory  NT Syracuse
2 45 Gerald Perry  Tackle Southern University
3 79 Kevin Guidry  Cornerback LSU
5 136 Corris Ervin  DB Central Florida
7 174 Pat Kelly  TE Syracuse
7 192 Garry Frank  Guard Mississippi State
9 248 Mel Farr Jr.  Running Back UCLA
10 268 Channing Williams  RB Arizona State
11 304 Shaun Grady  RB Duke
12 332 Michael Rhyan  QB Cal State Fullerton
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Personnel

Staff

1988 Denver Broncos staff
Front office
  • President and Chief Executive Officer – Pat Bowlen
  • General Manager – John Beake
  • Director of Player Personnel – Reed Johnson
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Lide Huggins

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

Roster

1988 Denver Broncos roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

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Rookies in italics

[1]

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 4, 1988 Seattle Seahawks L 21–14
75,986
2 September 11, 1988 San Diego Chargers W 34–3
75,359
3 September 18, 1988 at Kansas City Chiefs L 20–13
63,268
4 September 26, 1988 Los Angeles Raiders L 30–27
75,964
5 October 2, 1988 at San Diego Chargers W 12–0
55,763
6 October 9, 1988 at San Francisco 49ers W 16–13
61,711
7 October 16, 1988 Atlanta Falcons W 30–14
75,287
8 October 23, 1988 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 39–21
49,811
9 October 31, 1988 at Indianapolis Colts L 55–23
60,544
10 November 6, 1988 Kansas City Chiefs W 17–11
74,227
11 November 13, 1988 Cleveland Browns W 30–7
75,806
12 November 20, 1988 at New Orleans Saints L 42–0
68,075
13 November 27, 1988 Los Angeles Rams W 35–24
74,141
14 December 4, 1988 at Los Angeles Raiders L 21–20
65,561
15 December 11, 1988 at Seattle Seahawks L 42–14
62,838
16 December 17, 1988 New England Patriots W 21–10
70,910

Game summaries

Week 16

1 234Total
Patriots 7 300 10
• Broncos 7 707 21

[2]

Standings

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Seattle Seahawks(3) 9 7 0 .563 6–2 8–4 339 329 W2
Denver Broncos 8 8 0 .500 3–5 5–7 327 352 W1
Los Angeles Raiders 7 9 0 .438 6–2 6–6 325 369 L2
San Diego Chargers 6 10 0 .375 3–5 4–8 231 332 W2
Kansas City Chiefs 4 11 1 .281 2–6 4–9–1 254 320 L2

References

  1. ^ "1988 Denver Broncos starters and roster". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 12, 2014.
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Oct-19.

External links

Scoring summary
Q1NEStephens 23 yard run (Staurovsky kick)NE 7–0
Q1DENWinder 1 yard run (Karlis kick)Tie 7–7
Q2DENDorsett 5 yard run (Karlis kick)DEN 14–7
Q2NEStaurovsky 32 yard field goalDEN 14–10
Q4DENWinder 4 yard run (Karlis kick)DEN 21–10
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Conference championships (8)
League championships (3)
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