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1988 Chicago Bears

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12-4-0, Finished 1st in NFC Central Division  · 1988 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.6, Offense: -0.0, Defense: 6.6, SoS: 0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 312 points (19.5/g), 18th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 215 points (13.4/g), 1st.
 Differential of 97 points (6.1/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 11.3-4.7.

Coach: Mike Ditka (12-4-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ed Hughes
 Defensive Coordinator: Vince Tobin
 Other Notable Asst.: Dave McGinnis (Linebackers)

Stadium: Soldier Field
 Training Camp: UW Platteville (Platteville, Wisconsin)

Team Info

Secretary of the Board of Directors Virginia Halas McCaskey
Director of Player Personnel/de facto General Manager Bill Tobin
Offensive Scheme Smashmouth
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 312 5317 1040 5.1 34 19 32 303 248 461 2998 13 15 6.2 134 555 2319 25 4.2 137
Team Defense 215 4360 977 4.5 35 9 30 264 245 545 3034 18 26 5.2 158 389 1326 5 3.4 76
Lg Rank Offense 18 11 15 25 17 22 20 23 5 8 4 3 3 9
Lg Rank Defense 1 2 12 26 2 25 9 10 3 2 1 1 1 2

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 4 boxscore W 1-0 Miami Dolphins 34 7 28 427 165 262 10 163 118 45 2
2 Sun September 11 boxscore W 2-0 @ Indianapolis Colts 17 13 23 326 172 154 1 11 173 65 108 3
3 Sun September 18 boxscore L 2-1 Minnesota Vikings 7 31 14 235 165 70 5 20 376 249 127 1
4 Sun September 25 boxscore W 3-1 @ Green Bay Packers 24 6 22 358 116 242 3 16 233 199 34 3
5 Sun October 2 boxscore W 4-1 Buffalo Bills 24 3 22 423 260 163 2 13 217 217 1
6 Sun October 9 boxscore W 5-1 @ Detroit Lions 24 7 20 323 222 101 1 18 262 220 42 2
7 Sun October 16 boxscore W 6-1 Dallas Cowboys 17 7 24 385 261 124 1 18 291 195 96 2
8 Mon October 24 boxscore W 7-1 San Francisco 49ers 10 9 14 237 115 122 1 12 213 135 78 1
9 Sun October 30 boxscore L 7-2 @ New England Patriots 7 30 11 208 74 134 3 19 350 165 185 1
10 Sun November 6 boxscore W 8-2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28 10 19 338 269 69 3 25 357 273 84 2
11 Sun November 13 boxscore W 9-2 @ Washington Redskins 34 14 20 418 273 145 1 22 323 295 28 5
12 Sun November 20 boxscore W 10-2 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27 15 16 339 200 139 4 18 321 153 168 3
13 Sun November 27 boxscore W 11-2 Green Bay Packers 16 0 22 372 159 213 2 9 189 167 22 2
14 Mon December 5 boxscore L 11-3 @ Los Angeles Rams 3 23 13 213 99 114 3 22 364 232 132 3
15 Sun December 11 boxscore W 12-3 Detroit Lions 13 12 14 250 168 82 1 14 310 195 115 2
16 Mon December 19 boxscore L 12-4 @ Minnesota Vikings 27 28 21 465 280 185 3 17 218 156 62 2
Playoffs
Division Sat December 31 boxscore W 13-4 Philadelphia Eagles 20 12 14 341 177 164 4 22 430 378 52 3
ConfChamp Sun January 8 boxscore L 13-5 San Francisco 49ers 3 28 15 267 176 91 2 21 406 268 138 1

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
9 Jim McMahon 29 QB 9 9 7-2-0 114 192 59.4% 1346 6 3.1 7 3.6 63 7.0 6.0 11.8 149.6 76.0 13 79 6.18 5.23 6.3 1 1
18 Mike Tomczak 26 qb 14 5 4-1-0 86 170 50.6% 1310 7 4.1 6 3.5 76 7.7 6.9 15.2 93.6 75.4 5 47 7.22 6.47 2.9
4 Jim Harbaugh 25 qb 10 2 1-1-0 47 97 48.5% 514 0 0.0 2 2.1 56 5.3 4.4 10.9 51.4 55.9 6 49 4.51 3.64 5.8 1 1
35 Neal Anderson* 24 RB 16 16 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
15 Bryan Wagner 26 P 16 0 1 1 100.0% 3 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 3.0 3.0 3.0 0.2 79.2 0 0 3.00 3.00 0.0
Team Total 26.1 16 12-4-0 248 461 53.8% 3173 13 2.8 15 3.3 76 6.9 6.0 12.8 198.3 71.4 24 175 6.18 5.33 4.9 2 2
Opp Total 16 245 545 45.0% 3399 18 3.3 26 4.8 6.2 4.75 13.9 212.4 56.7 43 365 5.2 3.8 7.3

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
35 Neal Anderson* 24 RB 16 16 249 1106 12 80 4.4 69.1 15.6 39 371 9.5 0 36 2.4 23.2 1477 12 8
20 Thomas Sanders 26 16 0 95 332 3 20 3.5 20.8 5.9 9 94 10.4 0 39 0.6 5.9 426 3 5
26 Matt Suhey 30 FB 16 16 87 253 2 19 2.9 15.8 5.4 20 154 7.7 0 29 1.3 9.6 407 2 1
25 Brad Muster 23 16 0 44 197 0 15 4.5 12.3 2.8 21 236 11.2 1 40 1.3 14.8 433 1 1
9 Jim McMahon 29 QB 9 9 26 104 4 16 4.0 11.6 2.9 104 4 6
4 Jim Harbaugh 25 qb 10 2 19 110 1 19 5.8 11.0 1.9 110 1 1
18 Mike Tomczak 26 qb 14 5 13 40 1 17 3.1 2.9 0.9 40 1 1
29 Dennis Gentry 29 KR/WR 16 16 7 86 1 58 12.3 5.4 0.4 33 486 14.7 3 45 2.1 30.4 572 4 2
33 Calvin Thomas 28 1 0 5 20 0 8 4.0 20.0 5.0 20 0 0
85 Dennis McKinnon 27 PR/WR 15 15 3 25 1 12 8.3 1.7 0.2 45 704 15.6 3 76 3.0 46.9 729 4 3
84 Ron Morris 24 wr 16 1 3 40 0 21 13.3 2.5 0.2 28 498 17.8 4 63 1.8 31.1 538 4 0
15 Bryan Wagner 26 P 16 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 1
82 Wendell Davis 22 16 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.2 0.1 15 220 14.7 0 36 0.9 13.8 223 0 2
88 Glen Kozlowski 26 16 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.2 0.1 3 92 30.7 0 50 0.2 5.8 95 0 1
80 James Thornton 23 TE 16 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 135 9.0 0 19 0.9 8.4 135 0 1
87 Emery Moorehead 34 te 13 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 133 9.5 2 28 1.1 10.2 133 2 0
86 Cap Boso 25 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 50 8.3 0 15 1.0 8.3 50 0 0
Team Total 26.1 16 555 2319 25 80 4.2 144.9 34.7 248 3173 12.8 13 76 15.5 198.3 5492 38 37
Opp Total 16 389 1326 5 3.4 82.9 24.3 245 3034 12.4 18 15.3 189.6 4360 23 17

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
85 Dennis McKinnon 27 PR/WR 15 15 34 277 0 23 8.1 1006
29 Dennis Gentry 29 KR/WR 16 16 27 578 0 51 21.4 1150
20 Thomas Sanders 26 16 0 13 248 0 38 19.1 674
82 Wendell Davis 22 16 0 3 17 0 13 5.7 240
88 Glen Kozlowski 26 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 2 37 0 24 18.5 132
25 Brad Muster 23 16 0 3 33 0 15 11.0 466
Team Total 26.1 16 38 294 0 23 7.7 45 896 0 51 19.9 6682
Opp Total 16 40 447 0 11.2 56 1130 0 20.2

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
15 Bryan Wagner 26 P 16 0 79 3282 70 0 41.5
6 Kevin Butler 26 K 16 0 1 1 4 4 8 7 6 3 19 15 78.9%% 38 37 97.4%%
Team Total 26.1 16 1 1 4 4 8 7 6 3 19 15 78.9%% 38 37 97.4%% 79 3282 70 0 41.5
Opp Total 16 22 13 59.1%% 25 22 88.0%% 90 3618 40.2

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
76 Steve McMichael 31 LDT 16 16 11.5 1 0 2 1 0 88 0 1
37 Maurice Douglass 24 FS 15 9 1 35 0 35 0 0 1 3 0 0 76 0
95 Richard Dent 28 RDE 13 12 10.5 3 0 1 0 0 61 0
49 David Tate 24 db 16 4 4 35 0 17 0 45 0
23 Shaun Gayle 26 db 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 22 0
72 William Perry 26 dt 3 3 19 0
53 Dante Jones 23 lb 15 1 16 0
35 Neal Anderson* 24 RB 16 16 0 8 2 0 0
99 Dan Hampton 31 RDT 16 16 9.5
9 Jim McMahon 29 QB 9 9 0 6 3 0 0
24 Vestee Jackson 25 RCB 16 16 8 94 0 46 0
90 Al Harris 32 LDE 16 14 3.5 0 0 3 0 0
59 Ron Rivera 26 LLB 16 16 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
20 Thomas Sanders 26 16 0 0 5 0 0 0
43 Lorenzo Lynch 25 9 0 2 0
85 Dennis McKinnon 27 PR/WR 15 15 0 3 1 0 0
51 Jim Morrissey 26 RLB 11 11 3 13 0 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
82 Wendell Davis 22 16 0 0 2 1 0 0
22 Dave Duerson* 28 SS 15 15 1.0 2 18 0 18 0
50 Mike Singletary*+ 30 MLB 16 16 1.0 1 13 0 13 0 0 0 1 4 0
94 Dick Chapura 24 15 0 2.0
29 Dennis Gentry 29 KR/WR 16 16 0 2 0 0 0
63 Jay Hilgenberg*+ 29 C 16 16 0 1 1 -18 0
44 Todd Krumm 23 15 0 2 14 0 14 0
25 Brad Muster 23 16 0 0 1 1 0 0
27 Mike Richardson 27 LCB 16 15 2 15 0 15 0
26 Matt Suhey 30 FB 16 16 0 1 1 0 0
15 Bryan Wagner 26 P 16 0 0 1 1 -9 0
54 John Adickes 24 16 0 0 1 0 -13 0
58 Greg Clark 23 15 0 0 0 1 0 0
4 Jim Harbaugh 25 qb 10 2 0 1 0 -1 0
92 Troy Johnson 24 lb 16 1 1.0
88 Glen Kozlowski 26 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
97 Sean Smith 23 de 9 3 1.0
80 James Thornton 23 TE 16 12 0 1 0 0 0
18 Mike Tomczak 26 qb 14 5 0 1 0 -3 0
78 Keith Van Horne 31 RT 15 14 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.1 16 43.0 26 237 0 46 0 4 37 24 -39 0 329 0 1
Opp Total 16 24 17 8 2

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
6 Kevin Butler 26 K 16 0 37 15 82
35 Neal Anderson* 24 RB 16 16 12 12 72
29 Dennis Gentry 29 KR/WR 16 16 1 3 4 24
85 Dennis McKinnon 27 PR/WR 15 15 1 3 4 24
9 Jim McMahon 29 QB 9 9 4 4 24
84 Ron Morris 24 wr 16 1 4 4 24
20 Thomas Sanders 26 16 0 3 3 18
87 Emery Moorehead 34 te 13 4 2 2 12
26 Matt Suhey 30 FB 16 16 2 2 12
4 Jim Harbaugh 25 qb 10 2 1 1 6
25 Brad Muster 23 16 0 1 1 6
18 Mike Tomczak 26 qb 14 5 1 1 6
76 Steve McMichael 31 LDT 16 16 1 2
Team Total 26.1 16 25 13 38 37 15 1 312
Opp Total 16 5 18 1 1 22 13 2 215

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1988-09-04 MIA W, 34-7 1 2 rush Neal Anderson 2 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
2 1988-09-04 MIA W, 34-7 1 1 rush Neal Anderson 1 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
3 1988-09-04 MIA W, 34-7 2 1 rush Jim McMahon 1 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
4 1988-09-04 MIA W, 34-7 2 2 rush Jim McMahon 2 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
5 1988-09-04 MIA W, 34-7 4 20 rush Thomas Sanders 20 yard rush
6 1988-09-11 @ IND W, 17-13 1 35 pass Dennis Gentry 35 yard pass from Jim McMahon (Kevin Butler kick)
7 1988-09-11 @ IND W, 17-13 4 2 rush Matt Suhey 2 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
8 1988-09-18 MIN L, 7-31 1 11 pass Ron Morris 11 yard pass from Jim McMahon (Kevin Butler kick)
9 1988-09-25 @ GNB W, 24-6 2 45 rush Neal Anderson 45 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
10 1988-09-25 @ GNB W, 24-6 2 4 rush Neal Anderson 4 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
11 1988-09-25 @ GNB W, 24-6 4 5 rush Thomas Sanders 5 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
12 1988-10-02 BUF W, 24-3 1 4 pass Emery Moorehead 4 yard pass from Jim McMahon (Kevin Butler kick)
13 1988-10-02 BUF W, 24-3 2 63 pass Ron Morris 63 yard pass from Jim McMahon (Kevin Butler kick)
14 1988-10-02 BUF W, 24-3 2 58 rush Dennis Gentry 58 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
15 1988-10-09 @ DET W, 24-7 1 11 pass Dennis McKinnon 11 yard pass from Jim McMahon (Kevin Butler kick)
16 1988-10-09 @ DET W, 24-7 2 1 rush Neal Anderson 1 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
17 1988-10-09 @ DET W, 24-7 4 31 pass Ron Morris 31 yard pass from Mike Tomczak (Kevin Butler kick)
18 1988-10-16 DAL W, 17-7 2 4 rush Dennis McKinnon 4 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
19 1988-10-16 DAL W, 17-7 2 39 pass Ron Morris 39 yard pass from Jim McMahon (Kevin Butler kick)
20 1988-10-24 SFO W, 10-9 2 1 rush Jim McMahon 1 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
21 1988-10-30 @ NWE L, 7-30 1 1 rush Jim McMahon 1 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
22 1988-11-06 TAM W, 28-10 2 1 rush Thomas Sanders 1 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
23 1988-11-06 TAM W, 28-10 2 1 rush Neal Anderson 1 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
24 1988-11-06 TAM W, 28-10 3 20 pass Dennis McKinnon 20 yard pass from Mike Tomczak (Kevin Butler kick)
25 1988-11-06 TAM W, 28-10 3 2 pass Emery Moorehead 2 yard pass from Mike Tomczak (Kevin Butler kick)
26 1988-11-13 @ WAS W, 34-14 1 1 rush Mike Tomczak 1 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
27 1988-11-13 @ WAS W, 34-14 2 3 rush Matt Suhey 3 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
28 1988-11-13 @ WAS W, 34-14 4 22 pass Dennis Gentry 22 yard pass from Mike Tomczak (Kevin Butler kick)
29 1988-11-13 @ WAS W, 34-14 4 50 rush Neal Anderson 50 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
30 1988-11-20 @ TAM W, 27-15 1 1 rush Neal Anderson 1 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
31 1988-11-20 @ TAM W, 27-15 1 17 rush Neal Anderson 17 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
32 1988-11-20 @ TAM W, 27-15 2 40 pass Brad Muster 40 yard pass from Mike Tomczak (Kevin Butler kick)
33 1988-11-27 GNB W, 16-0 1 1 rush Neal Anderson 1 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
34 1988-11-27 GNB W, 16-0 3 80 rush Neal Anderson 80 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
35 1988-12-11 DET W, 13-12 3 4 rush Jim Harbaugh 4 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
36 1988-12-19 @ MIN L, 27-28 3 76 pass Dennis McKinnon 76 yard pass from Mike Tomczak (Kevin Butler kick)
37 1988-12-19 @ MIN L, 27-28 3 51 rush Neal Anderson 51 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
38 1988-12-19 @ MIN L, 27-28 4 1 pass Dennis Gentry 1 yard pass from Mike Tomczak (Kevin Butler kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1988-09-04 MIA L, 7-34 1 28 pass Mark Clayton 28 yard pass from Dan Marino (Fuad Reveiz kick)
2 1988-09-11 @ IND L, 13-17 4 12 rush Eric Dickerson 12 yard rush (Dean Biasucci kick)
3 1988-09-18 MIN W, 31-7 1 40 pass Anthony Carter 40 yard pass from Tommy Kramer (Chuck Nelson kick)
4 1988-09-18 MIN W, 31-7 2 19 pass Hassan Jones 19 yard pass from Tommy Kramer (Chuck Nelson kick)
5 1988-09-18 MIN W, 31-7 3 0 fumble Chris Martin 0 yard fumble return (Chuck Nelson kick)
6 1988-09-18 MIN W, 31-7 3 16 pass Anthony Carter 16 yard pass from Tommy Kramer (Chuck Nelson kick)
7 1988-09-25 @ GNB L, 6-24 1 2 rush Brent Fullwood 2 yard rush
8 1988-10-09 @ DET L, 7-24 3 7 pass Pete Mandley 7 yard pass from Rusty Hilger (Eddie Murray kick)
9 1988-10-16 DAL L, 7-17 4 13 pass Everett Gay 13 yard pass from Danny White (Roger Ruzek kick)
10 1988-10-24 SFO L, 9-10 1 23 pass Jerry Rice 23 yard pass from Joe Montana (Mike Cofer kick)
11 1988-10-30 @ NWE W, 30-7 1 80 pass Irving Fryar 80 yard pass from Doug Flutie
12 1988-10-30 @ NWE W, 30-7 2 13 pass Lin Dawson 13 yard pass from Doug Flutie (Jason Staurovsky kick)
13 1988-10-30 @ NWE W, 30-7 2 4 pass Lin Dawson 4 yard pass from Doug Flutie (Jason Staurovsky kick)
14 1988-10-30 @ NWE W, 30-7 4 26 pass Stanley Morgan 26 yard pass from Doug Flutie (Jason Staurovsky kick)
15 1988-11-06 TAM L, 10-28 3 21 pass Bruce Hill 21 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (Donald Igwebuike kick)
16 1988-11-13 @ WAS L, 14-34 3 4 pass Ricky Sanders 4 yard pass from Mark Rypien (Chip Lohmiller kick)
17 1988-11-13 @ WAS L, 14-34 4 3 pass Gary Clark 3 yard pass from Mark Rypien (Chip Lohmiller kick)
18 1988-11-20 @ TAM L, 15-27 4 7 pass Frank Pillow 7 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (Ray Criswell kick)
19 1988-12-05 @ RAM W, 23-3 3 31 pass Henry Ellard 31 yard pass from Jim Everett (Mike Lansford kick)
20 1988-12-05 @ RAM W, 23-3 4 1 rush Greg Bell 1 yard rush (Mike Lansford kick)
21 1988-12-11 DET L, 12-13 4 1 rush Garry James 1 yard rush
22 1988-12-19 @ MIN W, 28-27 1 3 pass Steve Jordan 3 yard pass from Wade Wilson (Chuck Nelson kick)
23 1988-12-19 @ MIN W, 28-27 2 1 rush Alfred Anderson 1 yard rush (Chuck Nelson kick)
24 1988-12-19 @ MIN W, 28-27 2 18 pass Alfred Anderson 18 yard pass from Wade Wilson (Chuck Nelson kick)
25 1988-12-19 @ MIN W, 28-27 4 94 interception Walker Lee Ashley 94 yard interception return (Chuck Nelson kick)