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1988 Chicago Bears

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12-4-0, 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
Pts 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

Week 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

No. 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 Yds 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

Rushing Receiving
No. 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

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. 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

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. 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

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. 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

No. 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