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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) and Dick Stanfel (Offensive Line)

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 Penalties
PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD Pen Yds 1stPy
Team Stats 312 5317 1040 5.1 34 19 303 248 461 2998 13 15 6.2 134 555 2319 25 4.2 137 88 644 32
Opp. Stats 215 4360 977 4.5 35 9 264 245 545 3034 18 26 5.2 158 389 1326 5 3.4 76 102 804 30
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

Score Offense Defense
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

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
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

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 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

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 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 6643
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. 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. Age Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
76 Steve McMichael 31 LDT 16 16 1 0 2 1 0 11.5 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 3 0 1 0 0 10.5 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 0 0 3 0 0 3.5
59 Ron Rivera 26 LLB 16 16 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2.0
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 2 18 0 18 0 1.0
50 Mike Singletary*+ 30 MLB 16 16 1 13 0 13 0 0 0 1 4 0 1.0
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 26 237 0 46 0 4 37 24 -39 0 43.0 329 0 1
Opp Total 16 17 8 24 2

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA Sfty Pts Pts/G
6 Kevin Butler 26 K 16 0 37 38 15 19 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 38 15 19 1 314
Opp Total 16 5 18 1 1 22 25 13 22 2 215

Touchdown Log

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