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1988 Indianapolis Colts

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9-7-0, Finished 2nd in AFC East Division  · 1988 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.2, Offense: 2.9, Defense: 0.3, SoS: 0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 354 points (22.1/g), 9th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 315 points (19.7/g), 11th.
 Differential of 39 points (2.4/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 9.1-6.9.

Coach: Ron Meyer (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: John Becker
 Defensive Coordinator: George Hill

Stadium: Hoosier Dome
 Training Camp: Anderson University (Anderson, Indiana)

Team Info

Principal Owner Robert Irsay
Vice President/General Manager James Irsay
Defensive Alignment 3-4

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 354 4870 982 5.0 30 8 28 311 222 403 2621 15 22 6.0 130 545 2249 23 4.1 153
Team Defense 315 5296 1016 5.2 35 20 22 315 321 539 3602 21 15 6.3 184 447 1694 14 3.8 109
Lg Rank Offense 9 21 6 1 12 26 24 20 21 13 5 4 4 11
Lg Rank Defense 11 17 12 3 20 24 25 16 23 22 8 8 10 8

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 L OT 0-1 Houston Oilers 14 17 16 281 170 111 3 18 347 174 173 3
2 Sun September 11 boxscore L 0-2 Chicago Bears 13 17 11 173 65 108 3 23 326 172 154 1
3 Mon September 19 boxscore L 0-3 @ Cleveland Browns 17 23 15 282 154 128 3 22 356 255 101 2
4 Sun September 25 boxscore W 1-3 Miami Dolphins 15 13 18 304 91 213 1 18 323 252 71 2
5 Sun October 2 boxscore L 1-4 @ New England Patriots 17 21 15 267 164 103 1 19 298 193 105 2
6 Sun October 9 boxscore L 1-5 @ Buffalo Bills 23 34 25 308 241 67 3 25 456 315 141 3
7 Sun October 16 boxscore W 2-5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 35 31 25 349 246 103 2 24 483 444 39 2
8 Sun October 23 boxscore W 3-5 @ San Diego Chargers 16 0 28 453 255 198 3 14 239 121 118 1
9 Mon October 31 boxscore W 4-5 Denver Broncos 55 23 23 464 220 244 22 397 266 131 4
10 Sun November 6 boxscore W 5-5 New York Jets 38 14 22 336 196 140 3 20 273 182 91 2
11 Sun November 13 boxscore W 6-5 @ Green Bay Packers 20 13 14 247 111 136 1 22 297 199 98 4
12 Sun November 20 boxscore L 6-6 @ Minnesota Vikings 3 12 17 213 110 103 2 13 275 192 83
13 Sun November 27 boxscore W 7-6 New England Patriots 24 21 16 241 160 81 2 18 285 180 105 3
14 Sun December 4 boxscore W 8-6 @ Miami Dolphins 31 28 23 322 101 221 21 362 304 58 2
15 Sat December 10 boxscore L 8-7 @ New York Jets 16 34 18 329 220 109 3 22 331 158 173 3
16 Sun December 18 boxscore W 9-7 Buffalo Bills 17 14 25 301 117 184 14 248 195 53 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
17 Chris Chandler 23 QB 15 13 9-4-0 129 233 55.4 1619 8 3.4 12 5.2 54 6.9 5.3 12.6 107.9 67.2 18 128 5.94 4.43 7.2 1 1
7 Gary Hogeboom 30 qb 9 1 0-1-0 76 131 58.0 996 7 5.3 7 5.3 58 7.6 6.3 13.1 110.7 77.7 12 88 6.35 5.13 8.4 1 1
10 Jack Trudeau 26 qb 2 2 0-2-0 14 34 41.2 158 0 0.0 3 8.8 48 4.6 0.7 11.3 79.0 19.0 2 13 4.03 0.28 5.6
12 Ricky Turner 26 4 0 3 4 75.0 92 0 0.0 0 0.0 37 23.0 23.0 30.7 23.0 116.7 2 15 12.83 12.83 33.3
20 Albert Bentley 28 KR 16 2 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
Team Total 26.7 16 9-7-0 222 403 55.1 2865 15 3.7 22 5.5 58 7.1 5.4 12.9 179.1 67.3 34 244 6.00 4.42 7.8 2 2
Opp Total 16 321 539 59.6 3803 21 3.9 15 2.8 7.1 6.58 11.8 237.7 82.5 30 201 6.3 5.9 5.3

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
29 Eric Dickerson*+ 28 RB 16 16 388 1659 14 41 4.3 103.7 24.3 36 377 10.5 1 50 2.3 23.6 2036 15 5
17 Chris Chandler 23 QB 15 13 46 139 3 29 3.0 9.3 3.1 139 3 8
20 Albert Bentley 28 KR 16 2 45 230 2 20 5.1 14.4 2.8 26 252 9.7 1 21 1.6 15.8 482 3 2
34 George Wonsley 28 16 0 26 48 1 4 1.8 3.0 1.6 48 1 0
12 Ricky Turner 26 4 0 16 42 2 14 2.6 10.5 4.0 42 2 0
7 Gary Hogeboom 30 qb 9 1 11 -8 1 6 -0.7 -0.9 1.2 -8 1 2
83 Clarence Verdin 25 PR/WR 16 11 8 77 0 44 9.6 4.8 0.5 20 437 21.9 4 54 1.3 27.3 514 4 0
80 Bill Brooks 24 WR 16 16 5 62 0 38 12.4 3.9 0.3 54 867 16.1 3 53 3.4 54.2 929 3 1
84 Mark Boyer 26 TE 16 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 27 256 9.5 2 24 1.7 16.0 256 2 0
81 Pat Beach 29 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 26 235 9.0 0 23 1.6 14.7 235 0 1
85 Matt Bouza 29 wr 15 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 25 342 13.7 4 28 1.7 22.8 342 4 0
87 Mark Bellini 24 15 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 64 12.8 0 25 0.3 4.3 64 0 0
62 Brian Baldinger 28 g 16 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 37 37.0 0 37 0.1 2.3 37 0 0
53 Ray Donaldson* 30 C 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 -3 -3.0 0 -3 0.1 -0.2 -3 0 0
75 Chris Hinton* 27 LT 14 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 1.0 0 1 0.1 0.1 1 0 0
Team Total 26.7 16 545 2249 23 44 4.1 140.6 34.1 222 2865 12.9 15 54 13.9 179.1 5114 38 20
Opp Total 16 447 1694 14 3.8 105.9 27.9 321 3602 11.2 21 20.1 225.1 5296 35 32

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
20 Albert Bentley 28 KR 16 2 39 775 0 40 19.9 1257
83 Clarence Verdin 25 PR/WR 16 11 22 239 1 73 10.9 7 145 0 32 20.7 898
86 Roy Banks 23 14 0 4 56 0 20 14.0 56
80 Bill Brooks 24 WR 16 16 3 15 0 8 5.0 944
81 Pat Beach 29 TE 16 16 1 35 0 35 35.0 270
39 Mike Prior 25 FS 16 16 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
27 Terry Wright 24 8 0 1 22 0 22 22.0 22
Team Total 26.7 16 26 254 1 73 9.8 52 1033 0 40 19.9 6401
Opp Total 16 37 418 1 11.3 67 1480 1 22.1

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
4 Dean Biasucci 26 K 16 0 8 8 6 5 10 6 8 6 32 25 78.1% 40 39 97.5%
3 Rohn Stark 29 P 16 0 64 2784 65 0 43.5
Team Total 26.7 16 8 8 6 5 10 6 8 6 32 25 78.1% 40 39 97.5% 64 2784 65 0 43.5
Opp Total 16 25 17 68.0% 38 36 94.7% 68 2679 39.4

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
50 Duane Bickett 26 ROLB 16 16 3.5 3 7 0 7 0 1 0 1 0 0 126 0
39 Mike Prior 25 FS 16 16 1.0 3 46 0 23 0 1 1 1 12 0 98 0
78 Jon Hand 25 RDE 15 15 5.0 0 0 1 0 0 73 0
38 Eugene Daniel 27 RCB 16 15 2 44 1 41 0 65 0
54 Jeff Herrod 22 16 0 1.0 22 0
17 Chris Chandler 23 QB 15 13 0 8 5 -6 0
27 Keith Taylor 24 3 0 4 0
42 Willie Tullis 30 LCB 16 9 1.0 4 36 0 20 0 0 0 3 0 0
29 Eric Dickerson*+ 28 RB 16 16 0 5 1 0 0
37 Chris Goode 25 lcb 13 8 2 53 0 35 0 0 0 4 16 0
99 Donnell Thompson 30 LDE 16 16 3.0 0 0 2 0 0
79 Harvey Armstrong 29 nt 16 1 2.0 0 0 2 0 0
97 O'Brien Alston 23 LOLB 15 11 3.0
80 Bill Brooks 24 WR 16 16 0 1 2 0 0
90 Ezra Johnson 33 de 10 1 3.0
55 Barry Krauss 31 RILB 16 15 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0
93 Cliff Odom 30 lilb 13 7 2.0 0 0 1 0 0
20 Albert Bentley 28 KR 16 2 0 2 0 0 0
72 Byron Darby 28 de 16 1 2.0
7 Gary Hogeboom 30 qb 9 1 0 2 0 0 0
26 Craig Swoope 24 db 11 4 1.0 0 0 1 15 0
62 Brian Baldinger 28 g 16 3 0 0 1 0 0
31 Michael Ball 24 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
81 Pat Beach 29 TE 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
87 Mark Bellini 24 15 0 0 0 1 0 0
4 Dean Biasucci 26 K 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
85 Matt Bouza 29 wr 15 5 0 0 1 0 0
73 Joe Klecko 35 NT 15 14 0 0 1 0 0
27 Terry Wright 24 8 0 0.5
Team Total 26.7 16 28.0 15 189 1 41 0 2 20 32 37 0 388 0
Opp Total 16 34 32 12

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
4 Dean Biasucci 26 K 16 0 39 25 114
29 Eric Dickerson*+ 28 RB 16 16 14 1 15 90
83 Clarence Verdin 25 PR/WR 16 11 4 1 5 30
85 Matt Bouza 29 wr 15 5 4 4 24
20 Albert Bentley 28 KR 16 2 2 1 3 18
80 Bill Brooks 24 WR 16 16 3 3 18
17 Chris Chandler 23 QB 15 13 3 3 18
84 Mark Boyer 26 TE 16 13 2 2 12
12 Ricky Turner 26 4 0 2 2 12
38 Eugene Daniel 27 RCB 16 15 1 1 6
7 Gary Hogeboom 30 qb 9 1 1 1 6
34 George Wonsley 28 16 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.7 16 23 15 1 1 40 39 25 354
Opp Total 16 14 21 1 1 1 36 17 315