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1988 New York Giants

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10-6-0, Finished 2nd in NFC East Division  · 1988 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.2, Offense: 1.5, Defense: 0.7, SoS: -1.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 359 points (22.4/g), 8th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 304 points (19.0/g), 9th.
 Differential of 55 points (3.4/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 9.6-6.4.

Coach: Bill Parcells (10-6-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ron Erhardt
 Defensive Coordinator: Bill Belichick
 Other Notable Asst.: Tom Coughlin (Wide Receivers) and Romeo Crennel (Special Teams)

Stadium: The Meadowlands
 Training Camp: Fairleigh Dickinson University (Madison, New Jersey)

Team Info

Principal Owner Wellington Mara
General Manager George Young
Offensive Scheme Erhardt-Perkins
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 359 4955 1078 4.6 27 13 26 317 290 525 3266 22 14 5.6 168 493 1689 15 3.4 123
Team Defense 304 5086 1072 4.7 33 18 19 291 294 566 3327 23 15 5.4 177 454 1759 8 3.9 95
Lg Rank Offense 8 20 3 10 10 11 14 8 2 20 14 23 12 27
Lg Rank Defense 9 11 16 5 8 26 18 20 23 5 9 10 3 10

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 Mon September 5 boxscore W 1-0 Washington Redskins 27 20 16 218 162 56 1 20 386 269 117 2
2 Sun September 11 boxscore L 1-1 San Francisco 49ers 17 20 17 309 197 112 25 430 249 181 2
3 Sun September 18 boxscore W 2-1 @ Dallas Cowboys 12 10 21 278 150 128 2 22 366 275 91 2
4 Sun September 25 boxscore L 2-2 Los Angeles Rams 31 45 24 363 284 79 3 21 369 232 137 1
5 Sun October 2 boxscore W 3-2 @ Washington Redskins 24 23 20 264 190 74 1 19 344 251 93 3
6 Mon October 10 boxscore L 3-3 @ Philadelphia Eagles 13 24 23 436 336 100 1 23 452 343 109
7 Sun October 16 boxscore W 4-3 Detroit Lions 30 10 23 402 280 122 2 10 113 65 48 2
8 Sun October 23 boxscore W 5-3 @ Atlanta Falcons 23 16 22 346 225 121 3 23 368 216 152 2
9 Sun October 30 boxscore W OT 6-3 @ Detroit Lions 13 10 20 272 196 76 2 11 146 98 48 2
10 Sun November 6 boxscore W 7-3 Dallas Cowboys 29 21 15 262 151 111 1 21 365 262 103 3
11 Sun November 13 boxscore L 7-4 @ Phoenix Cardinals 17 24 21 280 188 92 24 495 351 144 2
12 Sun November 20 boxscore L OT 7-5 Philadelphia Eagles 17 23 21 394 316 78 3 18 283 176 107 1
13 Sun November 27 boxscore W 8-5 @ New Orleans Saints 13 12 8 219 205 14 5 16 255 100 155 5
14 Sun December 4 boxscore W 9-5 Phoenix Cardinals 44 7 25 301 131 170 1 7 158 91 67 5
15 Sun December 11 boxscore W 10-5 Kansas City Chiefs 28 12 17 244 85 159 1 16 258 151 107 1
16 Sun December 18 boxscore L 10-6 @ New York Jets 21 27 24 367 170 197 1 15 298 198 100

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
11 Phil Simms 33 QB 15 15 9-6-0 263 479 54.9 3359 21 4.4 11 2.3 62 7.0 6.9 12.8 223.9 82.1 53 405 5.55 5.41 10.0 1 1
15 Jeff Hostetler 27 qb 16 1 1-0-0 16 29 55.2 244 1 3.4 2 6.9 85 8.4 6.0 15.3 15.3 65.9 5 31 6.26 4.21 14.7
17 Jeff Rutledge 31 1 0 11 17 64.7 113 0 0.0 1 5.9 33 6.6 4.0 10.3 113.0 59.2 2 14 5.21 2.84 10.5 1 1
Team Total 26.9 16 10-6-0 290 525 55.2 3716 22 4.2 14 2.7 85 7.1 6.7 12.8 232.3 80.5 60 450 5.58 5.26 10.3 2 2
Opp Total 16 294 566 51.9 3755 23 4.1 15 2.7 6.6 6.25 12.8 234.7 75.5 52 428 5.4 5.0 8.4

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
20 Joe Morris 28 RB 16 15 307 1083 5 27 3.5 67.7 19.2 22 166 7.5 0 24 1.4 10.4 1249 5 7
24 Ottis Anderson 31 16 0 65 208 8 11 3.2 13.0 4.1 9 57 6.3 0 13 0.6 3.6 265 8 0
44 Maurice Carthon 27 FB 16 14 46 146 2 8 3.2 9.1 2.9 19 194 10.2 1 24 1.2 12.1 340 3 0
11 Phil Simms 33 QB 15 15 33 152 0 17 4.6 10.1 2.2 152 0 7
33 George Adams 26 rb 16 1 29 76 0 15 2.6 4.8 1.8 27 174 6.4 0 19 1.7 10.9 250 0 0
15 Jeff Hostetler 27 qb 16 1 5 -3 0 0 -0.6 -0.2 0.3 1 10 10.0 0 10 0.1 0.6 7 0 1
86 Lionel Manuel 26 WR 16 16 4 27 0 14 6.8 1.7 0.3 65 1029 15.8 4 46 4.1 64.3 1056 4 1
17 Jeff Rutledge 31 1 0 3 -1 0 0 -0.3 -1.0 3.0 -1 0 2
22 Lee Rouson 26 16 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 4 61 15.3 0 31 0.3 3.8 62 0 2
89 Mark Bavaro 25 TE 16 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 53 672 12.7 4 36 3.3 42.0 672 4 1
85 Stephen Baker 24 WR 16 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 40 656 16.4 7 85 2.5 41.0 656 7 0
84 Zeke Mowatt 27 te 16 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 196 13.1 1 38 0.9 12.3 196 1 2
82 Mark Ingram 23 wr 7 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 158 12.2 1 32 1.9 22.6 158 1 0
83 Odessa Turner 24 wr 4 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 128 12.8 1 28 2.5 32.0 128 1 0
81 Stacy Robinson 26 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 143 20.4 3 62 0.6 13.0 143 3 0
80 Phil McConkey 31 PR 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 72 14.4 0 28 0.3 4.5 72 0 2
Team Total 26.9 16 493 1689 15 27 3.4 105.6 30.8 290 3716 12.8 22 85 18.1 232.3 5405 37 32
Opp Total 16 454 1759 8 3.9 109.9 28.4 294 3327 11.3 23 18.4 207.9 5086 31 36

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
80 Phil McConkey 31 PR 16 0 40 313 0 35 7.8 2 30 0 17 15.0 415
41 Neal Guggemos 24 KR 11 0 17 344 0 40 20.2 344
48 Kenny Hill 30 SS 16 16 13 262 0 30 20.2 262
82 Mark Ingram 23 wr 7 4 8 129 0 27 16.1 287
22 Lee Rouson 26 16 0 8 130 0 21 16.3 192
37 Wayne Haddix 23 7 0 6 123 0 24 20.5 123
85 Stephen Baker 24 WR 16 11 5 34 0 11 6.8 690
25 Mark Collins 24 LCB 11 11 4 67 0 26 16.8 67
39 Sheldon White 23 lcb 16 5 3 62 0 26 20.7 62
88 Brad Beckman 24 9 0 1 7 0 7 7.0 7
28 Tom Flynn 26 16 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 4
43 Terry Kinard* 29 FS 16 16 1 8 0 8 8.0 8
Team Total 26.9 16 47 359 0 35 7.6 62 1154 0 40 18.6 6918
Opp Total 16 38 303 0 8.0 73 1269 0 17.4

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
8 Maury Buford 28 P 15 0 73 3012 66 2 41.3
6 Paul McFadden 27 K 10 0 4 4 6 4 6 5 3 1 19 14 73.7% 27 25 92.6%
2 Raul Allegre 29 k 6 0 3 3 6 5 2 2 11 10 90.9% 14 14 100.0%
5 Sean Landeta 26 p 1 0 6 222 53 0 37.0
Team Total 26.9 16 7 7 12 9 8 7 3 1 30 24 80.0% 41 39 95.1% 79 3234 66 2 40.9
Opp Total 16 33 25 75.8% 32 31 96.9% 93 3701 39.8

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
52 Pepper Johnson 24 LILB 16 15 4.0 1 33 1 33 0 2 0 1 0 0 87 0
70 Leonard Marshall 27 RDE 15 14 8.0 1 0 0 0 0 62 0
58 Carl Banks 26 LOLB 14 14 1.5 1 15 1 15 0 62 0
25 Mark Collins 24 LCB 11 11 1 13 0 13 0 56 0 1
74 Erik Howard 24 nt 16 5 3.0 0 0 2 0 0 24 0
56 Lawrence Taylor*+ 29 ROLB 12 12 15.5 0 0 1 0 0
75 George Martin 35 16 0 7.5 0 0 2 4 0
20 Joe Morris 28 RB 16 15 0 7 1 0 0
11 Phil Simms 33 QB 15 15 0 7 1 0 0
23 Perry Williams 27 RCB 16 16 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 0
77 Eric Dorsey 24 LDE 16 16 3.5 0 0 2 0 0
64 Jim Burt 29 NT 16 11 3.0 0 0 2 39 1
41 Neal Guggemos 24 KR 11 0 0 2 3 0 0
53 Harry Carson 35 RILB 12 10 2 66 0 66 0 0 0 2 12 0
22 Lee Rouson 26 16 0 0 2 2 0 0
39 Sheldon White 23 lcb 16 5 4 70 0 39 0
54 Andy Headen 28 lb 4 3 3.0
48 Kenny Hill 30 SS 16 16 0 2 1 0 0
43 Terry Kinard* 29 FS 16 16 3 46 0 39 0
55 Gary Reasons 26 rilb 16 6 1 20 0 20 0 0 0 2 5 0
98 Johnie Cooks 30 lb 13 3 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
15 Jeff Hostetler 27 qb 16 1 0 1 1 0 0
86 Lionel Manuel 26 WR 16 16 0 1 1 0 0
80 Phil McConkey 31 PR 16 0 0 2 0 0 0
84 Zeke Mowatt 27 te 16 3 0 2 0 0 0
66 William Roberts 26 LT 16 13 0 0 2 0 0
17 Jeff Rutledge 31 1 0 0 2 0 0 0
24 Ottis Anderson 31 16 0 0 0 1 5 0
85 Stephen Baker 24 WR 16 11 0 0 1 0 0
89 Mark Bavaro 25 TE 16 15 0 1 0 0 0
44 Maurice Carthon 27 FB 16 14 0 0 1 0 0
76 Jumbo Elliott 23 lt 16 5 0 0 1 0 0
28 Tom Flynn 26 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
37 Wayne Haddix 23 7 0 0 1 0 0 0
65 Bart Oates 30 C 16 16 0 1 0 -10 0
72 Doug Riesenberg 23 RT 16 11 0 0 1 0 0
51 Ricky Shaw 23 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
36 Adrian White 24 16 0 1 29 0 29 0
Team Total 26.9 16 52.0 15 292 2 66 0 3 32 36 61 1 291 0 1
Opp Total 16 60 36 18

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
6 Paul McFadden 27 K 10 0 25 14 67
24 Ottis Anderson 31 16 0 8 8 48
2 Raul Allegre 29 k 6 0 14 10 44
85 Stephen Baker 24 WR 16 11 7 7 42
20 Joe Morris 28 RB 16 15 5 5 30
89 Mark Bavaro 25 TE 16 15 4 4 24
86 Lionel Manuel 26 WR 16 16 4 4 24
44 Maurice Carthon 27 FB 16 14 2 1 3 18
81 Stacy Robinson 26 11 0 3 3 18
58 Carl Banks 26 LOLB 14 14 1 1 6
64 Jim Burt 29 NT 16 11 1 1 6
82 Mark Ingram 23 wr 7 4 1 1 6
52 Pepper Johnson 24 LILB 16 15 1 1 6
84 Zeke Mowatt 27 te 16 3 1 1 6
83 Odessa Turner 24 wr 4 1 1 1 6
25 Mark Collins 24 LCB 11 11 1 2
Team Total 26.9 16 15 22 1 2 1 41 39 24 1 353
Opp Total 16 8 23 1 31 25 304