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1988 Pittsburgh Steelers

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5-11-0, Finished 4th in AFC Central Division  · 1988 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -5.3, Offense: 0.1, Defense: -5.5, SoS: -0.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 336 points (21.0/g), 13th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 421 points (26.3/g), 28th.
 Differential of -85 points (-5.3/g), 24th.  Expected W-L: 5.9-10.1.

Coach: Chuck Noll (5-11-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Tom Moore
 Defensive Coordinator: Tony Dungy

Stadium: Three Rivers Stadium
 Training Camp: St. Vincent College (Latrobe, Pennsylvania)

Team Info

Director of Player Personnel/de facto General Manager Dick Haley
Chairman Dan Rooney
Offensive Scheme Air Coryell
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 336 5204 1030 5.1 39 19 22 292 226 489 2976 15 20 5.6 150 499 2228 17 4.5 120
Team Defense 421 5805 1067 5.4 33 13 28 319 309 532 3941 25 20 7.2 181 516 1864 20 3.6 110
Lg Rank Offense 13 15 24 25 20 18 21 20 16 19 13 6 8 4
Lg Rank Defense 28 28 16 18 23 23 27 24 12 28 21 14 22 5

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 Dallas Cowboys 24 21 17 356 214 142 25 414 280 134 3
2 Sun September 11 boxscore L 1-1 @ Washington Redskins 29 30 14 341 258 83 1 25 515 422 93 3
3 Sun September 18 boxscore L 1-2 Cincinnati Bengals 12 17 19 319 195 124 6 20 306 190 116 1
4 Sun September 25 boxscore L 1-3 @ Buffalo Bills 28 36 25 408 314 94 5 22 398 282 116 3
5 Sun October 2 boxscore L 1-4 Cleveland Browns 9 23 13 183 94 89 5 15 299 131 168 1
6 Sun October 9 boxscore L 1-5 @ Phoenix Cardinals 14 31 10 203 125 78 2 21 388 285 103 3
7 Sun October 16 boxscore L 1-6 Houston Oilers 14 34 23 344 251 93 4 18 309 185 124
8 Sun October 23 boxscore W 2-6 Denver Broncos 39 21 18 386 130 256 2 15 323 278 45 4
9 Sun October 30 boxscore L 2-7 @ New York Jets 20 24 15 352 209 143 4 15 196 112 84 1
10 Sun November 6 boxscore L 2-8 @ Cincinnati Bengals 7 42 15 198 97 101 28 559 338 221 2
11 Sun November 13 boxscore L 2-9 Philadelphia Eagles 26 27 19 361 197 164 1 27 358 252 106 3
12 Sun November 20 boxscore L 2-10 @ Cleveland Browns 7 27 18 285 167 118 4 11 262 192 70
13 Sun November 27 boxscore W 3-10 Kansas City Chiefs 16 10 19 336 122 214 1 19 366 278 88 2
14 Sun December 4 boxscore W 4-10 @ Houston Oilers 37 34 23 426 332 94 23 403 269 134 4
15 Sun December 11 boxscore L 4-11 @ San Diego Chargers 14 20 20 302 172 130 3 17 324 144 180
16 Sun December 18 boxscore W 5-11 Miami Dolphins 40 24 24 404 99 305 1 18 385 303 82 3

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
6 Bubby Brister 26 QB 13 13 4-9-0 175 370 47.3 2634 11 3.0 14 3.8 89 7.1 6.0 15.1 202.6 65.3 36 292 5.77 4.76 8.9 1 1
14 Todd Blackledge 27 qb 3 3 1-2-0 38 79 48.1 494 2 2.5 3 3.8 34 6.3 5.1 13.0 164.7 60.8 4 25 5.65 4.51 4.8
13 Steve Bono 26 2 0 10 35 28.6 110 1 2.9 2 5.7 15 3.1 1.1 11.0 55.0 25.9 1 8 2.83 0.89 2.8
24 Rodney Carter 24 rb 14 1 2 3 66.7 56 0 0.0 0 0.0 40 18.7 18.7 28.0 4.0 109.7 0 0 18.67 18.67 0.0
83 Louis Lipps 26 WR 16 16 1 2 50.0 13 1 50.0 1 50.0 13 6.5 -6.0 13.0 0.8 70.8 1 6 2.33 -6.00 33.3
Team Total 25.6 16 5-11-0 226 489 46.2 3307 15 3.1 20 4.1 89 6.8 5.5 14.6 206.7 62.0 42 331 5.60 4.47 7.9 1 1
Opp Total 16 309 532 58.1 4086 25 4.7 20 3.8 7.7 6.93 13.2 255.4 82.5 19 145 7.2 6.4 3.4

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
33 Merril Hoge 23 FB 16 8 170 705 3 20 4.1 44.1 10.6 50 487 9.7 3 40 3.1 30.4 1192 6 8
42 Warren Williams 23 RB 15 8 87 409 0 33 4.7 27.3 5.8 11 66 6.0 1 21 0.7 4.4 475 1 3
43 Earnest Jackson 29 fb 12 6 74 315 3 29 4.3 26.3 6.2 9 84 9.3 0 24 0.8 7.0 399 3 3
6 Bubby Brister 26 QB 13 13 45 209 6 20 4.6 16.1 3.5 209 6 8
20 Dwight Stone 24 rb 16 6 40 127 0 11 3.2 7.9 2.5 11 196 17.8 1 72 0.7 12.3 323 1 5
24 Rodney Carter 24 rb 14 1 36 216 3 64 6.0 15.4 2.6 32 363 11.3 2 33 2.3 25.9 579 5 0
30 Frank Pollard 31 rb 10 3 31 93 0 7 3.0 9.3 3.1 2 22 11.0 0 19 0.2 2.2 115 0 1
14 Todd Blackledge 27 qb 3 3 8 25 1 10 3.1 8.3 2.7 25 1 4
83 Louis Lipps 26 WR 16 16 6 129 1 39 21.5 8.1 0.4 50 973 19.5 5 89 3.1 60.8 1102 6 2
18 Harry Newsome 25 P 16 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 0
89 Charles Lockett 23 wr 16 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 365 16.6 1 44 1.4 22.8 365 1 0
87 Weegie Thompson 27 WR 16 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 370 23.1 1 50 1.0 23.1 370 1 0
86 Preston Gothard 26 TE 16 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 121 10.1 1 26 0.8 7.6 121 1 0
85 Troy Johnson 26 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 237 23.7 0 60 0.7 16.9 237 0 0
81 Mike Hinnant 22 te 16 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 23 23.0 0 23 0.1 1.4 23 0 0
Team Total 25.6 16 499 2228 17 64 4.5 139.3 31.2 226 3307 14.6 15 89 14.1 206.7 5535 32 40
Opp Total 16 516 1864 20 3.6 116.5 32.3 309 3941 12.8 25 19.3 246.3 5805 45 35

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
26 Rod Woodson 23 KR/PR/RCB 16 16 33 281 0 28 8.5 37 850 1 92 23.0 1131
20 Dwight Stone 24 rb 16 6 29 610 1 92 21.0 933
28 Lupe Sanchez 27 db 16 2 2 11 0 6 5.5 4 71 0 19 17.8 82
83 Louis Lipps 26 WR 16 16 4 30 0 11 7.5 1132
60 Brian Blankenship 25 LG 13 12 1 5 0 5 5.0 5
77 Jim Boyle 26 6 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 19
65 John Jackson 23 16 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 10
42 Warren Williams 23 RB 15 8 1 10 0 10 10.0 485
Team Total 25.6 16 39 322 0 28 8.3 74 1575 2 92 21.3 7432
Opp Total 16 40 418 0 10.5 63 1351 1 21.4

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
1 Gary Anderson 29 K 16 0 1 1 11 11 10 9 12 6 2 1 36 28 77.8% 35 34 97.1%
18 Harry Newsome 25 P 16 0 65 2950 62 6 45.4
Team Total 25.6 16 1 1 11 11 10 9 12 6 2 1 36 28 77.8% 35 34 97.1% 65 2950 62 6 45.4
Opp Total 16 32 26 81.3% 49 47 95.9% 67 2727 40.7

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
54 Hardy Nickerson 23 RILB 15 10 3.5 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 99 0
26 Rod Woodson 23 KR/PR/RCB 16 16 0.5 4 98 0 29 0 1 3 3 2 0 88 0
27 Thomas Everett 24 FS 14 12 3 31 0 29 0 0 0 2 38 0 60 0
98 Gerald Williams 25 NT 16 16 3.5 0 0 1 1 0 41 0
78 Tim Johnson 23 LDE/rde 15 12 4.0 34 0
95 Greg Lloyd 23 lb 9 4 0.5 2 0 1 0 0 33 0
97 Aaron Jones 22 lde/ROLB 15 12 1.5 20 0
33 Merril Hoge 23 FB 16 8 0 8 6 0 0
6 Bubby Brister 26 QB 13 13 0 8 2 0 0
14 Todd Blackledge 27 qb 3 3 0 4 2 -2 0
55 Darin Jordan 24 lb 15 2 1 28 1 28 0 0 0 4 0 0
20 Dwight Stone 24 rb 16 6 0 5 0 0 0
91 Gregg Carr 26 rolb 13 5 3.5 1 27 0 27 0
22 Larry Griffin 25 db 15 3 2 63 0 33 0 0 1 1 0 0
49 Dwayne Woodruff 31 LCB 14 13 4 109 1 78 0
43 Earnest Jackson 29 fb 12 6 0 3 0 0 0
50 David Little 29 LILB 16 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0
42 Warren Williams 23 RB 15 8 0 3 0 0 0
53 Bryan Hinkle 29 LOLB 13 13 0.5 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 0
83 Louis Lipps 26 WR 16 16 0 2 0 0 0
28 Lupe Sanchez 27 db 16 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
52 Mike Webster 36 C 16 16 0 2 0 -58 0
60 Brian Blankenship 25 LG 13 12 0 0 1 0 0
86 Preston Gothard 26 TE 16 15 0 0 1 0 0
29 Cornell Gowdy 25 SS 16 14 1 24 0 24 0
74 Terry Long 29 RG 12 11 0 0 1 0 0
18 Harry Newsome 25 P 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
30 Frank Pollard 31 rb 10 3 0 1 0 0 0
64 Jerry Reese 24 15 0 1.0
79 John Rienstra 25 g 5 4 0 0 1 0 0
69 Ben Thomas 27 lde 8 5 0.5
Team Total 25.6 16 19.0 20 381 2 78 0 4 40 32 -12 0 375 0
Opp Total 16 42 35 22 1

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 Gary Anderson 29 K 16 0 34 28 118
6 Bubby Brister 26 QB 13 13 6 6 36
33 Merril Hoge 23 FB 16 8 3 3 6 36
83 Louis Lipps 26 WR 16 16 1 5 6 36
24 Rodney Carter 24 rb 14 1 3 2 5 30
43 Earnest Jackson 29 fb 12 6 3 3 18
20 Dwight Stone 24 rb 16 6 1 1 2 12
14 Todd Blackledge 27 qb 3 3 1 1 6
86 Preston Gothard 26 TE 16 15 1 1 6
55 Darin Jordan 24 lb 15 2 1 1 6
89 Charles Lockett 23 wr 16 5 1 1 6
87 Weegie Thompson 27 WR 16 11 1 1 6
42 Warren Williams 23 RB 15 8 1 1 6
49 Dwayne Woodruff 31 LCB 14 13 1 1 6
26 Rod Woodson 23 KR/PR/RCB 16 16 1 1 6
Team Total 25.6 16 17 15 2 2 36 34 28 1 334
Opp Total 16 20 25 1 1 47 26 1 421