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1988 New York Giants season

1988 New York Giants season
Head coach Bill Parcells
Owner Wellington Mara
Home field Giants Stadium
Record 10–6
Division place 2nd NFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Previous season      Next season
< 1987      1989 >

The 1988 New York Giants season was the 64th season for the club in the National Football League. The team would finish with 10 wins and 6 losses, but a loss to the New York Jets in the season finale would keep them out of the playoffs for the second consecutive season. The Giants would finish second behind the Philadelphia Eagles in the division, losing the conference tiebreaker to the Los Angeles Rams for the final wild card. The season was marked early by the suspension for substance abuse of star linebacker Lawrence Taylor by the NFL for the first four games of the season. Following the end of the season, the Giants would see two longtime defensive stalwarts; defensive end George Martin and future Hall-of-Fame inside linebacker Harry Carson, announce their retirement.


NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School
1 10 Eric Moore

Regular season


Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 5, 1988 Washington Redskins W 27–20
2 September 11, 1988 San Francisco 49ers L 20–17
3 September 18, 1988 at Dallas Cowboys W 12–10
4 September 25, 1988 Los Angeles Rams L 45–31
5 October 2, 1988 at Washington Redskins W 24–23
6 October 10, 1988 at Philadelphia Eagles L 24–13
7 October 16, 1988 Detroit Lions W 30–10
8 October 23, 1988 at Atlanta Falcons W 23–16
9 October 31, 1988 at Detroit Lions W 13–10
10 November 6, 1988 Dallas Cowboys W 29–21
11 November 13, 1988 at Phoenix Cardinals L 24–17
12 November 20, 1988 Philadelphia Eagles L 23–17
13 November 27, 1988 at New Orleans Saints W 13–12
14 December 4, 1988 Phoenix Cardinals W 44–7
15 December 11, 1988 Kansas City Chiefs W 28–12
16 December 17, 1988 at New York Jets L 27–21

Game summaries

Week 1

1 234Total
Redskins 6 707 20
• Giants 0 31014 27




1988 Starters Offense

11 Phil Simms       QB
20 Joe Morris       RB
44 Maurice Carthon  FB
86 Lionel Manuel    WR
85 Stephen Baker    WR
89 Mark Bavaro      TE
66 William Roberts  LT
67 Billy Ard        LG
65 Bart Oates       C
60 Eric Moore       RG
72 Doug Riesenberg  RT


77 Eric Dorsey       LDE
64 Jim Burt          NT
70 Leonard Marshall  RDE
58 Carl Banks        LB
52 Pepper Johnson    LB
53 Harry Carson      LB
56 Lawrence Taylor   LB
25 Mark Collins      LCB
23 Perry Williams    RCB
48 Kenny Hill        SS
43 Terry Kinard      FS
6 Paul McFadden      K
8 Maury Buford       P
80 Phil McConkey     PR
41 Neal Guggemos     KR


Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen


Defensive Backs

Special Teams

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Awards and honors

See also


  • New York Giants on Pro Football Reference
  • Giants on

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