1988 Buffalo Bills season

1988 Buffalo Bills season

Infobox NFL_season
team = Buffalo Bills
year = 1988
record = 12-4
division_place = 1st AFC East
coach = Marv Levy
stadium = Ralph Wilson Stadium
playoffs = Lost AFC Championship Game

The 1988 Buffalo Bills season was the 29th season for the team and the 19th season in the National Football League. The Buffalo Bills finished in first place in the AFC East and finished the National Football League's 1988 season with a record of 12 wins and 4 losses. The Bills were 8-0 at home for the first time in their franchise history. [ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 262 ] On the road, the Bills were 4-4. From an attendance standpoint, the franchise set a record for attendance with 631,818 fans. [ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 390 ]

NFL Draft


AFC Divisional Playoff

* Buffalo Bills 17, Houston Oilers 10Linescore Amfootball

"at Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, New York"
*Game time: 12:30 p.m. EST
*TV announcers (NBC): Marv Albert and Paul Maguire
*Referee: Gordon McCarter
*Game attendance: 79,532

AFC Championship Game

* Cincinnati Bengals 21, Buffalo Bills 10Linescore Amfootball

"at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio"
*Game time: 12:30 p.m. EST
*TV announcers (NBC): Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen
*Referee: Gene Barth
*Game attendance: 59,747

The Bengals forced 3 interceptions, and allowed only 45 rushing yards and 136 passing yards, while their offense held the ball for 39:29. Bills starting running back Thurman Thomas was held to just 6 yards on 4 carries, while quarterback Jim Kelly completed only 14 of 30 passes for 161 yards and 1 touchdown, with 3 interceptions.

Awards and Records


* [http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/buf/1988.htm?redir Bills on Pro Football Reference]
* [http://www.jt-sw.com/football/pro/results.nsf/Teams/1988-buf Bills on jt-sw.com]
* [http://www.jt-sw.com/football/pro/stats.nsf/Annual/1988-buf Bills Stats on jt-sw.com]

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