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1988 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL)

4th place • American Football Conference • Central Division • 5-11-0 .313
1988 NFLPrevious SeasonNext Season
Roster KeyStat Key
Head Coach: Chuck Noll
Ron BlackledgeOffensive Line-Tackles/Tight Ends
Tony DungyDefensive Coordinator
Walt EvansConditioning and Training
Dennis FitzgeraldSpecial Teams/Defensive Assistant
Joe GreeneDefensive Line
Dick HoakOffensive Backs
Jed HughesLinebackers
Hal HunterOffensive Line-Guards/Center
Jon KolbSpecial Teams/Offensive Assistant
Tom MooreOffensive Coordinator
Dwain PainterReceivers
SCORES
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendance
Fri8/5/1988AWashington Redskins44-31WWashington, DCRFK Stadium51640
Sun8/14/1988HPhiladelphia Eagles21-16WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium50364
Sat8/20/1988ANew York Giants17-28LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium37816
Sat8/27/1988ANew Orleans Saints31-28WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome56174
Sun9/4/1988HDallas Cowboys24-21WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium56813
Sun9/11/1988AWashington Redskins29-30LWashington, DCRFK Stadium54083
Sun9/18/1988HCincinnati Bengals12-17LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium56647
Sun9/25/1988ABuffalo Bills28-36LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium78735
Sun10/2/1988HCleveland Browns9-23LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium56410
Sun10/9/1988APhoenix Cardinals14-31LTempe, AZSun Devil Stadium53278
Sun10/16/1988HHouston Oilers14-34LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium52229
Sun10/23/1988HDenver Broncos39-21WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium49811
Sun10/30/1988ANew York Jets20-24LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium64862
Sun11/6/1988ACincinnati Bengals7-42LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium56403
Sun11/13/1988HPhiladelphia Eagles26-27LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium46026
Sun11/20/1988ACleveland Browns7-27LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium77131
Sun11/27/1988HKansas City Chiefs16-10WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium42057
Sun12/4/1988AHouston Oilers37-34WHouston, TXAstrodome47791
Sun12/11/1988ASan Diego Chargers14-20LSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium33816
Sun12/18/1988HMiami Dolphins40-24WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium36051

Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.

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ROSTER
PlayerNoPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
Gary Anderson1K5-1118129Syracuse160
Todd Blackledge14QB6-322527Penn State33
Brian Blankenship60LOG6-127525Nebraska-Omaha; Nebraska1312
Steve Bono13QB6-421326UCLA20
Jim Boyle77OT6-527026Tulane60
Bubby Brister6QB6-320526Tulane; Louisiana-Monroe1313
Gregg Carr91LB6-122026Auburn135
Rodney Carter24RB6-021924Purdue141
Joey Clinkscales88WR6-019924Tennessee40
Dermontti Dawson63OG6-229023Kentucky85
Thomas Everett27FS5-918124Baylor1412
Lorenzo Freeman68NT6-529824Pittsburgh132
Keith Gary92RDE6-326929Ferrum JC; Oklahoma159
Preston Gothard86TE6-424226Alabama1615
Cornell Gowdy29SS6-119525Morgan State1614
Larry Griffin22CB6-019825North Carolina153
Delton Hall35RCB6-120623Clemson144
Anthony Henton96LB6-121825Troy164
Bryan Hinkle53LOLB6-122429Oregon1313
Mike Hinnant81TE6-325822Temple161
Merril Hoge33FB6-222823Idaho State168
Tunch Ilkin62ROT6-326731Indiana State1616
Earnest Jackson43RB5-921829Texas A&M126
John Jackson65OT6-629623Eastern Kentucky160
Tim Johnson78LDE6-327523Penn State1512
Troy Johnson85WR6-117526Southeastern Louisiana; Southern University140
Aaron Jones97ROLB6-526122Eastern Kentucky1512
Darin Jordan55LB6-224524Northeastern152
Chuck Lanza51C6-226324Notre Dame160
Greg Lee21CB6-120723Arkansas State160
Louis Lipps83WR5-1018826Southern Mississippi1616
David Little50LILB6-124029Florida1614
Greg Lloyd95LB6-222823Fort Valley State94
Charles Lockett89WR6-018423Long Beach State165
Terry Long74ROG5-1127229East Carolina1211
Jeff Markland88TE6-324523Los Angeles Pierce JC; Illinois10
Harry Newsome18P6-018625Wake Forest160
Hardy Nickerson54RILB6-223423California1510
Frank Pollard30FB5-1022031Baylor103
Rollin Putzier76NT6-427923Oregon50
Jerry Reese64DE6-226724Kentucky150
John Rienstra79LOG6-427325Temple54
Lupe Sanchez28S-CB5-1019227UCLA162
Dwight Stone20RB6-019424Marion Military Institute JC; Middle Tennessee State166
Tyronne Stowe90RILB6-124023Rutgers104
Ben Thomas69LDE6-427727Auburn85
Weegie Thompson87WR6-621327Florida State1611
Mike Webster52C6-226036Wisconsin1616
Gerald Williams98NT6-329325Auburn1616
Warren Williams42RB6-020823Miami (Florida)158
Craig Wolfley73LOT6-126830Syracuse1616
Dwayne Woodruff49LCB5-1119531Louisville1413
Rod Woodson26LCB6-020323Purdue1616
DRAFT LIST
RoundOverallPlayerPosCollege
118Aaron JonesDEEastern Kentucky
244Dermontti DawsonGKentucky
370Chuck LanzaCNotre Dame
5121Darin JordanLBNortheastern
5128Jerry ReeseNTKentucky
6155Warren WilliamsRBMiami (Florida)
7182Marc ZenoWRTulane
8209Mark NicholsNTMichigan State
8211Mike HinnantTETemple
9236Gordie LockbaumRBHoly Cross
10252John JacksonTEastern Kentucky
11295Bobby DawsonDBIllinois
12322James EarleLBClemson
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thPTS
Team Totals859447110336
Opponents Totals64138103116421
TEAM STATSTOP1st DownsFDRFDPFDX3rd Down Efficiency4th Down EfficiencyPENPENY
Team Totals28:312921201502278/216 36.1%5/17 29.4%99803
Opponents Totals31:293191101812898/225 43.6%4/13 30.8%79705
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Gary Anderson0343597.1283677.80118
Bubby Brister60000036
Merril Hoge60000036
Louis Lipps60000036
Rodney Carter50000030
Earnest Jackson30000018
Dwight Stone20000012
Todd Blackledge1000006
Preston Gothard1000006
Darin Jordan1000006
Charles Lockett1000006
Weegie Thompson1000006
Warren Williams1000006
Dwayne Woodruff1000006
Rod Woodson1000006
(Team)0010.00012
Team Totals36343694.4283677.81336
Opponents Totals49474995.9263281.31421
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCTBLLG1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Gary Anderson283677.83521/111/119/106/121/2
Team Totals283677.83521/111/119/106/121/2
Opponents Totals263281.33/36/79/107/101/2
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Merril Hoge1707054.1203
Warren Williams874094.7330
Earnest Jackson743154.329t3
Rodney Carter362166.064t3
Bubby Brister452094.6206
Louis Lipps612921.539t1
Dwight Stone401273.2110
Frank Pollard31933.070
Todd Blackledge8253.1101
Harry Newsome200.000
Team Totals49922284.564t17
Opponents Totals51618643.66420
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Bubby Brister37017517518126347.115.189t113.0143.836292234265.3
Todd Blackledge793838384946.313.03422.533.842546960.8
Steve Bono351010231103.111.01512.925.71810225.9
Rodney Carter32215618.728.04000.000.00056109.7
Louis Lipps2110136.513.013t150.0150.016770.8
Team Totals48922622624333076.814.689t153.1204.142331297662.0
Opponents Totals53230930920340867.713.286t254.7203.819145394182.5
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Louis Lipps5097319.589t5
Merril Hoge504879.7403
Rodney Carter3236311.3332
Charles Lockett2236516.6441
Weegie Thompson1637023.1501
Preston Gothard1212110.1261
Dwight Stone1119617.872t1
Warren Williams11666.0211
Troy Johnson1023723.7600
Earnest Jackson9849.3240
Frank Pollard22211.0190
Mike Hinnant12323.0230
Team Totals226330714.689t15
Opponents Totals309408613.286t25
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Dwayne Woodruff410927.378t1
Rod Woodson49824.5290
Thomas Everett33110.3290
Larry Griffin26331.5330
Darin Jordan12828.028t1
Gregg Carr12727.0270
Cornell Gowdy12424.0240
Bryan Hinkle111.010
David Little100.000
Hardy Nickerson100.000
Lupe Sanchez100.000
Team Totals2038119.178t2
Opponents Totals2036718.475t1
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Harry Newsome65295045.4626109418233232.8
Team Totals71295041.5626109418233232.9
Opponents Totals67272640.7630316322234435.0
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Rod Woodson3362818.5280
Louis Lipps42307.5110
Lupe Sanchez24115.560
Team Totals39123228.3280
Opponents Totals40941810.5320
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Rod Woodson37085023.092t1
Dwight Stone29061021.092t1
Lupe Sanchez407117.8190
Jim Boyle101919.0190
John Jackson101010.0100
Warren Williams101010.0100
Brian Blankenship1055.050
Team Totals740157521.392t2
Opponents Totals63135121.490t1
SACKSNOYDS
Tim Johnson4.0
Gregg Carr3.5
Hardy Nickerson3.5
Gerald Williams3.5
Aaron Jones1.5
Jerry Reese1.0
Bryan Hinkle0.5
Greg Lloyd0.5
Ben Thomas0.5
Rod Woodson0.5
Team Totals19.0145.0
Opponents Totals42.0331.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Todd Blackledge4202-20
Brian Blankenship0010100
Bubby Brister820200
Thomas Everett00022380
Preston Gothard0010100
Larry Griffin101100
Bryan Hinkle0001150
Merril Hoge860600
Earnest Jackson300000
Darin Jordan0013400
Louis Lipps200000
David Little0002220
Greg Lloyd0001100
Terry Long0010100
Harry Newsome0010100
Hardy Nickerson0001100
Frank Pollard100000
John Rienstra0010100
Lupe Sanchez0001100
Dwight Stone500000
Mike Webster2000-580
Gerald Williams0001110
Warren Williams300000
Rod Woodson330320
Team Totals4021191332-120
Opponents Totals35132019390
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