Atlanta Falcons at Detroit Lions 17 to 31

Sunday, September 4, 1988, Week 1

The Atlanta Falcons played the Detroit Lions in Pontiac on Sunday, September 4, 1988, Week 1 of the 1988 season. The Lions won by a score of 31-17.


Atlanta Falcons offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
359 187 172 4 26

Coaches

Head Coach: Marion Campbell Assistant Head Coach-Offense: Jim Hanifan Assistant Head Coach-Defense: Fred Bruney Offensive Coordinator: Rod Dowhower Wide Receivers Coach: Jimmy Raye Running Backs Coach: Steve Crosby Tight Ends Coach: Foge Fazio Defensive Line Coach: Tommy Brasher Linebackers Coach: Chuck Clausen Defensive Assistant Coach: Claude Humphrey Special Teams Coach: Foge Fazio Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach: Tim Jorgensen Administrative Assistant: Danny Mock


Detroit Lions offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
230 88 142 1 19

Coaches

Head Coach: Darryl Rogers Offensive Coordinator: Bob Baker Defensive Coordinator: Wayne Fontes Wide Receivers Coach: Lew Carpenter Offensive Line Coach: Bill Muir Running Backs Coach: Vic Rapp Tight Ends Coach: Don Doll Offensive Assistant Coach: Mouse Davis Defensive Line Coach: Dick Modzelewski Linebackers Coach: Mike Murphy Outside Linebackers Coach: Willie Shaw Inside Linebackers Coach: Mike Murphy Secondary Coach: Wayne Fontes Defensive Assistant Coach: Don Clemons Special Teams Coach: Carl Battershell General Manager: Russ Thomas Administrative Assistant: Don Doll Head Trainer: Kent Falb Summer Internship: Mose Rison