Buffalo Bills at Indianapolis Colts 14 to 17

Sunday, December 18, 1988, Week 16

The Buffalo Bills played the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis on Sunday, December 18, 1988, Week 16 of the 1988 season. The Colts won by a score of 17-14. The Colts and the Bills split the season series for the 1988 season, each winning one game. With this game, the Colts finished the season 6-2-0 at home, while the Bills finished 4-4-0 on the road for the 1988 season.

The Bills finished the season with a record of 12-4-0, tied for the best record in the league for the 1988 season. The Colts finished the regular season with a record of 9-7-0. Six coaches were fired from from the Colts after the game: Tom Lovat: Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach; John Marshall: Defensive Line Coach; George Hill: Defensive Coordinator; John Becker: Offensive Coordinator; Keith Rowen: Offensive Line Coach/Assistant Offensive Line Coach/Special Teams Coach; Phillip "Chip" Myers: Wide Receivers Coach.

Buffalo Bills offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
248 195 53 1 14


Head Coach: Marv Levy Offensive Coordinator: Jim Ringo Defensive Coordinator: Walt Corey Quarterbacks Coach: Ted Marchibroda Wide Receivers Coach: Ted Tollner Offensive Line Coach: Jim Ringo Running Backs Coach: Elijah Pitts Defensive Line Coach: Ted Cottrell Linebackers Coach: Walt Corey Defensive Backs Coach: Dick Roach Defensive Assistant Coach: Chuck Lester Special Teams Coach: Bruce DeHaven Assistant Coach: Chuck Dickerson Strength and Conditioning Coordinator: Rusty Jones

Indianapolis Colts offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
301 117 184 0 25


Head Coach: Ron Meyer Assistant Head Coach: Tom Lovat Offensive Coordinator: John Becker Defensive Coordinator: George Hill Wide Receivers Coach: Phillip "Chip" Myers Offensive Line Coach: Tom Lovat, Keith Rowen Running Backs Coach: Leon Burtnett Assistant Offensive Line Coach: Keith Rowen Defensive Line Coach: John Marshall Linebackers Coach: Rick Venturi Defensive Backs Coach: George Catavolos Special Teams Coach: Keith Rowen Strength and Conditioning Coach: Tom Zupancic