1988 San Francisco 49ers schedule

Season statistics

Offense Defense
Record Playoff record Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
10-6-0 3-0 7130 4157 2973 31 390 5333 3494 1839 44 325
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The San Francisco 49ers' forty-third season was in 1988, and it was the tenth season Bill Walsh served as the head coach of the team. The 49ers played their home games at Candlestick Park. They finished the year 10-6-0 in the regular season, en route to winning the NFC West, and 3-0 in the playoffs eventually winning the NFL championship against the Cincinnati Bengals 20-16, the team's third championship win. At the end of the season Jerry Rice earned Super Bowl Most Valuable Player and Roger Craig earned AP Offensive Player of the Year.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ New Orleans Saints 34-33
Week 2 @ New York Giants 20-17
Week 3 Atlanta Falcons 17-34
Week 4 @ Seattle Seahawks 38-7
Week 5 Detroit Lions 20-13
Week 6 Denver Broncos 13-16
Week 7 @ Los Angeles Rams 24-21
Week 8 @ Chicago Bears 9-10
Week 9 Minnesota Vikings 24-21
Week 10 @ Phoenix Cardinals 23-24
Week 11 Los Angeles Raiders 3-9
Week 12 Washington Redskins 37-21
Week 13 @ San Diego Chargers 48-10
Week 14 @ Atlanta Falcons 13-3
Week 15 New Orleans Saints 30-17
Week 16 Los Angeles Rams 16-38


Week Opponent Score Notes
Divisional Round Minnesota Vikings 34-9
Conference Championship @ Chicago Bears 28-3
Super Bowl vs. Cincinnati Bengals 20-16

1988 San Francisco 49ers Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Bill Walsh Defensive Coordinator: George Seifert Quarterbacks Coach: Mike Holmgren Wide Receivers Coach: Dennis Green Offensive Line Coach: Bobb Mckittrick Running Backs Coach: Sherman Lewis Defensive Line Coach: Fred Von Appen Linebackers Coach: Bill McPherson Defensive Backs Coach: Ray Rhodes Defensive Assistant Coach: Tommy Hart Special Teams Coach: Lynn Stiles Physical Development Assistant: Jerry Attaway Physical Development Coordinator: Jerry Attaway Coaching Administrator: Neal Dahlen