1988 Chicago Bears 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
12-4-0 1-1 5925 3351 2574 40 332 5196 3680 1516 39 307
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The Chicago Bears' sixty-ninth season was in 1988, and it was the seventh season Mike Ditka served as the head coach of the team. The Bears played their home games at Soldier Field. They finished the year 12-4-0 in the regular season, en route to winning the NFC Central, and 1-1 in the playoffs, eventually losing to the San Francisco 49ers 28-3. At the end of the season Mike Ditka earned Coach of the Year and Mike Singletary earned AP Defensive Player of the Year.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 Miami Dolphins 34-7
Week 2 @ Indianapolis Colts 17-13
Week 3 Minnesota Vikings 7-31
Week 4 @ Green Bay Packers 24-6
Week 5 Buffalo Bills 24-3
Week 6 @ Detroit Lions 24-7
Week 7 Dallas Cowboys 17-7
Week 8 San Francisco 49ers 10-9
Week 9 @ New England Patriots 7-30
Week 10 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28-10
Week 11 @ Washington Redskins 34-14
Week 12 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-15
Week 13 Green Bay Packers 16-0
Week 14 @ Los Angeles Rams 3-23
Week 15 Detroit Lions 13-12
Week 16 @ Minnesota Vikings 27-28


Week Opponent Score Notes
Divisional Round Philadelphia Eagles 20-12
Conference Championship San Francisco 49ers 3-28

1988 Chicago Bears Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Mike Ditka Offensive Coordinator: Ed Hughes Defensive Coordinator: Vince Tobin Quarterbacks Coach: Greg Landry Wide Receivers Coach: Greg Landry Offensive Line Coach: Dick Stanfel, John Levra Running Backs Coach: Johnny Roland Tight Ends Coach: Steve Kazor Linebackers Coach: Dave McGinnis Defensive Backs Coach: Jim LaRue Special Teams Coach: Steve Kazor Research and Quality Control: Jim Dooley