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1988 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) 4th place American Football Conference Central Division 5-11-0 .313
Head Coach: Chuck Noll
Offensive Line-Tackles/Tight EndsRon Blackledge
Defensive CoordinatorTony Dungy
Conditioning and TrainingWalt Evans
Special Teams/Defensive AssistantDennis Fitzgerald
Defensive LineJoe Greene
Offensive BacksDick Hoak
LinebackersJed Hughes
Offensive Line-Guards/CenterHal Hunter
Special Teams/Offensive AssistantJon Kolb
Offensive CoordinatorTom Moore
ReceiversDwain Painter
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
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.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
1Gary AndersonK5-1118129Syracuse160
14Todd BlackledgeQB6-322527Penn State33
60Brian BlankenshipLOG6-127525Nebraska-Omaha; Nebraska1312
13Steve BonoQB6-421326UCLA20
77Jim BoyleOT6-527026Tulane60
6Bubby BristerQB6-320526Tulane; Louisiana-Monroe1313
91Gregg CarrLB6-122026Auburn135
24Rodney CarterRB6-021924Purdue141
88Joey ClinkscalesWR6-019924Tennessee40
63Dermontti DawsonOG6-229023Kentucky85
27Thomas EverettFS5-918124Baylor1412
68Lorenzo FreemanNT6-529824Pittsburgh132
92Keith GaryRDE6-326929Ferrum JC; Oklahoma159
86Preston GothardTE6-424226Alabama1615
29Cornell GowdySS6-119525Morgan State1614
22Larry GriffinCB6-019825North Carolina153
35Delton HallRCB6-120623Clemson144
96Anthony HentonLB6-121825Troy164
53Bryan HinkleLOLB6-122429Oregon1313
81Mike HinnantTE6-325822Temple161
33Merril HogeFB6-222823Idaho State168
62Tunch IlkinROT6-326731Indiana State1616
43Earnest JacksonRB5-922429Texas A&M126
65John JacksonOT6-629623Eastern Kentucky160
78Tim JohnsonLDE6-327523Penn State1512
85Troy JohnsonWR6-117526Southeastern Louisiana; Southern University140
97Aaron JonesROLB6-526122Eastern Kentucky1512
55Darin JordanLB6-224524Northeastern152
51Chuck LanzaC6-226324Notre Dame160
21Greg LeeCB6-120723Arkansas State160
83Louis LippsWR5-1018826Southern Mississippi1616
50David LittleLILB6-124029Florida1614
95Greg LloydLB6-222823Fort Valley State94
89Charles LockettWR6-018423Long Beach State165
74Terry LongROG5-1127229East Carolina1211
88Jeff MarklandTE6-324523Los Angeles Pierce JC; Illinois10
18Harry NewsomeP6-018625Wake Forest160
54Hardy NickersonRILB6-223423California1510
30Frank PollardFB5-1022031Baylor103
76Rollin PutzierNT6-427923Oregon50
64Jerry ReeseDE6-226724Kentucky150
79John RienstraLOG6-427325Temple54
28Lupe SanchezS-CB5-1019227UCLA162
20Dwight StoneRB6-019424Marion Military Institute JC; Middle Tennessee State166
90Tyronne StoweRILB6-124023Rutgers104
69Ben ThomasLDE6-427627Auburn85
87Weegie ThompsonWR6-621327Florida State1611
52Mike WebsterC6-226036Wisconsin1616
98Gerald WilliamsNT6-329325Auburn1616
42Warren WilliamsRB6-020823Miami (Florida)158
73Craig WolfleyLOT6-126830Syracuse1616
49Dwayne WoodruffLCB5-1119531Louisville1413
26Rod WoodsonLCB6-020323Purdue1616
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Aaron Jones118DEEastern Kentucky
Dermontti Dawson244GKentucky
Chuck Lanza370CNotre Dame
Darin Jordan5121LBNortheasternfrom PHX
Jerry Reese5128NTKentucky
Warren Williams6155RBMiami (Florida)
Marc Zeno7182WRTulane
Mark Nichols8209NTMichigan State
Mike Hinnant8211TETemplefrom SD
Gordie Lockbaum9236RBHoly Cross
John Jackson10252TEastern Kentuckyfrom TB
Bobby Dawson11295DBIllinois
James Earle12322LBClemson
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals859447110
Opponents Totals64138103116
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals28:31292120150227821636.151729.499803
Opponents Totals31:29319110181289822543.641330.879705
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 GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Gary Anderson283677.81/111/119/106/121/2
Team Totals283677.81/111/119/106/121/2
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 Brister37017547.318126347.115.189t113.0143.836292234265.3
Todd Blackledge793848.1384946.313.03422.533.842546960.8
Steve Bono351028.6231103.111.01512.925.71810225.9
Rodney Carter3266.715618.728.04000.000.00056109.7
Louis Lipps2150.00136.513.013t150.0150.016770.8
Team Totals48922646.224333076.814.689t153.1204.142331297662.0
Opponents Totals53230958.120340867.713.286t254.7203.819145394182.5
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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