1987 NFL season

The 1987 NFL season was the 68th regular season of the National Football League (NFL). This season featured games predominantly played by replacement players, as the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) players were on strike from weeks four to six with week three being cancelled in its entirety. This remains the last NFL season in which regular-season games were impacted by a labor conflict (as well as the last season when non-union players were used as strike-breaking competitors).

1987 National Football League season
Regular season
DurationSeptember 13 – December 28, 1987
A player's strike shortened the regular season to 15 games.
Playoffs
Start dateJanuary 3, 1988
AFC ChampionsDenver Broncos
NFC ChampionsWashington Redskins
Super Bowl XXII
DateJanuary 31, 1988
SiteJack Murphy Stadium, San Diego, California
ChampionsWashington Redskins
Pro Bowl
DateFebruary 7, 1988
SiteAloha Stadium
Colts
Patriots
Bills
Dolphins
Jets
Bengals
Browns
Oilers
Steelers
Broncos
Chiefs
Raiders
Chargers
Seahawks
AFC teams: West, Central, East
Cowboys
Giants
Eagles
Cardinals
Redskins
Bears
Lions
Packers
Vikings
Buccaneers
Falcons
Rams
Saints
49ers
NFC teams: West, Central, East
The San Diego Chargers hosting a pre-season game against the Los Angeles Rams at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium in 1987.

The season ended with Super Bowl XXII, with the Washington Redskins defeating the Denver Broncos, 42–10, at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego. The Broncos suffered their second consecutive Super Bowl defeat.


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