1988 Philadelphia Eagles season
|1988 Philadelphia Eagles season|
|Head coach||Buddy Ryan|
|Home field||Veterans Stadium|
|Division place||1st NFC East|
|Playoff finish||Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Bears) 12–20|
This season resulted an appearance in the postseason for the first time since 1981. The Eagles won the NFC East for the first time since 1980, but lost to the Chicago Bears in the NFC Divisional round during the Fog Bowl.
In control of their own destiny for a playoff berth, but not the NFC East title on the final day of the regular season, Philadelphia dumped the Dallas Cowboys, 23–7, guaranteed a minimum of a wild card berth following a New Orleans Saints win, but had to wait for the end to the New York Jets-New York Giants game at Giants Stadium to learn if they had clinched the division or not to avoid the Wild Card round. The Jets won the game, 27–21, on a late touchdown strike from Ken O'Brien to Al Toon, giving the Eagles the NFC East crown on the tiebreaker of having beaten the Giants in both regular-season meetings.