1988 Philadelphia Eagles season

The 1988 Philadelphia Eagles season was the franchise's 56th season in the National Football League (NFL).

The Eagles playing against the Chicago Bears in the famous "Fog Bowl"

1988 Philadelphia Eagles season
OwnerNorman Braman
Head coachBuddy Ryan
Home fieldVeterans Stadium
Results
Record10–6
Division place1st NFC East
Playoff finishLost Divisional Playoffs (at Bears) 12–20
Uniform

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.


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