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1988 Edmonton Eskimos season
Head Coach Joe Faragalli
Home Field Commonwealth Stadium
Results
Record 11-7
Place 1st, West
Playoff Finish Lost Western Final
Uniform
CFL EDM Jersey 1987
Timeline
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1987 1989

The 1988 Edmonton Eskimos season was the 31st season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 40th overall. The Eskimos finished the season in first place with a 11–7 record. They appeared in the West Final where they lost to the BC Lions.

The Eskimos offense had 496 points for, while the defense had 445 points allowed.

Off-seasonEdit

CFL Draft Edit

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 8 Brian Forde LB Washington State
2 16 Branko Vincic DL Eastern Michigan
3 24 Greg Nyte DB Simon Fraser
4 32 Todd Middleton LB Dickinson State College
5 40 Greg Kratzer WR Dickinson State College
6 48 Terry Ainge DB British Columbia
7 56 Stephen Kasowski P/K-WR Alberta
8 64 Neil Ferguson DB Alberta

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

West Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Edmonton Eskimos 18 11 7 0 477 408 22
Saskatchewan Roughriders 18 11 7 0 525 452 22
BC Lions 18 10 8 0 489 417 20
Calgary Stampeders 18 6 12 0 395 476 12

Season ScheduleEdit

Week Date Visitor Score Home OT Attendance Record Pts
1 July 14 Calgary Stampeders 0–33 Edmonton Eskimos 27,889 1–0–0 2
2 July 23 Edmonton Eskimos 15–26 Saskatchewan Roughriders 22,682 1–1–0 2
3 July 27 Edmonton Eskimos 35–28 Ottawa Rough Riders 19,947 2–1–0 4
4 Aug 4 Saskatchewan Roughriders 27–43 Edmonton Eskimos 35,383 3–1–0 6
5 Aug 12 Edmonton Eskimos 14–22 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 13,127 3–2–0 6
6 Aug 19 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 21–46 Edmonton Eskimos 30,172 4–2–0 8
7 Aug 25 Edmonton Eskimos 10–28 BC Lions 33,825 4–3–0 8
8 Sept 1 BC Lions 9–17 Edmonton Eskimos 34,157 5–3–0 10
8 Sept 5 Edmonton Eskimos 27–11 Calgary Stampeders 27,768 6–3–0 12
9 Sept 11 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 13–37 Edmonton Eskimos 29,984 7–3–0 14
10 Sept 18 Toronto Argonauts 21–38 Edmonton Eskimos 33,549 8–3–0 16
11 Sept 25 Edmonton Eskimos 22–35 Toronto Argonauts 24,104 8–4–0 16
12 Oct 2 Ottawa Rough Riders 12–40 Edmonton Eskimos 28,052 9–4–0 18
13 Oct 10 Edmonton Eskimos 17–21 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 26,298 9–5–0 18
14 Oct 16 Edmonton Eskimos 32–29 Calgary Stampeders 29,430 10–5–0 18
15 Oct 23 BC Lions 35–15 Edmonton Eskimos 30,030 10–6–0 20
16 Oct 29 Edmonton Eskimos 16–51 BC Lions 32,334 10–7–0 20
17 Nov 6 Calgary Stamepders 19–20 Edmonton Eskimos 27,499 11–7–0 22

Total attendance: 276,715
Average attendance: 30,746 (51.2%)

StatisticsEdit

Punt ReturnsEdit

Player Games Played Number Yards Long Touchdowns
Henry Gizmo Williams[1]1796 9641002

Kickoff ReturnsEdit

Player Games Played Number Yards Long Touchdowns
Henry Gizmo Williams[1]17 15 379340

Missed Field Goal ReturnsEdit

Player Games Played Number Yards Long Touchdowns
Henry Gizmo Williams[1]175 90 220

AwardsEdit

PlayoffsEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Visitor Score Home OT Attendance
Division Final Nov 20 BC Lions 37–19 Edmonton Eskimos 27,055

BracketEdit

  November 13: Division Semifinals     November 20: Division Finals     November 27: 76th Grey Cup @ Lansdowne Park - Ottawa, ON
                           
  East     E2  Winnipeg Blue Bombers 27  
  E3  Hamilton Tiger-Cats 28     E1  Toronto Argonauts 11    
  E2  Winnipeg Blue Bombers 35         E2  Winnipeg Blue Bombers 22
      W3  BC Lions 21
  West     W3  BC Lions 37    
  W3  BC Lions 42     W1  Edmonton Eskimos 19  
  W2  Saskatchewan Roughriders 18  

ReferencesEdit


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