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1988 Arena Football League season

The 1988 Arena Football League season was the second season of the Arena Football League. The league champions were the Detroit Drive, who defeated the Chicago Bruisers in ArenaBowl II.

1988 Arena Football League season
LeagueArena Football League
SportArena football
DurationApril 28, 1988 – July 30, 1988 [1]
Regular season
Season championsChicago Bruisers
Season MVPBen Bennett (CHI)
League postseason
1 vs 4 Semifinals championsChicago Bruisers
  1 vs 4 Semifinals runners-upLos Angeles Cobras
2 vs 3 Semifinals championsDetroit Drive
  2 vs 3 Semifinals runners-upPittsburgh Gladiators
ArenaBowl II
ChampionsDetroit Drive
  Runners-upChicago Bruisers
Finals MVPSteve Griffin (DET)
AFL seasons

StandingsEdit

1988 Arena Football League standings
Team W L T PCT PF PA PF (Avg.) PA (Avg.) STK
xy-Chicago Bruisers 10 1 1 .875 526 374 43.8 31.2 T 1
x-Detroit Drive 9 3 0 .750 472 310 39.3 25.8 W 7
x-Pittsburgh Gladiators 6 6 0 .500 507 491 42.3 40.9 L 1
x-Los Angeles Cobras 5 6 1 .458 463 449 38.6 37.4 T 1
New England Steamrollers 3 9 0 .250 335 511 27.9 42.6 W 1
New York Knights 2 10 0 .167 342 510 28.5 42.5 L 2

y – clinched regular-season title

x – clinched playoff spot

PlayoffsEdit

Semifinals ArenaBowl II
      
1 Chicago 29
4 Los Angeles 16
1 Chicago 13
2 Detroit 24
2 Detroit 34
3 Pittsburgh 25

Awards and honorsEdit

Team notesEdit

# of Teams Expansion Teams Folded Teams Suspended Teams Teams returning from previous season Teams returning after hiatus Relocated Teams Name Changes
6 Detroit Drive
Los Angeles Cobras
New England Steamrollers
New York Knights
Denver Dynamite
Washington Commandos
Chicago Bruisers
Pittsburgh Gladiators

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