1997 Indianapolis Colts season

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1997 Indianapolis Colts season
Head coach Lindy Infante
Home field RCA Dome
Results
Record 3–13
Division place 5th AFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1996 1998 >

The 1997 Indianapolis Colts season was the 45th season for the team in the National Football League and 14th in Indianapolis. The Indianapolis Colts finished the National Football League's 1997 season with a record of 3 wins and 13 losses, and finished fifth in the AFC East division.

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1997 Indianapolis Colts staff
Front office
  • President Emeritus – Robert Irsay
  • Senior Executive Vice President/General Manager/COO – Jim Irsay
  • Vice President/Director of Football Operations – Bill Tobin
  • Assistant General Manager – Bob Terpening
  • Director of Pro Player Personnel – Clyde Powers
  • Director of College Player Personnel – George Boone

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Running Backs – Gene Huey
  • Receivers – Jimmy Robinson
  • Tight Ends/Quality Control – Tom Batta
  • Offensive Line – Ron Blackledge
  • Assistant to the Offensive Line – Charlie Davis
  • Offensive Assistant/Assistant Quarterbacks – Buddy Geis
Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Tom Zupancic

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game Site Attendance
1 August 31, 1997 at Miami Dolphins L 10–16 0–1 Pro Player Stadium
70,813
2 September 7, 1997 New England Patriots L 6–31 0–2 RCA Dome
53,632
3 September 14, 1997 Seattle Seahawks L 3–31 0–3 RCA Dome
49,194
4 September 21, 1997 at Buffalo Bills L 35–37 0–4 Rich Stadium
55,340
5 Bye
6 October 5, 1997 New York Jets L 12–16 0–5 RCA Dome
48,295
7 October 12, 1997 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 22–24 0–6 Three Rivers Stadium
57,925
8 October 20, 1997 Buffalo Bills L 6–9 0–7 RCA Dome
61,139
9 October 26, 1997 at San Diego Chargers L 19–35 0–8 Jack Murphy Stadium
63,177
10 November 2, 1997 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 28–31 0–9 RCA Dome
58,512
11 November 9, 1997 Cincinnati Bengals L 13–28 0–10 RCA Dome
58,473
12 November 16, 1997 Green Bay Packers W 41–38 1–10 RCA Dome
60,928
13 November 23, 1997 at Detroit Lions L 10–32 1–11 Pontiac Silverdome
62,803
14 November 30, 1997 at New England Patriots L 17–20 1–12 Foxboro Stadium
58,507
15 December 7, 1997 at New York Jets W 22–14 2–12 The Meadowlands
61,168
16 December 14, 1997 Miami Dolphins W 41–0 3–12 RCA Dome
61,282
17 December 21, 1997 at Minnesota Vikings L 28–39 3–13 Metrodome
54,107

Standings[edit]

AFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
New England Patriots 10 6 0 .625 369 289 W-1
Miami Dolphins 9 7 0 .563 339 327 L-2
New York Jets 9 7 0 .563 348 287 L-1
Buffalo Bills 6 10 0 .375 255 367 L-3
Indianapolis Colts 3 13 0 .188 313 401 L-1

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