1997 Jacksonville Jaguars season

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1997 Jacksonville Jaguars season
Head coach Tom Coughlin
Home field ALLTEL Stadium
Results
Record 11–5
Division place 2nd AFC Central
Playoff finish Lost Wild Card (Broncos) 42-17
Uniform
AFCS-1997-Uniform-JAX.PNG
Timeline
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< 1996 1998 >

The 1997 Jacksonville Jaguars season was the team's third year in the National Football League.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1997 NFL Draft
Round Pick Player Position College
1 21 Renaldo Wynn Defensive tackle Notre Dame
2 50 Mike Logan Cornerback West Virginia
3 79 James Hamilton Linebacker North Carolina
4 114 Seth Payne Defensive tackle Cornell University
5 147 Damon Jones Tight end Southern Illinois
6 184 Daimon Shelton Running back Sacramento State
7 221 Jon Hesse Linebacker Nebraska

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1997 Jacksonville Jaguars staff
Front office
  • Chairman/President/Chief Executive Officer – Wayne Weaver
  • Senior Vice President of Football Operations – Michael Huyghue
  • Director of College Scouting – Rick Reiprish
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Ron Hill
  • Assistant Director of Pro Personnel – Fran Foley
  • College Scout – Louis Clark
  • College Scout – Rick Mueller

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams Coordinator – Larry Pasquale
  • Assistant Special Teams – Joe Baker

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Jerry Palmieri
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Jeff Hurd

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result TV Time Attendance
1 August 31, 1997 at Baltimore Ravens W 28–27 NBC 4:15pm
61,018
2 September 7, 1997 New York Giants W 40–13 FOX 4:15pm
70,581
3 Bye
4 September 22, 1997 Pittsburgh Steelers W 30–21 ABC 9:00pm
73,016
5 September 28, 1997 at Washington Redskins L 24–12 NBC 1:00pm
74,421
6 October 5, 1997 Cincinnati Bengals W 21–13 NBC 1:00pm
67,128
7 October 12, 1997 Philadelphia Eagles W 38–21 FOX 1:00pm
69,150
8 October 19, 1997 at Dallas Cowboys L 26–22 NBC 1:00pm
64,464
9 October 26, 1997 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 23–17 (OT) NBC 4:15pm
57,011
10 November 2, 1997 at Tennessee Oilers W 30–24 NBC 4:15pm
27,208
11 November 9, 1997 Kansas City Chiefs W 24–10 NBC 1:00pm
70,444
12 November 16, 1997 Tennessee Oilers W 17–9 NBC 1:00pm
70,070
13 November 23, 1997 at Cincinnati Bengals L 31–26 NBC 1:00pm
55,158
14 November 30, 1997 Baltimore Ravens W 29–27 NBC 1:00pm
63,712
15 December 7, 1997 New England Patriots L 26–20 NBC 1:00pm
73,446
16 December 14, 1997 at Buffalo Bills W 20–14 NBC 1:00pm
41,231
17 December 21, 1997 at Oakland Raiders W 20–9 NBC 4:15pm
40,032

Standings[edit]

AFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA
Pittsburgh Steelers 11 5 0 .688 372 307
Jacksonville Jaguars 11 5 0 .688 394 318
Tennessee Oilers 8 8 0 .500 333 310
Cincinnati Bengals 7 9 0 .438 355 405
Baltimore Ravens 6 9 1 .406 326 345

Playoffs[edit]

Round Date Opponent Result Attendance
Wildcard December 27, 1997 at Denver Broncos L 42–17
74,481


AFC Wild Card Game vs Denver Broncos[edit]

AFC Wild Card game: Jacksonville Jaguars at Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 0 7 10 0 17
Broncos 14 7 0 21 42

at Mile High Stadium, Denver, CO

  • Date: December 27, 1997
  • Game time: 2:00 p.m. PDT

This time the Broncos made sure there was no upset. John Elway leads the Broncos to a 42-17 win over the visiting Jaguars, as he throws 223 yards and a touchdown. Mark Brunell was 18 for 32 for 203 yards, but had no touchdowns on top of an interception. Like the year before when the Broncos couldn't stop Natrone Means and the Jaguars running game, the Jaguars would struggle all game to contain the Broncos running game. Terrell Davis would carry 31 times for 184 yards and 2 touchdowns. The game was close throughout, as the Broncos only led 21-17 late in the 3rd. But the Broncos would score 21 unanswered points in the 4th quarter, ending the Jaguars season.

Awards and records[edit]

  • Mike Hollis, franchise record (tied), most field goals in one game, 5 field goals (November 30, 1997)[1]
  • Mike Hollis, franchise record (tied), most field goals in one season, 31 field goals (November 30, 1997)[1]
  • Mike Hollis, franchise record, most field goals in one season (tied), 31 field goals[1]
  • Mike Hollis, franchise record, most points in one season, 134 points[1]
  • James Stewart, franchise record, most touchdowns in one game, 5 touchdowns (October 12, 1997)[1]
  • James Stewart, franchise record, most points in one game, 30 points (October 12, 1997)[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 52

External links[edit]