1997 New York Giants season

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1997 New York Giants season
Head coach Jim Fassel
Home field Giants Stadium
Results
Record 10–5–1
Division place 1st NFC East
Playoff finish Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Vikings) 23–22
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1996 1998 >

The 1997 New York Giants season was the team's 73rd season in the National Football League. On January 15, Jim Fassel was named as the fifteenth coach in club history.[1] The team improved upon their previous season's output of 6–10, winning ten games[2] and qualifying for the playoffs for the first time in four seasons.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1997 NFL Draft
1997 New York Giants Draft Selections
Draft order Player name Position College
Round Choice
1 7 Ike Hilliard WR Florida
2 36 Tiki Barber RB Virginia
3 68 Ryan Phillips LB Idaho
3 95 Brad Maynard P Ball State
4 103 Pete Monty LB Wisconsin
5 136 Sam Garnes S Cincinnati
6 171 Mike Cherry QB Murray State
7 208 Matt Keneley DT USC

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Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result TV Time Attendance
1 August 31, 1997 Philadelphia Eagles W 31–17 FOX 1:00et
77,344
2 September 7, 1997 at Jacksonville Jaguars L 40–13 FOX 4:00et
70,581
3 September 14, 1997 Baltimore Ravens L 24–23 NBC 1:00et
69,768
4 September 21, 1997 at St. Louis Rams L 13–3 FOX 1:00et/12:00ct
64,642
5 September 28, 1997 New Orleans Saints W 14–9 FOX 1:00et
68,891
6 October 5, 1997 Dallas Cowboys W 20–17 FOX 1:00et
77,137
7 October 12, 1997 at Arizona Cardinals W 27–13 FOX 4:00et/1:00mt
38,959
8 October 19, 1997 at Detroit Lions W 26–20 (OT) FOX 4:00et
70,069
9 October 26, 1997 Cincinnati Bengals W 29–27 NBC 1:00et
72,584
10 Bye
11 November 9, 1997 at Tennessee Oilers L 10–6 FOX 1:00et/12:00ct
26,744
12 November 16, 1997 Arizona Cardinals W 19–10 FOX 1:00et
68,316
13 November 23, 1997 at Washington Redskins T 7–7 (OT) ESPN 8:15et
75,703
14 November 30, 1997 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 20–8 FOX 4:00et
68,678
15 December 7, 1997 at Philadelphia Eagles W 31–21 FOX 1:00et
67,084
16 December 13, 1997 Washington Redskins W 30–10 FOX 12:30et
77,571
17 December 21, 1997 at Dallas Cowboys W 20–7 FOX 1:00et/12:00ct
63,746

Standings[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT PF PA
New York Giants 10 5 1 .656 307 265
Washington Redskins 8 7 1 .531 327 289
Philadelphia Eagles 6 9 1 .406 317 372
Dallas Cowboys 6 10 0 .375 304 314
Arizona Cardinals 4 12 0 .250 283 379

Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Wild Card December 27, 1997 Minnesota Vikings L 23–22
77,497

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p.133
  2. ^ 1997 New York Giants
  3. ^ "New York Giants NFL Draft History". NFL.com. Retrieved 2010-04-04.