1997 Washington Redskins season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
1997 Washington Redskins season
Head coach Norv Turner
Home field Jack Kent Cooke Stadium
Results
Record 8–7–1
Division place 2nd NFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1996 1998 >

The 1997 Washington Redskins began with the team trying to improve on their 9–7 record from 1996. This was the Redskins' first season playing in their new stadium, Jack Kent Cooke Stadium, that would be later called FedExField.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1997 NFL Draft
1997 Washington Redskins draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 17 Kenard Lang  Defensive end Miami (FL)
2 51 Greg Jones  Linebacker Colorado
3 80 Derek Smith  Linebacker Arizona State
4 115 Albert Connell  Wide receiver Texas A&M
5 132 Jamel Williams  Safety Nebraska
5 140 Keith Thibodeaux  Cornerback Northwestern State
5 148 Twan Russell  Linebacker Miami (FL)
5 162 Brad Badger  Guard Stanford
      Made roster  

[1]

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1997 Washington Redskins staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength – Dan Riley
  • Conditioning Director – Jason Arapoff

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 August 31, 1997 at Carolina Panthers W 24–10
72,633
2 September 7, 1997 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 14–13
58,059
3 September 14, 1997 Arizona Cardinals W 19–13
78,270
4 Bye
5 September 28, 1997 Jacksonville Jaguars W 24–12
74,421
6 October 5, 1997 at Philadelphia Eagles L 24–10
67,008
7 October 13, 1997 Dallas Cowboys W 21–16
76,159
8 October 19, 1997 at Tennessee Oilers L 28–14
31,042
9 October 26, 1997 Baltimore Ravens L 20–17
75,067
10 November 2, 1997 at Chicago Bears W 31–8
53,032
11 November 9, 1997 Detroit Lions W 30–7
75,162
12 November 16, 1997 at Dallas Cowboys L 17–14
64,559
13 November 23, 1997 New York Giants T 7–7
75,703
14 November 30, 1997 St. Louis Rams L 23–20
74,772
15 December 7, 1997 at Arizona Cardinals W 38–28
41,537
16 December 13, 1997 at New York Giants L 30–10
77,571
17 December 21, 1997 Philadelphia Eagles W 35–32
75,939

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1997 Washington Redskins Draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 28, 2014.