1997 New York Giants season

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1997 New York Giants season
Head coachJim Fassel
Home fieldGiants Stadium
Results
Record10–5–1
Division place1st NFC East
Playoff finishLost Wild Card Playoffs (Vikings) 23–22
Pro Bowlers

The 1997 New York Giants season was the franchise's 73rd season in the National Football League and the first under head coach Jim Fassel.[1] The team improved upon their previous season's output of 6–10. By winning ten games, plus additionally tying the Washington Redskins for first tie by the Giants since 1983,[2] the team qualified for postseason play for the first time in four seasons. In the playoffs, the Giants lost to the Minnesota Vikings in the Wild Card Game 23–22.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

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

[3]

Roster[edit]

1997 New York Giants final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad



Rookies in italics
Active, Inactive, Practice squad

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result TV Time Attendance Record
1 August 31, 1997 Philadelphia Eagles W 31–17 FOX 1:00et
77,344
1-0-0
2 September 7, 1997 at Jacksonville Jaguars L 40–13 FOX 4:00et
70,581
1-1-0
3 September 14, 1997 Baltimore Ravens L 24–23 NBC 1:00et
69,768
1-2-0
4 September 21, 1997 at St. Louis Rams L 13–3 FOX 1:00et/12:00ct
64,642
1-3-0
5 September 28, 1997 New Orleans Saints W 14–9 FOX 1:00et
68,891
2-3-0
6 October 5, 1997 Dallas Cowboys W 20–17 FOX 1:00et
77,137
3-3-0
7 October 12, 1997 at Arizona Cardinals W 27–13 FOX 4:00et/1:00mt
38,959
4-3-0
8 October 19, 1997 at Detroit Lions W 26–20 (OT) FOX 4:00et
70,069
5-3-0
9 October 26, 1997 Cincinnati Bengals W 29–27 NBC 1:00et
72,584
6-3-0
10 Bye
11 November 9, 1997 at Tennessee Oilers L 10–6 FOX 1:00et/12:00ct
26,744
6-4-0
12 November 16, 1997 Arizona Cardinals W 19–10 FOX 1:00et
68,316
7-4-0
13 November 23, 1997 at Washington Redskins T 7–7 (OT) ESPN 8:15et
75,703
7-4-1
14 November 30, 1997 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 20–8 FOX 4:00et
68,678
7-5-1
15 December 7, 1997 at Philadelphia Eagles W 31–21 FOX 1:00et
67,084
8-5-1
16 December 13, 1997 Washington Redskins W 30–10 FOX 12:30et
77,571
9-5-1
17 December 21, 1997 at Dallas Cowboys W 20–7 FOX 1:00et/12:00ct
63,746
10-5-1

Standings[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(3) New York Giants 10 5 1 .656 307 265 W3
Washington Redskins 8 7 1 .531 327 289 W1
Philadelphia Eagles 6 9 1 .406 317 372 L3
Dallas Cowboys 6 10 0 .375 304 314 L5
Arizona Cardinals 4 12 0 .250 283 379 W1

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, 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.