1997 Oakland Raiders season

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1997 Oakland Raiders season
Head coach Joe Bugel
General manager Al Davis
Owner Al Davis
Home field Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Results
Record 4–12–0
Division place 4th AFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers Darrell Russell, DT

The 1997 Oakland Raiders season was the club’s 38th season in the NFL. Led by Joe Bugel, the club finished with a 4–12 record, a mark which marked the worst finish for the Raiders since 1962; when they won only once in the final season before the arrival of Al Davis. The Raiders missed the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result TV Time Attendance
1 August 31, 1997 at Tennessee Oilers L 24–21 NBC 10:00am
30,171
2 September 8, 1997 Kansas City Chiefs L 28–27 ABC 6:00pm
61,523
3 September 14, 1997 at Atlanta Falcons W 36–31 NBC 10:00am
47,922
4 September 21, 1997 at New York Jets L 23–22 NBC 10:00am
72,586
5 September 28, 1997 St. Louis Rams W 35–17 FOX 1:15pm
42,506
6 October 5, 1997 San Diego Chargers L 25–10 NBC 1:15pm
43,648
7 Bye
8 October 19, 1997 Denver Broncos W 28–25 NBC 1:15pm
57,006
9 October 26, 1997 at Seattle Seahawks L 45–34 NBC 1:15pm
66,264
10 November 2, 1997 at Carolina Panthers L 38–14 NBC 10:00am
71,064
11 November 9, 1997 New Orleans Saints L 13–10 FOX 1:15pm
40,091
12 November 16, 1997 at San Diego Chargers W 38–13 NBC 1:15pm
65,714
13 November 24, 1997 at Denver Broncos L 31–3 ABC 6:00pm
75,307
14 November 30, 1997 Miami Dolphins L 34–16 NBC 1:15pm
50,569
15 December 7, 1997 at Kansas City Chiefs L 30–0 NBC 10:00am
76,379
16 December 14, 1997 Seattle Seahawks L 22–21 NBC 1:15pm
40,124
17 December 21, 1997 Jacksonville Jaguars L 20–9 NBC 1:15pm
40,032

Game summaries[edit]

Week 12[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Raiders 7 14 14 3 38
Chargers 7 6 0 0 13


[1]

Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(1) Kansas City Chiefs 13 3 0 .813 375 232 W6
(4) Denver Broncos 12 4 0 .750 472 287 W1
Seattle Seahawks 8 8 0 .500 365 362 W2
Oakland Raiders 4 12 0 .250 324 419 L5
San Diego Chargers 4 12 0 .250 266 425 L8

Roster[edit]

Oakland Raiders roster
Quarterbacks

3 Jeff George

8 Dave Klingler

Running Backs

22 Harvey Williams

26 Napoleon Kaufman

31 Chad Levitt

34 Derrick Fenner

35 Joe Aska

45 Tim Hall

48 Jerone Davison

Wide Receivers

80 Desmond Howard

81 Tim Brown

82 James Jett

84 Kenny Shedd

88 Olanda Truitt

Tight Ends

83 Rickey Dudley Scottie D is the Man

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

K

5 Cole Ford

P

3 Leo Araguz

KR/PR

31 Chad Levitt

35 Joe Aska

45 Tim Hall

50 Mike Morton

54 Greg Biekert

57 Rob Holmberg

80 Desmond Howard

81 Tim Brown

84 Kenny Shedd

88 Olanda Truitt

Reserve Lists
  • Currently vacant

Awards and records[edit]

  • Tim Brown, Single Game Record, 14 receptions, achieved on December 21
  • Napoleon Kaufman, Single Game Record, 227 rushing yards, achieved on October 19
  • Harvey Williams, Single Game Record, 4 touchdowns (tied club record), achieved on November 16
  • Napoleon Kaufman, Single Game Record, 24 points, (tied club record), achieved on November 16
  • Jeff George, Single Season Record, Most Passing Yards in One Season, 3,917
  • Tim Brown, Single Season Record, Most Receptions in One Season, 104
  • Tim Brown, Single Season Record, Most Receiving Yards in One Season, 1,408

Milestones[edit]

  • Tim Brown, 1st Raider to have 100 receptions in a season

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-May-05.

Raiders on Pro Football Reference