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1997 Chicago Bears (NFL) 5th place National Football Conference Central Division 4-12-0 .250
Head Coach: Dave Wannstedt
Special TeamsKeith Armstrong
Defensive LineClarence Brooks
Offensive Coordinator/QuarterbacksMatt Cavanaugh
Wide ReceiversIvan Fears
Defensive BacksCarlos Mainord
Running BacksWillie Peete
Receivers-Tight EndsTed Plumb
Defensive AssistantGreg Schiano
Defensive Coordinator/LinebackersBob Slowik
Assistant Head Coach/Offensive LineTony Wise
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sun7/27/1997NPittsburgh Steelers17-30LDublin, IrelandCroke Park30269
Sat8/2/1997ABuffalo Bills20-17WOTOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium33525
Sun8/10/1997AMiami Dolphins14-21LMiami-Dade County, FLPro Player Stadium57782
Sun8/17/1997HArizona Cardinals22-10WChicago, ILSoldier Field22331Postponed from 8/16
Fri8/22/1997HNew Orleans Saints7-13LChicago, ILSoldier Field58656
Mon9/1/1997AGreen Bay Packers24-38LGreen Bay, WILambeau Field60766
Sun9/7/1997HMinnesota Vikings24-27LChicago, ILSoldier Field59263
Sun9/14/1997HDetroit Lions7-32LChicago, ILSoldier Field59147
Sun9/21/1997ANew England Patriots3-31LFoxborough, MAFoxboro Stadium59873
Sun9/28/1997ADallas Cowboys3-27LIrving, TXTexas Stadium64082
Sun10/5/1997HNew Orleans Saints17-20LChicago, ILSoldier Field58865
Sun10/12/1997HGreen Bay Packers23-24LChicago, ILSoldier Field62212
Mon10/27/1997AMiami Dolphins36-33WOTMiami-Dade County, FLPro Player Stadium73156Postponed from 10/26
Sun11/2/1997HWashington Redskins8-31LChicago, ILSoldier Field53032
Sun11/9/1997AMinnesota Vikings22-29LMinneapolis, MNMetrodome63443
Sun11/16/1997HNew York Jets15-23LChicago, ILSoldier Field45642
Sun11/23/1997HTampa Bay Buccaneers13-7WChicago, ILSoldier Field43955
Thu11/27/1997ADetroit Lions20-55LPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome77904
Sun12/7/1997HBuffalo Bills20-3WChicago, ILSoldier Field39784
Sun12/14/1997ASt. Louis Rams13-10WSt. Louis, MOTrans World Dome66030
Sun12/21/1997ATampa Bay Buccaneers15-31LTampa, FLHoulihan's Stadium70930
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
49Tremayne AllenTE6'223423Florida20
84John AllredTE6'524723Southern California154
21Darnell AutryRB5'1021021Northwestern133
32Ricky BellCB5'1019223North Carolina State50
82Fabien BownesWR5'1119125Western Illinois160
63Todd BurgerROG6'330327Penn State1515
35James BurtonCB5'918426Hawaii; Fresno State51
59Daryl CarterLB6'222222Wisconsin10
23Marty CarterSS6'121228Middle Tennessee State1515
25Tom CarterLCB6'018925Notre Dame1616
30Tony CarterFB6'023425Minnesota1610
72Jon ClarkOT6'634524Temple10
80Curtis ConwayWR6'119526El Camino JC; Southern California77
24Terry CousinCB5'918322South Carolina60
52Bryan CoxMLB6'424829Western Illinois1615
54Ron CoxLLB6'223729Fresno State1513
20Corey DowdenCB5'1119029Tulane20
38Mike DulaneyFB6'023727North Carolina70
81Bobby EngramWR5'1018924Penn State1111
99Jim FlaniganLDT6'228926Notre Dame1616
46Marlon ForbesS-CB6'121226Penn State161
93Paul GrasmanisDT6'329823Notre Dame161
62Chris GrayOG6'430627Auburn82
22Ronnie HarmonRB5'1119833Iowa10
29Raymont HarrisHB6'022827Ohio State1313
55Sean HarrisLB6'325025Arizona111
27Walt HarrisRCB5'1119323Mississippi State1616
64Andy HeckLOT6'629630Notre Dame1616
74Jimmy HerndonOT6'831824Houston70
44Michael HicksRB6'019024South Carolina State30
48Van HilesS6'019522Kentucky161
33Tyrone HughesDB-RB5'917527Nebraska140
67Greg HuntingtonOG6'330827Penn State10
1Jeff JaegerK-P5'1118833Washington160
85Keith JenningsTE6'426531Clemson1212
12Erik KramerQB6'119933Los Angeles Pierce JC; North Carolina State1513
88Harper LeBelTE6'424834Colorado State160
53Michael LoweryLB6'022423Mississippi160
26John MangumFS5'1018730Alabama1616
36Anthony MarshallS6'121227Louisiana State141
92Barry MinterRLB6'224427Tulsa1616
13Rick MirerQB6'321227Notre Dame73
86Chris PennWR6'019826Northeastern Oklahoma A&M JC; Tulsa144
75Todd PerryLOG6'530927Kentucky1111
57Tony PetersonLB6'122925Notre Dame160
65Evan PilgrimC-OG6'430325Brigham Young136
87Ricky ProehlWR6'019029Wake Forest1510
68Carl ReevesRDE6'426726North Carolina State1510
31Rashaan SalaamRB6'122023Colorado33
16Todd SauerbrunP5'1021024West Virginia160
67Bill SchultzOG6'530330Glendale CC; Southern California83
98Carl SimpsonRDT6'229227Florida State1616
83Eric SmithWR5'1118326Northwest Mississippi CC; Louisiana State70
90Alonzo SpellmanDE6'429026Ohio State75
45Tony StargellCB5'1119031Tennessee State10
18Steve StenstromQB6'220526Stanford30
91John ThierryLDE6'426326Alcorn State99
95Mark ThomasDE6'526928North Carolina State167
58Chris VillarrialC6'431124Indiana (Pennsylvania)1111
89Ryan WetnightTE6'223627Fresno CC; Stanford163
60Casey WiegmannC6'228624Iowa10
71James WilliamsROT6'733529Cheyney1616
96Tyrone WilliamsDT6'429225Wyoming30
97Chris ZorichDT6'128128Notre Dame30
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
John Allred238TESouthern Californiafrom STL
Bob Sapp369GWashington
Darnell Autry4105RBNorthwesternfrom SEA
Marcus Robinson4108WRSouth Carolina
Van Hiles5141DBKentucky
Shawn Swayda6196DEArizona State
Richard Hogans6200LBMemphis
Ricky Parker6201DBSan Diego State
Mike Miano7210DTMissouri State
Marvin Thomas7233DEMemphis
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals617236913
Opponents Totals781231071130
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals33:0830594188239125336.0142751.9107867
Opponents Totals26:5228197156286018931.73933.393763
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTX2X2AFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Jeff Jaeger02020100.000212680.8083
Raymont Harris10000000060
Ricky Proehl7001200044
Chris Penn3000000018
Bobby Engram2001100014
Erik Kramer2000200012
Darnell Autry100110008
Rick Mirer100110008
Curtis Conway100000006
Ryan Wetnight100000006
Jim Flanigan000110002
(Team)000000012
Team Totals282020100.058212680.81263
Opponents Totals504545100.025243275.00421
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Jeff Jaeger212680.80/08/98/104/61/1
Team Totals212680.80/08/98/104/61/1
Opponents Totals243275.00/09/912/123/90/2
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTDFDG20+G40+FUM
Raymont Harris27510333.868t1052320
Darnell Autry1123192.817112002
Rashaan Salaam311123.61704002
Erik Kramer27833.131213105
Rick Mirer20783.92015102
Tony Carter9566.21603000
Curtis Conway3175.71001000
Michael Hicks4143.5800000
Eric Smith11212.01201000
Todd Sauerbrun284.0801001
Steve Stenstrom166.0600000
Ronnie Harmon263.0401000
Tyrone Hughes133.0300000
Harper LeBel100.0000001
Chris Penn1-1-1.0-100000
Team Totals49017463.668t14945213
Opponents Totals42118584.476189718510
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPFDG20+G40+RTG
Erik Kramer47727557.718830116.310.978t142.9142.925149286215826674.0
Rick Mirer1035351.5444204.17.93400.065.81692328262037.7
Steve Stenstrom14857.14705.08.81800.0214.32195140031.0
Curtis Conway100.0100.000.000.000000039.6
Team Totals59533656.523735015.910.478t142.4223.743260324118828666.1
Opponents Totals47627357.419032896.912.089t255.3132.738259303015645684.8
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTDFDG20+G40+FUM
Ricky Proehl5875313.078t739832
Chris Penn4757612.333339601
Ryan Wetnight4646410.134123501
Bobby Engram453998.923222101
Curtis Conway3047615.955t118530
Raymont Harris281154.11607001
Tony Carter241526.319011000
Keith Jennings1416411.72308200
Fabien Bownes1214612.22108100
Darnell Autry9596.61402000
John Allred8708.81802000
Tyrone Hughes8688.51605000
Eric Smith22211.01202000
Rashaan Salaam22010.01801000
Ronnie Harmon284.0601000
Tremayne Allen199.0900000
Team Totals336350110.478t141882866
Opponents Totals273328912.089t251564564
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Walt Harris5306.0120
Tom Carter3124.0120
John Mangum242.040
Anthony Marshall200.000
Marty Carter11414.0140
Team Totals13604.6140
Opponents Totals2232814.938t1
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20OOBDNRYDSNYDSNET
Todd Sauerbrun95405942.76701126133727311232.8
Jeff Jaeger11818.0180001001818.0
Team Totals96407742.56701126143727313032.6
Opponents Totals81352643.57201228321296536.6
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PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTDG20+G40+FUM
Tyrone Hughes3672587.2190002
Ricky Proehl81597.4140000
Bobby Engram1044.040000
Mike Dulaney1000.000001
Team Totals4683217.0190003
Opponents Totals521672714.083t2
KICKOFFSNOYDSAVGOBTBRETRETYTDOSAOSR
Todd Sauerbrun34207361.02723514040
Jeff Jaeger31181758.62029723020
Team Totals65389059.847521237060
Opponents Totals7919640
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTDG20+G40+FUM
Tyrone Hughes430100823.45802930
Fabien Bownes19039620.83601000
Eric Smith10019619.6280500
Tony Carter203417.0190000
Bobby Engram202713.5200100
John Allred202110.5110000
Ryan Wetnight1099.090000
Anthony Marshall0033L0001
Team Totals790169421.45804531
Opponents Totals520123723.8690
SACKSNOYDS
Jim Flanigan6.0
Barry Minter6.0
Bryan Cox5.0
Carl Simpson4.5
Mark Thomas4.5
Anthony Marshall3.0
John Thierry3.0
Alonzo Spellman2.0
Marty Carter1.0
Ron Cox1.0
John Mangum1.0
Paul Grasmanis0.5
Carl Reeves0.5
Team Totals38.0259.0
Opponents Totals43.0260.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Darnell Autry200000
Fabien Bownes0001100
Todd Burger0010100
Tony Carter0010100
Bryan Cox0001100
Mike Dulaney100000
Bobby Engram110100
Jim Flanigan0003330
Paul Grasmanis0001100
Raymont Harris100000
Walt Harris101100
Tyrone Hughes220200
Erik Kramer11303-140
Harper LeBel101100
John Mangum0003300
Anthony Marshall1112100
Barry Minter0003300
Rick Mirer4101-40
Chris Penn100000
Tony Peterson0010100
Evan Pilgrim0010100
Ricky Proehl200000
Carl Reeves0001100
Rashaan Salaam200000
Todd Sauerbrun1000-90
Steve Stenstrom100000
Mark Thomas0001100
Ryan Wetnight100000
Team Totals3321121729-140
Opponents Totals2517719264
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