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1997 Detroit Lions (NFL) 3rd place National Football Conference Central Division 9-7-0 .563
Head Coach: Bobby Ross
Defensive LineBrian Baker
Defensive Assistant/Assistant StrengthDon Clemons
Offensive CoordinatorSylvester Croom
Running BacksFrank Falks
Offensive LineJack Henry
Strength and ConditioningBert Hill
Offensive Assistant/Special Teams AssistantStan Kwan
Quality Control-Offense/Administrative AssistantJohn Misciagna
LinebackersGary Moeller
Quality Control-DefenseDenny Murphy
Tight EndsBob Palcic
Defensive CoordinatorLarry Peccatiello
Defensive BacksDick Selcer
Wide ReceiversJerry Sullivan
QuarterbacksMarc Trestman
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Fri8/1/1997HAtlanta Falcons20-17WPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome40425
Fri8/8/1997HCincinnati Bengals23-27LPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome41744
Sun8/17/1997APittsburgh Steelers20-28LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium49260
Thu8/21/1997AIndianapolis Colts3-16LIndianapolis, INRCA Dome47417
Sun8/31/1997HAtlanta Falcons28-17WPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome61244
Sun9/7/1997HTampa Bay Buccaneers17-24LPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome58234
Sun9/14/1997AChicago Bears32-7WChicago, ILSoldier Field59147
Sun9/21/1997ANew Orleans Saints17-35LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome50016
Sun9/28/1997HGreen Bay Packers26-15WPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome78110
Sun10/5/1997ABuffalo Bills13-22LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium78025
Sun10/12/1997ATampa Bay Buccaneers27-9WTampa, FLHoulihan's Stadium72095
Sun10/19/1997HNew York Giants20-26LOTPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome70069
Sun11/2/1997AGreen Bay Packers10-20LGreen Bay, WILambeau Field60126
Sun11/9/1997AWashington Redskins7-30LLandover, MDJack Kent Cooke Stadium75261
Sun11/16/1997HMinnesota Vikings38-15WPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome68910
Sun11/23/1997HIndianapolis Colts32-10WPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome62803
Thu11/27/1997HChicago Bears55-20WPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome77904
Sun12/7/1997AMiami Dolphins30-33LMiami-Dade County, FLPro Player Stadium72266
Sun12/14/1997AMinnesota Vikings14-13WMinneapolis, MNMetrodome60982
Sun12/21/1997HNew York Jets13-10WPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome77624
Sun12/28/1997ATampa Bay Buccaneers10-20LTampa, FLHoulihan's Stadium73361NFC Wild Card Playoff
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
24Kevin AbramsCB5'817323Syracuse154
35Robert BaileyCB5'917829Miami (Florida)150
12Matt BlundinQB6'623328Virginia10
96Shane BonhamDT-DE6'228327Air Force; Tennessee160
57Stephen BoydMLB6'124525Boston College1616
80Tommie BoydWR6'019526Toledo161
59Reggie BrownRLB6'224123Texas A&M1616
27Mark CarrierFS6'119129Southern California1616
81Pete ChryplewiczTE6'525523Notre Dame100
29Harry ColonS5'1120328Missouri84
77Mike ComptonLOG6'630427West Virginia1616
94Luther EllissRDT6'531124Utah1616
53Kevin GloverC6'228034Maryland1616
50Ben HanksLB6'222225Florida20
4Jason HansonK5'1118627Washington State160
64Jeff HartingsROG6'329225Penn State1616
66Hessley HempsteadOG6'129525Kansas161
82Kevin HickmanTE6'425826Navy40
58George JamisonLLB6'123035Cincinnati1610
25Greg JeffriesCB5'918426Virginia152
18John JettP6'019829East Carolina160
99Richard JordanLB6'125623Missouri Southern State100
67Travis KirschkeDT6'329323UCLA30
52Scott KowalkowskiLB6'222529Notre Dame160
55Antonio LondonLB-DE6'223626Alabama166
39Van MaloneS5'1119527Texas84
83Kez McCorveyWR6'019025Florida State70
89Pete MetzelaarsTE6'724837Wabash166
33Glyn MilburnWR5'817526Oklahoma; Stanford161
19Scott MitchellQB6'623829Utah1616
84Herman MooreWR6'421528Virginia1616
87Johnnie MortonWR6'019026Southern California1616
91Robert PorcherLDE6'327328Tennessee State; South Carolina State1615
38Daryl PorterCB5'918823Boston College70
75Tony RamirezOT6'630024Northern Colorado20
1Corey RaymondRCB5'1118428Louisiana State1312
14Frank ReichQB6'420936Maryland60
28Ron RiceSS6'121525Eastern Michigan128
34Ron RiversRB5'820726Fresno State160
72Ray RobertsLOT6'631128Virginia1414
73Juan RoqueOT-DL6'833223Arizona State131
54Matt RussellLB6'224524Colorado140
20Barry SandersHB5'820229Oklahoma State1616
30Cory SchlesingerFB6'024325Nebraska162
97Tracy ScrogginsDE6'226228Coffeyville CC; Tulsa156
62Tony SempleOG6'530327Memphis161
86David SloanTE6'625825Fresno CC; New Mexico1412
92Marc SpindlerDT6'529228Pittsburgh100
42Ryan StewartS6'120624Georgia Tech80
82Eric StoczTE6'426523Westminster (Pennsylvania)60
71Larry TharpeROT6'430227Tennessee State1615
44Tommy VardellFB6'223228Stanford1610
93Kerwin WaldroupRDE6'326023Michigan; Central State (Ohio)1111
95Mike WellsLDT6'331326Iowa1616
23Bryant WestbrookLCB6'019923Texas1514
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Bryant Westbrook15DBTexas
Juan Roque235GArizona State
Kevin Abrams254DBSyracusefrom DAL
Matt Russell4130LBColorado
Pete Chryplewicz5135TENotre Dame
Duane Ashman5161DEVirginia
Tony Ramirez6168TNorthern Colorado
Terry Battle7206RBArizona State
Marcus Harris7232WRWyoming
Richard Jordan7239LBMissouri Southern State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals35131871260
Opponents Totals10010333646
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals28:37304120166187822135.381844.494866
Opponents Totals31:2326898152188523636.051145.5112841
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTX2X2AFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Jason Hanson0394097.500262989.70117
Barry Sanders14000000084
Herman Moore8001100050
Johnnie Morton6000000036
Tommy Vardell6000000036
Reggie Brown2000000012
Tracy Scroggins100000018
Stephen Boyd100000006
Pete Chryplewicz100000006
Scott Mitchell100010006
Ron Rivers100000006
Cory Schlesinger100000006
Bryant Westbrook100000006
John Jett000010000
Team Totals43394097.513262989.71379
Opponents Totals33293096.712253278.11306
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Jason Hanson262989.70/010/108/95/53/5
Team Totals262989.70/010/108/95/53/5
Opponents Totals253278.12/26/67/86/114/5
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTDFDG20+G40+FUM
Barry Sanders33520536.182t118519112
Ron Rivers291665.73116200
Tommy Vardell321223.841615111
Scott Mitchell37832.213113007
Johnnie Morton33311.02001100
Cory Schlesinger7111.6400000
Frank Reich4-4-1.0-100000
Team Totals44724645.582t19120231210
Opponents Totals47118333.974t15981338
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPFDG20+G40+RTG
Scott Mitchell50929357.620234846.811.979193.7142.841271321316043879.6
Frank Reich301136.7171214.011.02700.026.70012162021.7
Matt Blundin100.0000.000.01100.00000000.0
Team Totals54030456.321936056.711.979193.5173.141271333416645875.4
Opponents Totals50728155.420934016.712.178t153.0173.443287311415245872.1
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTDFDG20+G40+FUM
Herman Moore104129312.4798661530
Johnnie Morton80105713.273t6511432
Barry Sanders333059.266t311311
David Sloan292649.12507300
Pete Metzelaars171448.52206100
Tommy Vardell1621813.637010400
Tommie Boyd1014214.23206300
Glyn Milburn57715.44302110
Cory Schlesinger56913.83313100
Pete Chryplewicz3279.01213000
Kez McCorvey294.5601000
Team Totals304360511.979191664583
Opponents Totals281340112.178t151524582
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Mark Carrier59418.8660
Reggie Brown28341.545t2
Bryant Westbrook26432.064t1
Kevin Abrams12929.0290
Ron Rice11818.0180
Corey Raymond11717.0170
Robert Porcher155.050
Stephen Boyd144.040
Robert Bailey100.000
Greg Jeffries100.000
Van Malone1-5-5.0-50
Team Totals1730918.2663
Opponents Totals1719111.250t2
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20OOBDNRYDSNYDSNET
John Jett84357642.660242419434306235.6
Team Totals86357641.660242419434306235.6
Opponents Totals97429644.3670728433372338.4
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PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTDG20+G40+FUM
Glyn Milburn47264339.2400311
Mark Carrier1000.000001
Team Totals48264339.0400312
Opponents Totals51194348.553t1
KICKOFFSNOYDSAVGOBTBRETRETYTDOSAOSR
Jason Hanson83551666.5021601250020
John Jett14747.000119000
Team Totals84556366.2021611269020
Opponents Totals5913640
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTDG20+G40+FUM
Glyn Milburn550131523.96903752
Ron Rivers203417.0230100
Tommy Vardell101515.0150000
Matt Russell1000.000000
Team Totals590136423.16903852
Opponents Totals610126920.8580
SACKSNOYDS
Robert Porcher12.5
Luther Elliss8.5
Tracy Scroggins7.5
Reggie Brown2.5
Kevin Abrams2.0
Robert Bailey2.0
Antonio London2.0
Shane Bonham1.0
George Jamison1.0
Greg Jeffries1.0
Ron Rice1.0
Kerwin Waldroup1.0
Mike Wells1.0
Team Totals43.0287.0
Opponents Totals41.0271.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Stephen Boyd00011421
Mark Carrier100000
Luther Elliss0002200
Kevin Glover0010100
George Jamison0001100
Van Malone100000
Glyn Milburn320200
Scott Mitchell15404-150
Johnnie Morton200000
Ron Rivers0010100
Ray Roberts0020240
Matt Russell0001100
Barry Sanders310100
Tracy Scroggins00011171
Tommy Vardell110100
Kerwin Waldroup0001100
Mike Wells0001100
Team Totals261412820482
Opponents Totals2481311240
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