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1997 Tennessee Oilers (NFL) 3rd place American Football Conference Central Division 8-8-0 .500
Head Coach: Jeff Fisher
Offensive Assistant-Quality ControlBart Andrus
Defensive BacksGreg Brown
Tight Ends/Quality ControlGeep Chryst
Special TeamsAl Everest
LinebackersO'Neill Gilbert
Defensive Assistant-Quality ControlJerry Gray
Offensive Line/Tight EndsGeorge Henshaw
Defensive LineBill Kollar
Wide ReceiversAlan Lowry
Offensive LineMike Munchak
Defensive LineRex Norris
Special TeamsRuss Purnell
Wide ReceiversWarren Simmons
Running BacksSherman Smith
Offensive Coordinator/QuarterbacksLes Steckel
Strength and RehabilitationSteve Watterson
Defensive CoordinatorGregg Williams
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/2/1997HNew Orleans Saints12-21LMemphis, TNLiberty Bowl22811
Sat8/9/1997HWashington Redskins12-18LNashville, TNVanderbilt Stadium24722
Sat8/16/1997HSan Diego Chargers7-21LNashville, TNVanderbilt Stadium21407
Fri8/22/1997ADallas Cowboys10-34LIrving, TXTexas Stadium61001
Sun8/31/1997HOakland Raiders24-21WOTMemphis, TNLiberty Bowl30171
Sun9/7/1997AMiami Dolphins13-16LOTMiami-Dade County, FLPro Player Stadium64439
Sun9/21/1997HBaltimore Ravens10-36LMemphis, TNLiberty Bowl17737
Sun9/28/1997APittsburgh Steelers24-37LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium57507
Sun10/5/1997ASeattle Seahawks13-16LSeattle, WAKingdome49897
Sun10/12/1997HCincinnati Bengals30-7WMemphis, TNLiberty Bowl17071
Sun10/19/1997HWashington Redskins28-14WMemphis, TNLiberty Bowl31042
Sun10/26/1997AArizona Cardinals41-14WTempe, AZSun Devil Stadium44030
Sun11/2/1997HJacksonville Jaguars24-30LMemphis, TNLiberty Bowl27208
Sun11/9/1997HNew York Giants10-6WMemphis, TNLiberty Bowl26744
Sun11/16/1997AJacksonville Jaguars9-17LJacksonville, FLALLTEL Stadium70070
Sun11/23/1997HBuffalo Bills31-14WMemphis, TNLiberty Bowl23751
Thu11/27/1997ADallas Cowboys27-14WIrving, TXTexas Stadium63421
Thu12/4/1997ACincinnati Bengals14-41LCincinnati, OHCinergy Field49086
Sun12/14/1997ABaltimore Ravens19-21LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium60558
Sun12/21/1997HPittsburgh Steelers16-6WMemphis, TNLiberty Bowl50677
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
22Mike ArchieRB5'820425Penn State50
32Tomur BarnesCB5'1018527Cisco JC; North Texas30
23Blaine BishopSS5'920227St. Joseph's (Indiana); Ball State1414
58Joe BowdenLLB5'1123427Oklahoma1616
83Isaac ByrdWR6'118523Kansas20
78Anthony CookLDE6'329525South Carolina State1616
84Willie DavisWR6'018430Central Arkansas1615
3Al Del GrecoK-P5'1020035Auburn160
77Kevin DonnalleyROG6'530929Davidson; North Carolina1616
30Anthony DorsettCB5'1120124Pittsburgh160
91Josh EvansDT6'228425Alabama-Birmingham150
83Malcolm FloydWR6'019425Fresno State10
92Henry FordRDT6'329326Arkansas1616
27Eddie GeorgeRB6'323724Ohio State1616
27Spencer GeorgeRB5'920024Rice50
21Mel GrayWR5'916636Coffeyville CC; Purdue110
93Mike HalapinDT6'529424Pittsburgh31
51Lemanski HallLB6'023527Alabama162
33Ronnie HarmonRB5'1119833Iowa110
99Kenny HolmesDE6'426924Miami (Florida)165
72Brad HopkinsLOT6'330327Illinois1616
24Steve JacksonCB5'818528Purdue125
57Lenoy JonesLB6'123323Texas Christian160
38Roger JonesCB5'917628Tennessee State20
96Joey KentWR6'119023Tennessee120
50Terry KillensLB6'123423Penn State160
17Dave KriegQB6'120039Milton80
66Jason LaymanOT6'530924Tennessee140
29Darryll LewisRCB5'918729Arizona1616
88Rod LewisTE6'525426Arizona101
98Pratt LyonsDE-DT6'528723Utah State; Troy160
56Lonnie MartsRLB6'225129Tulane1414
82Derrick MasonWR5'1019123Michigan State162
74Bruce MatthewsLOG6'530036Southern California1616
26George McCulloughCB5'1018722Baylor20
87James McKeehanTE6'324524Texas A&M100
9Steve McNairQB6'222824Alcorn State1616
97Bryant MixDT6'330125Northwest Mississippi CC; Alcorn State10
64Erik NorgardOG-C-TE6'128632Western Washington; Colorado160
16James RitcheyQB6'221824Stephen F. Austin State10
80Michael RoanHBK-TE6'325025Wisconsin1413
90James RobersonRDE6'327526Florida State1511
31Marcus RobertsonFS5'1120428Iowa State1414
37Rafael RobinsonS5'1120028Wisconsin30
7Reggie RobyP6'225036Iowa160
69Jon RunyanROT6'732724Michigan1616
85Derek RussellWR6'017928Arkansas112
81Chris SandersWR6'118825Ohio State1514
73Scott SandersonOT6'629423Washington State100
59Dennis StallingsLB6'023723Illinois130
53Mark StepnoskiC6'226630Pittsburgh1616
26Rayna StewartS-CB5'1020024Northern Arizona164
20Rodney ThomasRB5'1021124Texas A&M161
25Denard WalkerLCB6'119124Louisiana State1511
96Gary WalkerLDT6'230524Hinds CC; Auburn1515
42Armon WilliamsS6'022324Arizona60
52Barron WorthamMLB5'1124528Texas-El Paso1616
89Frank WycheckTE6'325126Maryland1616
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Kenny Holmes118DEMiami (Florida)from KC
Joey Kent246WRTennessee
Denard Walker375DBLouisiana State
Scott Sanderson381TWashington Statefrom KC
Derrick Mason498WRMichigan Statefrom ATL
Pratt Lyons4107DETroyfrom OAK/NO
George McCullough5143DBBaylor
Dennis Stallings6181LBIllinoisfrom KC
Armon Williams7216DBArizona
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals7410755943
Opponents Totals549377833
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals31:27288130136229221942.091464.3103814
Opponents Totals28:3329279193208220540.092045.094830
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTX2X2AFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Al Del Greco03232100.000273577.10113
Steve McNair8000100048
Eddie George7001100044
Frank Wycheck4001100026
Willie Davis4000000024
Chris Sanders3000000018
Rodney Thomas3000100018
Marcus Robertson2000000012
Joey Kent100000006
Darryll Lewis100000006
Erik Norgard100000006
Derek Russell100000006
Denard Walker100000006
Team Totals363232100.024273577.10333
Opponents Totals353434100.001223073.30310
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Al Del Greco273577.12/26/610/117/142/2
Team Totals273577.12/26/610/117/142/2
Opponents Totals223073.30/07/98/97/110/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTDFDG20+G40+FUM
Eddie George35713993.930661604
Steve McNair1016746.747850917
Rodney Thomas673104.625t316100
Ronnie Harmon8303.81402000
Reggie Roby11212.01201000
James Ritchey166.0600000
Dave Krieg4-2-0.5000000
Derrick Mason1-7-7.0-700000
Chris Sanders1-8-8.0-800000
Team Totals54124144.5471713016111
Opponents Totals41415733.877t1279839
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPFDG20+G40+RTG
Steve McNair41521652.018626656.412.355t143.4133.131190247513436570.4
Willie Davis11100.002222.022.022t1100.000.00022110158.3
James Ritchey22100.00157.57.51100.000.019610097.9
Dave Krieg2150.0121.02.0200.000.000200056.3
Team Totals42022052.418727046.412.355t153.6133.132199250513637571.6
Opponents Totals54332159.120838987.212.159t213.9142.635240365819339883.4
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTDFDG20+G40+FUM
Frank Wycheck6374811.9424381110
Willie Davis4356413.146433710
Chris Sanders3149816.155t320731
Ronnie Harmon1618911.827010100
Derrick Mason1418613.33808301
Rodney Thomas141117.92204100
Michael Roan1215913.32608300
Derek Russell1214111.82318300
Eddie George7446.31513000
Joey Kent6559.21913000
Rod Lewis177.0700000
Erik Norgard122.02t11000
Team Totals220270412.355t151363752
Opponents Totals321389812.159t2119339812
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Marcus Robertson512725.4480
Darryll Lewis511523.047t1
Denard Walker25326.539t1
Roger Jones12424.0240
Joe Bowden199.090
Blaine Bishop000L0
Team Totals1432823.4482
Opponents Totals13483.7240
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20OOBDNRYDSNYDSNET
Reggie Roby73304941.859012549430259935.6
Al Del Greco13232.0320100001212.0
Team Totals74308141.659022549430261135.3
Opponents Totals69300743.6640722244262338.0
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PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTDG20+G40+FUM
Mel Gray17101448.5300101
Derrick Mason133957.3290203
Mike Archie1055.050000
Marcus Robertson1000.000000
Team Totals32132447.6300304
Opponents Totals362343011.9520
KICKOFFSNOYDSAVGOBTBRETRETYTDOSAOSR
Al Del Greco78472060.514711528021
Team Totals78472060.514711528021
Opponents Totals5811500
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTDG20+G40+FUM
Derrick Mason26055121.25401131
Rodney Thomas17034620.4330901
Mel Gray8018523.1330500
Mike Archie202412.0150000
Michael Roan202010.0120000
Ronnie Harmon101616.0160000
Jason Layman1055.050000
Frank Wycheck1033.030000
Team Totals580115019.85402532
Opponents Totals710152821.5510
SACKSNOYDS
Kenny Holmes7.0
Gary Walker7.0
Henry Ford5.0
Joe Bowden2.5
Pratt Lyons2.5
Josh Evans2.0
Lemanski Hall2.0
James Roberson2.0
Blaine Bishop1.5
Steve Jackson1.0
Lenoy Jones1.0
Lonnie Marts1.0
Rayna Stewart0.5
Team Totals35.0240.0
Opponents Totals32.0199.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Mike Archie0010100
Blaine Bishop0002200
Joe Bowden0001100
Anthony Cook0002200
Josh Evans0001100
Henry Ford00022130
Eddie George400000
Mel Gray100000
Kenny Holmes0001100
Brad Hopkins0010100
Darryll Lewis1123680
Lonnie Marts0001100
Derrick Mason500000
Bruce Matthews0020200
Steve McNair16707-20
Erik Norgard0010100
James Roberson0001100
Marcus Robertson00033672
Chris Sanders100000
Mark Stepnoski2101-70
Rayna Stewart0001100
Rodney Thomas100000
Frank Wycheck0010100
Team Totals31161517321392
Opponents Totals32181013232
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