1997 New York Giants Season
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1997 New York Giants Season
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

NFL Draft

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

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Roster

Regular season

Schedule

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

Standings

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

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Wild Card December 27, 1997 Minnesota Vikings L 23-22
77,497

See also

References

  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 .

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