1997 Washington Redskins Season
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1997 Washington Redskins Season
1997 Washington Redskins season
Head coachNorv Turner
Home fieldJack Kent Cooke Stadium
Results
Record8-7-1
Division place2nd NFC East
Playoff finishDid not qualify

The 1997 Washington Redskins season was the franchise's 66th season in the National Football League (NFL) and their 62nd in Washington, D.C.. The team failed to improve on their 9-7 record from 1996 and finished 8-7-1, knocking them out of playoff contention for the fifth straight year. This was the Redskins' first season playing in their new stadium, Jack Kent Cooke Stadium, that would be later called FedExField. In an infamous game with the New York Giants on November 23, 1997, The Redskins missed the potential game-winning 54-yard field goal when Scott Blanton shanked the ball wide right, It what would have been a 37-yard field goal. However, Michael Westbrook was called for unsportsmanlike conduct and crazy sequences lead the redskins to their first tie since 1971.

Offseason

NFL Draft

1997 Washington Redskins draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 17 Kenard Lang  Defensive end Miami (FL)
2 51 Greg Jones  Linebacker Colorado
3 80 Derek Smith  Linebacker Arizona State
4 115 Albert Connell  Wide receiver Texas A&M
5 132 Jamel Williams  Safety Nebraska
5 140 Keith Thibodeaux  Cornerback Northwestern State
5 148 Twan Russell  Linebacker Miami (FL)
5 162 Brad Badger  Guard Stanford
      Made roster  

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Personnel

Staff

Roster

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 August 31, 1997 at Carolina Panthers W 24-10 1-0
72,633
2 September 7, 1997 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 14-13 1-1
58,059
3 September 14, 1997 Arizona Cardinals W 19-13 2-1
78,270
4 Bye
5 September 28, 1997 Jacksonville Jaguars W 24-12 3-1
74,421
6 October 5, 1997 at Philadelphia Eagles L 24-10 3-2
67,008
7 October 13, 1997 Dallas Cowboys W 21-16 4-2
76,159
8 October 19, 1997 at Tennessee Oilers L 28-14 4-3
31,042
9 October 26, 1997 Baltimore Ravens L 20-17 4-4
75,067
10 November 2, 1997 at Chicago Bears W 31-8 5-4
53,032
11 November 9, 1997 Detroit Lions W 30-7 6-4
75,162
12 November 16, 1997 at Dallas Cowboys L 17-14 6-5
64,559
13 November 23, 1997 New York Giants T 7-7 6-5-1
75,703
14 November 30, 1997 St. Louis Rams L 23-20 6-6-1
74,772
15 December 7, 1997 at Arizona Cardinals W 38-28 7-6-1
41,537
16 December 13, 1997 at New York Giants L 30-10 7-7-1
77,571
17 December 21, 1997 Philadelphia Eagles W 35-32 8-7-1
75,939

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

References

  1. ^ "1997 Washington Redskins Draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014.



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