1997 National Football League


The 1997 season was the National Football League's 78th, and 30 teams competed in the league that year. The Denver Broncos won the 1997 championship.

1997 National Football League Standings
1997 National Football League League Leaders

Arizona Cardinals (4-12) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Atlanta Falcons (7-9) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Baltimore Ravens (6-9-1) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Buffalo Bills (6-10) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Carolina Panthers (7-9) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Chicago Bears (4-12) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Cincinnati Bengals (7-9) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Dallas Cowboys (6-10) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Denver Broncos (12-4) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Detroit Lions (9-7) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Green Bay Packers (13-3) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Indianapolis Colts (3-13) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Jacksonville Jaguars (11-5) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Kansas City Chiefs (13-3) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Miami Dolphins (9-7) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Minnesota Vikings (9-7) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
New England Patriots (10-6) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
New Orleans Saints (6-10) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
New York Giants (10-5-1) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
New York Jets (9-7) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Oakland Raiders (4-12) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Philadelphia Eagles (6-9-1) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
San Diego Chargers (4-12) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
San Francisco 49ers (13-3) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Seattle Seahawks (8-8) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
St. Louis Rams (5-11) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (10-6) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Tennessee Oilers (8-8) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Washington Redskins (8-7-1) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results


Marker indicates city location, not venue address.


1997 Award Winners


Jim Fassel - AP NFL Coach of the Year
Jim Fassel - Sporting News NFL Coach of the Year
Brett Favre - AP MVP
Barry Sanders - AP MVP
Barry Sanders - Bert Bell Award (Player of the Year)
Barry Sanders - Newspaper Ent. Assoc. MVP
Barry Sanders - PFWA MVP
Barry Sanders - AP Offensive Player of the Year
Dana Stubblefield - AP Defensive Player of the Year
Warrick Dunn - AP Offensive Rookie of the Year
Peter Boulware - AP Defensive Rookie of the Year
Robert Brooks - AP Comeback Player of the Year
Terrell Davis - Super Bowl MVP
Troy Aikman - Walter Payton Man of the Year

1997 All-Pros



Associated Press

All-NFL
Larry Allen 1st Team
Mike Alstott 1st Team
Jessie Armstead 1st Team
Bryan Barker 1st Team
Tony Boselli 1st Team
LeRoy Butler 1st Team
Richie Cunningham 1st Team
Terrell Davis 1st Team
Dermontti Dawson 1st Team
Brett Favre 1st Team
Levon Kirkland 1st Team
Carnell Lake 1st Team
Eric Metcalf 1st Team
John Mobley 1st Team
Herman Moore 1st Team
Rob Moore 1st Team
Hardy Nickerson 1st Team
Jonathan Ogden 1st Team
John Randle 1st Team
Barry Sanders 1st Team
Deion Sanders 1st Team
Shannon Sharpe 1st Team
Bruce Smith 1st Team
Michael Strahan 1st Team
Dana Stubblefield 1st Team
Dave Szott 1st Team
Aeneas Williams 1st Team
Michael Bates 2nd Team
Jerome Bettis 2nd Team
Derrick Brooks 2nd Team
Tim Brown 2nd Team
Cris Dishman 2nd Team
Doug Evans 2nd Team
Darrien Gordon 2nd Team
Merton Hanks 2nd Team
Jason Hanson 2nd Team
James Hasty 2nd Team
Ray Lewis 2nd Team
Randall McDaniel 2nd Team
Willie Roaf 2nd Team
Warren Sapp 2nd Team
Junior Seau 2nd Team
Will Shields 2nd Team
Chris Slade 2nd Team
Chuck Smith 2nd Team
Neil Smith 2nd Team
Todd Steussie 2nd Team
Yancey Thigpen 2nd Team
Winfred Tubbs 2nd Team
Matt Turk 2nd Team
Wesley Walls 2nd Team
Ted Washington 2nd Team
Charles Way 2nd Team
Reggie White 2nd Team
Darryl Williams 2nd Team
Steve Young 2nd Team

Pro Football Weekly

All-Conference
Larry Allen 1st Team
Jessie Armstead 1st Team
Bryan Barker 1st Team
Michael Bates 1st Team
Jerome Bettis 1st Team
Tony Boselli 1st Team
Derrick Brooks 1st Team
Tim Brown 1st Team
LeRoy Butler 1st Team
Dale Carter 1st Team
Terrell Davis 1st Team
Dermontti Dawson 1st Team
John Elway 1st Team
Brett Favre 1st Team
Aaron Glenn 1st Team
Kevin Glover 1st Team
Darrien Gordon 1st Team
Merton Hanks 1st Team
Jason Hanson 1st Team
James Hasty 1st Team
Travis Jervey 1st Team
Levon Kirkland 1st Team
Carnell Lake 1st Team
Dorsey Levens 1st Team
Bruce Matthews 1st Team
Randall McDaniel 1st Team
John Mobley 1st Team
Herman Moore 1st Team
Rob Moore 1st Team
Hardy Nickerson 1st Team
Jonathan Ogden 1st Team
David Palmer 1st Team
Robert Porcher 1st Team
John Randle 1st Team
Willie Roaf 1st Team
Barry Sanders 1st Team
Deion Sanders 1st Team
Junior Seau 1st Team
Shannon Sharpe 1st Team
Michael Sinclair 1st Team
Chris Slade 1st Team
Bruce Smith 1st Team
Chuck Smith 1st Team
Joel Steed 1st Team
Todd Steussie 1st Team
Pete Stoyanovich 1st Team
Michael Strahan 1st Team
Dana Stubblefield 1st Team
Dave Szott 1st Team
Yancey Thigpen 1st Team
Winfred Tubbs 1st Team
Matt Turk 1st Team
Tamarick Vanover 1st Team
Wesley Walls 1st Team
Ted Washington 1st Team
Larry Whigham 1st Team
Aeneas Williams 1st Team
Darryl Williams 1st Team

Pro Football Writers Association

All-NFL
Larry Allen 1st Team
Jessie Armstead 1st Team
Bryan Barker 1st Team
Michael Bates 1st Team
Tony Boselli 1st Team
LeRoy Butler 1st Team
Terrell Davis 1st Team
Dermontti Dawson 1st Team
Brett Favre 1st Team
Darrien Gordon 1st Team
Travis Jervey 1st Team
Levon Kirkland 1st Team
Carnell Lake 1st Team
John Mobley 1st Team
Herman Moore 1st Team
Rob Moore 1st Team
Jonathan Ogden 1st Team
John Randle 1st Team
Barry Sanders 1st Team
Deion Sanders 1st Team
Shannon Sharpe 1st Team
Bruce Smith 1st Team
Pete Stoyanovich 1st Team
Michael Strahan 1st Team
Dana Stubblefield 1st Team
Dave Szott 1st Team
Aeneas Williams 1st Team

The Sporting News
Larry Allen 1st Team
Jessie Armstead 1st Team
Michael Bates 1st Team
Tony Boselli 1st Team
Tim Brown 1st Team
LeRoy Butler 1st Team
Richie Cunningham 1st Team
Terrell Davis 1st Team
Dermontti Dawson 1st Team
Brett Favre 1st Team
Darrien Gordon 1st Team
Levon Kirkland 1st Team
Carnell Lake 1st Team
Randall McDaniel 1st Team
John Mobley 1st Team
Herman Moore 1st Team
Jonathan Ogden 1st Team
John Randle 1st Team
Barry Sanders 1st Team
Deion Sanders 1st Team
Shannon Sharpe 1st Team
Bruce Smith 1st Team
Michael Strahan 1st Team
Dana Stubblefield 1st Team
Matt Turk 1st Team
Aeneas Williams 1st Team

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