1997 Albany Firebirds Game-by-Game Results

Arena Football League (Arena League)
Team Record: 6-8
Finishing 3rd in the Arena League's East Division of the National Conference
Coach: Mike Dailey (6-8)
Location: Albany, New York
Attendance: 75,785, Avg. 10,826 in 7 home dates
1997 Albany Firebirds Statistics
1997 Albany Firebirds Roster

The Albany Firebirds of the Arena Football League ended the 1997 season with a record of 6 wins and 8 losses, finishing third in the Arena League's East Division of the National Conference.

The Firebirds piled up points with 745 points, and the defense surrendered 714. Mike Pawlawski directed the offense, passing for 4,272 yards. Eddie Brown snagged 135 passes for 1,650 yards.

Chad Dukes ran for a team-best 364 yards for Albany.

Larry Jones and Derek Stingley each picked off 4 errant tosses from the opposition. Tony Bowick topped pass rushers with 2 sacks.

Mike Dailey coached the team.

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Regular Season Points For: 745
Regular Season Points Against: 714

Date Game Res Home Road Record
May 3, 1997 Albany Firebirds 45 at Florida Bobcats 26 W 0-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0
May 10, 1997 Milwaukee Mustangs 23 at Albany Firebirds 34 W 1-0-0 1-0-0 2-0-0
May 17, 1997 Albany Firebirds 37 at San Jose SaberCats 41 L 1-0-0 1-1-0 2-1-0
May 24, 1997 Iowa Barnstormers 68 at Albany Firebirds 57 L 1-1-0 1-1-0 2-2-0
May 30, 1997 Albany Firebirds 52 at New Jersey Red Dogs 53 L 1-1-0 1-2-0 2-3-0 OT
June 7, 1997 Tampa Bay Storm 31 at Albany Firebirds 53 W 2-1-0 1-2-0 3-3-0
June 14, 1997 New York CityHawks 62 at Albany Firebirds 41 L 2-2-0 1-2-0 3-4-0
June 20, 1997 Albany Firebirds 51 at Nashville Kats 66 L 2-2-0 1-3-0 3-5-0
June 28, 1997 Texas Terror 35 at Albany Firebirds 63 W 3-2-0 1-3-0 4-5-0
July 7, 1997 Albany Firebirds 71 at New York CityHawks 50 W 3-2-0 2-3-0 5-5-0
July 12, 1997 Nashville Kats 57 at Albany Firebirds 47 L 3-3-0 2-3-0 5-6-0
July 19, 1997 New Jersey Red Dogs 49 at Albany Firebirds 70 W 4-3-0 2-3-0 6-6-0
July 26, 1997 Albany Firebirds 60 at Arizona Rattlers 77 L 4-3-0 2-4-0 6-7-0
August 2, 1997 Albany Firebirds 64 at Iowa Barnstormers 76 L 4-3-0 2-5-0 6-8-0