1997 New Jersey Red Dogs Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 9-5
Finishing 2nd in the Arena League's East Division of the National Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Quarterfinal
Coach: John Hufnagel (9-5)
Location: East Rutherford, New Jersey
Attendance: 77,307, Avg. 11,044 in 7 home dates
1997 New Jersey Red Dogs Roster
The New Jersey Red Dogs of the Arena Football League ended the 1997 season with a record of 9 wins and 5 losses, finishing second in the Arena League's East Division of the National Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.
New Jersey scored 660 points, while the defense yielded 596. Rickey Foggie tossed for 2,411 yards. Larry Willis paced all receivers, grabbing 93 passes for 1,366 yards, while Alvin Ashley was targeted regularly, too.
Craig Taylor carried the ball for a team-best 54 yards for the Red Dogs.
Alvin Ashley picked off 6 opponent throws. Robert Stewart topped pass rushers with 5 sacks.
John Hufnagel coached the team. The 1997 New Jersey Red Dogs lost in the Quarterfinal.
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Regular Season Points For: 660
Regular Season Points Against: 596
|May 3, 1997||New Jersey Red Dogs 33 at Anaheim Piranhas 32||W||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0|
|May 9, 1997||Iowa Barnstormers 21 at New Jersey Red Dogs 45||W||1-0-0||1-0-0||2-0-0|
|May 17, 1997||New Jersey Red Dogs 28 at Florida Bobcats 44||L||1-0-0||1-1-0||2-1-0||Kanata, ON|
|May 23, 1997||New York CityHawks 27 at New Jersey Red Dogs 59||W||2-0-0||1-1-0||3-1-0|
|May 30, 1997||Albany Firebirds 52 at New Jersey Red Dogs 53||W||3-0-0||1-1-0||4-1-0||OT|
|June 6, 1997||New Jersey Red Dogs 59 at Nashville Kats 55||W||3-0-0||2-1-0||5-1-0|
|June 14, 1997||New Jersey Red Dogs 44 at Tampa Bay Storm 28||W||3-0-0||3-1-0||6-1-0|
|June 20, 1997||Texas Terror 62 at New Jersey Red Dogs 91||W||4-0-0||3-1-0||7-1-0|
|June 27, 1997||New Jersey Red Dogs 24 at San Jose SaberCats 22||W||4-0-0||4-1-0||8-1-0|
|July 6, 1997||Orlando Predators 45 at New Jersey Red Dogs 33||L||4-1-0||4-1-0||8-2-0|
|July 11, 1997||San Jose SaberCats 51 at New Jersey Red Dogs 36||L||4-2-0||4-1-0||8-3-0|
|July 19, 1997||New Jersey Red Dogs 49 at Albany Firebirds 70||L||4-2-0||4-2-0||8-4-0|
|July 24, 1997||New Jersey Red Dogs 61 at New York CityHawks 28||W||4-2-0||5-2-0||9-4-0|
|August 1, 1997||Nashville Kats 59 at New Jersey Red Dogs 45||L||4-3-0||5-2-0||9-5-0|
|August 8, 1997||New Jersey Red Dogs 37 at Orlando Predators 45||L||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||Playoff|