1997 Detroit Lions Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 9-7
Finishing 3rd in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Wild Card
Coach: Bobby Ross (9-7)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
1997 Detroit Lions Roster
1997 Detroit Lions Results

The Detroit Lions of the National Football League ended the 1997 season with a record of 9 wins and 7 losses, finishing third in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

Detroit piled up points with 379 points, while the defense yielded 306. Barry Sanders spearheaded the running game, rushing for a 2,053 yards for the Lions.

Scott Mitchell directed the offense, throwing for 3,484 yards. Herman Moore hauled in 104 balls for 1,293 yards. Johnnie Morton provided receiving help also.

Mark Carrier picked off 5 opponent throws. Robert Porcher topped pass rushers with 12.5 quarterback sacks.

Bobby Ross coached the team. The 1997 Detroit Lions lost in the Wild Card.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Scott Mitchell50929357.634846.8193.7142.8794127179.6
Frank Reich301136.71214.000.026.7270021.7
Matt Blundin100.000.000.01100.00000.0
Totals54030456.336056.7193.5173.179 41271


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Barry Sanders33520536.182 11
Ron Rivers291665.731 1
Tommy Vardell321223.841 6
Scott Mitchell37832.213 1
Johnnie Morton33311.020 0
Cory Schlesinger7111.60
Frank Reich4-4-1.0-1 0
Totals44724645.582 19


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Herman Moore104129312.479 8
Johnnie Morton80105713.273 6
Barry Sanders333059.266 3
David Sloan292649.125 0
Pete Metzelaars171448.522 0
Tommy Vardell1621813.637 0
Tommie Boyd1014214.232 0
Glyn Milburn57715.443 0
Cory Schlesinger56913.833 1
Pete Chryplewicz3279.012 1
Kez McCorvey294.50
Totals304360511.979 19


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Jason Hanson403997.5292689.7117


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
John Jett84357642.660

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Glyn Milburn474339.240 0
Mark Carrier100.00
Totals484339.040 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Glyn Milburn55131523.969 0
Ron Rivers23417.023 0
Tommy Vardell11515.015 0
Matt Russell100.00
Totals59136423.169 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Mark Carrier59418.866 0
Reggie Brown28341.545 2
Bryant Westbrook26432.064 1
Kevin Abrams12929.029 0
Ron Rice11818.018 0
Corey Raymond11717.017 0
Robert Porcher155.00
Stephen Boyd144.00
Robert Bailey100.00
Greg Jeffries100.00
Van Malone1-5-5.0-5 0
Totals1730918.266 3


Defense and Fumbles:

Player Tackle Solo Ast Brup Fum FRec FYds FTD FF
Stephen Boyd113.589490014211
Mark Carrier64.55421010000
Corey Raymond48.54570
Bryant Westbrook434140
Robert Porcher564032000002
Ron Rice43.538110
Luther Elliss49352802000
Mike Wells48303601000
Tracy Scroggins363012011711
George Jamison30.526901001
Harry Colon282310
Kevin Abrams25.5235000001
Antonio London26.5191500001
Kerwin Waldroup26191401000
Matt Russell1613601001
Robert Bailey13.5131000003
Van Malone15.5119010001
Greg Jeffries7.563000001
Shane Bonham6.545
Scott Kowalkowski5.543
Marc Spindler204
Travis Kirschke0.501
Scott Mitchell154-150
Glyn Milburn32000
Ray Roberts02400
Barry Sanders3100
Kevin Glover01000
Ron Rivers0100
Tommy Vardell1100
Johnnie Morton2000

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Jason Hanson26390117
Barry Sanders11300084
Herman Moore8000150
Johnnie Morton0600036
Tommy Vardell60000036
Reggie Brown200012
Tracy Scroggins100018
Scott Mitchell10006
Pete Chryplewicz10006
Ron Rivers100006
Bryant Westbrook10006
Stephen Boyd010006
Cory Schlesinger010006


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