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1997 Chicago Bears season

1997 Chicago Bears season
Head coach Dave Wannstedt
Home field Soldier Field
Results
Record 4–12
Division place 5th NFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1996 1998 >

The 1997 Chicago Bears season was their 78th regular season completed in the National Football League (NFL). The club posted a 4–12 record under head coach Dave Wannstedt. It was the club's first 4-win season since the club posted a 4–10 record in 1975. The team allowed a franchise-record 421 points in 1997.[1]

Offseason

NFL draft

1997 Chicago Bears draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
2 38 John Allred  Tight end USC
3 69 Bob Sapp  Guard Washington
4 105 Darnell Autry  Running back Northwestern
4 108 Marcus Robinson  Wide receiver South Carolina
5 141 Van Hiles  Defensive back Kentucky
6 196 Shawn Swayda  Defensive end Arizona State
6 200 Richard Hogans  Linebacker Memphis
6 201 Ricky Parker  Defensive back San Diego State
7 210 Mike Miano  Defensive tackle Missouri State
7 233 Marvin Thomas  Defensive end Memphis
      Made roster  

[2]

Personnel

Staff

[3]

Roster

[4]

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result TV Time Attendance
1 September 1, 1997 at Green Bay Packers L 38–24 ABC 8:00pm
60,766
2 September 7, 1997 Minnesota Vikings L 27–24 FOX 12:00pm
59,263
3 September 14, 1997 Detroit Lions L 32–7 FOX 12:00pm
59,147
4 September 21, 1997 at New England Patriots L 31–3 FOX 12:00pm
59,873
5 September 28, 1997 at Dallas Cowboys L 27–3 FOX 3:15pm
64,082
6 October 5, 1997 New Orleans Saints L 20–17 TNT 7:15pm
58,865
7 October 12, 1997 Green Bay Packers L 24–23 FOX 12:00pm
62,212
8 Bye
9 October 27, 1997 at Miami Dolphins W 36–33 ABC 8:00pm
73,156
10 November 2, 1997 Washington Redskins L 31–8 FOX 12:00pm
53,052
11 November 9, 1997 at Minnesota Vikings L 29–22 FOX 12:00pm
63,443
12 November 16, 1997 New York Jets L 23–15 NBC 3:15pm
45,642
13 November 23, 1997 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 13–7 FOX 12:00pm
43,955
14 November 27, 1997 at Detroit Lions L 55–20 FOX 11:30am
77,904
15 December 7, 1997 Buffalo Bills W 20–3 NBC 12:00pm
39,784
16 December 14, 1997 at St. Louis Rams W 13–10 ESPN 7:15pm
66,030
17 December 21, 1997 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 31–15 FOX 12:00pm
70,930

Standings

NFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA
Green Bay Packers 13 3 0 .813 422 282
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 6 0 .625 299 263
Detroit Lions 9 7 0 .563 379 306
Minnesota Vikings 9 7 0 .563 354 359
Chicago Bears 4 12 0 .250 263 421

References

  1. ^ Mayer, Larry (November 14, 2013). "Have Bears had two 1,000-yard receivers?".  
  2. ^ "1997 Chicago Bears draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 24, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Club directory". Chicago Bears 1997 Media Guide. p. 2. 
  4. ^ "1997 Chicago Bears starters and roster". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 26, 2014. 

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