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1997 Atlanta Falcons season

1997 Atlanta Falcons season
Head coach Dan Reeves
Home field Georgia Dome
Record 7–9
Division place 3rd NFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Previous season      Next season
< 1996      1998 >

The 1997 Atlanta Falcons season was the team's 32nd season in the National Football League.


NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School
1 11 Michael Booker Defensive Back Nebraska
2 32 Nathan Davis Defensive End Indiana
2 41 Byron Hanspard Running Back Texas Tech
3 70 O.J. Santiago Tight End Kent State
4 100 Henri Crockett Linebacker Florida State
5 133 Marcus Wimberly Defensive Back Miami
6 180 Calvin Collins Guard Texas A&M
7 204 Tony Graziani Quarterback Oregon
7 222 Chris Bayne Defensive Back Fresno State



Regular season


Week Date Opponent Results Game site Attendance
Final score Team record
1 August 31 at Detroit Lions L 17–28 0–1 Pontiac Silverdome
2 September 7 Carolina Panthers L 6–9 0–2 Georgia Dome
3 September 14 Oakland Raiders L 31–36 0–3 Georgia Dome
4 September 21 at San Francisco 49ers L 7–34 0–4 3Com Park
5 September 28 Denver Broncos L 21–29 0–5 Georgia Dome
6 Bye
7 October 12 at New Orleans Saints W 23–17 1–5 Louisiana Superdome
8 October 19 San Francisco 49ers L 28–35 1–6 Georgia Dome
9 October 26 at Carolina Panthers L 12–21 1–7 Ericsson Stadium
10 November 2 St. Louis Rams W 34–31 2–7 Georgia Dome
11 November 9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 10–31 2–8 Georgia Dome
12 November 16 at St. Louis Rams W 27–21 3–8 Trans World Dome
13 November 23 New Orleans Saints W 20–3 4–8 Georgia Dome
14 November 30 at Seattle Seahawks W 24–17 5–8 Kingdome
15 December 7 at San Diego Chargers W 14–3 6–8 Qualcomm Stadium
16 December 14 Philadelphia Eagles W 20–17 7–8 Georgia Dome
17 December 21 at Arizona Cardinals L 26–29 7–9 Sun Devil Stadium



Awards and records



  • Falcons on Pro Football Reference
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