San Diego Chargers at New England Patriots 7 to 41

Sunday, August 31, 1997, Week 1

The San Diego Chargers played the New England Patriots in Foxborough on Sunday, August 31, 1997, Week 1 of the 1997 season. The Patriots won by a score of 41-7.


San Diego Chargers offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
227 142 85 3 14

Coaches

Head Coach: Kevin Gilbride Assistant Head Coach: Nick Nicolau Offensive Coordinator: Mike Sheppard Defensive Coordinator: Joe Pascale Wide Receivers Coach: Tyrone Dixon Offensive Line Coach: George DeLeone Assistant Offensive Line Coach: Mike Cavanaugh Running Backs Coach: Ollie Wilson Tight Ends Coach: Bill Macdermott Defensive Line Coach: Wayne Nunnely Linebackers Coach: Jim Vechiarella Defensive Backs Coach: Rod Perry Defensive Assistant Coach: Kevin Lempa Special Teams Coach: Frank Novak Quality Control Coach: Mike Cavanaugh Strength and Conditioning Coach: John Hastings Scout: Jimmy Raye III


New England Patriots offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
424 340 84 0 22

Coaches

Head Coach: Pete Carroll Assistant Head Coach: Carl Smith Offensive Coordinator: Larry Kennan Defensive Coordinator: Steve Sidwell Quarterbacks Coach: Carl Smith Wide Receivers Coach: Steve Walters Offensive Line Coach: Paul T. Boudreau Running Backs Coach: Kirby Wilson Tight Ends Coach: Jeff Davidson Defensive Line Coach: Ray Hamilton, Andre Patterson Linebackers Coach: Mark "Bo" Pelini Defensive Backs (Secondary) Coach: Ron Lynn Defensive Assistant Coach: Andre Patterson Special Teams Coach: Dante Scarnecchia Strength and Conditioning Coach: Johnny Parker Owner: Robert Kraft