Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots 3 to 28

Sunday, January 5, 1997, Divisional Round

The Patriots began their playoff run at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, January 5, 1997. The Steelers began their playoff run the previous week with a win against the Indianapolis Colts. The Patriots won, 28-3, against the Steelers, setting up next week's game against Jacksonville Jaguars. The Steelers finished their season 10-6-0 in the regular season, 1-1 in the playoffs.


Pittsburgh Steelers offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
213 90 123 2 12

Coaches

Head Coach: Bill Cowher Offensive Coordinator: Chan Gailey Defensive Coordinator: Dick LeBeau Special Teams Coordinator: Ron Zook Wide Receivers Coach: David Culley Offensive Line Coach: Kent Stephenson Running Backs Coach: Dick Hoak Tight Ends Coach: Mike Mularkey Defensive Line Coach: John Mitchell Linebackers Coach: Mike Archer Defensive Backs Coach: Tim Lewis Defensive Assistant Coach: Lou Spanos Conditioning Coordinator: Chet Fuhrman Player Personnel Assistant: John Wojciechowski Player Development: Anthony Griggs Administrative Assistant: Lou Spanos Assistant Athletic Trainer: Rick Burkholder


New England Patriots offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
346 152 194 2 17

Coaches

Head Coach: Bill Parcells Assistant Head Coach: Bill Belichick Offensive Coordinator: Ray Perkins Defensive Coordinator: Al Groh Quarterbacks Coach: Chris Palmer Wide Receivers Coach: Chris Palmer, Charlie Weis Offensive Line Coach: Fred Hoaglin Running Backs Coach: Maurice Carthon Tight Ends Coach: Mike Pope Defensive Line Coach: Romeo Crennel Linebackers Coach: Al Groh, Dante Scarnecchia Defensive Backs (Secondary) Coach: Bill Belichick Defensive Assistant Coach: Dante Scarnecchia Special Teams Coach: Mike Sweatman Strength and Conditioning Coach: Johnny Parker Owner: Robert Kraft