San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos 3 to 38

Sunday, December 21, 1997, Week 17

The San Diego Chargers played the Denver Broncos in Denver on Sunday, December 21, 1997, Week 17 of the 1997 season. The Broncos won by a score of 38-3. The Broncos swept the Chargers for the 1997 season. With this game, the Broncos finished the season 8-0-0 at home, while the Chargers finished 2-6-0 on the road for the 1997 season.

The Broncos finished the season with a record of 12-4-0, while the Chargers finished the season at 4-12-0.

San Diego Chargers offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
203 133 70 1 9


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 Running Backs Coach: Ollie Wilson Tight Ends Coach: Bill Macdermott Assistant Offensive Line Coach: Mike Cavanaugh 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 Coordinator of Coaching Operations: Marty Hurney Scout: Jimmy Raye III

Denver Broncos offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
451 321 130 1 24


Head Coach: Mike Shanahan Assistant Head Coach: Alex Gibbs Offensive Coordinator: Gary Kubiak Defensive Coordinator: Greg Robinson Quarterbacks Coach: Gary Kubiak Wide Receivers Coach: Mike Heimerdinger Offensive Line Coach: Alex Gibbs Running Backs Coach: Bobby Turner Tight Ends Coach: Brian Pariani Assistant Offensive Line Coach: Barney Chavous Offensive Assistant Coach: Dwain Painter, Ricky Porter Defensive Line Coach: George Dyer Linebackers Coach: Frank Bush Defensive Backs Coach: Ed Donatell Pass Rush Specialist: John Teerlinck Defensive Assistant Coach: Rick Smith Special Teams Coach: Rick Dennison Strength and Conditioning Coach: Rich Tuten Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach: Greg Saporta Strength Assistant: Barney Chavous General Manager: John Beake