1997 San Diego Chargers schedule

Season statistics

Offense Defense
Record Playoff record Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
4-12-0 0-0 4505 3089 1416 35 251 5166 3468 1698 26 308
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The San Diego Chargers' thirty-eighth season was in 1997, playing their home games at Jack Murphy Stadium. During the offseason they hired Kevin Gilbride to lead the team. Gilbride previously was the offensive coordinator of the Jacksonville Jaguars and had eight years of coaching experience in the NFL. They finished the season 4-12-0, 2-6-0 at home and 2-6-0 on the road.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ New England Patriots 7-41
Week 2 @ New Orleans Saints 20-6
Week 3 Carolina Panthers 7-26
Week 4 @ Seattle Seahawks 22-26
Week 5 Baltimore Ravens 21-17
Week 6 @ Oakland Raiders 25-10
Week 8 @ Kansas City Chiefs 3-31
Week 9 Indianapolis Colts 35-19
Week 10 @ Cincinnati Bengals 31-38
Week 11 Seattle Seahawks 31-37
Week 12 Oakland Raiders 13-38
Week 13 @ San Francisco 49ers 10-17
Week 14 Denver Broncos 28-38
Week 15 Atlanta Falcons 3-14
Week 16 Kansas City Chiefs 7-29
Week 17 @ Denver Broncos 3-38

1997 San Diego Chargers Coaching Staff

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 General Manager: Bobby Beathard Scout: Jimmy Raye III