1997 New York Giants 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
10-5-1 0-1 4779 2715 2064 21 286 5360 3803 1557 47 326
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The New York Giants' seventy-third season was in 1997, playing their home games at Giants Stadium. During the offseason they hired Jim Fassel to lead the team. Fassel previously was the offensive coordinator of the Arizona Cardinals and had six years of coaching experience in the NFL. They finished the year 10-5-1 in the regular season, en route to winning the NFC East, but they lost their first playoff game to the Minnesota Vikings 23-22. At the end of the season, Jim Fassel was awarded with the Coach of the Year award.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 Philadelphia Eagles 31-17
Week 2 @ Jacksonville Jaguars 13-40
Week 3 Baltimore Ravens 23-24
Week 4 @ St. Louis Rams 3-13
Week 5 New Orleans Saints 14-9
Week 6 Dallas Cowboys 20-17
Week 7 @ Arizona Cardinals 27-13
Week 8 @ Detroit Lions 26-20
Week 9 Cincinnati Bengals 29-27
Week 11 @ Tennessee Oilers 6-10
Week 12 Arizona Cardinals 19-10
Week 13 @ Washington Redskins 7-7
Week 14 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 8-20
Week 15 @ Philadelphia Eagles 31-21
Week 16 Washington Redskins 30-10
Week 17 @ Dallas Cowboys 20-7


Week Opponent Score Notes
Wild Card Round Minnesota Vikings 22-23

1997 New York Giants Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Jim Fassel Offensive Coordinator: Jim Skipper Defensive Coordinator: John Fox Quarterbacks Coach: Rod Dowhower Wide Receivers Coach: Milt Jackson Offensive Line Coach: John Matsko Running Backs Coach: Jim Skipper Tight Ends Coach: Dick Rehbein Offensive Assistant Coach: Mike Gillhamer Defensive Line Coach: Denny Marcin Linebackers Coach: Mike Haluchak, Dave Brazil Secondary Coach: Johnnie Lynn Defensive Quality Control Coach: Dave Brazil Special Teams Coach: Larry Mac Duff Strength and Conditioning Coach: John Dunn Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach: Craig Stoddard General Manager: George Young Scout: Roosevelt Brown, Ken Kavanaugh