1997 New England Patriots 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
10-6-0 1-1 5522 3914 1608 26 297 5526 3723 1803 36 348
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The New England Patriots' thirty-eighth season was in 1997, playing their home games at Foxboro Stadium. During the offseason they hired Pete Carroll to lead the team. During his time in the NFL he was head coach for one year. They finished the year 10-6-0 in the regular season, en route to winning the AFC East, and 1-1 in the playoffs, eventually losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers 7-6.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 San Diego Chargers 41-7
Week 2 @ Indianapolis Colts 31-6
Week 3 New York Jets 27-24
Week 4 Chicago Bears 31-3
Week 6 @ Denver Broncos 13-34
Week 7 Buffalo Bills 33-6
Week 8 @ New York Jets 19-24
Week 9 Green Bay Packers 10-28
Week 10 @ Minnesota Vikings 18-23
Week 11 @ Buffalo Bills 31-10
Week 12 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7-27
Week 13 Miami Dolphins 27-24
Week 14 Indianapolis Colts 20-17
Week 15 @ Jacksonville Jaguars 26-20
Week 16 Pittsburgh Steelers 21-24
Week 17 @ Miami Dolphins 14-12


Week Opponent Score Notes
Wild Card Round Miami Dolphins 17-3
Divisional Round @ Pittsburgh Steelers 6-7

1997 New England Patriots Coaching Staff

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 Coach: Ron Lynn Defensive Assistant Coach: Andre Patterson Special Teams Coach: Dante Scarnecchia Strength and Conditioning Coach: Johnny Parker Owner: Robert Kraft Regional Scout: Chris Grier