1997 Kansas City Chiefs 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
13-3-0 0-1 5367 3119 2248 20 333 5152 3422 1730 36 294
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The Kansas City Chiefs' thirty-eighth season was in 1997, and it was the ninth season Marty Schottenheimer served as the head coach of the team. The Chiefs played their home games at Arrowhead Stadium. They finished the year 13-3-0 in the regular season, en route to winning the AFC West, but they lost their first playoff game to the Denver Broncos 14-10.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ Denver Broncos 3-19
Week 2 @ Oakland Raiders 28-27
Week 3 Buffalo Bills 22-16
Week 4 @ Carolina Panthers 35-14
Week 5 Seattle Seahawks 20-17
Week 6 @ Miami Dolphins 14-17
Week 8 San Diego Chargers 31-3
Week 9 @ St. Louis Rams 28-20
Week 10 Pittsburgh Steelers 13-10
Week 11 @ Jacksonville Jaguars 10-24
Week 12 Denver Broncos 24-22
Week 13 @ Seattle Seahawks 19-14
Week 14 San Francisco 49ers 44-9
Week 15 Oakland Raiders 30-0
Week 16 @ San Diego Chargers 29-7
Week 17 New Orleans Saints 25-13


Week Opponent Score Notes
Divisional Round Denver Broncos 10-14

1997 Kansas City Chiefs Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Marty Schottenheimer Assistant Head Coach: Al Saunders Offensive Coordinator: Paul Hackett Defensive Coordinator: Gunther Cunningham Quarterbacks Coach: Mike McCarthy Wide Receivers Coach: Al Saunders Offensive Line Coach: Mike Solari Running Backs Coach: Jimmy Raye Tight Ends Coach: Jim Erkenbeck Offensive Assistant Coach: Jim Erkenbeck Defensive Line Coach: Bob Karmelowicz Linebackers Coach: Gunther Cunningham Defensive Backs Coach: Kurt Schottenheimer Defensive Assistant Coach: Woodrow Lowe, Darvin Wallis Special Teams Coach: Mike Stock, Woodrow Lowe Quality Control Coach: Darvin Wallis Strength and Conditioning Coach: Dave Redding Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach: Roberto Parker Strength and Conditioning Assistant Coach: Matt Schiotz General Manager: Carl Peterson Director of Player Personnel: Terry Bradway Southeast Area Scout: Scott Campbell Administrative Coordinator to the Head Coach: Russ Ball