1997 Denver Broncos 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
12-4-0 4-4 7302 4176 3126 29 428 5915 3729 2186 40 334
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The Denver Broncos' thirty-eighth season was in 1997, and it was the third season Mike Shanahan served as the head coach of the team. They finished the year 12-4-0 in the regular season and 4-0 in the playoffs eventually winning the NFL championship against the Green Bay Packers 31-24, the team's first championship win. At the end of the season, Terrell Davis was awarded with the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player award.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 Kansas City Chiefs 19-3
Week 2 @ Seattle Seahawks 35-14
Week 3 St. Louis Rams 35-14
Week 4 Cincinnati Bengals 38-20
Week 5 @ Atlanta Falcons 29-21
Week 6 New England Patriots 34-13
Week 8 @ Oakland Raiders 25-28
Week 9 @ Buffalo Bills 23-20
Week 10 Seattle Seahawks 30-27
Week 11 Carolina Panthers 34-0
Week 12 @ Kansas City Chiefs 22-24
Week 13 Oakland Raiders 31-3
Week 14 @ San Diego Chargers 38-28
Week 15 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 24-35
Week 16 @ San Francisco 49ers 17-34
Week 17 San Diego Chargers 38-3


Week Opponent Score Notes
Wild Card Round Jacksonville Jaguars 42-17
Divisional Round @ Kansas City Chiefs 14-10
Conference Championship @ Pittsburgh Steelers 24-21
Super Bowl vs. Green Bay Packers 31-24


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 Assistant Offensive Line Coach: Barney Chavous Running Backs Coach: Bobby Turner Tight Ends Coach: Brian Pariani Offensive Assistant Coach: Dwain Painter, Ricky Porter Defensive Line Coach: George Dyer Linebackers Coach: Frank Bush Defensive Backs (Secondary) 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