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 4-0 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. The Broncos played their home games at Mile High Stadium. 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

1997 Denver Broncos Coaching Staff

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