1997 Minnesota Vikings 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
9-7-0 1-1 6025 3821 2204 26 325 6347 4113 2234 29 369
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The Minnesota Vikings' thirty-seventh season was in 1997, and it was the sixth season Dennis Green served as the head coach of the team. The Vikings played their home games at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. They finished the year 9-7-0 in the regular season and 1-1 in the playoffs, eventually losing to the San Francisco 49ers 38-22.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ Buffalo Bills 34-13
Week 2 @ Chicago Bears 27-24
Week 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14-28
Week 4 @ Green Bay Packers 32-38
Week 5 Philadelphia Eagles 28-19
Week 6 @ Arizona Cardinals 20-19
Week 7 Carolina Panthers 21-14
Week 9 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10-6
Week 10 New England Patriots 23-18
Week 11 Chicago Bears 29-22
Week 12 @ Detroit Lions 15-38
Week 13 @ New York Jets 21-23
Week 14 Green Bay Packers 11-27
Week 15 @ San Francisco 49ers 17-28
Week 16 Detroit Lions 13-14
Week 17 Indianapolis Colts 39-28


Week Opponent Score Notes
Wild Card Round @ New York Giants 23-22
Divisional Round @ San Francisco 49ers 22-38

1997 Minnesota Vikings Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Dennis Green Offensive Coordinator: Brian Billick Defensive Coordinator: Foge Fazio Special Teams Coordinator: Gary Zauner Quarterbacks Coach: Ray Sherman Wide Receivers Coach: Phillip "Chip" Myers Offensive Line Coach: Mike Tice Running Backs Coach: Carl Hargrave Tight Ends Coach: Dave Atkins Defensive Line Coach: John Levra Linebackers Coach: Tom Olivadotti Outside Linebackers Coach: Trent Walters Coaching Assistant: Wade Harman Strength and Conditioning Coach: Steve Wetzel Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach: Jeff Friday Part-Time Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach: Daryl Lawrence Coaches Secretary: Kirsten Lindberg