1997 Atlanta Falcons 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
7-9-0 0-0 4716 3073 1643 24 281 5106 3440 1666 28 274
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The Atlanta Falcons' thirty-second season was in 1997, playing their home games at Georgia Dome. During the offseason they hired Dan Reeves to lead the team. During his time in the NFL he was head coach for sixteen years. They finished the season 7-9-0, 3-5-0 at home and 4-4-0 on the road.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ Detroit Lions 17-28
Week 2 Carolina Panthers 6-9
Week 3 Oakland Raiders 31-36
Week 4 @ San Francisco 49ers 7-34
Week 5 Denver Broncos 21-29
Week 7 @ New Orleans Saints 23-17
Week 8 San Francisco 49ers 28-35
Week 9 @ Carolina Panthers 12-21
Week 10 St. Louis Rams 34-31
Week 11 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10-31
Week 12 @ St. Louis Rams 27-21
Week 13 New Orleans Saints 20-3
Week 14 @ Seattle Seahawks 24-17
Week 15 @ San Diego Chargers 14-3
Week 16 Philadelphia Eagles 20-17
Week 17 @ Arizona Cardinals 26-29

1997 Atlanta Falcons Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Dan Reeves Assistant Head Coach: Rich Brooks, Harold Richardson Offensive Coordinator: George Sefcik Defensive Coordinator: Rich Brooks Quarterbacks Coach: Jack Burns Wide Receivers Coach: Warren "Rennie" Simmons Offensive Line Coach: Art Shell Running Backs Coach: George Sefcik Tight Ends Coach: James Daniel Offensive Assistant Coach: Pete Mangurian Defensive Line Coach: Bill Kollar Linebackers Coach: Don Blackmon Defensive Backs Coach: Ron Meeks Defensive Quality Control Coach: Brian Xanders Special Teams Coach: Joe DeCamillis Strength and Conditioning Coach: Al Miller Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach: Tim Jorgensen Pro Scout: Les Snead Football Operations: Harold Richardson