1997 New Orleans Saints 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
6-10-0 0-0 4045 2584 1461 55 229 4645 2881 1764 31 280
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The New Orleans Saints' thirty-first season was in 1997, playing their home games at Louisiana Superdome. During the offseason they hired Mike Ditka to lead the team. During his time in the NFL he was head coach for eleven years. They finished the season 6-10-0, 3-5-0 at home and 3-5-0 on the road.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ St. Louis Rams 24-38
Week 2 San Diego Chargers 6-20
Week 3 @ San Francisco 49ers 7-33
Week 4 Detroit Lions 35-17
Week 5 @ New York Giants 9-14
Week 6 @ Chicago Bears 20-17
Week 7 Atlanta Falcons 17-23
Week 8 Carolina Panthers 0-13
Week 9 San Francisco 49ers 0-23
Week 11 @ Oakland Raiders 13-10
Week 12 Seattle Seahawks 20-17
Week 13 @ Atlanta Falcons 3-20
Week 14 @ Carolina Panthers 16-13
Week 15 St. Louis Rams 27-34
Week 16 Arizona Cardinals 27-10
Week 17 @ Kansas City Chiefs 13-25

1997 New Orleans Saints Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Mike Ditka Assistant Head Coach: Rick Venturi Offensive Coordinator: Danny Abramowicz Defensive Coordinator: Zaven Yaralian Special Teams Coordinator: Bobby April Quarterbacks Coach: Tom Clements Wide Receivers Coach: Harold Jackson Offensive Line Coach: Dick Stanfel Running Backs Coach: Tom Moore Tight Ends Coach: Dan Neal Offensive Assistant Coach: Judd Garrett Defensive Line Coach: Walt Corey Linebackers Coach: Rick Venturi Defensive Backs Coach: Willie Shaw Defensive Assistant Coach: John Pagano Strength and Conditioning Coach: Mike Woicik Assistant Strength Coach: Jack Del Rio Strength and Conditioning Assistant Coach: Tom Shaw Owner: Tom Benson General Manager: Bill Kuharich