1997 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 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
10-6-0 1-1 4955 2790 2165 27 279 5224 3380 1844 30 299
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' twenty-second season was in 1997, and it was the second season Tony Dungy served as the head coach of the team. The Buccaneers played their home games at Houlihan's Stadium. They finished the year 10-6-0 in the regular season and 1-1 in the playoffs, eventually losing to the Green Bay Packers 21-7. At the end of the season, Warrick Dunn was awarded with the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year award.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 San Francisco 49ers 13-6
Week 2 @ Detroit Lions 24-17
Week 3 @ Minnesota Vikings 28-14
Week 4 Miami Dolphins 31-21
Week 5 Arizona Cardinals 19-18
Week 6 @ Green Bay Packers 16-21
Week 7 Detroit Lions 9-27
Week 9 Minnesota Vikings 6-10
Week 10 @ Indianapolis Colts 31-28
Week 11 @ Atlanta Falcons 31-10
Week 12 New England Patriots 27-7
Week 13 @ Chicago Bears 7-13
Week 14 @ New York Giants 20-8
Week 15 Green Bay Packers 6-17
Week 16 @ New York Jets 0-31
Week 17 Chicago Bears 31-15


Week Opponent Score Notes
Wild Card Round Detroit Lions 20-10
Divisional Round @ Green Bay Packers 7-21

1997 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Tony Dungy Assistant Head Coach: Herman Edwards Offensive Coordinator: Mike Shula Defensive Coordinator: Monte Kiffin Wide Receivers Coach: Charlie Williams Offensive Line Coach: Chris Foerster Running Backs Coach: Tony Nathan Tight Ends Coach: Clyde Christensen Offensive Assistant Coach: Ricky Thomas Defensive Line Coach: Rod Marinelli Linebackers Coach: Lovie Smith Defensive Backs Coach: Herman Edwards Defensive Assistant Coach: Kevin O'Dea Special Teams Coach: Joe Marciano Strength and Conditioning Coach: Mark Asanovich Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach: Aaron Komarek General Manager: Rich McKay Strength and Conditioning Intern: Jeff Fish