1997 Carolina Panthers 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 4615 2845 1770 39 284 4980 3007 1973 22 290
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The Carolina Panthers' third season was in 1997, and it was the third season Dom Capers served as the head coach of the team. The Panthers played their home games at Ericsson Stadium. They finished the season 7-9-0, 2-6-0 at home and 5-3-0 on the road.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 Washington Redskins 10-24
Week 2 @ Atlanta Falcons 9-6
Week 3 @ San Diego Chargers 26-7
Week 4 Kansas City Chiefs 14-35
Week 5 San Francisco 49ers 21-34
Week 7 @ Minnesota Vikings 14-21
Week 8 @ New Orleans Saints 13-0
Week 9 Atlanta Falcons 21-12
Week 10 Oakland Raiders 38-14
Week 11 @ Denver Broncos 0-34
Week 12 @ San Francisco 49ers 19-27
Week 13 @ St. Louis Rams 16-10
Week 14 New Orleans Saints 13-16
Week 15 @ Dallas Cowboys 23-13
Week 16 Green Bay Packers 10-31
Week 17 St. Louis Rams 18-30

1997 Carolina Panthers Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Dom Capers Offensive Coordinator: Joe Pendry Defensive Coordinator: Vic Fangio Quarterbacks Coach: John Shoop Wide Receivers Coach: Richard Williamson Offensive Line Coach: Jim McNally Running Backs Coach: Chick Harris Tight Ends Coach: Don Breaux Assistant Offensive Line Coach: Blair Bush Defensive Line Coach: Ted Gill Linebackers Coach: Kevin Steele Outside Linebackers Coach: Bill Davis Defensive Backs Coach: George Catavolos Defensive Quality Control Coach: Greg Roman Special Teams Coach: Brad Seely Head Strength and Conditioning Coach: Chip Morton Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach: Greg Roman General Manager: Bill Polian Area Scout: Tom Telesco Part-Time College Scout: Tom Gamble Scouting Intern: Richard Howell Summer Intern: John DeFilippo