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1997 Chicago Bears

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4-12-0, Finished 5th in NFC Central Division  · 1997 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -8.5, Offense: -3.1, Defense: -5.3, SoS: 1.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 263 points (16.4/g), 28th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 421 points (26.3/g), 29th.
 Differential of -158 points (-9.9/g), 29th.  Expected W-L: 4.0-12.0.

Coach: Dave Wannstedt (4-12-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Matt Cavanaugh
 Defensive Coordinator: Bob Slowik
 Other Notable Asst.: Greg Schiano (Defensive Assistant) and Eric Studesville (Offensive Quality Control)

Stadium: Soldier Field
 Training Camp: UW Platteville (Platteville, Wisconsin)

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Mon September 1 boxscore L 0-1 @ Green Bay Packers 24 38 19 336 172 164 3 18 315 208 107 2
2 Sun September 7 boxscore L 0-2 Minnesota Vikings 24 27 16 305 158 147 2 23 378 261 117 1
3 Sun September 14 boxscore L 0-3 Detroit Lions 7 32 19 284 190 94 2 27 404 202 202 1
4 Sun September 21 boxscore L 0-4 @ New England Patriots 3 31 9 199 120 79 3 23 402 315 87 3
5 Sun September 28 boxscore L 0-5 @ Dallas Cowboys 3 27 17 243 102 141 2 13 180 124 56 1
6 Sun October 5 boxscore L 0-6 New Orleans Saints 17 20 19 266 165 101 11 322 185 137 3
7 Sun October 12 boxscore L 0-7 Green Bay Packers 23 24 26 353 232 121 2 22 277 177 100 1
8 Bye Week
9 Mon October 27 boxscore W OT 1-7 @ Miami Dolphins 36 33 26 464 336 128 2 18 365 246 119 3
10 Sun November 2 boxscore L 1-8 Washington Redskins 8 31 23 336 274 62 4 24 388 185 203 1
11 Sun November 9 boxscore L 1-9 @ Minnesota Vikings 22 29 20 341 251 90 2 19 302 193 109 2
12 Sun November 16 boxscore L 1-10 New York Jets 15 23 27 356 307 49 5 11 193 116 77 1
13 Sun November 23 boxscore W 2-10 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13 7 17 279 110 169 14 272 237 35 3
14 Thu November 27 boxscore L 2-11 @ Detroit Lions 20 55 16 333 262 71 4 25 496 274 222 1
15 Sun December 7 boxscore W 3-11 Buffalo Bills 20 3 23 392 272 120 2 10 160 105 55 1
16 Sun December 14 boxscore W 4-11 @ St. Louis Rams 13 10 13 309 189 120 5 11 165 116 49 5
17 Sun December 21 boxscore L 4-12 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 15 31 15 194 104 90 3 12 269 86 183 1