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1997 Arizona Cardinals

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4-12-0, Finished 5th in NFC East Division  · 1997 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -6.4, Offense: -2.6, Defense: -3.8, SoS: -0.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 283 points (17.7/g), 25th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 379 points (23.7/g), 25th.
 Differential of -96 points (-6.0/g), 27th.  Expected W-L: 5.3-10.7.

Coach: Vince Tobin (4-12-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Dick Jamieson
 Defensive Coordinator: Dave McGinnis

Stadium: Sun Devil Stadium
 Training Camp: Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, Arizona)

Team Info

Principal Owner Bill Bidwill
VP of Player Personnel Bob Ferguson
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 283 4713 1075 4.4 42 20 30 295 317 602 3458 19 22 5.1 186 395 1255 9 3.2 79
Team Defense 379 5426 1049 5.2 20 5 19 298 279 491 3246 23 15 6.2 167 524 2180 13 4.2 112
Lg Rank Offense 25 24 28 29 14 2 10 18 25 25 29 30 22 29
Lg Rank Defense 25 27 29 30 20 7 15 18 15 24 29 27 17 21

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun August 31 boxscore L 0-1 @ Cincinnati Bengals 21 24 18 323 248 75 2 21 317 230 87 1
2 Sun September 7 boxscore W OT 1-1 Dallas Cowboys 25 22 21 286 220 66 4 15 327 147 180 1
3 Sun September 14 boxscore L OT 1-2 @ Washington Redskins 13 19 14 234 116 118 2 17 328 252 76 1
4 Bye Week
5 Sun September 28 boxscore L 1-3 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 18 19 23 364 294 70 3 6 167 113 54 1
6 Sun October 5 boxscore L 1-4 Minnesota Vikings 19 20 22 385 277 108 1 20 353 272 81 3
7 Sun October 12 boxscore L 1-5 New York Giants 13 27 19 235 208 27 5 23 426 187 239 1
8 Sun October 19 boxscore L OT 1-6 @ Philadelphia Eagles 10 13 15 235 143 92 1 25 407 277 130 4
9 Sun October 26 boxscore L 1-7 Tennessee Oilers 14 41 22 263 157 106 7 15 283 135 148
10 Sun November 2 boxscore W 2-7 Philadelphia Eagles 31 21 17 231 141 90 2 18 360 265 95 4
11 Sun November 9 boxscore L 2-8 @ Dallas Cowboys 6 24 18 274 173 101 1 19 329 204 125 1
12 Sun November 16 boxscore L 2-9 @ New York Giants 10 19 21 399 350 49 3 21 373 172 201
13 Sun November 23 boxscore W 3-9 @ Baltimore Ravens 16 13 15 273 202 71 2 17 314 185 129
14 Sun November 30 boxscore L OT 3-10 Pittsburgh Steelers 20 26 18 291 243 48 25 342 165 177
15 Sun December 7 boxscore L 3-11 Washington Redskins 28 38 14 358 301 57 3 17 362 223 139 1
16 Sun December 14 boxscore L 3-12 @ New Orleans Saints 10 27 18 265 154 111 4 17 382 252 130 1
17 Sun December 21 boxscore W 4-12 Atlanta Falcons 29 26 20 297 231 66 2 22 356 167 189 1

Passing

No. Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
16 Jake Plummer 23 QB 10 9 3-6-0 157 296 53.0 2203 15 5.1 15 5.1 70 7.4 6.2 14.0 220.3 73.1 52 291 5.49 4.42 14.9 2 2
11 Kent Graham 29 qb 8 6 1-5-0 130 250 52.0 1408 4 1.6 5 2.0 47 5.6 5.1 10.8 176.0 65.9 16 115 4.86 4.32 6.0 2 2
15 Stoney Case 25 qb 3 1 0-1-0 29 55 52.7 316 0 0.0 2 3.6 30 5.7 4.1 10.9 105.3 54.8 10 89 3.49 2.11 15.4
81 Frank Sanders 24 WR 16 16 1 1 100.0 26 0 0.0 0 0.0 26 26.0 26.0 26.0 1.6 118.7 0 0 26.00 26.00 0.0
Team Total 26.5 16 4-12-0 317 602 52.7 3953 19 3.2 22 3.7 70 6.6 5.6 12.5 247.1 68.6 78 495 5.09 4.19 11.5 4 4
Opp Total 16 279 491 56.8 3461 23 4.7 15 3.1 7.0 6.61 12.4 216.3 81.7 34 215 6.2 5.8 6.5

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
No. Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
30 Leeland McElroy 23 RB 14 8 135 424 2 18 3.1 30.3 9.6 7 32 4.6 0 17 0.5 2.3 456 2 3
37 Larry Centers 29 FB 15 14 101 276 1 14 2.7 18.4 6.7 54 409 7.6 1 29 3.6 27.3 685 2 1
20 Ronald Moore 27 rb 6 2 57 175 0 16 3.1 29.2 9.5 175 0 0
16 Jake Plummer 23 QB 10 9 39 216 2 31 5.5 21.6 3.9 1 2 2.0 0 2 0.1 0.2 218 2 6
32 LeShon Johnson 26 14 0 23 81 0 11 3.5 5.8 1.6 3 4 1.3 0 7 0.2 0.3 85 0 0
11 Kent Graham 29 qb 8 6 13 23 2 10 1.8 2.9 1.6 23 2 5
33 Kevin Bouie 26 5 0 11 26 0 6 2.4 5.2 2.2 26 0 0
15 Stoney Case 25 qb 3 1 7 8 1 3 1.1 2.7 2.3 8 1 3
45 Cedric Smith 29 fb 16 3 4 5 1 2 1.3 0.3 0.3 2 20 10.0 0 18 0.1 1.3 25 1 0
81 Frank Sanders 24 WR 16 16 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.3 0.1 75 1017 13.6 4 70 4.7 63.6 1022 4 3
84 Chris Gedney 27 te 16 3 1 15 0 15 15.0 0.9 0.1 23 261 11.3 4 37 1.4 16.3 276 4 1
82 Kevin Williams 26 KR/PR 16 0 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -0.1 0.1 20 273 13.7 1 31 1.3 17.1 271 1 3
57 Ronald McKinnon 24 mlb/RLB 16 16 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.2 0.1 3 0 0
98 Eric Swann 27 LDT 13 13 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 1
85 Rob Moore*+ 29 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 97 1584 16.3 8 47 6.1 99.0 1584 8 0
83 Anthony Edwards 31 wr 16 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 203 10.2 0 33 1.3 12.7 203 0 0
80 Pat Carter 31 TE 16 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 44 6.3 1 15 0.4 2.8 44 1 0
87 Johnny McWilliams 25 te 16 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 75 10.7 0 15 0.4 4.7 75 0 0
89 Fred Brock 23 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 29 29.0 0 29 0.5 14.5 29 0 0
Team Total 26.5 16 395 1255 9 31 3.2 78.4 24.7 317 3953 12.5 19 70 19.8 247.1 5208 28 27
Opp Total 16 524 2180 13 4.2 136.3 32.8 279 3246 11.6 23 17.4 202.9 5426 36 16

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
82 Kevin Williams 26 KR/PR 16 0 40 462 0 50 11.6 59 1458 0 63 24.7 2191
33 Kevin Bouie 26 5 0 6 136 0 27 22.7 162
45 Cedric Smith 29 fb 16 3 3 50 0 21 16.7 75
84 Chris Gedney 27 te 16 3 2 26 0 16 13.0 302
83 Anthony Edwards 31 wr 16 1 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 202
32 LeShon Johnson 26 14 0 0 26 0 26 111
Team Total 26.5 16 41 461 0 50 11.2 70 1696 0 63 24.2 7365
Opp Total 16 40 441 1 11.0 42 945 1 22.5

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
10 Jeff Feagles 31 P 16 0 91 4028 62 1 44.3
6 Joe Nedney 24 K 10 0 1 1 3 3 4 4 7 3 2 17 11 64.7% 19 19 100.0%
3 Kevin Butler 35 k 6 0 4 4 4 2 4 2 12 8 66.7% 10 9 90.0%
Team Total 26.5 16 1 1 7 7 8 6 11 5 2 29 19 65.5% 29 28 96.6% 91 4028 62 1 44.3
Opp Total 16 35 30 85.7% 37 35 94.6% 94 4127 43.9

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
63 Michael Bankston 27 LDE 16 16 2.0 67 28
57 Ronald McKinnon 24 mlb/RLB 16 16 1.0 3 40 0 17 0 1 0 0 0 0 61 36
95 Jamir Miller 24 LLB 16 16 5.5 1 0 0 0 0 58 33
46 Brent Alexander 26 FS 16 15 1 0 0 0 0 54 22
98 Eric Swann 27 LDT 13 13 7.5 1 1 1 0 0 52 16
35 Aeneas Williams*+ 29 LCB 16 16 6 95 2 42 0 1 0 0 0 0 49 14
58 Eric Hill 31 MLB 11 10 44 29
43 Matt Darby 29 SS 11 7 0 0 2 0 0 36 28
28 Tommy Bennett 24 ss 13 7 1 0 0 0 0 41 12
22 Tom Knight 23 RCB 15 14 41 6
97 Simeon Rice 23 RDE 16 15 5.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 33 14
94 Bernard Wilson 27 RDT 16 14 1 66 1 66 0 33 18
56 Terry Irving 26 rlb 16 6 0 0 1 0 0 28 14
93 Mark Smith 23 dt 16 4 6.0 1 0 0 0 0 26 12
42 Kwamie Lassiter 28 db 16 1 3.0 1 10 0 10 0 24 15
52 Mike Caldwell 26 16 0 2.0 1 5 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 24 5
29 Ty Howard 24 db 15 2 1.0 24 6
44 J.J. McCleskey 27 13 0 1.0 1 15 0 15 0 21 4
96 Brad Ottis 25 de 16 4 16 6
38 Kenny Harris 22 11 0 4 2
91 Rashod Swinger 23 1 0 4 1
90 Mark Campbell 25 5 0 4 0
16 Jake Plummer 23 QB 10 9 0 6 1 -1 0
11 Kent Graham 29 qb 8 6 0 5 0 0 0
82 Kevin Williams 26 KR/PR 16 0 0 3 1 0 0
15 Stoney Case 25 qb 3 1 0 3 0 0 0
30 Leeland McElroy 23 RB 14 8 0 3 0 0 0
27 Tito Paul 25 1 0 1 1
81 Frank Sanders 24 WR 16 16 0 3 0 0 0
10 Jeff Feagles 31 P 16 0 0 1 1 0 0
37 Larry Centers 29 FB 15 14 0 1 0 0 0
62 Mike Devlin 28 C 15 13 0 0 1 0 0
83 Anthony Edwards 31 wr 16 1 0 0 1 0 0
84 Chris Gedney 27 te 16 3 0 1 0 0 0
54 Aaron Graham 24 c 16 4 0 0 1 0 0
45 Cedric Smith 29 fb 16 3 0 0 1 0 0
68 Joe Wolf 31 rt 15 9 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.5 16 34.0 15 231 3 66 0 8 27 12 -1 0 745 322
Opp Total 16 78 16 11

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
6 Joe Nedney 24 K 10 0 19 11 52
85 Rob Moore*+ 29 WR 16 16 8 8 1 50
3 Kevin Butler 35 k 6 0 9 8 33
81 Frank Sanders 24 WR 16 16 4 4 1 26
84 Chris Gedney 27 te 16 3 4 4 24
16 Jake Plummer 23 QB 10 9 2 2 1 14
37 Larry Centers 29 FB 15 14 1 1 2 12
11 Kent Graham 29 qb 8 6 2 2 12
30 Leeland McElroy 23 RB 14 8 2 2 12
35 Aeneas Williams*+ 29 LCB 16 16 2 2 12
28 Tommy Bennett 24 ss 13 7 1 1 6
80 Pat Carter 31 TE 16 10 1 1 6
15 Stoney Case 25 qb 3 1 1 1 6
45 Cedric Smith 29 fb 16 3 1 1 6
82 Kevin Williams 26 KR/PR 16 0 1 1 6
94 Bernard Wilson 27 RDT 16 14 1 1 6
Team Total 26.5 16 9 19 3 1 32 3 28 19 283
Opp Total 16 13 23 1 1 1 2 1 35 30 379