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1997 Minnesota Vikings

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9-7-0, Finished 4th in NFC Central Division  · 1997 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.1, Offense: 1.7, Defense: -1.8, SoS: 0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 354 points (22.1/g), 11th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 359 points (22.4/g), 19th.
 Differential of -5 points (-0.3/g), 16th.  Expected W-L: 7.9-8.1.

Coach: Dennis Green (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Brian Billick
 Defensive Coordinator: Foge Fazio
 Other Notable Asst.: Mike Tice (Offensive Line)

Stadium: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
 Training Camp: Minnesota State University, Mankato (Mankato, Minnesota)

Team Info

VP/de facto General Manager Jeff Diamond
CEO/Managing Partner Roger Headrick
Offensive Scheme West Coast
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 354 5354 1022 5.2 22 6 20 293 319 540 3313 26 16 5.8 177 449 2041 14 4.5 96
Team Defense 359 5687 1028 5.5 27 15 26 325 336 542 3704 28 12 6.3 195 442 1983 13 4.5 104
Lg Rank Offense 11 8 7 1 16 12 14 5 16 13 15 6 12 3
Lg Rank Defense 19 29 17 7 28 19 29 28 25 27 13 23 17 28

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun August 31 boxscore W 1-0 @ Buffalo Bills 34 13 17 385 200 185 1 22 426 279 147 4
2 Sun September 7 boxscore W 2-0 @ Chicago Bears 27 24 23 378 261 117 1 16 305 158 147 2
3 Sun September 14 boxscore L 2-1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 28 20 382 310 72 2 17 376 185 191
4 Sun September 21 boxscore L 2-2 @ Green Bay Packers 32 38 22 393 208 185 2 24 350 257 93 3
5 Sun September 28 boxscore W 3-2 Philadelphia Eagles 28 19 17 365 221 144 1 25 372 272 100 3
6 Sun October 5 boxscore W 4-2 @ Arizona Cardinals 20 19 20 353 272 81 3 22 385 277 108 1
7 Sun October 12 boxscore W 5-2 Carolina Panthers 21 14 17 361 203 158 1 15 277 197 80 2
8 Bye Week
9 Sun October 26 boxscore W 6-2 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 6 16 308 214 94 11 229 177 52
10 Sun November 2 boxscore W 7-2 New England Patriots 23 18 18 288 222 66 21 410 293 117 1
11 Sun November 9 boxscore W 8-2 Chicago Bears 29 22 19 302 193 109 2 20 341 251 90 2
12 Sun November 16 boxscore L 8-3 @ Detroit Lions 15 38 18 300 174 126 1 27 477 266 211
13 Sun November 23 boxscore L 8-4 @ New York Jets 21 23 19 386 312 74 1 22 357 227 130 3
14 Mon December 1 boxscore L 8-5 Green Bay Packers 11 27 17 253 154 99 2 17 326 187 139
15 Sun December 7 boxscore L 8-6 @ San Francisco 49ers 17 28 20 298 161 137 2 24 368 270 98
16 Sun December 14 boxscore L 8-7 Detroit Lions 13 14 13 257 43 214 21 390 242 148 1
17 Sun December 21 boxscore W 9-7 Indianapolis Colts 39 28 17 345 165 180 3 21 298 166 132 5
Playoffs
WildCard Sat December 27 boxscore W 10-7 @ New York Giants 23 22 16 293 187 106 3 13 266 190 76 2
Division Sat January 3 boxscore L 10-8 @ San Francisco 49ers 22 38 16 378 321 57 1 31 394 219 175

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player 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 SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
14 Brad Johnson 29 QB 13 13 8-5-0 275 452 60.8% 3036 20 4.4 12 2.7 56 6.7 6.4 11.0 233.5 84.5 26 164 6.01 5.72 5.4 3 4
7 Randall Cunningham 34 qb 6 3 1-2-0 44 88 50.0% 501 6 6.8 4 4.5 34 5.7 5.0 11.4 83.5 71.3 7 60 4.64 4.01 7.4 1 1
Team Total 27.0 16 9-7-0 319 540 59.1% 3537 26 4.8 16 3.0 56 6.6 6.2 11.1 221.1 82.3 33 224 5.78 5.43 5.8 4 5
Opp Total 16 336 542 62.0% 3957 28 5.2 12 2.2 7.3 7.34 11.8 247.3 92.2 44 253 6.3 6.4 7.5

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player 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
26 Robert Smith 25 RB 14 14 232 1266 6 78 5.5 90.4 16.6 37 197 5.3 1 20 2.6 14.1 1463 7 0
44 Leroy Hoard 29 rb 12 1 80 235 4 20 2.9 19.6 6.7 11 84 7.6 0 30 0.9 7.0 319 4 0
29 Charles Evans 30 FB 16 13 43 157 2 13 3.7 9.8 2.7 21 152 7.2 0 17 1.3 9.5 309 2 0
14 Brad Johnson 29 QB 13 13 35 139 0 28 4.0 10.7 2.7 1 3 3.0 1 3 0.1 0.2 142 1 4
21 Moe Williams 23 14 0 22 59 1 8 2.7 4.2 1.6 4 14 3.5 0 7 0.3 1.0 73 1 0
7 Randall Cunningham 34 qb 6 3 19 127 0 28 6.7 21.2 3.2 127 0 4
22 David Palmer 25 KR/PR 16 0 11 36 1 10 3.3 2.3 0.7 26 193 7.4 1 23 1.6 12.1 229 2 2
32 Robert Green 27 rb 3 1 6 22 0 8 3.7 7.3 2.0 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.3 1.7 27 0 0
17 Mitch Berger 25 P 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 1
80 Cris Carter* 32 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 89 1069 12.0 13 43 5.6 66.8 1069 13 3
86 Jake Reed 30 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 68 1138 16.7 6 56 4.3 71.1 1138 6 0
82 Andrew Glover 30 TE 13 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 32 378 11.8 3 43 2.5 29.1 378 3 0
81 Chris Walsh 29 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 114 10.4 1 19 0.8 8.1 114 1 0
85 Greg DeLong 24 te 16 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 75 9.4 0 23 0.5 4.7 75 0 1
87 Hunter Goodwin 25 te 16 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 61 8.7 0 14 0.4 3.8 61 0 0
89 Matthew Hatchette 23 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 54 18.0 0 38 0.2 3.4 54 0 0
Team Total 27.0 16 449 2041 14 78 4.5 127.6 28.1 319 3537 11.1 26 56 19.9 221.1 5578 40 16
Opp Total 16 442 1983 13 4.5 123.9 27.6 336 3704 11.0 28 21.0 231.5 5687 41 31

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
22 David Palmer 25 KR/PR 16 0 34 444 0 57 13.1 32 711 0 62 22.2 1384
21 Moe Williams 23 14 0 16 388 0 74 24.3 461
83 Robert Tate 24 4 0 10 196 0 36 19.6 196
33 Harold Morrow 24 16 0 5 99 0 42 19.8 99
55 Ron George 27 16 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 10
81 Chris Walsh 29 14 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 124
Team Total 27.0 16 34 444 0 57 13.1 65 1414 0 74 21.8 7436
Opp Total 16 49 566 1 11.6 67 1398 0 20.9

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player 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
17 Mitch Berger 25 P 14 0 73 3133 65 0 42.9
3 Eddie Murray 41 K 12 0 7 7 3 1 6 4 1 17 12 70.6%% 24 23 95.8%%
5 Greg Davis 32 k 4 0 5 4 2 2 3 1 10 7 70.0%% 10 10 100.0%%
7 Randall Cunningham 34 qb 6 3 8 274 65 0 34.3
Team Total 27.0 16 12 11 5 3 9 5 1 27 19 70.4%% 34 33 97.1%% 81 3407 65 0 42.1
Opp Total 16 30 23 76.7%% 37 36 97.3%% 70 2933 41.9

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
24 Robert Griffith 27 SS 16 16 2 26 0 21 0 1 0 0 0 0 90 25
27 Corey Fuller 26 LCB 16 16 2 24 0 22 0 2 0 0 0 0 82 9
20 Dewayne Washington 25 RCB 16 16 4 71 0 27 0 74 10
58 Ed McDaniel 28 LLB 16 16 1.5 1 18 0 18 0 2 0 0 0 0 65 25
50 Jeff Brady 29 MLB 15 14 2 0 3 30 1 62 16
42 Orlando Thomas 25 FS 15 13 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 2 26 1 57 13
93 John Randle*+ 30 RDT 16 16 15.5 2 0 2 5 0 47 11
90 Derrick Alexander 24 RDE 14 14 4.5 3 0 1 0 0 35 16
59 Dixon Edwards 29 RLB 16 16 1.5 2 0 1 0 0 34 16
57 Dwayne Rudd 21 lb 16 2 5.0 1 0 0 0 0 31 15
95 Fernando Smith 26 LDE 12 11 4.0 1 0 1 6 0 23 18
92 Duane Clemons 23 de 13 3 7.0 2 0 1 0 0 23 1
72 Jason Fisk 25 LDT 16 10 3.0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 20 8
37 Leonard Wheeler 28 15 0 2.0 0 0 1 0 0 23 4
96 Jerry Ball 33 ldt 12 6 0 0 2 0 0 17 13
23 Torrian Gray 23 db 16 3 16 7
99 Stalin Colinet 23 dt 10 2 14 4
55 Ron George 27 16 0 12 1
94 Tony Williams 22 dt 6 2 9 3
56 Pete Bercich 26 16 0 7 2
14 Brad Johnson 29 QB 13 13 0 4 3 0 0
7 Randall Cunningham 34 qb 6 3 0 4 2 0 0
80 Cris Carter* 32 WR 16 16 0 3 0 0 0
22 David Palmer 25 KR/PR 16 0 0 2 0 0 0
17 Mitch Berger 25 P 14 0 0 1 0 -9 0
43 Greg Briggs 29 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
85 Greg DeLong 24 te 16 3 0 1 0 0 0
29 Charles Evans 30 FB 16 13 0 0 1 0 0
32 Robert Green 27 rb 3 1 0 0 1 0 0
26 Robert Smith 25 RB 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.0 16 44.0 12 141 0 27 0 20 16 24 58 2 741 217
Opp Total 16 33 31 16

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
80 Cris Carter* 32 WR 16 16 13 13 3 84
3 Eddie Murray 41 K 12 0 23 12 59
26 Robert Smith 25 RB 14 14 6 1 7 42
86 Jake Reed 30 WR 16 16 6 6 36
5 Greg Davis 32 k 4 0 10 7 31
44 Leroy Hoard 29 rb 12 1 4 4 24
82 Andrew Glover 30 TE 13 11 3 3 18
29 Charles Evans 30 FB 16 13 2 2 1 14
22 David Palmer 25 KR/PR 16 0 1 1 2 12
14 Brad Johnson 29 QB 13 13 1 1 2 10
50 Jeff Brady 29 MLB 15 14 1 1 6
42 Orlando Thomas 25 FS 15 13 1 1 6
81 Chris Walsh 29 14 0 1 1 6
21 Moe Williams 23 14 0 1 1 6
Team Total 27.0 16 14 26 2 42 6 33 19 354
Opp Total 16 13 28 1 1 36 23 359

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1997-08-31 @ BUF W, 34-13 2 6 pass Cris Carter 6 yard pass from Brad Johnson (Greg Davis kick)
2 1997-08-31 @ BUF W, 34-13 4 78 rush Robert Smith 78 yard rush (Greg Davis kick)
3 1997-08-31 @ BUF W, 34-13 4 30 fumble Jeff Brady 30 yard fumble return (Greg Davis kick)
4 1997-08-31 @ BUF W, 34-13 4 35 pass Cris Carter 35 yard pass from Brad Johnson (Greg Davis kick)
5 1997-09-07 @ CHI W, 27-24 3 22 fumble Orlando Thomas 22 yard fumble return (Greg Davis kick)
6 1997-09-07 @ CHI W, 27-24 4 21 pass Jake Reed 21 yard pass from Brad Johnson (Greg Davis kick)
7 1997-09-07 @ CHI W, 27-24 4 9 pass Chris Walsh 9 yard pass from Brad Johnson (Greg Davis kick)
8 1997-09-14 TAM L, 14-28 4 30 pass Cris Carter 30 yard pass from Brad Johnson (Brad Johnson run)
9 1997-09-21 @ GNB L, 32-38 1 1 rush Robert Smith 1 yard rush (Greg Davis kick)
10 1997-09-21 @ GNB L, 32-38 3 3 pass Cris Carter 3 yard pass from Brad Johnson (Greg Davis kick)
11 1997-09-21 @ GNB L, 32-38 3 7 pass Jake Reed 7 yard pass from Brad Johnson (Charles Evans run)
12 1997-09-21 @ GNB L, 32-38 4 27 pass Jake Reed 27 yard pass from Brad Johnson (Greg Davis kick)
13 1997-09-28 PHI W, 28-19 1 48 pass Jake Reed 48 yard pass from Brad Johnson (Eddie Murray kick)
14 1997-09-28 PHI W, 28-19 2 12 pass Robert Smith 12 yard pass from Brad Johnson (Eddie Murray kick)
15 1997-09-28 PHI W, 28-19 3 14 rush Robert Smith 14 yard rush (Eddie Murray kick)
16 1997-09-28 PHI W, 28-19 4 18 pass Cris Carter 18 yard pass from Brad Johnson (Eddie Murray kick)
17 1997-10-05 @ ARI W, 20-19 1 18 pass Andrew Glover 18 yard pass from Brad Johnson (Eddie Murray kick)
18 1997-10-05 @ ARI W, 20-19 4 1 pass Cris Carter 1 yard pass from Brad Johnson (Eddie Murray kick)
19 1997-10-12 CAR W, 21-14 2 6 pass Cris Carter 6 yard pass from Brad Johnson (Eddie Murray kick)
20 1997-10-12 CAR W, 21-14 4 3 pass Brad Johnson 3 yard pass from Brad Johnson (Eddie Murray kick)
21 1997-10-12 CAR W, 21-14 4 4 rush Robert Smith 4 yard rush (Eddie Murray kick)
22 1997-10-26 @ TAM W, 10-6 3 1 rush Charles Evans 1 yard rush (Eddie Murray kick)
23 1997-11-02 NWE W, 23-18 1 1 rush Moe Williams 1 yard rush (Eddie Murray kick)
24 1997-11-02 NWE W, 23-18 4 28 pass Cris Carter 28 yard pass from Brad Johnson (Eddie Murray kick)
25 1997-11-09 CHI W, 29-22 1 8 rush David Palmer 8 yard rush (Eddie Murray kick)
26 1997-11-09 CHI W, 29-22 2 7 pass David Palmer 7 yard pass from Brad Johnson (Eddie Murray kick)
27 1997-11-09 CHI W, 29-22 2 3 rush Charles Evans 3 yard rush (Eddie Murray kick)
28 1997-11-09 CHI W, 29-22 4 1 rush Leroy Hoard 1 yard rush (Cris Carter pass from Brad Johnson)
29 1997-11-16 @ DET L, 15-38 2 27 rush Robert Smith 27 yard rush (Eddie Murray kick)
30 1997-11-16 @ DET L, 15-38 4 3 rush Leroy Hoard 3 yard rush (Cris Carter pass from Brad Johnson)
31 1997-11-23 @ NYJ L, 21-23 2 7 pass Jake Reed 7 yard pass from Brad Johnson (Eddie Murray kick)
32 1997-11-23 @ NYJ L, 21-23 4 6 pass Jake Reed 6 yard pass from Brad Johnson (Brad Johnson run)
33 1997-11-23 @ NYJ L, 21-23 4 1 pass Andrew Glover 1 yard pass from Brad Johnson (run failed)
34 1997-12-01 GNB L, 11-27 4 4 rush Leroy Hoard 4 yard rush (Cris Carter pass from Randall Cunningham)
35 1997-12-07 @ SFO L, 17-28 1 10 pass Cris Carter 10 yard pass from Randall Cunningham (Eddie Murray kick)
36 1997-12-07 @ SFO L, 17-28 2 22 pass Cris Carter 22 yard pass from Randall Cunningham (Eddie Murray kick)
37 1997-12-14 DET L, 13-14 1 22 rush Robert Smith 22 yard rush (Eddie Murray kick)
38 1997-12-21 IND W, 39-28 1 16 pass Cris Carter 16 yard pass from Randall Cunningham (Eddie Murray kick)
39 1997-12-21 IND W, 39-28 2 3 pass Cris Carter 3 yard pass from Randall Cunningham (Eddie Murray kick)
40 1997-12-21 IND W, 39-28 2 6 rush Leroy Hoard 6 yard rush
41 1997-12-21 IND W, 39-28 2 14 pass Andrew Glover 14 yard pass from Randall Cunningham (pass failed)
42 1997-12-21 IND W, 39-28 3 13 pass Cris Carter 13 yard pass from Randall Cunningham (Eddie Murray kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1997-08-31 @ BUF L, 13-34 2 19 pass Jay Riemersma 19 yard pass from Todd Collins (Steve Christie kick)
2 1997-09-07 @ CHI L, 24-27 2 25 pass Ricky Proehl 25 yard pass from Erik Kramer (Jeff Jaeger kick)
3 1997-09-07 @ CHI L, 24-27 3 10 pass Bobby Engram 10 yard pass from Erik Kramer (Jeff Jaeger kick)
4 1997-09-07 @ CHI L, 24-27 4 59 rush Raymont Harris 59 yard rush (Jeff Jaeger kick)
5 1997-09-14 TAM W, 28-14 2 5 pass Jackie Harris 5 yard pass from Trent Dilfer (Michael Husted kick)
6 1997-09-14 TAM W, 28-14 2 1 rush Mike Alstott 1 yard rush (Michael Husted kick)
7 1997-09-14 TAM W, 28-14 3 27 pass Horace Copeland 27 yard pass from Trent Dilfer (Michael Husted kick)
8 1997-09-14 TAM W, 28-14 4 52 rush Warrick Dunn 52 yard rush (Michael Husted kick)
9 1997-09-21 @ GNB W, 38-32 1 19 pass Robert Brooks 19 yard pass from Brett Favre (Ryan Longwell kick)
10 1997-09-21 @ GNB W, 38-32 2 28 pass Antonio Freeman 28 yard pass from Brett Favre (Ryan Longwell kick)
11 1997-09-21 @ GNB W, 38-32 2 15 pass Antonio Freeman 15 yard pass from Brett Favre (Ryan Longwell kick)
12 1997-09-21 @ GNB W, 38-32 2 2 pass Terry Mickens 2 yard pass from Brett Favre (Ryan Longwell kick)
13 1997-09-21 @ GNB W, 38-32 3 2 pass Mark Chmura 2 yard pass from Brett Favre (Ryan Longwell kick)
14 1997-09-28 PHI L, 19-28 2 6 pass Irving Fryar 6 yard pass from Ty Detmer (Chris Boniol kick)
15 1997-09-28 PHI L, 19-28 3 20 pass Kevin Turner 20 yard pass from Ty Detmer (pass failed)
16 1997-10-05 @ ARI L, 19-20 2 33 pass Chris Gedney 33 yard pass from Kent Graham (Kevin Butler kick)
17 1997-10-12 CAR L, 14-21 2 16 pass Wesley Walls 16 yard pass from Steve Beuerlein (John Kasay kick)
18 1997-10-12 CAR L, 14-21 4 5 pass Rae Carruth 5 yard pass from Steve Beuerlein (John Kasay kick)
19 1997-10-26 @ TAM L, 6-10 4 2 pass Reidel Anthony 2 yard pass from Trent Dilfer
20 1997-11-02 NWE L, 18-23 4 5 pass Shawn Jefferson 5 yard pass from Drew Bledsoe
21 1997-11-02 NWE L, 18-23 4 3 pass Terry Glenn 3 yard pass from Drew Bledsoe (pass failed)
22 1997-11-09 CHI L, 22-29 1 1 rush Raymont Harris 1 yard rush (Jeff Jaeger kick)
23 1997-11-09 CHI L, 22-29 3 59 pass Ricky Proehl 59 yard pass from Erik Kramer (pass failed)
24 1997-11-16 @ DET W, 38-15 2 1 rush Tommy Vardell 1 yard rush (Jason Hanson kick)
25 1997-11-16 @ DET W, 38-15 2 1 rush Tommy Vardell 1 yard rush (Jason Hanson kick)
26 1997-11-16 @ DET W, 38-15 2 14 pass Johnnie Morton 14 yard pass from Scott Mitchell (Jason Hanson kick)
27 1997-11-16 @ DET W, 38-15 3 1 rush Tommy Vardell 1 yard rush (Jason Hanson kick)
28 1997-11-16 @ DET W, 38-15 3 10 pass Herman Moore 10 yard pass from Scott Mitchell (Jason Hanson kick)
29 1997-11-23 @ NYJ W, 23-21 1 66 punt Leon Johnson 66 yard punt return (John Hall kick)
30 1997-11-23 @ NYJ W, 23-21 2 3 pass Fred Baxter 3 yard pass from Neil O'Donnell (John Hall kick)
31 1997-12-01 GNB W, 27-11 2 18 pass Robert Brooks 18 yard pass from Brett Favre (Ryan Longwell kick)
32 1997-12-01 GNB W, 27-11 3 3 rush Dorsey Levens 3 yard rush (Ryan Longwell kick)
33 1997-12-01 GNB W, 27-11 4 5 rush Dorsey Levens 5 yard rush (Ryan Longwell kick)
34 1997-12-07 @ SFO W, 28-17 1 16 pass Terry Kirby 16 yard pass from Steve Young (Gary Anderson kick)
35 1997-12-07 @ SFO W, 28-17 1 1 rush William Floyd 1 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
36 1997-12-07 @ SFO W, 28-17 2 21 pass Terrell Owens 21 yard pass from Steve Young (Gary Anderson kick)
37 1997-12-07 @ SFO W, 28-17 3 4 rush Steve Young 4 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
38 1997-12-14 DET W, 14-13 2 1 pass Cory Schlesinger 1 yard pass from Scott Mitchell (Jason Hanson kick)
39 1997-12-14 DET W, 14-13 4 1 pass Herman Moore 1 yard pass from Scott Mitchell (Jason Hanson kick)
40 1997-12-21 IND L, 28-39 1 1 rush Marshall Faulk 1 yard rush (Cary Blanchard kick)
41 1997-12-21 IND L, 28-39 3 3 rush Marshall Faulk 3 yard rush (Marvin Harrison pass from Jim Harbaugh)
42 1997-12-21 IND L, 28-39 4 2 pass Marvin Harrison 2 yard pass from Jim Harbaugh (Cary Blanchard kick)