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1997 New Orleans Saints

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6-10-0, Finished 4th in NFC West Division  · 1997 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -7.4, Offense: -6.8, Defense: -0.6, SoS: -1.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 237 points (14.8/g), 30th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 327 points (20.4/g), 16th.
 Differential of -90 points (-5.6/g), 25th.  Expected W-L: 5.1-10.9.

Coach: Mike Ditka (6-10-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Danny Abramowicz
 Defensive Coordinator: Zaven Yaralian
 Other Notable Asst.: Tom Clements (Quarterbacks) and Jack Del Rio (Strength and Conditioning)

Stadium: Louisiana Superdome
 Training Camp: UW La Crosse (La Crosse, Wisconsin)

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 @ St. Louis Rams 24 38 13 241 159 82 5 20 403 214 189 1
2 Sun September 7 boxscore L 0-2 San Diego Chargers 6 20 14 243 178 65 6 11 230 171 59 2
3 Sun September 14 boxscore L 0-3 @ San Francisco 49ers 7 33 12 260 176 84 8 17 304 213 91 1
4 Sun September 21 boxscore W 1-3 Detroit Lions 35 17 21 385 213 172 22 355 237 118 4
5 Sun September 28 boxscore L 1-4 @ New York Giants 9 14 14 266 193 73 2 18 264 159 105 2
6 Sun October 5 boxscore W 2-4 @ Chicago Bears 20 17 11 322 185 137 3 19 266 165 101
7 Sun October 12 boxscore L 2-5 Atlanta Falcons 17 23 13 179 99 80 4 14 166 77 89 2
8 Sun October 19 boxscore L 2-6 Carolina Panthers 0 13 15 200 89 111 2 15 269 196 73 1
9 Sun October 26 boxscore L 2-7 San Francisco 49ers 0 23 6 142 87 55 2 21 347 210 137
10 Bye Week
11 Sun November 9 boxscore W 3-7 @ Oakland Raiders 13 10 17 213 154 59 1 12 221 189 32 2
12 Sun November 16 boxscore W OT 4-7 Seattle Seahawks 20 17 14 177 102 75 5 19 340 229 111 4
13 Sun November 23 boxscore L 4-8 @ Atlanta Falcons 3 20 11 173 118 55 5 16 269 177 92 1
14 Sun November 30 boxscore W 5-8 @ Carolina Panthers 16 13 18 326 190 136 2 21 427 241 186 4
15 Sun December 7 boxscore L 5-9 St. Louis Rams 27 34 16 284 240 44 4 23 343 229 114 3
16 Sun December 14 boxscore W 6-9 Arizona Cardinals 27 10 17 382 252 130 1 18 265 154 111 4
17 Sun December 21 boxscore L 6-10 @ Kansas City Chiefs 13 25 17 252 149 103 5 14 176 20 156