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1997 New York Giants

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10-5-1, Finished 1st in NFC East Division  · 1997 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.5, Offense: -1.8, Defense: 3.3, SoS: -1.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 307 points (19.2/g), 21st of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 265 points (16.6/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 42 points (2.6/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 9.4-6.6.

Coach: Jim Fassel (10-5-1)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jim Skipper
 Defensive Coordinator: John Fox

Stadium: Giants Stadium
 Training Camp: SUNY Albany (Albany, New York)

Team Info

Co-Owner Wellington Mara
Co-Owner Bob Tisch
General Manager George Young
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 307 4513 1027 4.4 19 7 36 273 249 474 2525 16 12 5.0 124 521 1988 14 3.8 113
Team Defense 265 5067 1082 4.7 44 17 33 310 325 596 3616 10 27 5.6 195 432 1451 17 3.4 82
Lg Rank Offense 21 27 1 2 23 25 28 22 9 28 5 7 12 17
Lg Rank Defense 3 18 1 2 25 29 26 1 1 10 9 3 25 2

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 Philadelphia Eagles 31 17 12 290 189 101 24 447 327 120 2
2 Sun September 7 boxscore L 1-1 @ Jacksonville Jaguars 13 40 13 206 167 39 3 22 375 252 123 1
3 Sun September 14 boxscore L 1-2 Baltimore Ravens 23 24 29 390 269 121 19 273 210 63 1
4 Sun September 21 boxscore L 1-3 @ St. Louis Rams 3 13 11 194 147 47 2 15 225 133 92 1
5 Sun September 28 boxscore W 2-3 New Orleans Saints 14 9 18 264 159 105 2 14 266 193 73 2
6 Sun October 5 boxscore W 3-3 Dallas Cowboys 20 17 13 166 109 57 27 428 310 118 2
7 Sun October 12 boxscore W 4-3 @ Arizona Cardinals 27 13 23 426 187 239 1 19 235 208 27 5
8 Sun October 19 boxscore W OT 5-3 @ Detroit Lions 26 20 15 331 210 121 1 20 337 226 111 2
9 Sun October 26 boxscore W 6-3 Cincinnati Bengals 29 27 28 323 214 109 22 323 225 98 2
10 Bye Week
11 Sun November 9 boxscore L 6-4 @ Tennessee Oilers 6 10 10 218 111 107 1 19 326 173 153 2
12 Sun November 16 boxscore W 7-4 Arizona Cardinals 19 10 21 373 172 201 21 399 350 49 3
13 Sun November 23 boxscore T OT 7-4-1 @ Washington Redskins 7 7 18 262 105 157 2 23 374 291 83 4
14 Sun November 30 boxscore L 7-5-1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 8 20 13 202 103 99 2 21 299 152 147 3
15 Sun December 7 boxscore W 8-5-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 31 21 18 345 137 208 2 15 256 186 70 5
16 Sat December 13 boxscore W 9-5-1 Washington Redskins 30 10 14 240 110 130 2 18 320 275 45 6
17 Sun December 21 boxscore W 10-5-1 @ Dallas Cowboys 20 7 17 283 136 147 1 11 184 105 79 3
Playoffs
WildCard Sat December 27 boxscore L 10-6-1 Minnesota Vikings 22 23 13 266 190 76 2 16 293 187 106 3

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
13 Danny Kanell 24 QB 16 10 7-2-1 156 294 53.1% 1740 11 3.7 9 3.1 68 5.9 5.3 11.2 108.8 70.7 19 171 5.01 4.42 6.1 1 3
17 Dave Brown 27 qb 7 6 3-3-0 93 180 51.7% 1023 5 2.8 3 1.7 62 5.7 5.5 11.0 146.1 71.1 13 67 4.95 4.77 6.7
Team Total 25.5 16 10-5-1 249 474 52.5% 2763 16 3.4 12 2.5 68 5.8 5.4 11.1 172.7 70.9 32 238 4.99 4.56 6.3 1 3
Opp Total 16 325 596 54.5% 3957 10 1.7 27 4.5 6.6 4.94 12.2 247.3 61.9 54 341 5.6 4.0 8.3

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
28 Tyrone Wheatley 25 RB 14 7 152 583 4 38 3.8 41.6 10.9 16 140 8.8 0 27 1.1 10.0 723 4 3
30 Charles Way 25 FB 16 16 151 698 4 42 4.6 43.6 9.4 37 304 8.2 1 62 2.3 19.0 1002 5 3
21 Tiki Barber 22 rb 12 6 136 511 3 42 3.8 42.6 11.3 34 299 8.8 1 29 2.8 24.9 810 4 3
27 Rodney Hampton 28 2 0 23 81 1 22 3.5 40.5 11.5 81 1 0
33 Erric Pegram 28 KR 11 0 19 72 1 6 3.8 6.5 1.7 19 83 4.4 0 14 1.7 7.5 155 1 1
17 Dave Brown 27 qb 7 6 17 29 1 7 1.7 4.1 2.4 29 1 1
13 Danny Kanell 24 QB 16 10 15 2 0 8 0.1 0.1 0.9 2 0 6
37 Eric Lane 23 15 0 5 13 0 6 2.6 0.9 0.3 13 0 0
80 Chris Calloway 29 WR 16 16 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 58 849 14.6 8 68 3.6 53.1 848 8 0
83 David Patten 23 wr 16 3 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.1 0.1 13 226 17.4 2 40 0.8 14.1 228 2 2
18 Mike Cherry 24 1 0 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -2.0 1.0 -2 0 0
87 Howard Cross 30 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 21 150 7.1 2 26 1.3 9.4 150 2 1
86 Kevin Alexander 22 WR 14 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 276 15.3 1 40 1.3 19.7 276 1 0
89 Amani Toomer 23 PR 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 263 16.4 1 56 1.0 16.4 263 1 0
84 Aaron Pierce 28 te 16 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 47 4.7 0 14 0.6 2.9 47 0 0
81 Thomas Lewis 25 wr 4 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 84 16.8 0 34 1.3 21.0 84 0 0
88 Ike Hilliard 21 wr 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 42 21.0 0 23 1.0 21.0 42 0 0
Team Total 25.5 16 521 1988 14 42 3.8 124.3 32.6 249 2763 11.1 16 68 15.6 172.7 4751 30 23
Opp Total 16 432 1451 17 3.4 90.7 27.0 325 3616 11.1 10 20.3 226.0 5067 27 33

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
89 Amani Toomer 23 PR 16 0 47 455 1 53 9.7 718
33 Erric Pegram 28 KR 11 0 22 382 0 50 17.4 537
81 Thomas Lewis 25 wr 4 2 14 364 0 84 26.0 448
83 David Patten 23 wr 16 3 8 123 0 26 15.4 351
86 Kevin Alexander 22 WR 14 8 3 30 0 15 10.0 306
30 Charles Way 25 FB 16 16 2 46 0 30 23.0 1048
84 Aaron Pierce 28 te 16 4 1 10 0 10 10.0 57
22 Phillippi Sparks 28 LCB 13 13 1 8 0 8 8.0 8
Team Total 25.5 16 47 455 1 53 9.7 51 963 0 84 18.9 6169
Opp Total 16 40 382 0 9.6 49 1163 1 23.7

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
9 Brad Maynard 23 P 16 0 111 4531 57 1 40.8
3 Brad Daluiso 30 K 16 0 1 1 6 6 7 6 14 8 4 1 32 22 68.8%% 29 27 93.1%%
Team Total 25.5 16 1 1 6 6 7 6 14 8 4 1 32 22 68.8%% 29 27 93.1%% 111 4531 57 1 40.8
Opp Total 16 25 19 76.0%% 27 26 96.3%% 89 3747 42.1

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
98 Jessie Armstead*+ 27 LLB 16 16 3.5 2 57 1 57 0 1 0 1 0 0 101 31
31 Jason Sehorn 26 RCB 16 16 1.5 6 74 1 41 0 2 0 1 2 0 75 11
90 Corey Widmer 29 MLB 16 15 1.5 2 0 0 0 0 69 20
29 Tito Wooten 26 FS 16 16 5 146 1 61 0 0 1 1 0 0 60 29
22 Phillippi Sparks 28 LCB 13 13 1.0 5 72 0 68 0 1 0 0 0 0 64 10
92 Michael Strahan*+ 26 LDE 16 16 14.0 2 0 1 0 0 49 19
75 Keith Hamilton 26 RDT 16 16 8.0 1 0 3 0 0 40 17
97 Robert Harris 28 LDT 16 16 10.0 1 0 2 0 0 38 20
20 Sam Garnes 23 SS 16 15 1 95 1 95 0 40 19
52 Scott Galyon 23 16 0 3.0 2 0 0 0 0 31 6
23 Thomas Randolph 27 db 16 4 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 32 1
77 Chad Bratzke 26 RDE 10 10 3.5 1 0 2 0 0 23 12
43 Percy Ellsworth 23 db 16 1 4 40 0 25 0 0 0 2 24 0 20 7
57 Corey Miller 29 RLB 14 13 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 14 9
79 Bernard Holsey 24 dt 16 4 3.5 1 0 0 0 0 10 7
93 Ray Agnew 30 15 0 2.0 0 0 1 0 0 10 5
55 Marcus Buckley 26 lb 12 3 0 0 1 0 0 8 4
94 Cedric Jones 23 de 9 2 9 0
44 Robert Massey 30 16 0 8 0
47 Rodney Young 24 9 0 6 0
58 Doug Colman 24 14 0 4 0
30 Charles Way 25 FB 16 16 0 3 5 0 0
13 Danny Kanell 24 QB 16 10 0 6 0 -10 0
28 Tyrone Wheatley 25 RB 14 7 0 3 3 0 0
34 Brandon Sanders 24 12 0 2 0
99 Christian Peter 25 7 0 0.5 1 1
21 Tiki Barber 22 rb 12 6 0 3 0 0 0
83 David Patten 23 wr 16 3 0 2 1 0 0
91 Ryan Phillips 23 10 0 1.0 1 0
87 Howard Cross 30 TE 16 16 0 1 1 0 0
51 Pete Monty 23 3 0 1 0
33 Erric Pegram 28 KR 11 0 0 1 1 0 0
78 Greg Bishop 26 LG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
17 Dave Brown 27 qb 7 6 0 1 0 0 0
69 Derek Engler 23 c 5 5 0 1 0 -2 0
74 Scott Gragg 25 RT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
41 Conrad Hamilton 23 14 0 1 18 0 18 0
60 Bryan Stoltenberg 25 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
65 Ron Stone 26 RG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.5 16 54.0 27 503 4 95 0 14 23 29 14 0 716 228
Opp Total 16 32 33 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
3 Brad Daluiso 30 K 16 0 27 22 93
80 Chris Calloway 29 WR 16 16 8 8 48
30 Charles Way 25 FB 16 16 4 1 5 30
21 Tiki Barber 22 rb 12 6 3 1 4 1 26
28 Tyrone Wheatley 25 RB 14 7 4 4 24
87 Howard Cross 30 TE 16 16 2 2 12
83 David Patten 23 wr 16 3 2 2 12
89 Amani Toomer 23 PR 16 0 1 1 2 12
86 Kevin Alexander 22 WR 14 8 1 1 6
98 Jessie Armstead*+ 27 LLB 16 16 1 1 6
17 Dave Brown 27 qb 7 6 1 1 6
20 Sam Garnes 23 SS 16 15 1 1 6
27 Rodney Hampton 28 2 0 1 1 6
33 Erric Pegram 28 KR 11 0 1 1 6
31 Jason Sehorn 26 RCB 16 16 1 1 6
29 Tito Wooten 26 FS 16 16 1 1 6
Team Total 25.5 16 14 16 1 4 35 1 27 22 1 305
Opp Total 16 17 10 1 2 1 26 19 265

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1997-08-31 PHI W, 31-17 1 3 rush Dave Brown 3 yard rush (Brad Daluiso kick)
2 1997-08-31 PHI W, 31-17 2 9 pass Chris Calloway 9 yard pass from Dave Brown (Brad Daluiso kick)
3 1997-08-31 PHI W, 31-17 3 1 rush Tiki Barber 1 yard rush (Brad Daluiso kick)
4 1997-08-31 PHI W, 31-17 4 95 interception Sam Garnes 95 yard interception return (Brad Daluiso kick)
5 1997-09-07 @ JAX L, 13-40 1 4 rush Tiki Barber 4 yard rush (Brad Daluiso kick)
6 1997-09-07 @ JAX L, 13-40 3 8 pass Chris Calloway 8 yard pass from Dave Brown (pass failed)
7 1997-09-14 BAL L, 23-24 2 1 rush Tiki Barber 1 yard rush
8 1997-09-14 BAL L, 23-24 2 1 pass Charles Way 1 yard pass from Dave Brown (pass failed)
9 1997-09-14 BAL L, 23-24 3 1 rush Tyrone Wheatley 1 yard rush (Tiki Barber pass from Dave Brown)
10 1997-09-28 NOR W, 14-9 1 32 pass Kevin Alexander 32 yard pass from Dave Brown (Brad Daluiso kick)
11 1997-09-28 NOR W, 14-9 2 14 pass Chris Calloway 14 yard pass from Dave Brown (Brad Daluiso kick)
12 1997-10-05 DAL W, 20-17 3 61 interception Tito Wooten 61 yard interception return (Brad Daluiso kick)
13 1997-10-05 DAL W, 20-17 4 3 rush Charles Way 3 yard rush (Brad Daluiso kick)
14 1997-10-12 @ ARI W, 27-13 3 9 pass David Patten 9 yard pass from Danny Kanell (Brad Daluiso kick)
15 1997-10-12 @ ARI W, 27-13 4 8 rush Tyrone Wheatley 8 yard rush (Brad Daluiso kick)
16 1997-10-12 @ ARI W, 27-13 4 18 rush Erric Pegram 18 yard rush (Brad Daluiso kick)
17 1997-10-19 @ DET W, 26-20 1 2 pass Howard Cross 2 yard pass from Danny Kanell (Brad Daluiso kick)
18 1997-10-19 @ DET W, 26-20 3 53 punt Amani Toomer 53 yard punt return (Brad Daluiso kick)
19 1997-10-19 @ DET W, 26-20 5 68 pass Chris Calloway 68 yard pass from Danny Kanell
20 1997-10-26 CIN W, 29-27 2 1 rush Charles Way 1 yard rush (Brad Daluiso kick)
21 1997-10-26 CIN W, 29-27 3 1 rush Charles Way 1 yard rush (run failed)
22 1997-10-26 CIN W, 29-27 4 1 rush Tyrone Wheatley 1 yard rush (pass failed)
23 1997-10-26 CIN W, 29-27 4 3 rush Tyrone Wheatley 3 yard rush (Brad Daluiso kick)
24 1997-11-16 ARI W, 19-10 2 56 pass Amani Toomer 56 yard pass from Danny Kanell (Brad Daluiso kick)
25 1997-11-16 ARI W, 19-10 4 1 pass Howard Cross 1 yard pass from Danny Kanell
26 1997-11-23 @ WAS T, 7-7 3 4 pass Chris Calloway 4 yard pass from Danny Kanell (Brad Daluiso kick)
27 1997-12-07 @ PHI W, 31-21 1 57 interception Jessie Armstead 57 yard interception return (Brad Daluiso kick)
28 1997-12-07 @ PHI W, 31-21 2 11 pass Tiki Barber 11 yard pass from Danny Kanell (Brad Daluiso kick)
29 1997-12-07 @ PHI W, 31-21 2 40 pass David Patten 40 yard pass from Danny Kanell (Brad Daluiso kick)
30 1997-12-07 @ PHI W, 31-21 4 5 pass Chris Calloway 5 yard pass from Danny Kanell (Brad Daluiso kick)
31 1997-12-13 WAS W, 30-10 1 15 rush Charles Way 15 yard rush (Brad Daluiso kick)
32 1997-12-13 WAS W, 30-10 1 7 pass Chris Calloway 7 yard pass from Danny Kanell (Brad Daluiso kick)
33 1997-12-13 WAS W, 30-10 4 35 interception Jason Sehorn 35 yard interception return (Brad Daluiso kick)
34 1997-12-21 @ DAL W, 20-7 1 21 pass Chris Calloway 21 yard pass from Danny Kanell (Brad Daluiso kick)
35 1997-12-21 @ DAL W, 20-7 2 1 rush Rodney Hampton 1 yard rush (Brad Daluiso kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1997-08-31 PHI L, 17-31 3 3 rush Ricky Watters 3 yard rush (Chris Boniol kick)
2 1997-08-31 PHI L, 17-31 4 14 pass Kevin Turner 14 yard pass from Rodney Peete (Chris Boniol kick)
3 1997-09-07 @ JAX W, 40-13 2 1 rush James Stewart 1 yard rush (Mike Hollis kick)
4 1997-09-07 @ JAX W, 40-13 2 9 rush Natrone Means 9 yard rush (Mike Hollis kick)
5 1997-09-07 @ JAX W, 40-13 4 5 rush Natrone Means 5 yard rush (Mike Hollis kick)
6 1997-09-07 @ JAX W, 40-13 4 12 rush James Stewart 12 yard rush (Mike Hollis kick)
7 1997-09-14 BAL W, 24-23 1 22 pass Derrick Alexander 22 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (Matt Stover kick)
8 1997-09-14 BAL W, 24-23 2 1 rush Jay Graham 1 yard rush (Matt Stover kick)
9 1997-09-14 BAL W, 24-23 4 11 pass Michael Jackson 11 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (Matt Stover kick)
10 1997-09-21 @ STL W, 13-3 4 4 rush Craig Heyward 4 yard rush (Jeff Wilkins kick)
11 1997-10-05 DAL L, 17-20 4 2 pass Anthony Miller 2 yard pass from Troy Aikman (Eric Bjornson pass from Troy Aikman)
12 1997-10-12 @ ARI L, 13-27 2 30 interception Aeneas Williams 30 yard interception return
13 1997-10-12 @ ARI L, 13-27 4 1 rush Stoney Case 1 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
14 1997-10-19 @ DET L, 20-26 2 8 rush Barry Sanders 8 yard rush (Jason Hanson kick)
15 1997-10-19 @ DET L, 20-26 4 4 pass Johnnie Morton 4 yard pass from Scott Mitchell (Jason Hanson kick)
16 1997-10-26 CIN L, 27-29 1 1 rush Corey Dillon 1 yard rush (Doug Pelfrey kick)
17 1997-10-26 CIN L, 27-29 2 102 kickoff Eric Bieniemy 102 yard kickoff return (Doug Pelfrey kick)
18 1997-10-26 CIN L, 27-29 2 39 pass David Dunn 39 yard pass from Jeff Blake (Doug Pelfrey kick)
19 1997-10-26 CIN L, 27-29 4 4 rush Jeff Blake 4 yard rush (pass failed)
20 1997-11-09 @ TEN W, 10-6 2 1 rush Eddie George 1 yard rush (Al Del Greco kick)
21 1997-11-16 ARI L, 10-19 3 70 pass Frank Sanders 70 yard pass from Jake Plummer (Joe Nedney kick)
22 1997-11-23 @ WAS T, 7-7 2 1 rush Gus Frerotte 1 yard rush (Scott Blanton kick)
23 1997-11-30 TAM W, 20-8 2 1 pass Mike Alstott 1 yard pass from Trent Dilfer (Michael Husted kick)
24 1997-11-30 TAM W, 20-8 3 9 rush Mike Alstott 9 yard rush (Michael Husted kick)
25 1997-11-30 TAM W, 20-8 4 1 rush Errict Rhett 1 yard rush (pass failed)
26 1997-12-07 @ PHI L, 21-31 1 1 rush Ricky Watters 1 yard rush (Chris Boniol kick)
27 1997-12-07 @ PHI L, 21-31 3 64 interception Brian Dawkins 64 yard interception return (Chris Boniol kick)
28 1997-12-07 @ PHI L, 21-31 4 72 pass Irving Fryar 72 yard pass from Bobby Hoying (Chris Boniol kick)
29 1997-12-13 WAS L, 10-30 3 41 pass Albert Connell 41 yard pass from Jeff Hostetler (Scott Blanton kick)
30 1997-12-21 @ DAL L, 7-20 3 4 rush Emmitt Smith 4 yard rush (Richie Cunningham kick)