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1997 Philadelphia Eagles

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6-9-1, Finished 3rd in NFC East Division  · 1997 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.0, Offense: -0.7, Defense: -2.3, SoS: 0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 317 points (19.8/g), 19th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 372 points (23.2/g), 24th.
 Differential of -55 points (-3.4/g), 22nd.  Expected W-L: 6.5-9.5.

Coach: Ray Rhodes (6-9-1)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jon Gruden
 Defensive Coordinator: Emmitt Thomas
 Other Notable Asst.: Bill Callahan (Offensive Line), Juan Castillo (Tight Ends) and Sean Payton (Quarterbacks)

Stadium: Veterans Stadium
 Training Camp: Lehigh University (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania)

Team Info

Chairman/CEO Jeffrey Lurie
Head Coach/de facto General Manager Ray Rhodes
Offensive Scheme West Coast
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 317 5590 1116 5.0 32 16 18 326 330 587 3647 22 16 5.6 203 465 1943 11 4.2 105
Team Defense 372 4932 1009 4.9 26 12 21 286 259 490 2923 20 14 5.5 150 476 2009 16 4.2 115
Lg Rank Offense 19 5 20 24 3 4 6 9 16 17 9 10 18 10
Lg Rank Defense 24 13 19 18 13 5 7 11 18 9 22 25 22 22

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 @ New York Giants 17 31 24 447 327 120 2 12 290 189 101
2 Sun September 7 boxscore W 1-1 Green Bay Packers 10 9 16 258 158 100 1 21 380 273 107 2
3 Mon September 15 boxscore L 1-2 @ Dallas Cowboys 20 21 16 333 176 157 18 279 187 92 2
4 Bye Week
5 Sun September 28 boxscore L 1-3 @ Minnesota Vikings 19 28 25 372 272 100 3 17 365 221 144 1
6 Sun October 5 boxscore W 2-3 Washington Redskins 24 10 26 449 246 203 1 12 228 198 30 1
7 Sun October 12 boxscore L 2-4 @ Jacksonville Jaguars 21 38 23 393 303 90 2 21 306 157 149 1
8 Sun October 19 boxscore W OT 3-4 Arizona Cardinals 13 10 25 407 277 130 4 15 235 143 92 1
9 Sun October 26 boxscore W 4-4 Dallas Cowboys 13 12 17 274 120 154 14 244 93 151
10 Sun November 2 boxscore L 4-5 @ Arizona Cardinals 21 31 18 360 265 95 4 17 231 141 90 2
11 Mon November 10 boxscore L 4-6 San Francisco 49ers 12 24 18 257 188 69 3 13 213 96 117 1
12 Sun November 16 boxscore T OT 4-6-1 @ Baltimore Ravens 10 10 18 273 210 63 1 19 329 125 204 2
13 Sun November 23 boxscore W 5-6-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 23 20 19 326 229 97 22 383 272 111 5
14 Sun November 30 boxscore W 6-6-1 Cincinnati Bengals 44 42 27 507 311 196 2 29 497 373 124 3
15 Sun December 7 boxscore L 6-7-1 New York Giants 21 31 15 256 186 70 5 18 345 137 208 2
16 Sun December 14 boxscore L 6-8-1 @ Atlanta Falcons 17 20 15 277 171 106 1 21 386 175 211 1
17 Sun December 21 boxscore L 6-9-1 @ Washington Redskins 32 35 24 401 208 193 3 17 221 143 78 2

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
14 Ty Detmer 30 QB 8 7 2-5-0 134 244 54.9 1567 7 2.9 6 2.5 57 6.4 5.9 11.7 195.9 73.9 19 94 5.60 5.11 7.2 1 1
7 Bobby Hoying 25 qb 7 6 2-3-1 128 225 56.9 1573 11 4.9 6 2.7 72 7.0 6.8 12.3 224.7 83.8 28 183 5.49 5.30 11.1 2 1
9 Rodney Peete 31 qb 5 3 2-1-0 68 118 57.6 869 4 3.4 4 3.4 38 7.4 6.5 12.8 173.8 78.0 17 85 5.81 5.07 12.6 2 2
Team Total 26.6 16 6-9-1 330 587 56.2 4009 22 3.7 16 2.7 72 6.8 6.4 12.1 250.6 78.5 64 362 5.60 5.17 9.8 5 4
Opp Total 16 259 490 52.9 3201 20 4.1 14 2.9 6.5 6.06 12.4 200.1 75.1 43 278 5.5 5.1 8.1

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
32 Ricky Watters 28 RB 16 16 285 1110 7 28 3.9 69.4 17.8 48 440 9.2 0 37 3.0 27.5 1550 7 3
30 Charlie Garner 25 rb 16 2 116 547 3 26 4.7 34.2 7.3 24 225 9.4 0 27 1.5 14.1 772 3 1
34 Kevin Turner 28 FB 16 10 18 96 0 29 5.3 6.0 1.1 48 443 9.2 3 36 3.0 27.7 539 3 1
7 Bobby Hoying 25 qb 7 6 16 78 0 30 4.9 11.1 2.3 78 0 7
14 Ty Detmer 30 QB 8 7 14 46 1 14 3.3 5.8 1.8 46 1 6
9 Rodney Peete 31 qb 5 3 8 37 0 16 4.6 7.4 1.6 37 0 5
22 Duce Staley 22 KR 16 0 7 29 0 12 4.1 1.8 0.4 2 22 11.0 0 22 0.1 1.4 51 0 0
4 Tom Hutton 25 P 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 1
80 Irving Fryar* 35 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 86 1316 15.3 6 72 5.4 82.3 1316 6 1
83 Michael Timpson 30 WR 15 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 42 484 11.5 2 26 2.8 32.3 484 2 1
84 Freddie Solomon 25 wr 15 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 29 455 15.7 3 56 1.9 30.3 455 3 3
88 Jimmie Johnson 31 TE 16 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 177 12.6 1 28 0.9 11.1 177 1 1
81 Mark Seay 30 PR 12 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 187 14.4 1 38 1.1 15.6 187 1 3
89 Chad Lewis 26 te 16 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 94 7.8 4 17 0.8 5.9 94 4 0
87 Jason Dunn 24 te 15 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 93 13.3 2 31 0.5 6.2 93 2 0
82 Chris Jones 26 wr 4 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 73 14.6 0 32 1.3 18.3 73 0 0
Team Total 26.6 16 465 1943 11 30 4.2 121.4 29.1 330 4009 12.1 22 72 20.6 250.6 5952 33 35
Opp Total 16 476 2009 16 4.2 125.6 29.8 259 2923 11.3 20 16.2 182.7 4932 36 25

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
22 Duce Staley 22 KR 16 0 47 1139 0 57 24.2 1190
81 Mark Seay 30 PR 12 2 16 172 0 42 10.8 359
84 Freddie Solomon 25 wr 15 5 10 55 0 14 5.5 510
31 Derrick Witherspoon 26 3 0 9 171 0 28 19.0 171
85 Antwuan Wyatt 22 1 0 2 -2 0 0 -1.0 2 50 0 30 25.0 48
28 Mel Gray 36 3 0 2 17 0 11 8.5 1 8 0 8 8.0 25
88 Jimmie Johnson 31 TE 16 11 3 22 0 15 7.3 199
34 Kevin Turner 28 FB 16 10 3 48 0 22 16.0 587
87 Jason Dunn 24 te 15 4 2 32 0 16 16.0 125
25 Willie Clark 25 db 16 2 1 39 1 39 39.0 39
89 Chad Lewis 26 te 16 3 1 11 0 11 11.0 105
23 Troy Vincent 27 LCB 16 16 1 -8 0 -8 -8.0 -8
Team Total 26.6 16 31 234 0 42 7.5 69 1520 1 57 22.0 7706
Opp Total 16 48 515 1 10.7 66 1548 0 23.5

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
4 Tom Hutton 25 P 16 0 87 3660 61 1 42.1
18 Chris Boniol 26 K 16 0 7 7 12 11 11 4 1 31 22 71.0% 33 33 100.0%
Team Total 26.6 16 7 7 12 11 11 4 1 31 22 71.0% 33 33 100.0% 87 3660 61 1 42.1
Opp Total 16 33 24 72.7% 42 42 100.0% 87 3602 41.4

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
51 William Thomas 29 RLB 14 14 5.0 2 11 0 11 0 0 0 1 37 1 59 21
20 Brian Dawkins 24 FS 15 15 3 76 1 64 0 61 13
50 James Willis 25 MLB 15 15 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 51 31
36 Mike Zordich 34 SS 16 16 2.0 1 21 0 21 0 0 0 1 -1 0 51 29
97 Rhett Hall 29 RDT 15 15 8.0 1 39 0 39 0 1 0 0 0 0 48 16
23 Troy Vincent 27 LCB 16 16 3 14 0 14 0 1 1 2 5 0 50 15
38 Charles Dimry 31 RCB 15 9 2 25 0 25 0 0 1 2 34 0 48 9
78 Hollis Thomas 23 LDT 16 16 2.5 2 0 1 0 0 39 22
59 Mike Mamula 24 RDE 16 16 4.0 1 0 0 0 0 35 18
79 Greg Jefferson 26 LDE 12 11 3.0 0 0 1 0 0 35 10
25 Willie Clark 25 db 16 2 1 0 0 0 0 21 7
57 James Darling 23 llb 16 6 20 8
55 Ray Farmer 23 llb 14 5 1.0 0 0 1 0 0 18 3
21 Bobby Taylor 24 rcb 6 5 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 14 4
95 Richard Dent 37 15 0 4.5 1 0 0 0 0 10 3
90 Jon Harris 23 de 8 4 1.0 9 8
56 Darrin Smith 27 LLB 7 7 1.0 0 0 1 0 0 9 4
45 Matt Stevens 24 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 10 0
74 Ed Jasper 24 dt 10 1 1.0 5 3
98 Jimmie Jones 31 14 0 2.5 4 3
54 Jeff Herrod 31 lb 10 2 6 1
93 Darion Conner 30 14 0 1.5 5 1
91 Andy Harmon 28 5 0 4 4
7 Bobby Hoying 25 qb 7 6 0 7 1 0 0
14 Ty Detmer 30 QB 8 7 0 6 1 -2 0
9 Rodney Peete 31 qb 5 3 0 5 2 -2 0
33 Tim Watson 27 3 0 3 0
24 Tim McTyer 22 10 0 2 0
81 Mark Seay 30 PR 12 2 0 3 1 0 0
84 Freddie Solomon 25 wr 15 5 0 3 1 0 0
32 Ricky Watters 28 RB 16 16 0 3 1 0 0
62 Ian Beckles 30 RG 9 8 0 0 2 0 0
76 Barrett Brooks 25 RT 16 14 0 0 2 0 0
47 Charles Emanuel 24 db 5 1 1 0
4 Tom Hutton 25 P 16 0 0 1 1 -1 0
61 Steve Everitt 27 C 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
80 Irving Fryar* 35 WR 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
30 Charlie Garner 25 rb 16 2 0 1 0 0 0
88 Jimmie Johnson 31 TE 16 11 0 1 0 0 0
53 N.D. Kalu 22 3 0 0 1
71 Jermane Mayberry 24 LT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
72 Joe Panos 26 LG 13 13 0 0 1 0 0
22 Duce Staley 22 KR 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
83 Michael Timpson 30 WR 15 10 0 1 0 0 0
34 Kevin Turner 28 FB 16 10 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.6 16 41.0 14 186 1 64 0 10 35 29 70 1 618 234
Opp Total 16 64 25 13

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
18 Chris Boniol 26 K 16 0 33 22 99
32 Ricky Watters 28 RB 16 16 7 7 42
80 Irving Fryar* 35 WR 16 16 6 6 36
89 Chad Lewis 26 te 16 3 4 4 24
84 Freddie Solomon 25 wr 15 5 3 3 1 20
30 Charlie Garner 25 rb 16 2 3 3 18
34 Kevin Turner 28 FB 16 10 3 3 18
87 Jason Dunn 24 te 15 4 2 2 12
83 Michael Timpson 30 WR 15 10 2 2 12
25 Willie Clark 25 db 16 2 1 1 6
20 Brian Dawkins 24 FS 15 15 1 1 6
14 Ty Detmer 30 QB 8 7 1 1 6
88 Jimmie Johnson 31 TE 16 11 1 1 6
81 Mark Seay 30 PR 12 2 1 1 6
51 William Thomas 29 RLB 14 14 1 1 6
Team Total 26.6 16 11 22 1 1 1 36 1 33 22 317
Opp Total 16 16 20 1 2 4 42 24 372