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1997 Oakland Raiders

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4-12-0, Finished 4th in AFC West Division  · 1997 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -5.1, Offense: -0.1, Defense: -5.0, SoS: 0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 324 points (20.2/g), 17th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 419 points (26.2/g), 28th.
 Differential of -95 points (-5.9/g), 26th.  Expected W-L: 5.6-10.4.

Coach: Joe Bugel (4-12-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ray Perkins
 Defensive Coordinator: Freeman White

Stadium: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseu
 Training Camp: Redwood Middle School (Napa, California)

Team Info

Principal Owner/General Manager Al Davis
Offensive Scheme Air Coryell
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 324 5102 947 5.4 24 14 19 263 294 529 3514 29 10 6.0 170 360 1588 9 4.4 74
Team Defense 419 6116 1108 5.5 22 12 25 345 324 552 3870 21 10 6.6 199 525 2246 19 4.3 121
Lg Rank Offense 17 13 13 19 27 16 8 3 3 10 30 23 22 6
Lg Rank Defense 28 30 26 18 29 23 30 15 28 30 30 30 30 24

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun August 31 boxscore L OT 0-1 @ Tennessee Oilers 21 24 17 332 287 45 1 20 419 164 255 2
2 Mon September 8 boxscore L 0-2 Kansas City Chiefs 27 28 22 389 281 108 2 21 428 300 128 3
3 Sun September 14 boxscore W 1-2 @ Atlanta Falcons 36 31 11 414 265 149 1 24 366 250 116 2
4 Sun September 21 boxscore L 1-3 @ New York Jets 22 23 26 468 339 129 16 303 220 83 1
5 Sun September 28 boxscore W 2-3 St. Louis Rams 35 17 20 383 213 170 2 20 374 255 119 3
6 Sun October 5 boxscore L 2-4 San Diego Chargers 10 25 11 241 228 13 1 23 398 218 180
7 Bye Week
8 Sun October 19 boxscore W 3-4 Denver Broncos 28 25 12 324 81 243 2 25 441 294 147 1
9 Sun October 26 boxscore L 3-5 @ Seattle Seahawks 34 45 19 354 235 119 1 26 554 409 145 2
10 Sun November 2 boxscore L 3-6 @ Carolina Panthers 14 38 20 357 319 38 2 27 408 192 216
11 Sun November 9 boxscore L 3-7 New Orleans Saints 10 13 12 221 189 32 2 17 213 154 59 1
12 Sun November 16 boxscore W 4-7 @ San Diego Chargers 38 13 22 365 225 140 2 11 248 157 91 2
13 Mon November 24 boxscore L 4-8 @ Denver Broncos 3 31 14 260 150 110 2 23 370 260 110 1
14 Sun November 30 boxscore L 4-9 Miami Dolphins 16 34 18 326 212 114 2 23 378 241 137 2
15 Sun December 7 boxscore L 4-10 @ Kansas City Chiefs 0 30 5 93 57 36 1 27 418 204 214
16 Sun December 14 boxscore L 4-11 Seattle Seahawks 21 22 15 275 241 34 2 22 381 278 103 2
17 Sun December 21 boxscore L 4-12 Jacksonville Jaguars 9 20 19 300 192 108 1 20 417 274 143

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
3 Jeff George 30 QB 16 16 4-12-0 290 521 55.7 3917 29 5.6 9 1.7 76 7.5 7.9 13.5 244.8 91.2 58 430 6.02 6.32 10.0 0 1
7 David Klingler 28 1 0 4 7 57.1 27 0 0.0 1 14.3 8 3.9 -2.6 6.8 27.0 26.2 0 0 3.86 -2.57 0.0
26 Napoleon Kaufman 24 RB 16 16 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 27.8 16 4-12-0 294 529 55.6 3944 29 5.5 10 1.9 76 7.5 7.7 13.4 246.5 89.9 58 430 5.99 6.21 9.9 0 1
Opp Total 16 324 552 58.7 4109 21 3.8 10 1.8 7.4 7.39 12.7 256.8 87.1 31 239 6.6 6.6 5.3

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
26 Napoleon Kaufman 24 RB 16 16 272 1294 6 83 4.8 80.9 17.0 40 403 10.1 2 70 2.5 25.2 1697 8 7
45 Tim Hall 23 16 0 23 120 0 15 5.2 7.5 1.4 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.1 0.6 129 0 0
22 Harvey Williams 30 fb 14 6 18 70 3 13 3.9 5.0 1.3 16 147 9.2 2 32 1.1 10.5 217 5 0
3 Jeff George 30 QB 16 16 17 44 0 12 2.6 2.8 1.1 44 0 7
35 Joe Aska 25 7 0 12 10 0 4 0.8 1.4 1.7 10 0 0
34 Derrick Fenner 30 FB 9 7 7 24 0 7 3.4 2.7 0.8 14 92 6.6 0 13 1.6 10.2 116 0 1
81 Tim Brown* 31 WR 16 16 5 19 0 12 3.8 1.2 0.3 104 1408 13.5 5 59 6.5 88.0 1427 5 1
48 Jerone Davison 27 rb 8 1 2 4 0 5 2.0 0.5 0.3 2 34 17.0 0 25 0.3 4.3 38 0 0
31 Chad Levitt 22 rb 10 2 2 3 0 2 1.5 0.3 0.2 2 24 12.0 0 22 0.2 2.4 27 0 0
2 Leo Araguz 27 P 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 1
7 David Klingler 28 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0 0 1
83 Rickey Dudley 25 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 48 787 16.4 7 76 3.0 49.2 787 7 0
82 James Jett 27 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 46 804 17.5 12 56 2.9 50.3 804 12 2
84 Kenny Shedd 26 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 115 11.5 0 19 0.6 7.2 115 0 0
88 Olanda Truitt 26 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 91 13.0 1 19 0.5 6.5 91 1 1
80 Desmond Howard 27 KR/PR 15 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 30 7.5 0 9 0.3 2.0 30 0 2
Team Total 27.8 16 360 1588 9 83 4.4 99.3 22.5 294 3944 13.4 29 76 18.4 246.5 5532 38 25
Opp Total 16 525 2246 19 4.3 140.4 32.8 324 3870 11.9 21 20.3 241.9 6116 40 26

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
80 Desmond Howard 27 KR/PR 15 0 27 210 0 32 7.8 61 1318 0 45 21.6 1558
45 Tim Hall 23 16 0 9 182 0 34 20.2 311
35 Joe Aska 25 7 0 2 46 0 26 23.0 56
84 Kenny Shedd 26 16 0 2 38 0 23 19.0 153
88 Olanda Truitt 26 14 0 2 51 0 30 25.5 142
54 Greg Biekert 28 MLB 16 16 1 16 0 16 16.0 16
81 Tim Brown* 31 WR 16 16 1 7 0 7 7.0 1434
57 Rob Holmberg 26 16 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 15
31 Chad Levitt 22 rb 10 2 1 12 0 12 12.0 39
50 Mike Morton 25 RLB 11 11 1 14 0 14 14.0 14
Team Total 27.8 16 27 210 0 32 7.8 81 1699 0 45 21.0 7441
Opp Total 16 52 431 0 8.3 48 1124 0 23.4

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
2 Leo Araguz 27 P 16 0 93 4189 63 0 45.0
5 Cole Ford 25 K 16 0 5 3 6 4 10 5 1 1 22 13 59.1% 35 33 94.3%
Team Total 27.8 16 5 3 6 4 10 5 1 1 22 13 59.1% 35 33 94.3% 93 4189 63 0 45.0
Opp Total 16 43 38 88.4% 37 37 100.0% 77 3034 39.4

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
42 Eric Turner 29 FS 16 15 2 45 0 29 0 1 1 3 65 1 89 19
37 James Trapp 28 SS 16 16 2 24 0 25 0 0 0 2 0 0 82 21
54 Greg Biekert 28 MLB 16 16 2.5 73 26
67 Russell Maryland 28 LDT 16 16 4.5 1 0 0 0 0 56 23
53 Rob Fredrickson 26 LLB 16 13 2.0 60 15
50 Mike Morton 25 RLB 11 11 0 0 1 0 0 52 23
91 Chester McGlockton* 28 RDT 16 16 4.5 1 0 1 0 0 54 10
29 Albert Lewis 37 RCB 14 11 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 54 9
36 Terry McDaniel 32 LCB 13 12 1 17 0 17 0 0 1 0 0 0 44 6
94 Anthony Smith 30 RDE 13 13 6.5 2 0 1 0 0 33 10 1
96 Darrell Russell 21 LDE 16 10 3.5 1 0 0 0 0 35 9
20 Perry Carter 26 rcb 16 7 39 4
43 Lorenzo Lynch 34 15 0 1.0 2 6 0 6 0 27 8
51 Lance Johnstone 24 lde 14 6 3.5 2 0 1 2 0 20 11
23 Lionel Washington 37 db 9 3 2 44 1 44 0 25 1
55 James Folston 26 rlb 16 7 1 0 1 0 0 19 5
99 Aundray Bruce 31 lb 10 3 1.0 8 1
98 Kevin Johnson 27 15 0 7 4
25 Dan Land 32 16 0 1 13 0 13 0 6 1
57 Rob Holmberg 26 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 1
33 Eddie Anderson 34 db 11 1 4 2
3 Jeff George 30 QB 16 16 0 7 3 -14 0
90 Grady Jackson 24 5 0 4 2
26 Napoleon Kaufman 24 RB 16 16 0 7 1 0 0
24 Larry Brown 28 4 0 3 1
80 Desmond Howard 27 KR/PR 15 0 0 2 2 0 0
82 James Jett 27 WR 16 16 0 2 1 0 0
2 Leo Araguz 27 P 16 0 0 1 1 -21 0
27 Calvin Branch 23 6 0 1 0
7 David Klingler 28 1 0 0 1 1 -5 0
84 Kenny Shedd 26 16 0 0 0 2 25 1
81 Tim Brown* 31 WR 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
34 Derrick Fenner 30 FB 9 7 0 1 0 0 0
88 Olanda Truitt 26 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 27.8 16 31.0 10 149 1 44 0 11 25 22 52 2 800 212 1
Opp Total 16 58 26 14

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
5 Cole Ford 25 K 16 0 33 13 72
82 James Jett 27 WR 16 16 12 12 72
26 Napoleon Kaufman 24 RB 16 16 6 2 8 48
83 Rickey Dudley 25 TE 16 16 7 7 42
81 Tim Brown* 31 WR 16 16 5 5 1 32
22 Harvey Williams 30 fb 14 6 3 2 5 1 32
84 Kenny Shedd 26 16 0 1 1 6
88 Olanda Truitt 26 14 0 1 1 6
42 Eric Turner 29 FS 16 15 1 1 6
23 Lionel Washington 37 db 9 3 1 1 6
94 Anthony Smith 30 RDE 13 13 1 2
Team Total 27.8 16 9 29 2 1 41 2 33 13 1 324
Opp Total 16 19 21 1 2 2 37 38 419