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1997 Baltimore Ravens

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6-9-1, Finished 5th in AFC Central Division  · 1997 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.6, Offense: -0.4, Defense: -0.2, SoS: 0.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 326 points (20.4/g), 16th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 345 points (21.6/g), 18th.
 Differential of -19 points (-1.2/g), 18th.  Expected W-L: 7.5-8.5.

Coach: Ted Marchibroda (6-9-1)
 Defensive Coordinator: Marvin Lewis
 Other Notable Asst.: Jim Schwartz (Defensive Assistant) and Ken Whisenhunt (Tight Ends)

Stadium: Memorial Stadium (Baltimore)
 Training Camp: McDaniel College (Westminster, Maryland)

Team Info

Principal Owner Art Modell
VP of Player Personnel/de facto General Manager Ozzie Newsome
Offensive Scheme Run-and-Shoot
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 326 5291 1043 5.1 33 17 17 292 338 586 3702 25 16 5.9 176 420 1589 7 3.8 99
Team Defense 345 5363 1068 5.0 28 11 25 306 332 556 3673 20 17 6.1 180 470 1690 17 3.6 101
Lg Rank Offense 16 9 23 26 17 5 5 8 16 11 24 22 27 19
Lg Rank Defense 18 25 15 21 23 25 28 11 11 23 19 10 25 5

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 Jacksonville Jaguars 27 28 22 373 301 72 3 19 411 303 108 1
2 Sun September 7 boxscore W 1-1 Cincinnati Bengals 23 10 24 412 266 146 3 18 339 283 56 2
3 Sun September 14 boxscore W 2-1 @ New York Giants 24 23 19 273 210 63 1 29 390 269 121
4 Sun September 21 boxscore W 3-1 @ Tennessee Oilers 36 10 21 398 309 89 18 285 188 97 5
5 Sun September 28 boxscore L 3-2 @ San Diego Chargers 17 21 18 328 217 111 3 15 440 352 88 3
6 Sun October 5 boxscore L 3-3 Pittsburgh Steelers 34 42 20 332 280 52 5 22 431 217 214 3
7 Bye Week
8 Sun October 19 boxscore L 3-4 Miami Dolphins 13 24 20 385 331 54 2 24 337 189 148 1
9 Sun October 26 boxscore W 4-4 @ Washington Redskins 20 17 20 332 133 199 1 16 249 182 67 1
10 Sun November 2 boxscore L OT 4-5 @ New York Jets 16 19 23 447 288 159 2 15 225 160 65
11 Sun November 9 boxscore L 4-6 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 0 37 11 172 112 60 7 19 341 198 143
12 Sun November 16 boxscore T OT 4-6-1 Philadelphia Eagles 10 10 19 329 125 204 2 18 273 210 63 1
13 Sun November 23 boxscore L 4-7-1 Arizona Cardinals 13 16 17 314 185 129 15 273 202 71 2
14 Sun November 30 boxscore L 4-8-1 @ Jacksonville Jaguars 27 29 17 221 163 58 23 404 313 91 1
15 Sun December 7 boxscore W 5-8-1 Seattle Seahawks 31 24 15 374 286 88 3 14 273 170 103 4
16 Sun December 14 boxscore W 6-8-1 Tennessee Oilers 21 19 11 246 192 54 1 23 390 200 190 4
17 Sun December 21 boxscore L 6-9-1 @ Cincinnati Bengals 14 16 15 355 304 51 18 302 237 65

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
12 Vinny Testaverde 34 QB 13 13 4-8-1 271 470 57.7 2971 18 3.8 15 3.2 54 6.3 5.7 11.0 228.5 75.9 20 129 5.80 5.16 4.1 1 1
10 Eric Zeier 25 qb 5 3 2-1-0 67 116 57.8 958 7 6.0 1 0.9 92 8.3 9.1 14.3 191.6 101.1 17 98 6.47 7.18 12.8 0 1
Team Total 26.4 16 6-9-1 338 586 57.7 3929 25 4.3 16 2.7 92 6.7 6.3 11.6 245.6 80.9 37 227 5.94 5.59 5.9 1 2
Opp Total 16 332 556 59.7 3966 20 3.6 17 3.1 7.1 6.48 11.9 247.9 80.8 42 293 6.1 5.5 7.0

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
33 Bam Morris 25 RB 11 8 204 774 4 25 3.8 70.4 18.5 29 176 6.1 0 15 2.6 16.0 950 4 4
21 Earnest Byner 35 rb 16 5 84 313 0 19 3.7 19.6 5.3 21 128 6.1 0 17 1.3 8.0 441 0 2
34 Jay Graham 22 rb 13 3 81 299 2 19 3.7 23.0 6.2 12 51 4.3 0 19 0.9 3.9 350 2 2
12 Vinny Testaverde 34 QB 13 13 34 138 0 16 4.1 10.6 2.6 1 -4 -4.0 0 -4 0.1 -0.3 134 0 11
10 Eric Zeier 25 qb 5 3 10 17 0 12 1.7 3.4 2.0 17 0 3
84 Jermaine Lewis 23 KR/PR/WR 14 7 3 35 0 24 11.7 2.5 0.2 42 648 15.4 6 42 3.0 46.3 683 6 3
40 Kenyon Cotton 23 15 0 2 2 1 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 2 1 0
82 Derrick Alexander 26 WR 15 13 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 65 1009 15.5 9 92 4.3 67.3 1009 9 1
9 Greg Montgomery 33 P 16 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 0.7 0.1 11 0 0
81 Michael Jackson 28 WR 16 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 69 918 13.3 4 54 4.3 57.4 918 4 2
86 Eric Green 30 TE 16 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 65 601 9.2 5 37 4.1 37.6 601 5 1
80 Ryan Yarborough 26 wr 16 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 183 11.4 0 26 1.0 11.4 183 0 3
88 Brian Kinchen 32 te 16 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 95 8.6 1 24 0.7 5.9 95 1 0
83 James Roe 24 wr 12 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 124 17.7 0 29 0.6 10.3 124 0 1
Team Total 26.4 16 420 1589 7 25 3.8 99.3 26.3 338 3929 11.6 25 92 21.1 245.6 5518 32 37
Opp Total 16 470 1690 17 3.6 105.6 29.4 332 3673 11.1 20 20.8 229.6 5363 37 23

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
84 Jermaine Lewis 23 KR/PR/WR 14 7 28 437 2 89 15.6 41 905 0 51 22.1 2025
83 James Roe 24 wr 12 4 8 72 0 14 9.0 9 189 0 33 21.0 385
85 Ray Ethridge 29 2 0 5 21 0 16 4.2 2 37 0 22 18.5 58
34 Jay Graham 22 rb 13 3 6 115 0 24 19.2 465
22 Dorian Brew 23 3 0 5 88 0 24 17.6 88
87 Nate Singleton 29 4 0 4 64 0 19 16.0 64
82 Derrick Alexander 26 WR 15 13 1 34 0 34 34.0 1043
21 Earnest Byner 35 rb 16 5 1 0 0 0 0.0 441
26 Priest Holmes 24 7 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 14
54 Tyrus McCloud 23 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
33 Bam Morris 25 RB 11 8 1 23 0 23 23.0 973
Team Total 26.4 16 42 564 2 89 13.4 71 1435 0 51 20.2 7517
Opp Total 16 53 460 0 8.7 58 1323 1 22.8

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
9 Greg Montgomery 33 P 16 0 83 3540 60 0 42.7
3 Matt Stover 29 K 16 0 9 8 12 12 11 6 2 34 26 76.5% 32 32 100.0%
Team Total 26.4 16 9 8 12 12 11 6 2 34 26 76.5% 32 32 100.0% 83 3540 60 0 42.7
Opp Total 16 34 24 70.6% 35 33 94.3% 82 3608 44.0

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
52 Ray Lewis* 22 MLB 16 16 4.0 1 18 0 18 0 1 0 1 0 0 156 28
99 Michael McCrary 27 RDE 15 15 9.0 1 0 2 0 0 56 13
27 Stevon Moore 30 SS 13 13 4 56 0 38 0 58 15
55 Jamie Sharper 23 RLB 16 15 3.0 1 4 0 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 52 14
38 Antonio Langham 25 LCB 16 15 1.0 3 40 1 40 0 53 6
58 Peter Boulware 23 LLB 16 16 11.5 1 0 0 0 0 43 15
97 James Jones 28 LDT 16 16 6.0 3 0 1 0 0 48 4
20 Kim Herring 22 db 15 4 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 44 8
25 DeRon Jenkins 24 RCB 16 6 1 15 0 15 0 0 0 1 0 0 42 2
90 Rob Burnett 30 LDE 15 15 4.0 0 0 1 0 0 33 7
24 Donny Brady 24 rcb 16 5 0 0 1 0 0 36 4
31 Rondell Jones 26 FS 14 12 1 15 0 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 34 7
98 Tony Siragusa 30 RDT 14 13 0 0 1 7 0 22 5
79 Larry Webster 28 dt 16 3 18 6
30 Eugene Daniel 36 rcb 9 6 3 60 0 43 0 15 3
41 Ralph Staten 23 db 10 3 2 12 0 9 0 16 2
93 Keith Washington 25 de 10 1 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 14 4
51 Cornell Brown 22 lb 16 1 0.5 1 21 0 21 0 1 0 0 0 0 11 0
12 Vinny Testaverde 34 QB 13 13 0 11 5 -9 0
54 Tyrus McCloud 23 16 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 3
94 Mike Frederick 25 de 16 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 0
37 Bennie Thompson 34 16 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 1
33 Bam Morris 25 RB 11 8 0 4 4 0 0
22 Dorian Brew 23 3 0 3 0
21 Earnest Byner 35 rb 16 5 0 2 3 0 0
84 Jermaine Lewis 23 KR/PR/WR 14 7 0 3 2 0 0
95 Chris Ward 23 5 0 2 0
34 Jay Graham 22 rb 13 3 0 2 1 0 0
36 John Williams 23 4 0 1 1
80 Ryan Yarborough 26 wr 16 3 0 3 0 0 0
10 Eric Zeier 25 qb 5 3 0 3 0 -14 0
85 Ray Ethridge 29 2 0 0 2 0 0 0
81 Michael Jackson 28 WR 16 15 0 2 0 0 0
83 James Roe 24 wr 12 4 0 1 1 0 0
82 Derrick Alexander 26 WR 15 13 0 1 0 0 0
86 Eric Green 30 TE 16 15 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.4 16 42.0 17 241 1 43 0 11 37 29 -16 0 769 148
Opp Total 16 37 23 12 1

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
3 Matt Stover 29 K 16 0 32 26 110
82 Derrick Alexander 26 WR 15 13 9 9 54
84 Jermaine Lewis 23 KR/PR/WR 14 7 6 2 8 48
86 Eric Green 30 TE 16 15 5 5 30
81 Michael Jackson 28 WR 16 15 4 4 1 26
33 Bam Morris 25 RB 11 8 4 4 24
34 Jay Graham 22 rb 13 3 2 2 12
40 Kenyon Cotton 23 15 0 1 1 6
88 Brian Kinchen 32 te 16 7 1 1 6
38 Antonio Langham 25 LCB 16 15 1 1 6
21 Earnest Byner 35 rb 16 5 1 2
Team Total 26.4 16 7 25 2 1 35 2 32 26 1 324
Opp Total 16 17 20 1 1 2 33 24 1 345