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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
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 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

W# 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

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
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

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
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

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
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

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 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

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
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

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 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

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1997-08-31 JAX L, 27-28 2 17 pass Jermaine Lewis 17 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (Matt Stover kick)
2 1997-08-31 JAX L, 27-28 2 42 pass Jermaine Lewis 42 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (Matt Stover kick)
3 1997-08-31 JAX L, 27-28 3 54 pass Michael Jackson 54 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (Matt Stover kick)
4 1997-09-07 CIN W, 23-10 3 5 rush Jay Graham 5 yard rush (Matt Stover kick)
5 1997-09-07 CIN W, 23-10 4 18 pass Eric Green 18 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (Matt Stover kick)
6 1997-09-14 @ NYG W, 24-23 1 22 pass Derrick Alexander 22 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (Matt Stover kick)
7 1997-09-14 @ NYG W, 24-23 2 1 rush Jay Graham 1 yard rush (Matt Stover kick)
8 1997-09-14 @ NYG W, 24-23 4 11 pass Michael Jackson 11 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (Matt Stover kick)
9 1997-09-21 @ TEN W, 36-10 2 25 pass Derrick Alexander 25 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (Matt Stover kick)
10 1997-09-21 @ TEN W, 36-10 2 5 pass Derrick Alexander 5 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (Matt Stover kick)
11 1997-09-21 @ TEN W, 36-10 4 16 pass Jermaine Lewis 16 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (Matt Stover kick)
12 1997-09-28 @ SDG L, 17-21 3 37 pass Jermaine Lewis 37 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (Michael Jackson pass from Vinny Testaverde)
13 1997-10-05 PIT L, 34-42 1 22 pass Eric Green 22 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (Matt Stover kick)
14 1997-10-05 PIT L, 34-42 1 1 rush Bam Morris 1 yard rush (Matt Stover kick)
15 1997-10-05 PIT L, 34-42 2 24 pass Brian Kinchen 24 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (Matt Stover kick)
16 1997-10-05 PIT L, 34-42 4 10 pass Derrick Alexander 10 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (Earnest Byner pass from Vinny Testaverde)
17 1997-10-19 MIA L, 13-24 4 34 pass Derrick Alexander 34 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (Matt Stover kick)
18 1997-10-26 @ WAS W, 20-17 1 13 pass Derrick Alexander 13 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (Matt Stover kick)
19 1997-10-26 @ WAS W, 20-17 2 4 rush Bam Morris 4 yard rush (Matt Stover kick)
20 1997-11-02 @ NYJ L, 16-19 4 16 pass Derrick Alexander 16 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (Matt Stover kick)
21 1997-11-16 PHI T, 10-10 1 29 pass Michael Jackson 29 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (Matt Stover kick)
22 1997-11-23 ARI L, 13-16 3 1 rush Bam Morris 1 yard rush (Matt Stover kick)
23 1997-11-30 @ JAX L, 27-29 1 40 interception Antonio Langham 40 yard interception return (Matt Stover kick)
24 1997-11-30 @ JAX L, 27-29 2 15 pass Jermaine Lewis 15 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (Matt Stover kick)
25 1997-11-30 @ JAX L, 27-29 4 1 rush Kenyon Cotton 1 yard rush (Matt Stover kick)
26 1997-11-30 @ JAX L, 27-29 4 7 pass Eric Green 7 yard pass from Eric Zeier (run failed)
27 1997-12-07 SEA W, 31-24 2 89 punt Jermaine Lewis 89 yard punt return (Matt Stover kick)
28 1997-12-07 SEA W, 31-24 2 66 punt Jermaine Lewis 66 yard punt return (Matt Stover kick)
29 1997-12-07 SEA W, 31-24 3 29 pass Jermaine Lewis 29 yard pass from Eric Zeier (Matt Stover kick)
30 1997-12-07 SEA W, 31-24 4 1 rush Bam Morris 1 yard rush (Matt Stover kick)
31 1997-12-14 TEN W, 21-19 1 8 pass Michael Jackson 8 yard pass from Eric Zeier (Matt Stover kick)
32 1997-12-14 TEN W, 21-19 2 37 pass Eric Green 37 yard pass from Eric Zeier (Matt Stover kick)
33 1997-12-14 TEN W, 21-19 4 19 pass Derrick Alexander 19 yard pass from Eric Zeier (Matt Stover kick)
34 1997-12-21 @ CIN L, 14-16 3 83 pass Derrick Alexander 83 yard pass from Eric Zeier (Matt Stover kick)
35 1997-12-21 @ CIN L, 14-16 4 12 pass Eric Green 12 yard pass from Eric Zeier (Matt Stover kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1997-08-31 JAX W, 28-27 1 25 rush Rob Johnson 25 yard rush (Mike Hollis kick)
2 1997-08-31 JAX W, 28-27 1 1 rush Natrone Means 1 yard rush (Mike Hollis kick)
3 1997-08-31 JAX W, 28-27 2 20 pass Jimmy Smith 20 yard pass from Rob Johnson (Mike Hollis kick)
4 1997-08-31 JAX W, 28-27 4 28 pass Jimmy Smith 28 yard pass from Rob Johnson (Mike Hollis kick)
5 1997-09-07 CIN L, 10-23 2 8 pass Carl Pickens 8 yard pass from Jeff Blake (Doug Pelfrey kick)
6 1997-09-14 @ NYG L, 23-24 2 1 rush Tiki Barber 1 yard rush
7 1997-09-14 @ NYG L, 23-24 2 1 pass Charles Way 1 yard pass from Dave Brown (pass failed)
8 1997-09-14 @ NYG L, 23-24 3 1 rush Tyrone Wheatley 1 yard rush (Tiki Barber pass from Dave Brown)
9 1997-09-21 @ TEN L, 10-36 1 36 pass Frank Wycheck 36 yard pass from Steve McNair (Al Del Greco kick)
10 1997-09-28 @ SDG W, 21-17 1 36 pass Tony Martin 36 yard pass from Stan Humphries (Greg Davis kick)
11 1997-09-28 @ SDG W, 21-17 2 72 pass Tony Martin 72 yard pass from Stan Humphries (Greg Davis kick)
12 1997-09-28 @ SDG W, 21-17 3 38 pass Tony Martin 38 yard pass from Stan Humphries (Greg Davis kick)
13 1997-10-05 PIT W, 42-34 2 1 rush Kordell Stewart 1 yard rush (Norm Johnson kick)
14 1997-10-05 PIT W, 42-34 3 97 kickoff Will Blackwell 97 yard kickoff return (Norm Johnson kick)
15 1997-10-05 PIT W, 42-34 3 8 pass Charles Johnson 8 yard pass from Kordell Stewart (Norm Johnson kick)
16 1997-10-05 PIT W, 42-34 4 4 pass Mark Bruener 4 yard pass from Kordell Stewart (Norm Johnson kick)
17 1997-10-05 PIT W, 42-34 4 17 pass Charles Johnson 17 yard pass from Kordell Stewart (Norm Johnson kick)
18 1997-10-05 PIT W, 42-34 4 74 rush Kordell Stewart 74 yard rush (Norm Johnson kick)
19 1997-10-19 MIA W, 24-13 1 5 rush Karim Abdul-Jabbar 5 yard rush (Olindo Mare kick)
20 1997-10-19 MIA W, 24-13 1 5 rush Karim Abdul-Jabbar 5 yard rush (Olindo Mare kick)
21 1997-10-19 MIA W, 24-13 2 6 rush Karim Abdul-Jabbar 6 yard rush (Olindo Mare kick)
22 1997-10-26 @ WAS L, 17-20 1 15 pass Leslie Shepherd 15 yard pass from Gus Frerotte (Scott Blanton kick)
23 1997-10-26 @ WAS L, 17-20 3 6 pass Brian Mitchell 6 yard pass from Gus Frerotte (Scott Blanton kick)
24 1997-11-02 @ NYJ W, 19-16 1 13 pass Fred Baxter 13 yard pass from Neil O'Donnell (John Hall kick)
25 1997-11-09 @ PIT W, 37-0 1 1 rush Jerome Bettis 1 yard rush (Norm Johnson kick)
26 1997-11-09 @ PIT W, 37-0 2 1 rush Kordell Stewart 1 yard rush (Norm Johnson kick)
27 1997-11-09 @ PIT W, 37-0 3 52 pass Yancey Thigpen 52 yard pass from Kordell Stewart (Norm Johnson kick)
28 1997-11-09 @ PIT W, 37-0 4 1 rush George Jones 1 yard rush (Norm Johnson kick)
29 1997-11-16 PHI T, 10-10 4 2 rush Charlie Garner 2 yard rush (Chris Boniol kick)
30 1997-11-23 ARI W, 16-13 4 4 pass Frank Sanders 4 yard pass from Jake Plummer (Joe Nedney kick)
31 1997-11-30 @ JAX W, 29-27 2 3 rush Natrone Means 3 yard rush (Mike Hollis kick)
32 1997-11-30 @ JAX W, 29-27 4 26 pass Damon Jones 26 yard pass from Mark Brunell (Mike Hollis kick)
33 1997-12-07 SEA L, 24-31 1 4 rush Lamar Smith 4 yard rush (Todd Peterson kick)
34 1997-12-07 SEA L, 24-31 2 42 fumble Chad Brown 42 yard fumble return (Lamar Smith run)
35 1997-12-07 SEA L, 24-31 3 60 pass James McKnight 60 yard pass from Warren Moon (Todd Peterson kick)
36 1997-12-14 TEN L, 19-21 3 15 rush Steve McNair 15 yard rush (run failed)
37 1997-12-14 TEN L, 19-21 4 1 rush Steve McNair 1 yard rush (Al Del Greco kick)
38 1997-12-21 @ CIN W, 16-14 1 8 pass Marco Battaglia 8 yard pass from Boomer Esiason (Doug Pelfrey kick)
39 1997-12-21 @ CIN W, 16-14 4 77 pass Darnay Scott 77 yard pass from Boomer Esiason