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1997 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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10-6-0, NFC Central Division  · 1997 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.7, Offense: -2.4, Defense: 5.1, SoS: 0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 299 points (18.7/g), 23rd of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 263 points (16.4/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 36 points (2.2/g), 12th.  Expected W-L: 9.2-6.8.

Coach: Tony Dungy (10-6-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Mike Shula
 Defensive Coordinator: Monte Kiffin
 Other Notable Asst.: Rod Marinelli (Defensive Line) and Lovie Smith (Linebackers)

Stadium: Houlihan's Stadium
 Training Camp: University of Tampa (Tampa, Florida)

Team Info

Principal Owner/President Malcolm Glazer
General Manager Rich McKay
Offensive Scheme Erhardt-Perkins
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 299 4376 915 4.8 23 11 27 249 224 404 2442 21 12 5.6 134 479 1934 15 4.0 88
Team Defense 263 4628 982 4.7 26 13 14 265 325 518 3011 13 13 5.4 155 420 1617 10 3.9 96
Lg Rank Offense 23 29 11 9 29 30 30 12 9 18 8 11 9 13
Lg Rank Defense 2 3 19 13 3 14 10 3 21 8 7 6 6 13

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 W 1-0 San Francisco 49ers 13 6 15 271 156 115 2 12 191 91 100 1
2 Sun September 7 boxscore W 2-0 @ Detroit Lions 24 17 20 272 99 173 13 346 322 24 1
3 Sun September 14 boxscore W 3-0 @ Minnesota Vikings 28 14 17 376 185 191 20 382 310 72 2
4 Sun September 21 boxscore W 4-0 Miami Dolphins 31 21 24 357 248 109 1 21 283 235 48
5 Sun September 28 boxscore W 5-0 Arizona Cardinals 19 18 6 167 113 54 1 23 364 294 70 3
6 Sun October 5 boxscore L 5-1 @ Green Bay Packers 16 21 23 372 155 217 2 13 234 170 64 1
7 Sun October 12 boxscore L 5-2 Detroit Lions 9 27 13 289 217 72 2 17 447 188 259 1
8 Bye Week
9 Sun October 26 boxscore L 5-3 Minnesota Vikings 6 10 11 229 177 52 16 308 214 94
10 Sun November 2 boxscore W 6-3 @ Indianapolis Colts 31 28 18 234 150 84 1 23 359 212 147 3
11 Sun November 9 boxscore W 7-3 @ Atlanta Falcons 31 10 20 349 150 199 18 275 173 102 2
12 Sun November 16 boxscore W 8-3 New England Patriots 27 7 21 348 202 146 2 10 168 93 75 3
13 Sun November 23 boxscore L 8-4 @ Chicago Bears 7 13 14 272 237 35 3 17 279 110 169
14 Sun November 30 boxscore W 9-4 @ New York Giants 20 8 21 299 152 147 3 13 202 103 99 2
15 Sun December 7 boxscore L 9-5 Green Bay Packers 6 17 8 161 94 67 2 20 362 280 82 3
16 Sun December 14 boxscore L 9-6 @ New York Jets 0 31 6 111 21 90 3 14 234 112 122 1
17 Sun December 21 boxscore W 10-6 Chicago Bears 31 15 12 269 86 183 1 15 194 104 90 3
Playoffs
WildCard Sun December 28 boxscore W 11-6 Detroit Lions 20 10 15 316 175 141 2 18 307 198 109 1
Division Sun January 4 boxscore L 11-7 @ Green Bay Packers 7 21 15 263 173 90 2 16 289 171 118 3

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
12 Trent Dilfer* 25 QB 16 16 10-6-0 217 386 56.2 2555 21 5.4 11 2.8 59 6.6 6.4 11.8 159.7 82.8 32 196 5.64 5.46 7.7 3 3
4 Steve Walsh 31 12 0 6 17 35.3 58 0 0.0 1 5.9 38 3.4 0.8 9.7 4.8 21.2 0 0 3.41 0.76 0.0
6 Tommy Barnhardt 34 p 6 0 1 1 100.0 25 0 0.0 0 0.0 25 25.0 25.0 25.0 4.2 118.7 0 0 25.00 25.00 0.0
Team Total 26.1 16 10-6-0 224 404 55.4 2638 21 5.2 12 3.0 59 6.5 6.2 11.8 164.9 80.4 32 196 5.60 5.33 7.3 3 3
Opp Total 16 325 518 62.7 3342 13 2.5 13 2.5 6.5 5.82 10.3 208.9 79.2 44 331 5.4 4.8 7.8

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
28 Warrick Dunn* 22 RB 16 10 224 978 4 76 4.4 61.1 14.0 39 462 11.8 3 59 2.4 28.9 1440 7 4
40 Mike Alstott*+ 24 FB 15 15 176 665 7 47 3.8 44.3 11.7 23 178 7.7 3 26 1.5 11.9 843 10 5
12 Trent Dilfer* 25 QB 16 16 33 99 1 17 3.0 6.2 2.1 99 1 9
32 Errict Rhett 27 11 0 31 96 3 21 3.1 8.7 2.8 96 3 0
4 Steve Walsh 31 12 0 6 -4 0 0 -0.7 -0.3 0.5 -4 0 1
85 Reidel Anthony 21 KR/WR 16 13 5 84 0 26 16.8 5.3 0.3 35 448 12.8 4 38 2.2 28.0 532 4 0
37 Jerry Ellison 26 16 0 2 10 0 5 5.0 0.6 0.1 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.1 0.5 18 0 0
86 Karl Williams 26 PR/wr 16 7 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.3 0.1 33 486 14.7 4 55 2.1 30.4 491 4 5
82 Patrick Hape 23 te 14 3 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 4 22 5.5 1 13 0.3 1.6 23 1 1
88 Horace Copeland 26 WR 13 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 33 431 13.1 1 49 2.5 33.2 431 1 3
80 Jackie Harris 29 TE 12 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 197 10.4 1 39 1.6 16.4 197 1 0
83 Dave Moore 28 te 16 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 217 11.4 4 28 1.2 13.6 217 4 0
84 Robb Thomas 31 wr 16 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 129 9.9 0 21 0.8 8.1 129 0 0
87 John Davis 24 te 8 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 35 11.7 0 16 0.4 4.4 35 0 0
23 Tony Bouie 25 db 16 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 25 25.0 0 25 0.1 1.6 25 0 0
48 Andrew Jordan 25 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.5 0.0 0 0 0
Team Total 26.1 16 479 1934 15 76 4.0 120.9 29.9 224 2638 11.8 21 59 14.0 164.9 4572 36 31
Opp Total 16 420 1617 10 3.9 101.1 26.3 325 3011 9.3 13 20.3 188.2 4628 23 21

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
86 Karl Williams 26 PR/wr 16 7 46 597 1 63 13.0 15 277 0 28 18.5 1365
85 Reidel Anthony 21 KR/WR 16 13 25 592 0 51 23.7 1124
28 Warrick Dunn* 22 RB 16 10 5 48 0 25 9.6 6 129 0 30 21.5 1617
37 Jerry Ellison 26 16 0 2 61 0 49 30.5 79
40 Mike Alstott*+ 24 FB 15 15 1 0 0 0 0.0 843
32 Errict Rhett 27 11 0 1 16 0 16 16.0 112
94 Steve White 24 de 15 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.1 16 51 645 1 63 12.6 51 1075 0 51 21.1 6292
Opp Total 16 42 388 0 9.2 44 957 1 21.8

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
7 Sean Landeta 35 P 10 0 54 2274 74 1 42.1
5 Michael Husted 27 K 16 0 5 5 3 2 6 5 3 1 17 13 76.5% 35 32 91.4%
6 Tommy Barnhardt 34 p 6 0 29 1304 61 0 45.0
Team Total 26.1 16 5 5 3 2 6 5 3 1 17 13 76.5% 35 32 91.4% 83 3578 74 1 43.1
Opp Total 16 29 18 62.1% 25 25 100.0% 88 3661 41.6

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
56 Hardy Nickerson*+ 32 MLB 16 16 1.0 2 0 2 0 0 105 42
55 Derrick Brooks* 24 RLB 16 16 1.5 2 13 0 13 0 1 1 1 0 0 102 43
47 John Lynch* 26 SS 16 16 2 28 0 28 0 1 0 2 0 0 75 34
27 Anthony Parker 31 RCB 15 14 1.0 1 5 0 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 57 23
99 Warren Sapp* 25 RDT 15 15 10.5 3 0 1 23 0 47 11
77 Brad Culpepper 28 LDT 16 16 8.5 43 16
21 Donnie Abraham 24 LCB 16 16 5 16 0 16 0 0 0 1 2 0 44 10
72 Chidi Ahanotu 27 LDE 16 15 10.0 0 0 2 0 0 38 10
25 Melvin Johnson 25 fs 16 7 1 19 0 19 0 41 10
22 Charles Mincy 28 FS 16 9 1 14 0 14 0 0 0 1 0 0 34 10
91 Regan Upshaw 22 RDE 15 15 7.5 1 0 1 0 0 23 5
45 Tyrone Legette 27 db 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 27 4
59 Rufus Porter 32 LLB 11 10 0.5 26 6
50 Jeff Gooch 23 llb 14 5 1 0 0 0 0 18 8
31 Floyd Young 22 db 12 1 15 2
97 Tyoka Jackson 26 12 0 2.5 1 0 0 0 0 5 2
26 Reggie Rusk 25 4 0 7 0
94 Steve White 24 de 15 1 6 2
12 Trent Dilfer* 25 QB 16 16 0 9 3 -22 0
23 Tony Bouie 25 db 16 1 0 0 1 0 0 5 0
20 Ronde Barber 22 1 0 4 0
28 Warrick Dunn* 22 RB 16 10 0 4 4 0 0
53 Shelton Quarles 26 16 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 3
78 Marcus Jones 24 de 7 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 1
90 Jason Maniecki 25 10 0 1.0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0
86 Karl Williams 26 PR/wr 16 7 0 5 1 0 0
40 Mike Alstott*+ 24 FB 15 15 0 5 0 0 0
88 Horace Copeland 26 WR 13 11 0 3 0 0 0
4 Steve Walsh 31 12 0 0 1 2 0 0
52 Greg Bellisari 22 14 0 1 0
75 Eric Curry 27 de 6 1 1 0
64 Jorge Diaz 24 RG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
37 Jerry Ellison 26 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
74 Paul Gruber 32 LT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
82 Patrick Hape 23 te 14 3 0 1 0 0 0
60 Jim Pyne 26 LG 15 14 0 1 0 -5 0
71 Jerry Wunsch 23 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.1 16 44.0 13 95 0 28 0 11 31 30 -2 0 729 242
Opp Total 16 32 21 8 1

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 Michael Husted 27 K 16 0 32 13 71
40 Mike Alstott*+ 24 FB 15 15 7 3 10 60
28 Warrick Dunn* 22 RB 16 10 4 3 7 42
86 Karl Williams 26 PR/wr 16 7 4 1 5 30
85 Reidel Anthony 21 KR/WR 16 13 4 4 24
83 Dave Moore 28 te 16 7 4 4 24
32 Errict Rhett 27 11 0 3 3 18
88 Horace Copeland 26 WR 13 11 1 1 6
12 Trent Dilfer* 25 QB 16 16 1 1 6
82 Patrick Hape 23 te 14 3 1 1 6
80 Jackie Harris 29 TE 12 11 1 1 6
51 Alshermond Singleton 22 12 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.1 16 15 21 1 1 38 32 13 299
Opp Total 16 10 13 1 1 4 4 25 18 1 263