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1997 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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10-6-0, Finished 2nd in 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 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 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