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1997 Washington Redskins

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8-7-1, Finished 2nd in NFC East Division  · 1997 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.3, Offense: -0.6, Defense: 1.8, SoS: -1.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 327 points (20.4/g), 15th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 289 points (18.1/g), 8th.
 Differential of 38 points (2.4/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 9.2-6.8.

Coach: Norv Turner (8-7-1)
 Defensive Coordinator: Mike Nolan
 Other Notable Asst.: Mike Martz (Quarterbacks)

Stadium: Jack Kent Cooke Stadium
 Training Camp: Frostburg State (Frostburg, Maryland)

Team Info

General Manager Charley Casserly
Executor of the Estate of Jack Kent Cooke John Kent Cooke
Executor of the Estate of Jack Kent Cooke Ralph Kent Cooke
Executor of the Estate of Jack Kent Cooke Stuart Haney
Executor of the Estate of Jack Kent Cooke James Lacher
Executor of the Estate of Jack Kent Cooke Vincent Salazar
Executor of the Estate of Jack Kent Cooke Howard Sodoway
Executor of the Estate of Jack Kent Cooke Wanda Wiser
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 327 4998 1033 4.8 29 7 22 300 283 547 3383 22 22 5.8 192 453 1615 12 3.6 86
Team Defense 289 5030 1058 4.8 30 14 14 292 267 513 2818 14 16 5.1 149 508 2212 15 4.4 129
Lg Rank Offense 15 16 18 2 13 10 11 9 25 12 12 21 16 23
Lg Rank Defense 8 16 11 10 17 13 3 4 13 6 26 28 19 26

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 @ Carolina Panthers 24 10 23 323 125 198 16 262 104 158 4
2 Sun September 7 boxscore L 1-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 13 14 19 354 285 69 3 23 295 73 222 1
3 Sun September 14 boxscore W OT 2-1 Arizona Cardinals 19 13 17 328 252 76 1 14 234 116 118 2
4 Bye Week
5 Sun September 28 boxscore W 3-1 Jacksonville Jaguars 24 12 20 336 223 113 3 11 204 134 70 2
6 Sun October 5 boxscore L 3-2 @ Philadelphia Eagles 10 24 12 228 198 30 1 26 449 246 203 1
7 Mon October 13 boxscore W 4-2 Dallas Cowboys 21 16 16 255 139 116 1 16 290 175 115 1
8 Sun October 19 boxscore L 4-3 @ Tennessee Oilers 14 28 18 312 220 92 3 23 389 185 204
9 Sun October 26 boxscore L 4-4 Baltimore Ravens 17 20 16 249 182 67 1 20 332 133 199 1
10 Sun November 2 boxscore W 5-4 @ Chicago Bears 31 8 24 388 185 203 1 23 336 274 62 4
11 Sun November 9 boxscore W 6-4 Detroit Lions 30 7 25 388 247 141 11 268 163 105 4
12 Sun November 16 boxscore L 6-5 @ Dallas Cowboys 14 17 16 259 155 104 20 312 207 105
13 Sun November 23 boxscore T OT 6-5-1 New York Giants 7 7 23 374 291 83 4 18 262 105 157 2
14 Sun November 30 boxscore L 6-6-1 St. Louis Rams 20 23 19 301 240 61 2 19 398 284 114
15 Sun December 7 boxscore W 7-6-1 @ Arizona Cardinals 38 28 17 362 223 139 1 14 358 301 57 3
16 Sat December 13 boxscore L 7-7-1 @ New York Giants 10 30 18 320 275 45 6 14 240 110 130 2
17 Sun December 21 boxscore W 8-7-1 Philadelphia Eagles 35 32 17 221 143 78 2 24 401 208 193 3

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 Gus Frerotte 26 QB 13 13 6-6-1 204 402 50.7 2682 17 4.2 12 3.0 52 6.7 6.2 13.1 206.3 73.8 23 146 5.97 5.50 5.4 0 2
15 Jeff Hostetler 36 qb 6 3 2-1-0 79 144 54.9 899 5 3.5 10 6.9 69 6.2 3.8 11.4 149.8 56.5 10 52 5.50 3.23 6.5
10 Trent Green 27 1 0 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 27.1 16 8-7-1 283 547 51.7 3581 22 4.0 22 4.0 69 6.5 5.5 12.7 223.8 69.1 33 198 5.83 4.88 5.7 0 2
Opp Total 16 267 513 52.0 3098 14 2.7 16 3.1 6.0 5.18 11.6 193.6 66.7 37 280 5.1 4.3 6.7

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
21 Terry Allen 29 RB 10 10 210 724 4 34 3.4 72.4 21.0 20 172 8.6 1 38 2.0 17.2 896 5 2
48 Stephen Davis 23 rb 14 6 141 567 3 18 4.0 40.5 10.1 18 134 7.4 0 19 1.3 9.6 701 3 1
47 Larry Bowie 24 FB 15 12 28 100 2 18 3.6 6.7 1.9 34 388 11.4 2 39 2.3 25.9 488 4 2
12 Gus Frerotte 26 QB 13 13 24 65 2 14 2.7 5.0 1.8 65 2 8
30 Brian Mitchell 29 KR/PR 16 1 23 107 1 26 4.7 6.7 1.4 36 438 12.2 1 69 2.3 27.4 545 2 3
15 Jeff Hostetler 36 qb 6 3 14 28 0 11 2.0 4.7 2.3 28 0 3
86 Leslie Shepherd 28 wr 11 9 4 27 0 17 6.8 2.5 0.4 29 562 19.4 5 48 2.6 51.1 589 5 0
20 Marc Logan 32 rb 15 1 4 5 0 4 1.3 0.3 0.3 3 6 2.0 0 5 0.2 0.4 11 0 1
82 Michael Westbrook 25 WR 13 9 3 -11 0 7 -3.7 -0.8 0.2 34 559 16.4 3 40 2.6 43.0 548 3 0
83 Albert Connell 23 wr 5 1 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.6 0.2 9 138 15.3 2 41 1.8 27.6 141 2 0
1 Matt Turk* 29 P 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 1
84 Jamie Asher 25 TE 16 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 49 474 9.7 1 24 3.1 29.6 474 1 0
85 Henry Ellard 36 WR 16 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 32 485 15.2 4 27 2.0 30.3 485 4 0
89 Chris Thomas 26 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 93 8.5 0 17 0.8 7.2 93 0 0
88 James Jenkins 30 te 16 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 43 10.8 3 20 0.3 2.7 43 3 0
80 Alvin Harper 29 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 65 32.5 0 52 0.2 5.4 65 0 0
87 James Thrash 22 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 24 12.0 0 17 0.5 6.0 24 0 0
Team Total 27.1 16 453 1615 12 34 3.6 100.9 28.3 283 3581 12.7 22 69 17.7 223.8 5196 34 21
Opp Total 16 508 2212 15 4.4 138.3 31.8 267 2818 10.6 14 16.7 176.1 5030 29 36

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
30 Brian Mitchell 29 KR/PR 16 1 38 442 1 63 11.6 47 1094 1 97 23.3 2081
20 Marc Logan 32 rb 15 1 4 70 0 24 17.5 81
48 Stephen Davis 23 rb 14 6 3 62 0 28 20.7 763
84 Jamie Asher 25 TE 16 13 1 17 0 17 17.0 491
47 Larry Bowie 24 FB 15 12 1 15 0 15 15.0 503
28 Darrell Green* 37 RCB 16 16 1 9 0 9 9.0 9
54 Greg Jones 23 lb 16 3 1 6 0 6 6.0 6
53 Marvcus Patton 30 MLB 16 16 1 10 0 10 10.0 10
Team Total 27.1 16 38 442 1 63 11.6 59 1283 1 97 21.7 6921
Opp Total 16 33 237 0 7.2 67 1515 0 22.6

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
1 Matt Turk* 29 P 16 0 84 3788 62 1 45.1
16 Scott Blanton 24 K 15 0 2 2 4 4 6 5 8 4 4 1 24 16 66.7% 34 34 100.0%
13 Chris Jacke 31 k 1 0 5 5 100.0%
Team Total 27.1 16 2 2 4 4 6 5 8 4 4 1 24 16 66.7% 39 39 100.0% 84 3788 62 1 45.1
Opp Total 16 25 21 84.0% 28 28 100.0% 95 4038 42.5

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
53 Marvcus Patton 30 MLB 16 16 4.5 2 5 0 5 0 3 0 1 0 0 98 37
24 Stanley Richard 30 FS 16 16 4 28 0 23 0 0 0 1 0 0 98 28
37 Jesse Campbell 28 SS 16 16 1 7 0 7 0 0 0 2 -1 0 88 15
50 Derek Smith 22 RLB 16 16 2.0 0 0 2 5 0 59 28
57 Ken Harvey* 32 LLB 15 14 9.5 3 0 0 0 0 55 16
26 Cris Dishman* 32 LCB 16 15 1.5 4 47 1 29 0 2 0 1 0 0 56 8
28 Darrell Green* 37 RCB 16 16 1 83 1 83 0 41 13
96 Rich Owens 25 RDE 16 15 2.5 1 0 1 0 0 28 12
31 Darryl Pounds 25 16 0 2.0 3 42 1 22 0 1 0 3 18 1 29 1
93 Marc Boutte 28 RDT 16 14 2.0 1 10 0 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 29 4
90 Kenard Lang 22 LDE 11 11 1.5 0 0 2 0 0 26 9
91 Chris Mims 27 LDT 11 7 4.0 1 0 0 0 0 16 6
54 Greg Jones 23 lb 16 3 3.5 1 0 0 0 0 12 4
95 William Gaines 26 ldt 13 6 12 4
92 Jamal Duff 25 lde 13 5 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 11 3
35 Leomont Evans 23 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 10 4
22 Jamel Williams 24 16 0 10 3
32 Keith Thibodeaux 23 15 0 11 0
99 Ryan Kuehl 25 ldt 12 5 9 3
97 Kelvin Kinney 25 de 4 1 7 5
12 Gus Frerotte 26 QB 13 13 0 8 2 -16 0
78 Chris Zorich 28 5 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 4 1
79 Steve Emtman 27 3 0 4 1
98 Twan Russell 23 15 0 3 0
58 Patrise Alexander 25 16 0 2 1
99 Keith Rucker 29 2 0 1 3
15 Jeff Hostetler 36 qb 6 3 0 3 1 0 0
21 Terry Allen 29 RB 10 10 0 2 1 0 0
47 Larry Bowie 24 FB 15 12 0 2 1 0 0
30 Brian Mitchell 29 KR/PR 16 1 0 3 0 0 0
84 Jamie Asher 25 TE 16 13 0 0 2 0 0
48 Stephen Davis 23 rb 14 6 0 1 1 0 0
20 Marc Logan 32 rb 15 1 0 1 1 0 0
16 Scott Blanton 24 K 15 0 0 0 1 0 0
75 Bob Dahl 29 rg 11 9 0 0 1 0 0
68 Joe Patton 25 LG/lt 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
1 Matt Turk* 29 P 16 0 0 1 0 -16 0
Team Total 27.1 16 36.0 16 222 3 83 0 16 21 26 -10 1 719 209
Opp Total 16 33 36 22

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
16 Scott Blanton 24 K 15 0 34 16 82
21 Terry Allen 29 RB 10 10 4 1 5 30
86 Leslie Shepherd 28 wr 11 9 5 5 30
47 Larry Bowie 24 FB 15 12 2 2 4 24
85 Henry Ellard 36 WR 16 11 4 4 24
30 Brian Mitchell 29 KR/PR 16 1 1 1 1 1 4 24
48 Stephen Davis 23 rb 14 6 3 3 18
88 James Jenkins 30 te 16 5 3 3 18
82 Michael Westbrook 25 WR 13 9 3 3 18
83 Albert Connell 23 wr 5 1 2 2 12
12 Gus Frerotte 26 QB 13 13 2 2 12
31 Darryl Pounds 25 16 0 1 1 2 12
84 Jamie Asher 25 TE 16 13 1 1 6
26 Cris Dishman* 32 LCB 16 15 1 1 6
28 Darrell Green* 37 RCB 16 16 1 1 6
13 Chris Jacke 31 k 1 0 5 5
Team Total 27.1 16 12 22 1 1 1 3 40 39 16 327
Opp Total 16 15 14 2 1 3 28 21 289