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1997 NFL Week 1 Leaders and Scores


Week 1 Top Passers

Minimum 10 attempts
Date Tm Opp Cmp Att Yds TD Int Rate
Neil O'Donnell 1997-08-31 NYJ @ SEA W, 41-3 18 25 270 5 0 146.7
Rob Johnson 1997-08-31 JAX @ BAL W, 28-27 20 24 294 2 0 145.5
Troy Aikman 1997-08-31 DAL @ PIT W, 37-7 19 30 295 4 0 135.4
Drew Bledsoe 1997-08-31 NWE SDG W, 41-7 26 39 340 4 0 128.2
Brett Favre 1997-09-01 GNB CHI W, 38-24 15 22 226 2 1 113.1
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Week 1 Top Receivers

Date Tm Opp Rec Yds TD
Tim Brown 1997-08-31 OAK @ TEN L, 21-24 8 158 3
Michael Irvin 1997-08-31 DAL @ PIT W, 37-7 7 153 2
Michael Jackson 1997-08-31 BAL JAX L, 27-28 8 143 1
Andre Reed 1997-08-31 BUF MIN L, 13-34 7 142 0
Michael Timpson 1997-08-31 PHI @ NYG L, 17-31 9 125 0
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Week 1 Top Rushers

Date Tm Opp Att Yds TD
Eddie George 1997-08-31 TEN OAK W, 24-21 35 216 1
Robert Smith 1997-08-31 MIN @ BUF W, 34-13 16 169 1
Terry Allen 1997-08-31 WAS @ CAR W, 24-10 25 141 2
Anthony Johnson 1997-08-31 CAR WAS L, 10-24 20 134 0
Adrian Murrell 1997-08-31 NYJ @ SEA W, 41-3 24 131 0
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Week 1 Top Defenders

Date Tm Opp Tkl Ast Int Yds TD PD Sk FF
Michael Strahan 1997-08-31 NYG PHI W, 31-17 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.5 0
Warren Sapp 1997-08-31 TAM SFO W, 13-6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.5 0
Sam Garnes 1997-08-31 NYG PHI W, 31-17 0 0 1 95 1 0 0.0 0
Eric Swann 1997-08-31 ARI @ CIN L, 21-24 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 0
Keith Lyle 1997-08-31 STL NOR W, 38-24 0 0 2 6 0 0 0.0 0
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Week 1 Boxscores


Sun, Aug 31, 1997
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Falcons 3 7 0 7 17
Lions 0 14 0 14 28
Falcons
Chris Chandler20/36, 290 yds, 1 TD
Bert Emanuel4 rec, 88 yds, 0 TD
Jamal Anderson20 rush, 33 yds, 1 TD
Lions
Scott Mitchell12/30, 205 yds, 2 TDs
Herman Moore7 rec, 115 yds, 2 TDs
Barry Sanders15 rush, 33 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Aug 31, 1997
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Saints 6 11 0 7 24
Rams 0 14 21 3 38
Saints
Heath Shuler8/21, 115 yds, 0 TD
Andre Hastings4 rec, 95 yds, 1 TD
Troy Davis4 rush, 30 yds, 0 TD
Rams
Tony Banks13/21, 226 yds, 2 TDs
Eddie Kennison4 rec, 80 yds, 0 TD
Lawrence Phillips26 rush, 125 yds, 3 TDs
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Sun, Aug 31, 1997
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Jets 17 10 14 0 41
Seahawks 0 3 0 0 3
Jets
Neil O'Donnell18/25, 270 yds, 5 TDs
Jeff Graham3 rec, 100 yds, 2 TDs
Adrian Murrell24 rush, 131 yds, 0 TD
Seahawks
John Friesz10/21, 79 yds, 0 TD
Mike Pritchard4 rec, 42 yds, 0 TD
Chris Warren15 rush, 64 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Aug 31, 1997
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Colts 0 7 0 3 10
Dolphins 3 7 3 3 16
Colts
Jim Harbaugh14/29, 109 yds, 0 TD
Aaron Bailey2 rec, 40 yds, 0 TD
Marshall Faulk19 rush, 94 yds, 0 TD
Dolphins
Dan Marino10/26, 105 yds, 0 TD
O.J. McDuffie4 rec, 31 yds, 0 TD
Karim Abdul-Jabbar13 rush, 50 yds, 1 TD
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Sun, Aug 31, 1997
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Eagles 3 0 7 7 17
Giants 7 7 10 7 31
Eagles
Ty Detmer9/25, 103 yds, 0 TD
Michael Timpson9 rec, 125 yds, 0 TD
Ricky Watters18 rush, 81 yds, 1 TD
Giants
Dave Brown13/27, 193 yds, 1 TD
Charles Way3 rec, 63 yds, 0 TD
Tiki Barber20 rush, 88 yds, 1 TD
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Sun, Aug 31, 1997
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Cardinals 7 7 7 0 21
Bengals 0 3 0 21 24
Cardinals
Kent Graham20/36, 248 yds, 0 TD
Frank Sanders6 rec, 105 yds, 0 TD
Leeland McElroy17 rush, 52 yds, 1 TD
Bengals
Jeff Blake24/35, 252 yds, 1 TD
Carl Pickens8 rec, 79 yds, 1 TD
Ki-Jana Carter19 rush, 76 yds, 2 TDs
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Sun, Aug 31, 1997
Tm 1 2 3 4 OT Final
Raiders 0 0 7 14 0 21
Oilers 10 0 3 8 3 24
Raiders
Jeff George21/37, 298 yds, 3 TDs
Tim Brown8 rec, 158 yds, 3 TDs
Napoleon Kaufman12 rush, 32 yds, 0 TD
Oilers
Steve McNair13/25, 182 yds, 1 TD
Chris Sanders2 rec, 51 yds, 1 TD
Eddie George35 rush, 216 yds, 1 TD
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Sun, Aug 31, 1997
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Cowboys 0 17 17 3 37
Steelers 0 0 0 7 7
Cowboys
Troy Aikman19/30, 295 yds, 4 TDs
Michael Irvin7 rec, 153 yds, 2 TDs
Emmitt Smith26 rush, 69 yds, 0 TD
Steelers
Kordell Stewart13/28, 104 yds, 1 TD
Yancey Thigpen4 rec, 43 yds, 0 TD
Jerome Bettis15 rush, 63 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Aug 31, 1997
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Chargers 0 0 7 0 7
Patriots 14 17 0 10 41
Chargers
Stan Humphries12/26, 131 yds, 1 TD
Freddie Jones4 rec, 73 yds, 1 TD
Gary Brown12 rush, 49 yds, 0 TD
Patriots
Drew Bledsoe26/39, 340 yds, 4 TDs
Shawn Jefferson5 rec, 82 yds, 0 TD
Curtis Martin22 rush, 75 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Aug 31, 1997
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Jaguars 14 7 0 7 28
Ravens 0 17 7 3 27
Jaguars
Rob Johnson20/24, 294 yds, 2 TDs
Jimmy Smith6 rec, 106 yds, 2 TDs
Natrone Means25 rush, 67 yds, 1 TD
Ravens
Vinny Testaverde24/41, 322 yds, 3 TDs
Michael Jackson8 rec, 143 yds, 1 TD
Earnest Byner14 rush, 63 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Aug 31, 1997
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
49ers 3 3 0 0 6
Buccaneers 0 0 3 10 13
49ers
Jeff Brohm10/13, 99 yds, 0 TD
Jerry Rice4 rec, 38 yds, 0 TD
Garrison Hearst18 rush, 84 yds, 0 TD
Buccaneers
Trent Dilfer14/26, 165 yds, 1 TD
Karl Williams3 rec, 74 yds, 0 TD
Mike Alstott14 rush, 69 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Aug 31, 1997
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Chiefs 0 0 3 0 3
Broncos 3 6 0 10 19
Chiefs
Elvis Grbac14/25, 115 yds, 0 TD
Lake Dawson2 rec, 30 yds, 0 TD
Greg Hill7 rush, 92 yds, 0 TD
Broncos
John Elway17/28, 246 yds, 0 TD
Rod Smith5 rec, 122 yds, 0 TD
Terrell Davis26 rush, 101 yds, 1 TD
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Sun, Aug 31, 1997
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Redskins 0 10 0 14 24
Panthers 3 0 0 7 10
Redskins
Gus Frerotte10/27, 147 yds, 1 TD
Leslie Shepherd2 rec, 48 yds, 1 TD
Terry Allen25 rush, 141 yds, 2 TDs
Panthers
Steve Beuerlein12/26, 108 yds, 1 TD
Wesley Walls2 rec, 40 yds, 1 TD
Anthony Johnson20 rush, 134 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Aug 31, 1997
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Vikings 0 10 3 21 34
Bills 0 7 0 6 13
Vikings
Brad Johnson17/30, 218 yds, 2 TDs
Cris Carter8 rec, 121 yds, 2 TDs
Robert Smith16 rush, 169 yds, 1 TD
Bills
Todd Collins25/39, 299 yds, 1 TD
Andre Reed7 rec, 142 yds, 0 TD
Thurman Thomas14 rush, 63 yds, 0 TD
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Mon, Sep 1, 1997
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Bears 0 11 0 13 24
Packers 3 15 6 14 38
Bears
Erik Kramer17/41, 192 yds, 1 TD
Raymont Harris4 rec, 36 yds, 0 TD
Raymont Harris13 rush, 122 yds, 2 TDs
Packers
Brett Favre15/22, 226 yds, 2 TDs
Robert Brooks3 rec, 71 yds, 1 TD
Dorsey Levens22 rush, 80 yds, 1 TD
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