FANDOM


1997 Atlanta Falcons season
Head Coach Dan Reeves
Home Field Georgia Dome
Results
Record 7–9
Place 3rd NFC West
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1996 1998

The 1997 Atlanta Falcons season was the team's 32nd season in the National Football League.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School
1 11 Michael Booker Defensive Back Nebraska
2 32 Nathan Davis Defensive End Indiana
2 41 Byron Hanspard Running Back Texas Tech
3 70 O.J. Santiago Tight End Kent State
4 100 Henri Crockett Linebacker Florida State
5 133 Marcus Wimberly Defensive Back Miami
6 180 Calvin CollinsGuard Texas A&M
7 204 Tony Graziani Quarterback Oregon
7 222 Chris Bayne Defensive Back Fresno State
[1]

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1997 Atlanta Falcons staff
Front office
  • President – Taylor Smith
  • Director of Player Personnel/College – Reed Johnson
  • Director of Player Personnel/Pro – Chuck Connor
  • Assistant to Head Coach/Pro Personnel – Marvin Bass

Head coaches

  • Executive Vice President of Football Operations/Head Coach – Dan Reeves
  • Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator – Rich Brooks
  • Assistant Head Coach/Football Operations – Harold Richardson

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Al Miller
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Tim Jorgensen

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Results Game site Attendance
Final score Team record
1 August 31 at Detroit Lions L 17–28 0–1 Pontiac Silverdome
61,244
2 September 7 Carolina Panthers L 6–9 0–2 Georgia Dome
51,829
3 September 14 Oakland Raiders L 31–36 0–3 Georgia Dome
47,922
4 September 21 at San Francisco 49ers L 7–34 0–4 3Com Park
60,404
5 September 28 Denver Broncos L 21–29 0–5 Georgia Dome
48,211
6 Bye
7 October 12 at New Orleans Saints W 23–17 1–5 Louisiana Superdome
65,619
8 October 19 San Francisco 49ers L 28–35 1–6 Georgia Dome
53,378
9 October 26 at Carolina Panthers L 12–21 1–7 Ericsson Stadium
54,675
10 November 2 St. Louis Rams W 34–31 2–7 Georgia Dome
36,583
11 November 9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 10–31 2–8 Georgia Dome
46,018
12 November 16 at St. Louis Rams W 27–21 3–8 Trans World Dome
64,299
13 November 23 New Orleans Saints W 20–3 4–8 Georgia Dome
48,620
14 November 30 at Seattle Seahawks W 24–17 5–8 Kingdome
52,584
15 December 7 at San Diego Chargers W 14–3 6–8 Qualcomm Stadium
46,317
16 December 14 Philadelphia Eagles W 20–17 7–8 Georgia Dome
42,866
17 December 21 at Arizona Cardinals L 26–29 7–9 Sun Devil Stadium
32,003

StandingsEdit

NFC West
view · talk · edit W L T PCT PF PA
San Francisco 49ers 13 3 0 .813 375 265
Carolina Panthers 7 9 0 .438 265 314
Atlanta Falcons 7 9 0 .438 320 361
New Orleans Saints 6 10 0 .375 237 327
St. Louis Rams 5 11 0 .313 299 359

[2]

Awards and recordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/atl/1997_draft.htm
  2. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 290
AFC East Central West East Central West NFC
Buffalo Baltimore Denver Arizona Chicago Atlanta
Indianapolis Cincinnati Kansas City Dallas Detroit Carolina
Miami Jacksonville Oakland NY Giants Green Bay New Orleans
New England Pittsburgh San Diego Philadelphia Minnesota St. Louis
NY Jets Tennessee Seattle Washington Tampa Bay San Francisco
1997 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl XXXII

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.