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1997 Buffalo Bills season
Head Coach Marv Levy
Home Field Rich Stadium
Results
Record 6–10
Place 4th AFC East
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1996 1998

The 1997 Buffalo Bills season was their 38th in the league. The team failed to improve upon their previous season's output of 10–6, instead finishing 6–10.[1] The team missed the playoffs for only the second time in ten seasons.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 23 Antowain Smith Running back Houston
2 52 Marcellus Wiley Defensive end Columbia
4 120 Jamie Nails Offensive lineman Florida A&M
5 153 Sean Woodson Defensive back Jackson State
6 185 Marcus Spriggs Guard Houston
7 226 Pat Fitzgerald Tight end Texas

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 August 31, 1997 Minnesota Vikings L 34–13
79,139
2 September 7, 1997 at New York Jets W 28–22
72,988
3 September 14, 1997 at Kansas City Chiefs L 22–16
78,169
4 September 21, 1997 Indianapolis Colts W 37–35
55,340
5 Bye
6 October 5, 1997 Detroit Lions W 22–13
78,025
7 October 12, 1997 at New England Patriots L 33–6
59,802
8 October 20, 1997 at Indianapolis Colts W 9–6
61,139
9 October 26, 1997 Denver Broncos L 23–20
78,458
10 November 2, 1997 Miami Dolphins W 9–6
78,011
11 November 9, 1997 New England Patriots L 31–10
65,783
12 November 17, 1997 at Miami Dolphins L 30–13
74,155
13 November 23, 1997 at Tennessee Oilers L 31–14
23,571
14 November 30, 1997 New York Jets W 20–10
47,776
15 December 7, 1997 at Chicago Bears L 20–3
39,784
16 December 14, 1997 Jacksonville Jaguars L 20–14
41,231
17 December 20, 1997 at Green Bay Packers L 31–21
60,108

StandingsEdit

AFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
New England Patriots 10 6 0 .625 369 289 W-1
Miami Dolphins 9 7 0 .563 339 327 L-2
New York Jets 9 7 0 .563 348 287 L-1
Buffalo Bills 6 10 0 .375 255 367 L-3
Indianapolis Colts 3 13 0 .188 313 401 L-1

ReferencesEdit

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

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