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1997 Cincinnati Bengals season
Head Coach Bruce Coslet
Home Field Cinergy Field
Results
Record 7–9
Place 4th AFC Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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The 1997 Cincinnati Bengals season was the team's 30th year in professional football and its 28th with the National Football League. Corey Dillon set a rookie rushing record (since broken) for most yards in a game. On December 4, 1997, Dillon rushed for 246 yards in a game versus the Tennessee Oilers.[1]

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Player Position School/Club Team
1 Reinard Wilson Linebacker Florida State
2 Corey Dillon Running Back Washington
3 Rod Payne Center Michigan
4 Tremain Mack Defensive Back Miami
5 Andre Purvis Defensive Tackle North Carolina
6 Canute Curtis Linebacker West Virginia
7 William Carr Defensive Tackle Michigan

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1997 Cincinnati Bengals staff

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator – Ken Anderson
  • Running Backs – Jim Anderson
  • Tight Ends – Bob Wylie
  • Offensive Line – Paul Alexander
  • Offensive Staff Assistant – John Garrett
 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Kim Wood

[2]

RosterEdit

1997 Cincinnati Bengals roster

Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Practice Squad


Rookies in italics

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 August 31, 1997 Arizona Cardinals W 24–21
53,644
2 September 7, 1997 at Baltimore Ravens L 23–10
52,968
3 Bye
4 September 21, 1997 at Denver Broncos L 38–20
73,871
5 September 28, 1997 New York Jets L 31–14
57,209
6 October 5, 1997 at Jacksonville Jaguars L 21–13
67,128
7 October 12, 1997 at Tennessee Oilers L 30–7
17,071
8 October 19, 1997 Pittsburgh Steelers L 26–10
60,020
9 October 26, 1997 at New York Giants L 29–27
72,584
10 November 2, 1997 San Diego Chargers W 38–31
53,754
11 November 9, 1997 at Indianapolis Colts W 28–13
58,473
12 November 16, 1997 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 20–3
55,226
13 November 23, 1997 Jacksonville Jaguars W 31–26
55,158
14 November 30, 1997 at Philadelphia Eagles L 44–42
66,623
15 December 4, 1997 Tennessee Oilers W 41–14
49,086
16 December 14, 1997 Dallas Cowboys W 31–24
60,043
17 December 21, 1997 Baltimore Ravens W 16–14
50,917

StandingsEdit

AFC Central
view · talk · edit W L T PCT PF PA
Pittsburgh Steelers 11 5 0 .688 372 307
Jacksonville Jaguars 11 5 0 .688 394 318
Tennessee Oilers 8 8 0 .500 333 310
Cincinnati Bengals 7 9 0 .438 355 405
Baltimore Ravens 6 9 1 .406 326 345

Awards and recordsEdit

  • Corey Dillon, Franchise Record (since broken), Most Rushing Yards in One Game, 246 yards vs. Tennessee Oilers (achieved on December 4, 1997) [1]
  • Corey Dillon, Rookie Record (since broken), Most Rushing Yards in One Game, 246 yards vs. Tennessee Oilers (achieved on December 4, 1997)
  • Corey Dillon, Franchise Record (tied), Most Points in One Game, 24 Points vs. Tennessee Oilers (achieved on December 4, 1997) [3]
  • Corey Dillon, Franchise Record (tied), Most Touchdowns in One Game, 4 TD’s vs. Tennessee Oilers (achieved on December 4, 1997) [3]

MilestonesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 438
  2. "Coaching History". Bengals.com. http://www.bengals.com/team/history.html. Retrieved 2010-07-01.
  3. 3.0 3.1 NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 37
  4. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 436
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