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1997 New York Giants season
Head Coach Jim Fassel
Home Field Giants Stadium
Results
Record 10–5–1
Place 1st NFC East
Playoff Finish Lost Wild Card
Timeline
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1996 1998

The 1997 New York Giants season was the team's 73rd season in the National Football League. On January 15, Jim Fassel was named as the fifteenth coach in club history.[1] The team improved upon their previous season's output of 6–10, winning ten games[2] and qualifying for the playoffs for the first time in four seasons.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

1997 New York Giants Draft Selections
Draft order Player name Position College
Round Choice
1 7 Ike Hilliard WR Florida
2 36 Tiki Barber RB Virginia
3 68 Ryan Phillips LB Idaho
3 95 Brad Maynard P Ball State
4 103 Pete Monty LB Wisconsin
5 136 Sam Garnes S Cincinnati
6 171 Mike Cherry QB Murray State
7 208 Matt Keneley DT USC

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Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 August 31 Philadelphia Eagles W 31–17
77,344
2 September 7 at Jacksonville Jaguars L 40–13
70,581
3 September 14 Baltimore Ravens L 24–23
69,768
4 September 21 at St. Louis Rams L 13–3
64,642
5 September 28 New Orleans Saints W 14–9
68,891
6 October 5 Dallas Cowboys W 20–17
77,137
7 October 12 at Arizona Cardinals W 27–13
38,959
8 October 19 at Detroit Lions W 26–20 (OT)
70,069
9 October 26 Cincinnati Bengals W 29–27
72,584
10 Bye week
11 November 9 at Tennessee Oilers L 10–6
26,744
12 November 16 Arizona Cardinals W 19–10
68,316
13 November 23 at Washington Redskins T 7–7 (OT)
75,703
14 November 30 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 20–8
68,678
15 December 7 at Philadelphia Eagles W 31–21
67,084
16 December 13 Washington Redskins W 30–10
77,571
17 December 21 at Dallas Cowboys W 20–7
63,746

StandingsEdit

Template:1997 NFC East standings

PlayoffsEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Wild Card December 27 Minnesota Vikings L 23–22
77,497

ReferencesEdit

  1. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p.133
  2. 1997 New York Giants
  3. New York Giants NFL Draft History. NFL.com. Retrieved on 2010-04-04.

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