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The 1997 Baltimore Ravens season was the team's second year in the National Football League. While the Ravens failed to finish above 5th in the AFC Central they improved from 4–12–0 in 1996 to 6–9–1.

1997 Baltimore Ravens season
Head coachTed Marchibroda
Home fieldMemorial Stadium
Results
Record6–9–1
Division place5th AFC Central
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Pro BowlersT Jonathan Ogden
LB Ray Lewis

The Ravens introduce new uniforms with new style numbers with a shadow in the back which is still used as of 2017 and removed the home black home pants to white.

Contents

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

1997 Baltimore Ravens draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 4 Peter Boulware *  Linebacker Florida State
2 34 Jamie Sharper  Linebacker Virginia
2 58 Kim Herring  Safety Penn State
3 64 Jay Graham  Running back Tennessee
4 118 Tyrus McCloud  Linebacker Louisville
5 134 Jeff Mitchell  Center Florida
6 167 Steve Lee  Running back Indiana
6 194 Cornell Brown  Linebacker Virginia Tech
7 205 Chris Ward  Defensive end Kentucky
7 234 Wally Richardson  Quarterback Penn State
7 236 Ralph Staten  Defensive back Alabama
7 238 Leland Taylor  Defensive tackle Louisville
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Undrafted free agentsEdit

1997 Undrafted Free Agents of note
Player Position College
Mike Flynn Center Maine
Priest Holmes Running back Texas

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1997 Baltimore Ravens staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Jerry Simmons

RosterEdit

1997 Baltimore Ravens roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

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Practice squad



Rookies in italics

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PreseasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record
1 August 2, 1997 New York Giants L 20–21 0–1
2 August 8, 1997 at New York Jets L 29–39 0–2
3 August 16, 1997 at Philadelphia Eagles L 13–24 0–3
4 August 22, 1997 Buffalo Bills L 28–31 0–4

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 August 31, 1997 Jacksonville Jaguars L 28–27 0–1–0
61,018
2 September 7, 1997 Cincinnati Bengals W 23–10 1–1–0
52,968
3 September 14, 1997 at New York Giants W 24–23 2–1–0
69,768
4 September 21, 1997 at Tennessee Oilers W 36–10 3–1–0
17,737
5 September 28, 1997 at San Diego Chargers L 21–17 3–2–0
54,094
6 October 5, 1997 Pittsburgh Steelers L 42–34 3–3–0
64,421
7 Bye
8 October 19, 1997 Miami Dolphins L 24–13 3–4–0
64,354
9 October 26, 1997 at Washington Redskins W 20–17 4–4–0
75,067
10 November 2, 1997 at New York Jets L 19–16 (OT) 4–5–0
59,524
11 November 9, 1997 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 37–0 4–6–0
56,669
12 November 16, 1997 Philadelphia Eagles T 10–10 (OT) 4–6–1
63,546
13 November 23, 1997 Arizona Cardinals L 16–13 4–7–1
53,976
14 November 30, 1997 at Jacksonville Jaguars L 29–27 4–8–1
63,712
15 December 7, 1997 Seattle Seahawks W 31–24 5–8–1
54,395
16 December 14, 1997 Tennessee Oilers W 21–19 6–8–1
60,558
17 December 21, 1997 at Cincinnati Bengals L 16–14 6–9–1
50,917

StandingsEdit

AFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(2) Pittsburgh Steelers 11 5 0 .688 372 307 L1
(5) Jacksonville Jaguars 11 5 0 .688 394 318 W2
Tennessee Oilers 8 8 0 .500 333 310 W1
Cincinnati Bengals 7 9 0 .438 355 405 W3
Baltimore Ravens 6 9 1 .406 326 345 L1

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1997 Baltimore Ravens draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 30, 2014.
  2. ^ "1997 Baltimore Ravens starters and roster". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 30, 2014.
  3. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 291