1997 Detroit Lions Schedule & Results

1997 Detroit Lions schedule and results. All games played on Sundays unless otherwise noted.

Preseason

Friday, August 1, 1997 FINAL
Atlanta (0-1) 17
Detroit (1-0) 20
Friday, August 8, 1997 FINAL
Cincinnati (1-1) 27
Detroit (1-1) 23
Sunday, August 17, 1997 FINAL
Detroit (1-2) 20
Pittsburgh (4-0) 28
Thursday, August 21, 1997 FINAL
Detroit (1-3) 3
Indianapolis (2-2) 16

Regular Season

Sun 8/31 1234FINAL
Atlanta (0-1) 370717
Detroit (1-0) 01401428
Pass
C. Chandler (ATL), 36-20-290, 3 INT, 1 TD
S. Mitchell (DET), 30-12-205, 1 INT, 2 TD
Rush
J. Anderson (ATL), 20-33, 1 TD
B. Sanders (DET), 15-33
Rec
H. Green (ATL), 5-55
H. Moore (DET), 7-115, 2 TD
Sun 9/7 1234FINAL
Tampa Bay (2-0) 1070724
Detroit (1-1) 037717
Pass
T. Dilfer (TB), 24-12-115, 0 INT, 1 TD
S. Mitchell (DET), 50-29-331, 1 INT, 2 TD
Rush
W. Dunn (TB), 24-130, 1 TD
B. Sanders (DET), 10-20
Rec
H. Copeland (TB), 4-44
B. Sanders (DET), 8-102, 1 TD
Sun 9/14 1234FINAL
Detroit (2-1) 31010932
Chicago (0-3) 70007
Pass
S. Mitchell (DET), 25-16-215, 0 INT, 2 TD
E. Kramer (CHI), 19-11-128, 0 INT, 0 TD
Rush
B. Sanders (DET), 19-161
R. Harris (CHI), 22-73, 1 TD
Rec
H. Moore (DET), 7-98, 1 TD
B. Engram (CHI), 5-60
Sun 9/21 1234FINAL
Detroit (2-2) 0701017
New Orleans (1-3) 0217735
Pass
S. Mitchell (DET), 43-24-253, 3 INT, 2 TD
H. Shuler (NO), 21-15-202, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
B. Sanders (DET), 18-113
M. Bates (NO), 29-162, 2 TD
Rec
H. Moore (DET), 11-111, 1 TD
A. Hastings (NO), 5-74, 1 TD
Sun 9/28 1234FINAL
Green Bay (3-2) 636015
Detroit (3-2) 0173626
Pass
B. Favre (GB), 43-22-295, 3 INT, 1 TD
S. Mitchell (DET), 27-17-215, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
D. Levens (GB), 16-107
B. Sanders (DET), 28-139
Rec
R. Brooks (GB), 9-164
H. Moore (DET), 6-105
Sun 10/5 1234FINAL
Detroit (3-3) 033713
Buffalo (3-2) 3100922
Pass
S. Mitchell (DET), 38-20-221, 1 INT, 0 TD
T. Collins (BUF), 18-11-122, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
B. Sanders (DET), 25-107
A. Smith (BUF), 13-88, 1 TD
Rec
H. Moore (DET), 8-116
T. Thomas (BUF), 5-21
Sun 10/12 1234FINAL
Detroit (4-3) 7371027
Tampa Bay (5-2) 90009
Pass
S. Mitchell (DET), 20-16-222, 0 INT, 1 TD
T. Dilfer (TB), 31-17-237, 2 INT, 1 TD
Rush
B. Sanders (DET), 24-215, 2 TD
M. Alstott (TB), 12-40
Rec
J. Morton (DET), 7-66
H. Copeland (TB), 6-105
Sun 10/19 12345F/OT
NY Giants (5-3) 7373626
Detroit (4-4) 01037020
Pass
D. Kanell (NYG), 31-17-220, 1 INT, 2 TD
S. Mitchell (DET), 32-19-243, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
C. Way (NYG), 13-90
B. Sanders (DET), 24-105, 1 TD
Rec
C. Calloway (NYG), 5-145, 1 TD
H. Moore (DET), 7-88
Sun 11/2 1234FINAL
Detroit (4-5) 730010
Green Bay (7-2) 0143320
Pass
S. Mitchell (DET), 47-21-158, 4 INT, 0 TD
B. Favre (GB), 28-15-181, 1 INT, 1 TD
Rush
B. Sanders (DET), 23-105
D. Levens (GB), 20-59
Rec
H. Moore (DET), 9-50
A. Freeman (GB), 5-44
Sun 11/9 1234FINAL
Detroit (4-6) 00707
Washington (6-4) 31071030
Pass
F. Reich (DET), 28-10-110, 2 INT, 0 TD
G. Frerotte (WAS), 41-20-247, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
B. Sanders (DET), 15-105, 1 TD
T. Allen (WAS), 31-94, 1 TD
Rec
J. Morton (DET), 5-69
B. Mitchell (WAS), 4-37
Sun 11/16 1234FINAL
Minnesota (8-3) 070815
Detroit (5-6) 32114038
Pass
B. Johnson (MIN), 37-19-177, 1 INT, 0 TD
S. Mitchell (DET), 29-21-271, 0 INT, 2 TD
Rush
R. Smith (MIN), 10-61, 1 TD
B. Sanders (DET), 19-108
Rec
A. Glover (MIN), 5-50
H. Moore (DET), 10-130, 1 TD
Sun 11/23 1234FINAL
Indianapolis (1-11) 730010
Detroit (6-6) 997732
Pass
J. Harbaugh (IND), 16-10-112, 0 INT, 0 TD
S. Mitchell (DET), 28-16-150, 0 INT, 0 TD
Rush
M. Faulk (IND), 12-38
B. Sanders (DET), 24-216, 2 TD
Rec
L. Warren (IND), 4-16
J. Morton (DET), 5-39
Thu 11/27 1234FINAL
Chicago (2-11) 1460020
Detroit (7-6) 314172155
Pass
E. Kramer (CHI), 26-13-259, 0 INT, 1 TD
S. Mitchell (DET), 31-20-282, 1 INT, 2 TD
Rush
R. Harris (CHI), 19-49, 1 TD
B. Sanders (DET), 19-167, 3 TD
Rec
R. Wetnight (CHI), 5-34
J. Morton (DET), 7-120, 1 TD
Sun 12/7 1234FINAL
Detroit (7-7) 3761430
Miami (9-5) 14631033
Pass
S. Mitchell (DET), 29-19-288, 2 INT, 2 TD
D. Marino (MIA), 39-24-310, 1 INT, 2 TD
Rush
B. Sanders (DET), 30-137, 1 TD
A. Al-Jabbar (MIA), 23-70, 1 TD
Rec
J. Morton (DET), 9-171, 1 TD
C. Jordan (MIA), 5-51
Sun 12/14 1234FINAL
Detroit (8-7) 070714
Minnesota (8-7) 760013
Pass
S. Mitchell (DET), 38-23-255, 1 INT, 2 TD
R. Cunningham (MIN), 18-9-77, 0 INT, 0 TD
Rush
B. Sanders (DET), 19-138
R. Smith (MIN), 20-101, 1 TD
Rec
J. Morton (DET), 8-95
D. Palmer (MIN), 3-11
Sun 12/21 1234FINAL
NY Jets (9-7) 1000010
Detroit (9-7) 033713
Pass
N. O'Donnell (NYJ), 35-21-202, 1 INT, 0 TD
S. Mitchell (DET), 28-15-122, 0 INT, 0 TD
Rush
A. Murrell (NYJ), 12-43, 1 TD
B. Sanders (DET), 23-184, 1 TD
Rec
K. Johnson (NYJ), 6-59
H. Moore (DET), 4-39

Postseason

1997 NFC Wild Card Game
Sun 12/28 1234FINAL
Detroit (9-7) 003710
Tampa Bay (10-6) 3107020
Pass
F. Reich (DET), 15-11-129, 0 INT, 0 TD
T. Dilfer (TB), 26-13-181, 1 INT, 1 TD
Rush
B. Sanders (DET), 18-65
W. Dunn (TB), 18-72
Rec
J. Morton (DET), 8-88
W. Dunn (TB), 3-0

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