1997 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Schedule & Results

1997 Tampa Bay Buccaneers schedule and results. All games played on Sundays unless otherwise noted.

Preseason

Saturday, August 2, 1997 FINAL
Washington (1-0) 20
Tampa Bay (0-1) 8
Saturday, August 9, 1997 FINAL
Tampa Bay (0-2) 12
Atlanta (1-1) 17
Saturday, August 16, 1997 FINAL
Miami (2-2) 10
Tampa Bay (1-2) 24
Friday, August 22, 1997 FINAL
NY Jets (4-0) 15
Tampa Bay (1-3) 9

Regular Season

Sun 8/31 1234FINAL
San Francisco (0-1) 33006
Tampa Bay (1-0) 0031013
Pass
J. Brohm (SF), 13-10-99, 0 INT, 0 TD
T. Dilfer (TB), 26-14-165, 1 INT, 1 TD
Rush
G. Hearst (SF), 18-84
M. Alstott (TB), 14-69
Rec
J. Rice (SF), 4-38
M. Alstott (TB), 3-50
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
Tampa Bay (3-0) 0147728
Minnesota (2-1) 303814
Pass
T. Dilfer (TB), 20-15-192, 0 INT, 2 TD
B. Johnson (MIN), 44-29-334, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
W. Dunn (TB), 16-101, 1 TD
R. Smith (MIN), 10-54
Rec
R. Anthony (TB), 4-58
C. Carter (MIN), 6-69, 1 TD
Sun 9/21 1234FINAL
Miami (2-2) 0701421
Tampa Bay (4-0) 7710731
Pass
D. Marino (MIA), 37-24-235, 0 INT, 2 TD
T. Dilfer (TB), 24-18-248, 1 INT, 4 TD
Rush
A. Al-Jabbar (MIA), 16-45, 1 TD
M. Alstott (TB), 18-95
Rec
O. McDuffie (MIA), 6-55, 1 TD
W. Dunn (TB), 6-106, 1 TD
Sun 9/28 1234FINAL
Arizona (1-3) 0711018
Tampa Bay (5-0) 660719
Pass
K. Graham (ARI), 52-31-339, 2 INT, 1 TD
T. Dilfer (TB), 24-12-110, 1 INT, 2 TD
Rush
L. McElroy (ARI), 13-40
M. Alstott (TB), 8-27
Rec
L. Centers (ARI), 8-58
R. Anthony (TB), 5-49, 1 TD
Sun 10/5 1234FINAL
Tampa Bay (5-1) 307616
Green Bay (4-2) 0210021
Pass
T. Dilfer (TB), 29-16-179, 1 INT, 0 TD
B. Favre (GB), 31-21-191, 0 INT, 2 TD
Rush
W. Dunn (TB), 16-125, 1 TD
D. Levens (GB), 13-44
Rec
H. Copeland (TB), 5-53
D. Levens (GB), 8-61
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 10/26 1234FINAL
Minnesota (6-2) 0010010
Tampa Bay (5-3) 00066
Pass
B. Johnson (MIN), 29-20-230, 0 INT, 0 TD
T. Dilfer (TB), 29-15-188, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
L. Hoard (MIN), 18-40
W. Dunn (TB), 10-39
Rec
C. Carter (MIN), 7-80
R. Anthony (TB), 5-92, 1 TD
Sun 11/2 1234FINAL
Tampa Bay (6-3) 71401031
Indianapolis (0-9) 3711728
Pass
T. Dilfer (TB), 25-16-164, 0 INT, 3 TD
K. Holcomb (IND), 30-19-181, 1 INT, 0 TD
Rush
M. Alstott (TB), 16-45, 1 TD
Z. Crockett (IND), 14-81
Rec
D. Moore (TB), 6-53, 1 TD
S. Dawkins (IND), 4-55
Sun 11/9 1234FINAL
Tampa Bay (7-3) 7107731
Atlanta (2-8) 073010
Pass
T. Dilfer (TB), 20-12-150, 0 INT, 2 TD
C. Chandler (ATL), 27-19-212, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
M. Alstott (TB), 14-77, 1 TD
J. Anderson (ATL), 14-49
Rec
K. Williams (TB), 4-38
J. Anderson (ATL), 7-47
Sun 11/16 1234FINAL
New England (6-5) 00077
Tampa Bay (8-3) 7371027
Pass
D. Bledsoe (NE), 25-13-117, 2 INT, 0 TD
T. Dilfer (TB), 29-21-209, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
D. Cullors (NE), 4-41
M. Alstott (TB), 16-91, 1 TD
Rec
T. Brown (NE), 5-58
W. Dunn (TB), 4-20
Sun 11/23 1234FINAL
Tampa Bay (8-4) 00707
Chicago (2-10) 1030013
Pass
T. Dilfer (TB), 33-19-247, 0 INT, 1 TD
E. Kramer (CHI), 28-15-110, 0 INT, 0 TD
Rush
M. Alstott (TB), 7-18
R. Harris (CHI), 33-116, 1 TD
Rec
R. Anthony (TB), 4-59, 1 TD
C. Penn (CHI), 6-53
Sun 11/30 1234FINAL
Tampa Bay (9-4) 077620
NY Giants (7-5-1) 03328
Pass
T. Dilfer (TB), 22-12-152, 3 INT, 1 TD
D. Kanell (NYG), 31-14-117, 2 INT, 0 TD
Rush
W. Dunn (TB), 24-120
T. Wheatley (NYG), 9-64
Rec
D. Moore (TB), 3-55
C. Way (NYG), 4-29
Sun 12/7 1234FINAL
Green Bay (11-3) 707317
Tampa Bay (9-5) 33006
Pass
B. Favre (GB), 33-25-280, 1 INT, 2 TD
T. Dilfer (TB), 17-6-67, 0 INT, 0 TD
Rush
D. Levens (GB), 22-54
M. Alstott (TB), 10-34
Rec
D. Levens (GB), 8-64, 1 TD
K. Williams (TB), 5-87
Sun 12/14 1234FINAL
Tampa Bay (9-6) 00000
NY Jets (9-6) 31414031
Pass
T. Dilfer (TB), 15-2-38, 2 INT, 0 TD
N. O'Donnell (NYJ), 22-14-112, 1 INT, 0 TD
Rush
W. Dunn (TB), 23-88
A. Murrell (NYJ), 26-73, 1 TD
Rec
H. Copeland (TB), 1-8
K. Johnson (NYJ), 3-22
Sun 12/21 1234FINAL
Chicago (4-12) 070815
Tampa Bay (10-6) 14710031
Pass
E. Kramer (CHI), 19-12-82, 1 INT, 0 TD
T. Dilfer (TB), 18-10-94, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
D. Autry (CHI), 16-45, 1 TD
W. Dunn (TB), 16-119
Rec
R. Proehl (CHI), 4-41
K. Williams (TB), 4-47, 1 TD

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
R. Anthony (TB), 3-62
1997 NFC Divisional Playoff Game
Sun 1/4 1234FINAL
Tampa Bay (10-6) 00707
Green Bay (13-3) 760821
Pass
T. Dilfer (TB), 36-11-200, 2 INT, 0 TD
B. Favre (GB), 28-15-190, 2 INT, 1 TD
Rush
W. Dunn (TB), 18-64
D. Levens (GB), 25-112, 1 TD
Rec
H. Copeland (TB), 4-44
A. Freeman (GB), 4-75

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