The New England Patriots finished the regular season with a 10-6 record. They went 6-2 at home and 4-4 on the road. Including the playoffs, the New England Patriots went 11-7. Their final game was a loss in the Divisional Round to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The 1997 New England Patriots played in the East Division of the American Football Conference.
During the regular season, the 1997 New England Patriots went 7-1 against their AFC East opponents.
The Patriots won the AFC East in the 1997 season with a 10-6 record. The Dolphins finished 1 game back with a 9-7 record. The Jets finished 1 game back with a 9-7 record. The Bills finished 4 games back with a 6-10 record. The Colts finished 7 games back with a 3-13 record.
|Opponent||Record||Win Percentage %||Point Differential|
|New York Jets||1-1||50%||-2|
Among qualifying months, the 1997 New England Patriots had their best month in September, when they went 3-0 and were undefeated. Their worst month was October, when they went 1-3 and had a 25% win percentage.
|Month||Record||Win Percentage %||Point Differential|
Yes, the New England Patriots made the Playoffs in 1997. They won their first game against the Miami Dolphins in the Wild Card Round. They eventually lost against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Divisional Round.
The New England Patriots finished the regular season with a point differential of +80. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Patriots could have been expected to have about 10.3 wins, or a 10-6 record in the regular season.
In close, one-score games, the 1997 New England Patriots went 5-3. In games decided by a field goal or less, the Patriots went 4-1.
During the regular season, the 1997 New England Patriots went 1-1 in overtime games.
The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1997 New England Patriots was a 4 game winning streak.
The longest losing streak that the New England Patriots had during the 1997 regular season was 3 games, which happened once during the season.
= Playoff Team
Bold = Division Opponent
|1||Sun, Aug 31, 1997||vs San Diego Chargers||Win 41 - 7|
|2||Sun, Sep 7, 1997||@ Indianapolis Colts||Win 31 - 6|
|3||Sun, Sep 14, 1997||vs New York Jets||Win 27 - 24||OT|
|4||Sun, Sep 21, 1997||vs Chicago Bears||Win 31 - 3|
|6||Mon, Oct 6, 1997||@ Denver Broncos||Loss 13 - 34|
|7||Sun, Oct 12, 1997||vs Buffalo Bills||Win 33 - 6|
|8||Sun, Oct 19, 1997||@ New York Jets||Loss 19 - 24|
|9||Mon, Oct 27, 1997||vs Green Bay Packers||Loss 10 - 28|
|10||Sun, Nov 2, 1997||@ Minnesota Vikings||Loss 18 - 23|
|11||Sun, Nov 9, 1997||@ Buffalo Bills||Win 31 - 10|
|12||Sun, Nov 16, 1997||@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Loss 7 - 27|
|13||Sun, Nov 23, 1997||vs Miami Dolphins||Win 27 - 24|
|14||Sun, Nov 30, 1997||vs Indianapolis Colts||Win 20 - 17|
|15||Sun, Dec 7, 1997||@ Jacksonville Jaguars||Win 26 - 20|
|16||Sat, Dec 13, 1997||vs Pittsburgh Steelers||Loss 21 - 24||OT|
|17||Mon, Dec 22, 1997||@ Miami Dolphins||Win 14 - 12|
|WC Wild Card Round||Sun, Dec 28, 1997||vs Miami Dolphins||Win 17 - 3|
|Div Divisional Round||Sat, Jan 3, 1998||@ Pittsburgh Steelers||Loss 6 - 7|