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1997 Carolina Panthers season
Head Coach Dom Capers
Home Field Ericsson Stadium
Record 7–9
Place 2nd NFC West
Playoff Finish did not qualify
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1996 1998

The 1997 Carolina Panthers season was the third season for the team in the National Football League. They tried to improve upon their 12-4 record in 1996, and make it to the playoffs for the second time in franchise history. The Panthers appeared on Monday Night Football for the first time in franchise history. The Panthers faced the Dallas Cowboys and won the game by a score of 23-13.[1]

1997 NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Name Position College
1 27 Rae CarruthWide receiverColorado
2 56 Mike MinterFree SafetyNebraska
3 87 Kinnon TatumLinebackerNotre Dame
4 122 Tarek SalehLinebackerWisconsin
6 187 Matt FinkesDefensive endOhio State
7 228 Kris MangumTight endMississippi



1997 Carolina Panthers staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches


Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Chip Morton
  • Strength and Conditioning Assistant – Greg Roman



1997 Carolina Panthers roster

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen


Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists

Practice Squad

Rookies in italics
Active, Inactive, Practice Squad


Date Week Opponent Result Stadium Record
8/31/1997 1 Washington Redskins L 10-24 Ericsson Stadium 0-1
9/7/1997 2 Atlanta Falcons W 9-6 Georgia Dome 1-1
9/14/1997 3 San Diego Chargers W 26-7 Qualcomm Stadium 2-1
9/21/1997 4 Kansas City Chiefs L 14-35 Ericsson Stadium 2-2
9/29/1997 5 San Francisco 49ers L 21-34 Ericsson Stadium 2-3
10/5/1997 6 Bye
10/12/1997 7 Minnesota Vikings L 14-21 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 2-4
10/19/1997 8 New Orleans Saints W 13-0 Louisiana Superdome 3-4
10/26/1997 9 Atlanta Falcons W 21-12 Ericsson Stadium 4-4
11/2/1997 10 Oakland Raiders W 38-14 Ericsson Stadium 5-4
11/9/1997 11 Denver Broncos L 0-34 Mile High Stadium 5-5
11/16/1997 12 San Francisco 49ers L 19-27 3Com Park 5-6
11/23/2997 13 St. Louis Rams W 16-10 Trans World Dome 6-6
11/30/1997 14 New Orleans Saints L 13-16 Ericsson Stadium 6-7
12/8/1997 15 Dallas Cowboys W 23-13 Texas Stadium 7-7
12/14/1997 16 Green Bay Packers L 10-31 Ericsson Stadium 7-8
12/20/1997 17 St. Louis Rams L 18-30 Ericsson Stadium 7-9


NFC West
San Francisco 49ers 1330.813375265
Carolina Panthers 790.438265314
Atlanta Falcons 790.438320361
New Orleans Saints 6100.375237327
St. Louis Rams 5110.313299359


  1. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 373
  2. "Assistant Coaches". Retrieved February 11, 2010.
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