The Edmonton Eskimos’ 1997 Season

Season Summary

1997 Full Schedule and Results

Team Roster and Stats

Edmonton Eskimos 1997 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 1 1 0 2 33 49 W1 1-1-0
Regular Season 18 12 6 0 24 479 400 W4 4-2-0
Home 9 7 2 0 14 304 194 W2 5-1-0
Visitor 9 5 4 0 10 175 206 W2 2-4-0
Intra-division 10 6 4 0 12 252 257 W2 3-3-0
Inter-division 8 6 2 0 12 227 143 W2 4-2-0

Full 1997 League Standings

Edmonton Eskimos 1997 Opponent Appearances

Opponent@ EDMEDM @
BC Lions (3)1-1-0 (2)0-1-0 (1)
Calgary Stampeders (4)2-0-0 (2)1-1-0 (2)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2)1-0-0 (1)1-0-0 (1)
Montreal Alouettes (2)1-0-0 (1)1-0-0 (1)
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3)1-0-0 (1)1-1-0 (2)
Toronto Argonauts (2)0-1-0 (1)0-1-0 (1)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2)1-0-0 (1)1-0-0 (1)

Coaches

Head Coaches

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Assistant Coaches
  • Brad Miller – Defensive
  • Jim Hillies – Defensive front
  • Ron “R.D.” Lancaster, Jr. – Offensive
  • Gary Durchik – Offensive line
  • Scott Fawcett – Special teams

Edmonton Eskimos 1997 Attendance

  • Capacity: 60,081
  • High: 43,913
  • Avg: 31,894 (9 out of 9 games)
  • Variance over 1996 Avg: +2,077
  • Low: 26,010
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 53.09
  • Variance from League Avg: +10,602

More 1997 Attendance Numbers

Team Scoring

19971996 +/-
Average Combined Score 48.83 3.67 +
Average Winning Score 31.67 1.12 +
Average Losing Score 16.50 1.07 -
Average Home Score 33.78 8.00 +
Average Visitor Score 19.44 5.78 -
Average Margin of Victory 13.92 1.27 -
Average Margin of Loss 14.67 5.81 +

Stadium

  • 1997 home stadium: Commonwealth Stadium
  • Capacity: 60,081
  • Playing surface: Natural Grass
  • Previous stadium change: 1983 – Expansion

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Regular Season Scoring Summary by Quarter

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Edmonton 464389 8244126 623395 10455159 304 (33.8)175 (19.4)479 (26.6)
Opponent 494190 6376139 514192 314879 206 (22.9)194 (21.6)400 (22.2)

Lead/Trailed Record by Quarter

Home Visitor Total
Quarter Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record)
After 1st 4 (3-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (4-1-0) 4 (3-1-0) 2 (0-2-0) 3 (2-1-0) 8 (6-2-0) 2 (0-2-0) 8 (6-2-0)
After 2nd 6 (5-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (2-1-0) 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (1-4-0) 10 (9-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (3-5-0)
After 3rd 5 (4-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (3-1-0) 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (1-4-0) 9 (8-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 9 (4-5-0)
After 4th 6 (6-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 11 (11-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 6 (0-6-0)
After OT1 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0)

Edmonton Eskimos 1997 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 1 – Eric Blount
  • 1 – Danny McManus

Defensive Star

  • 2 – Glenn Rogers
  • 2 – Willie Pless
  • 1 – Kavis Reed

Lineman Star

  • 1 – Leo Groenewegen
  • 1 – Derek MacCready
Week Game Date Time (PDT ) Result Attendance TV
A 3 Sun. June 8 8:00 PM EDM 15 @ BC 32 L 10,284
B 8 Thu. June 19 6:30 PM SSK 17 @ EDM 18 W 32,291
1 9 Wed. June 25 6:30 PM EDM 23 @ CGY 22 W 24,868 TSN
2 15 Fri. July 4 6:30 PM EDM 24 @ SSK 18 W 25,751 TSN, RDS
3 18 Thu. July 10 7:00 PM BC 41 @ EDM 31 L 26,010 TSN
4 22 Thu. July 17 6:30 PM MTL 0 @ EDM 32 W 27,811
5 25 Thu. July 24 4:30 PM EDM 34 @ MTL 24 W 10,025 TSN, RDS, ESPN2
6 30 Thu. July 31 6:30 PM SSK 34 @ EDM 37 W 30,917
7 34 Thu. Aug. 7 6:30 PM WPG 11 @ EDM 45 W 29,293
8 37 Thu. Aug. 14 4:00 PM EDM 14 @ TOR 38 L 18,031 RDS, TSN
9 42 Thu. Aug. 21 6:30 PM HAM 24 @ EDM 28 W 26,960
10 47 Mon. Sept. 1 1:00 PM EDM 14 @ CGY 27 L 37,611 CBC
11 49 Fri. Sept. 5 6:30 PM CGY 20 @ EDM 24 W 43,913 TSN
12 54 Sat. Sept. 13 7:30 PM EDM 1 @ BC 27 L 25,088
13 58 Sat. Sept. 20 7:00 PM TOR 25 @ EDM 24 L 38,619 TSN
14 63 Sun. Sept. 28 1:00 PM EDM 15 @ SSK 29 L 29,361
15 68 Sun. Oct. 5 12:00 PM CGY 32 @ EDM 42 OT W 31,572 CBC
16 71 Sun. Oct. 12 11:00 AM EDM 20 @ WPG 2 W 18,524 CBC
17 75 Sun. Oct. 19 12:00 PM BC 7 @ EDM 41 W 31,958
18 78 Sat. Oct. 25 11:00 AM EDM 30 @ HAM 19 W 16,110 CBC, RDS
Playoffs Week 2 84 Sun. Nov. 9 12:45 PM SSK 31 @ EDM 30 L 38,258 CBC