Football Card Sets (By Season)
1997 Football 6 Team Card Set
- One for Denver: Broncos finally win a Super Bowl in Elway-Favre showdown
- Two for 400: Broncos (472 points), Packers (422) in scoring explosion
- Three for 13: Green Bay, KC, SF all go 13-3
Carded teams: Denver (12-4), Green Bay (13-3), Kansas City (13-3), San Francisco (13-3), Pittsburgh (11-5), Jacksonville (11-5).
With its explosive 472-point attack, John Elway (3,635 yards and 27 TDs passing), Terrell Davis (1,750 yards and 15 TDs rushing) and WR Rod Smith (70-1180-12) and TE Shannon Sharpe (72-1107), Denver finally won its first Super Bowl after four one-sided losses … They had to overcome the 422-point offense of Green Bay, where Brett Favre led the NFL with 35 TD passes, Dorsey Levens ran for 1,435 yards and WRs Antonio Freeman (1,243 yards, 12 TDs) and Robert Brooks (1,010 yards, 7 TDs).
Defense counts, too, so don’t sleep on 13-3 San Francisco. The Niners had QB Steve Young’s (104.7 passer rating, 67.7% complete, 19 TDs, 6 INT), RB Garrison Hearst (1,019 yards rushing), WR Terrell Owens (60-936-8) and an even better defense: No. 1 in yards allowed, only 3.5 yards per rush, 25 interceptions and 54 sacks … OLB Derrick Thomas led Kansas City’s 54-sack defense.
Pittsburgh’s overtime victory against upstart Jacksonville (both 11-5) gave it the AFC Central Division title, as QB Kordell “Slash” Stewart Stewart passed for 21 TDs and ran for 11 more. Jerome Bettis bulldozed for 1,665 yards rushing and WR Yancey Thigpen had 1,398 yards receiving. The Jaguars’ Mark Brunell tied for the AFC’s top passer rating (91.2), throwing to 1,000-yard WRs Jimmy Smith (1,324) and Keenan McCardell (1,164).
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This is a 6-team card set. The entire 30-team 1997 NFL is available in the computer version.