1996 Denver Broncos Season
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1996 Denver Broncos Season

1996 Denver Broncos season
Head coachMike Shanahan
General managerJohn Beake
OwnerPat Bowlen
Home fieldMile High Stadium
Results
Record13-3
Division place1st AFC West
Playoff finishLost AFC Divisional Playoff (Jaguars) 27-30
Uniform
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Denver vs. Tampa Bay at Mile High Stadium, September 15, 1996

The 1996 Denver Broncos season was the franchise's 27th season in the National Football League, and the 37th overall. The Broncos finished the season with 13 wins and 3 losses, winning the AFC West and earning the top seed in the AFC Playoffs. They were defeated, however, by a score of 30-27 by the 9-7 Jacksonville Jaguars in the Divisional round. John Elway says that the Jaguars loss was probably the most embarrassing loss of his career up to that point, because they were the top seeded team in the NFL and were favored to win the Super Bowl by many.

Offseason

NFL Draft

1996 Denver Broncos draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 15 John Mobley  Linebacker Kutztown
2 44 Tory James *  Defensive back LSU
3 65 Detron Smith  Running back Texas A&M
3 78 Mark Campbell  Defensive tackle Florida
4 100 Jeff Lewis  Quarterback Northern Arizona
4 122 Darrius Johnson  Defensive back Oklahoma
5 159 Patrick Jeffers  Wide receiver Virginia
6 181 Tony Veland  Defensive back Nebraska
7 213 Leslie Ratliffe  Offensive tackle Tennessee
7 226 Chris Banks  Guard Kansas
7 235 L. T. Levine  Running back Kansas
7 236 Brian Gragert  Punter Wyoming
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

[1]

Personnel

Staff

Roster

[2]

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result TV Time (MT) TV Announcers Attendance
1 September 1, 1996 New York Jets W 31-6 NBC 2:00pm Charlie Jones & Randy Cross
70,595
2 September 8, 1996 at Seattle Seahawks W 30-20 NBC 2:00pm Charlie Jones & Randy Cross
43,671
3 September 15, 1996 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 27-23 TNT 6:00pm Verne Lundquist & Pat Haden
71,535
4 September 22, 1996 at Kansas City Chiefs L 17-14 NBC 11:00am Dick Enberg, Paul Maguire & Phil Simms
79,439
5 September 29, 1996 at Cincinnati Bengals W 14-10 NBC 11:00am Charlie Jones & Randy Cross
51,798
6 October 6, 1996 San Diego Chargers W 28-17 NBC 2:00pm Dick Enberg, Paul Maguire & Phil Simms
75,058
7 Bye
8 October 20, 1996 Baltimore Ravens W 45-34 NBC 2:00pm Jim Lampley & Bob Golic
70,453
9 October 27, 1996 Kansas City Chiefs W 34-7 NBC 2:00pm Marv Albert & Sam Wyche
75,652
10 November 4, 1996 at Oakland Raiders W 22-21 ABC 7:00pm Al Michaels, Frank Gifford & Dan Dierdorf
61,179
11 November 10, 1996 Chicago Bears W 17-12 FOX 2:00pm Kevin Harlan & Jerry Glanville
75,555
12 November 17, 1996 at New England Patriots W 34-8 NBC 11:00am Dick Enberg, Paul Maguire & Phil Simms
59,457
13 November 24, 1996 at Minnesota Vikings W 21-17 NBC 11:00am Marv Albert, Paul Maguire & Phil Simms
59,142
14 December 1, 1996 Seattle Seahawks W 34-7 NBC 2:00pm Tom Hammond & Bob Trumpy
74,982
15 December 8, 1996 at Green Bay Packers L 41-6 NBC 11:00am Dick Enberg, Paul Maguire & Phil Simms
60,712
16 December 15, 1996 Oakland Raiders W 24-19 NBC 2:00pm Dick Enberg, Paul Maguire & Phil Simms
75,466
17 December 22, 1996 at San Diego Chargers L 16-10 ESPN 6:00pm Mike Patrick & Joe Theismann
46,801

Standings

AFC West
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(1)Denver Broncos 13 3 0 .813 391 275 L1
Kansas City Chiefs 9 7 0 .563 297 300 L3
San Diego Chargers 8 8 0 .500 310 376 W1
Oakland Raiders 7 9 0 .438 340 293 L2
Seattle Seahawks 7 9 0 .438 317 376 W1

Playoffs

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Division January 4, 1997 Jacksonville Jaguars L 30-27
75,678

AFC Divisional Game vs Jacksonville Jaguars

Awards and records

Pro Bowl

QB John Elway

RB Terrell Davis

TE Shannon Sharpe

T Gary Zimmerman

DE Alfred Williams

DT Michael Perry

LB Bill Romanowski

S Steve Atwater

S Tyrone Braxton

AP Offensive Player of the Year - Terrell Davis

UPI AFL-AFC Offensive MVP - Terrell Davis (1996 was the last year this award was given out)

Terrell Davis sets Franchise rushing record For Carries (345) in a season and touchdown's rushing (13) in a season

Milestones

Terrell Davis reaches 1,000yds faster than any Denver Bronco running back in Franchise history

References

  1. ^ "1996 Denver Broncos Draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ "1996 Denver Broncos starters and roster". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014.

External links


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