1996 Denver Broncos Season
Get 1996 Denver Broncos Season essential facts below. View Videos or join the 1996 Denver Broncos Season discussion. Add 1996 Denver Broncos Season to your PopFlock.com topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
1996 Denver Broncos Season

1996 Denver Broncos season
Denver Broncos wordmark (1968 - 1996).png
OwnerPat Bowlen
Head coachMike Shanahan
General managerJohn Beake
Home fieldMile High Stadium
Results
Record13-3
Division place1st AFC West
Playoff finishLost AFC Divisional Playoff (Jaguars) 27-30
Uniform
Broncos 1968-96 uniforms.png
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 a 13-3 record, winning the AFC West and earning the top seed in the AFC Playoffs.

In the playoffs, the Broncos were embarrassed by the 9-7 Jacksonville Jaguars 30-27 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. This was also the final year the Broncos wore their "Orange Crush" uniforms.

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 Record Venue Attendance Recap
1 September 1 New York Jets W 31-6 1-0 Mile High Stadium
70,595
Recap
2 September 8 at Seattle Seahawks W 30-20 2-0 Kingdome
43,671
Recap
3 September 15 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 27-23 3-0 Mile High Stadium
71,535
Recap
4 September 22 at Kansas City Chiefs L 14-17 3-1 Arrowhead Stadium
79,439
Recap
5 September 29 at Cincinnati Bengals W 14-10 4-1 Cinergy Field
51,798
Recap
6 October 6 San Diego Chargers W 28-17 5-1 Mile High Stadium
75,058
Recap
7 Bye
8 October 20 Baltimore Ravens W 45-34 6-1 Mile High Stadium
70,453
Recap
9 October 27 Kansas City Chiefs W 34-7 7-1 Mile High Stadium
75,652
Recap
10 November 4 at Oakland Raiders W 22-21 8-1 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
61,179
Recap
11 November 10 Chicago Bears W 17-12 9-1 Mile High Stadium
75,555
Recap
12 November 17 at New England Patriots W 34-8 10-1 Foxboro Stadium
59,457
Recap
13 November 24 at Minnesota Vikings W 21-17 11-1 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
59,142
Recap
14 December 1 Seattle Seahawks W 34-7 12-1 Mile High Stadium
74,982
Recap
15 December 8 at Green Bay Packers L 6-41 12-2 Lambeau Field
60,712
Recap
16 December 15 Oakland Raiders W 24-19 13-2 Mile High Stadium
75,466
Recap
17 December 22 at San Diego Chargers L 10-16 13-3 Jack Murphy Stadium
46,801
Recap

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

Postseason

Round Date Opponent (seed) Result Record Venue Attendance Recap
Divisional January 4, 1997 Jacksonville Jaguars (5) L 27-30 0-1 Mile High Stadium
75,678
Recap

AFC Divisional Playoffs: vs (5) 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


  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

1996_Denver_Broncos_season
 



 



 
Music Scenes