1996 Chicago Bears season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
1996 Chicago Bears season
Head coach Dave Wannstedt
Home field Soldier Field
Results
Record 7–9
Division place 3rd NFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1995 1997 >

The 1996 Chicago Bears season was their 77th regular season completed in the National Football League. The club posted a 7–9 record under head coach Dave Wannstedt. It was the club's first losing season since 1993 when it was Wannstedt's first season.

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1996 Chicago Bears staff
Front office
  • Chairman of the Board – Ed McCaskey
  • President/Chief Executive Officer – Michael McCaskey
  • Vice President of Player Personnel – Mark Hatley
  • Director of Player Personnel – Rod Graves

Head coaches

  • Head Coach – Dave Wannstedt
  • Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line – Tony Wise

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks – Ron Turner
  • Running Backs – Willie Peete
  • Wide Receivers – Ivan Fears
  • Tight Ends – Ted Plumb
Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers – Bob Slowik
  • Defensive Line – Clarence Brooks
  • Defensive Backs – Carlos Mainord
  • Defensive Assistant – Greg Schiano

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Physical Development Coordinator – Russ Riederer
  • Assistant Physical Development Coordinator – Steve Little

Roster[edit]

Chicago Bears 1996 roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

1996 Chicago Bears draft choices[edit]

Round Pick Name Position College
1 13 Walt Harris CB Mississippi State
2 52 Bobby Engram WR Penn State
4 116 Paul Grasmanis DT Notre Dame
5 152 Chris Villarrial OL Indiana (PA)
6 187 Jon Clark OL Temple
7 233 Marcus Keyes DL North Alabama
7 253 Michael Hicks RB South Carolina State

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result TV Time Attendance
1 September 2, 1996 Dallas Cowboys W 22–6 ABC 8:00pm
66,944
2 September 8, 1996 at Washington Redskins L 10–3 FOX 12:00pm
52,711
3 September 15, 1996 Minnesota Vikings L 20–14 FOX 12:00pm
61,301
4 September 22, 1996 at Detroit Lions L 35–16 FOX 3:15pm
70,022
5 September 29, 1996 Oakland Raiders W 19–17 NBC 12:00pm
57,062
6 October 6, 1996 Green Bay Packers L 37–6 FOX 12:00pm
65,480
7 October 13, 1996 at New Orleans Saints L 27–24 FOX 12:00pm
43,512
8 Bye
9 October 28, 1996 at Minnesota Vikings W 15–13 ABC 8:00pm
58,143
10 November 3, 1996 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 13–10 FOX 12:00pm
58,727
11 November 10, 1996 at Denver Broncos L 17–12 FOX 3:15pm
75,555
12 November 17, 1996 at Kansas City Chiefs L 14–10 FOX 12:00pm
76,752
13 November 24, 1996 Detroit Lions W 31–14 FOX 12:00pm
55,864
14 December 1, 1996 at Green Bay Packers L 28–17 FOX 12:00pm
59,682
15 December 8, 1996 St. Louis Rams W 35–9 FOX 12:00pm
45,075
16 December 14, 1996 San Diego Chargers W 27–14 NBC 3:15pm
49,763
17 December 22, 1996 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 34–19 FOX 12:00pm
51,572

Standings[edit]

NFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA
Green Bay Packers 13 3 0 .813 456 210
Minnesota Vikings 9 7 0 .563 298 315
Chicago Bears 7 9 0 .438 283 305
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6 10 0 .375 221 293
Detroit Lions 5 11 0 .313 302 368

External links[edit]