1996 Denver Broncos season

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1996 Denver Broncos season
Head coach Mike Shanahan
General manager John Beake
Owner Pat Bowlen
Home field Mile High Stadium
Results
Record 13–3
Division place 1st AFC West
Playoff finish Lost Divisional Playoff (Jaguars 30-27)
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1995 1997 >
Denver vs. Tampa Bay at Mile High Stadium, September 15, 1996

The 1996 Denver Broncos season was the team's 37th year in professional football and its 27th with the National Football League. 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.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1996 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

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1996 Denver Broncos staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Rich Tuten
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Barney Chavous
  • Administrative Assistant/Strength and Conditioning – Greg Saporta

Roster[edit]

1996 Denver Broncos final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 2 Inactive, 2 Practice squad

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result TV Time Attendance
1 September 1, 1996 New York Jets W 31–6 NBC 2:05pm
70,595
2 September 8, 1996 at Seattle Seahawks W 30–20 NBC 2:15pm
43,671
3 September 15, 1996 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 27–23 TNT 6:15pm
71,535
4 September 22, 1996 at Kansas City Chiefs L 17–14 NBC 11:00am
79,439
5 September 29, 1996 at Cincinnati Bengals W 14–10 NBC 11:00am
51,798
6 October 6, 1996 San Diego Chargers W 28–17 NBC 2:05pm
75,058
7 Bye
8 October 20, 1996 Baltimore Ravens W 45–34 NBC 2:05pm
70,453
9 October 27, 1996 Kansas City Chiefs W 34–7 NBC 2:05pm
75,652
10 November 4, 1996 at Oakland Raiders W 22–21 ABC 7:00pm
61,179
11 November 10, 1996 Chicago Bears W 17–12 FOX 2:05pm
75,555
12 November 17, 1996 at New England Patriots W 34–8 NBC 11:00am
59,457
13 November 24, 1996 at Minnesota Vikings W 21–17 NBC 11:00am
59,142
14 December 1, 1996 Seattle Seahawks W 34–7 NBC 2:05pm
74,982
15 December 8, 1996 at Green Bay Packers L 41–6 NBC 11:00am
60,712
16 December 15, 1996 Oakland Raiders W 24–19 NBC 2:05pm
75,466
17 December 22, 1996 at San Diego Chargers L 16–10 ESPN 6:15pm
46,801

Standings[edit]

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

Playoffs[edit]

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

Awards and records[edit]

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[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1996 Denver Broncos Draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 

External links[edit]