1996 Detroit Lions season

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1996 Detroit Lions season
Head coach Wayne Fontes
General manager Chuck Schmidt
Owner William Clay Ford, Sr.
Home field Pontiac Silverdome
Results
Record 5–11
Division place 5th NFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Uniform
NFC-Throwback2-Uniform-DET.PNG
Timeline
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< 1995 1997 >

The 1996 Detroit Lions season was their 67th in the National Football League (NFL). The team failed to improve upon their previous season's output of 10–6 and missed the playoffs for the first time in four years.[1]

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1996 Detroit Lions staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator – Jim Eddy
  • Linebackers – Howard Tippett
  • Defensive Backs – John Fontes
  • Defensive Assistant/LBs and DBs – Don Clemons

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning/Special Teams Assistant – Bert Hill

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 1, 1996 at Minnesota Vikings L 17–13
52,972
2 September 8, 1996 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 21–6
54,229
3 September 15, 1996 at Philadelphia Eagles L 24–17
66,007
4 September 22, 1996 Chicago Bears W 35–16
70,022
5 September 29, 1996 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 27–0
34,961
6 October 6, 1996 Atlanta Falcons W 28–24
58,666
7 October 13, 1996 at Oakland Raiders L 37–21
50,037
8 Bye
9 October 27, 1996 New York Giants L 35–7
63,501
10 November 3, 1996 at Green Bay Packers L 28–18
60,695
11 November 11, 1996 at San Diego Chargers L 27–21
60,425
12 November 17, 1996 Seattle Seahawks W 17–16
51,194
13 November 24, 1996 at Chicago Bears L 31–14
55,864
14 November 28, 1996 Kansas City Chiefs L 28–24
75,079
15 December 8, 1996 Minnesota Vikings L 24–22
46,043
16 December 15, 1996 Green Bay Packers L 31–3
73,214
17 December 23, 1996 at San Francisco 49ers L 24–14
61,921

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

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