1996 Kansas City Chiefs season

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1996 Kansas City Chiefs season
Head coach Marty Schottenheimer
Home field Arrowhead Stadium
Results
Record 9–7
Division place 2nd AFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers FB Kimble Anders
G Will Shields
LB Derrick Thomas
CB Dale Carter

The 1996 Kansas City Chiefs season resulted in a 9–7 record and second-place finish in the AFC West. Following the Chiefs' painful loss in the playoffs the year before, the Chiefs could not match their might from 1995. Despite having the team being predicted as eventual winners of Super Bowl XXXI by Sports Illustrated,[1] the team barely missed the playoffs.

Offseason[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

Main article: 1996 NFL draft
1996 Kansas City Chiefs draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 28 Jerome Woods *  Defensive back Memphis
2 58 Reggie Tongue  Defensive back Oregon State
3 68 John Browning  Defensive tackle West Virginia
4 98 Donnie Edwards *  Linebacker UCLA
5 135 Joe Horn *  Wide receiver Itawamba CC
6 176 Dietrich Jells  Wide receiver Pittsburgh
7 211 Ben Lynch  Center California
7 241 Jeff Smith  Center Tennessee
7 245 Darrell Williams  Defensive back Tennessee State
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1996 Kansas City Chiefs staff
Front office
  • Founder – Lamar Hunt
  • Chairman of the Board – Jack Steadman
  • President/General Manager/Chief Executive Officer – Carl Peterson
  • Executive Vice President/Assistant General Manager – Dennis Thum
  • Vice President of Player Personnel – Lynn Stiles
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Mark Hatley
  • Director of College Scouting – Terry Bradway

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Mike Stock
  • Assistant Special Teams – Woodrow Lowe

Strength and conditioning

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Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Network Kickoff (CT) Attendance
1 September 1, 1996 at Houston Oilers W 20–19 NBC 12:00pm
27,725
2 September 8, 1996 Oakland Raiders W 19–3 NBC 12:00pm
79,281
3 September 15, 1996 at Seattle Seahawks W 35–17 NBC 3:00pm
39,790
4 September 22, 1996 Denver Broncos W 17–14 NBC 12:00pm
79,439
5 September 29, 1996 at San Diego Chargers L 22–19 NBC 3:00pm
59,384
6 October 7, 1996 Pittsburgh Steelers L 17–7 ABC 8:00pm
79,189
7 Bye
8 October 17, 1996 Seattle Seahawks W 34–16 NBC 12:00pm
76,057
9 October 27, 1996 at Denver Broncos L 34–7 NBC 3:00pm
75,652
10 November 3, 1996 at Minnesota Vikings W 21–6 NBC 3:00pm
59,552
11 November 10, 1996 Green Bay Packers W 27–20 FOX 12:00pm
79,281
12 November 17, 1996 Chicago Bears W 14–10 FOX 12:00pm
76,762
13 November 24, 1996 San Diego Chargers L 28–14 NBC 12:00pm
69,472
14 November 28, 1996 at Detroit Lions W 28–24 NBC 11:30am
75,079
15 December 9, 1996 at Oakland Raiders L 26–7 NBC 3:00pm
57,082
16 December 15, 1996 Indianapolis Colts L 24–19 NBC 3:00pm
71,136
17 December 22, 1996 at Buffalo Bills L 20–9 NBC 12:00pm
68,671

Standings[edit]

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
Seattle Seahawks 7 9 0 .438 317 376 W1
Oakland Raiders 7 9 0 .438 340 293 L2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sports Illustrated, September 1996
  2. ^ "1996 Kansas City Chiefs draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ Kansas City Chiefs 1996 Media Guide. pp. 4–23.