New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins 10 to 24

Sunday, September 1, 1996, Week 1

The New England Patriots played the Miami Dolphins in Miami Gardens on Sunday, September 1, 1996, Week 1 of the 1996 season. The Dolphins won by a score of 24-10.


New England Patriots offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
229 200 29 4 16

Coaches

Head Coach: Bill Parcells Assistant Head Coach: Bill Belichick Offensive Coordinator: Ray Perkins Defensive Coordinator: Al Groh Quarterbacks Coach: Chris Palmer Wide Receivers Coach: Chris Palmer, Charlie Weis Offensive Line Coach: Fred Hoaglin Running Backs Coach: Maurice Carthon Tight Ends Coach: Mike Pope Defensive Line Coach: Romeo Crennel Linebackers Coach: Al Groh, Dante Scarnecchia Defensive Backs (Secondary) Coach: Bill Belichick Defensive Assistant Coach: Dante Scarnecchia Special Teams Coach: Mike Sweatman Strength and Conditioning Coach: Johnny Parker Owner: Robert Kraft


Miami Dolphins offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
322 176 146 1 19

Coaches

Head Coach: Jimmy Johnson Assistant Head Coach: Larry Beightol Offensive Coordinator: Gary Stevens Defensive Coordinator: George Hill Wide Receivers Coach: Larry Seiple Offensive Line Coach: Larry Beightol Assistant Offensive Line Coach: Rich McGeorge Running Backs Coach: Kippy Brown Tight Ends Coach: Pat Jones Offensive Assistant Coach: Jason Licht Defensive Line Coach: Cary Godette Linebackers Coach: George Hill Secondary Coach: Mel Phillips Defensive Nickel Package Coach: Bill Lewis Special Teams Coach: Mike Westhoff Quality Control Coach: Jason Licht Defensive Staff Assistant: Joel Collier Strength and Conditioning Coach: John Gamble Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach: Brad Roll Director of Player Development: John Gamble Assistant Athletic Trainer: Troy Maurer