New England Patriots at New York Giants 23 to 22

Saturday, December 21, 1996, Week 17

The New England Patriots played the New York Giants in East Rutherford on Saturday, December 21, 1996, Week 17 of the 1996 season. The Patriots won by a score of 23-22. With this game, the Giants finished the season 3-5-0 at home, while the Patriots finished 5-3-0 on the road for the 1996 season.

The Giants finished the season with a record of 6-10-0, while the Patriots finished the season at 11-5-0. Head Coach Dan Reeves was fired from the Giants on Tuesday, December 24, 1996.

New England Patriots offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
308 282 26 2 17


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 Coach: Bill Belichick Defensive Assistant Coach: Dante Scarnecchia Special Teams Coach: Mike Sweatman Strength and Conditioning Coach: Johnny Parker Owner: Robert Kraft Regional Scout: Chris Grier

New York Giants offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
296 199 97 1 17


Head Coach: Dan Reeves Offensive Coordinator: George Henshaw Defensive Coordinator: Mike Nolan Quarterbacks Coach: George Henshaw, Steve DeBerg Wide Receivers Coach: Dick Rehbein Offensive Line Coach: Pete Mangurian Running Backs Coach: George Sefcik Tight Ends Coach: James Daniel Offensive Quality Control Coach: Kerry Goode Defensive Line Coach: Earl Leggett Linebackers Coach: Don Blackmon, Dave Brazil Secondary Coach: Zaven Yaralian Defensive Quality Control Coach: Dave Brazil Special Teams Coach: Joe DeCamillis Strength and Conditioning Coach: Al Miller Strength Coach: Jim Williams Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach: Kerry Goode General Manager: George Young Scout: Roosevelt Brown, Ken Kavanaugh