1996 Pittsburgh Steelers schedule

Season statistics

Offense Defense
Record Playoff record Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
10-6-0 1-1 5760 3107 2653 38 332 4854 3204 1650 44 311
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The Pittsburgh Steelers' sixty-third season was in 1996, and it was the fifth season Bill Cowher served as the head coach of the team. The Steelers played their home games at Three Rivers Stadium. They finished the year 10-6-0 in the regular season, en route to winning the Central, and 1-1 in the playoffs, eventually losing to the New England Patriots 28-3. At the end of the season, Jerome Bettis was awarded with the Comeback Player of the Year award.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ Jacksonville Jaguars 9-24
Week 2 Baltimore Ravens 31-17
Week 3 Buffalo Bills 24-6
Week 5 Houston Oilers 30-16
Week 6 @ Kansas City Chiefs 17-7
Week 7 Cincinnati Bengals 20-10
Week 8 @ Houston Oilers 13-23
Week 9 @ Atlanta Falcons 20-17
Week 10 St. Louis Rams 42-6
Week 11 @ Cincinnati Bengals 24-34
Week 12 Jacksonville Jaguars 28-3
Week 13 @ Miami Dolphins 24-17
Week 14 @ Baltimore Ravens 17-31
Week 15 San Diego Chargers 16-3
Week 16 San Francisco 49ers 15-25
Week 17 @ Carolina Panthers 14-18


Week Opponent Score Notes
Wild Card Round Indianapolis Colts 42-14
Divisional Round @ New England Patriots 3-28

1996 Pittsburgh Steelers Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Bill Cowher Offensive Coordinator: Chan Gailey Defensive Coordinator: Dick LeBeau Special Teams Coordinator: Ron Zook Wide Receivers Coach: David Culley Offensive Line Coach: Kent Stephenson Running Backs Coach: Dick Hoak Tight Ends Coach: Mike Mularkey Defensive Line Coach: John Mitchell Linebackers Coach: Mike Archer Defensive Backs Coach: Tim Lewis Defensive Assistant Coach: Lou Spanos Conditioning Coordinator: Chet Fuhrman General Manager: Tom Donahoe Player Development: Anthony Griggs Player Personnel Assistant: John Wojciechowski Administrative Assistant: Lou Spanos Assistant Athletic Trainer: Rick Burkholder