1996 Detroit Lions 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
5-11-0 0-0 5013 3203 1810 26 317 5351 3344 2007 19 324
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The Detroit Lions' sixty-seventh season was in 1996, and it was the eighth season Wayne Fontes served as the head coach of the team. The Lions played their home games at Pontiac Silverdome. He was fired from the Lions on Friday, December 27, 1996. They finished the season 5-11-0, 4-4-0 at home and 1-7-0 on the road.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ Minnesota Vikings 13-17
Week 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21-6
Week 3 @ Philadelphia Eagles 17-24
Week 4 Chicago Bears 35-16
Week 5 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-0
Week 6 Atlanta Falcons 28-24
Week 7 @ Oakland Raiders 21-37
Week 9 New York Giants 7-35
Week 10 @ Green Bay Packers 18-28
Week 11 @ San Diego Chargers 21-27
Week 12 Seattle Seahawks 17-16
Week 13 @ Chicago Bears 14-31
Week 14 Kansas City Chiefs 24-28
Week 15 Minnesota Vikings 22-24
Week 16 Green Bay Packers 3-31
Week 17 @ San Francisco 49ers 14-24

1996 Detroit Lions Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Wayne Fontes Assistant Head Coach: Dave Levy Assistant Head Coach-Defense: John Teerlinck Offensive Coordinator: Tom Moore Defensive Coordinator: Jim Eddy Quarterbacks Coach: Greg Landry Wide Receivers Coach: Charlie Sanders Offensive Line Coach: Paul T. Boudreau Running Backs Coach: Maurice "Mo" Forte Tight Ends Coach: Steve Kazor Offensive Assistant Coach: Steve Kazor Linebackers Coach: Howard Tippett, Don Clemons Cornerbacks Coach: Don Clemons Defensive Backs Coach: John Fontes Defensive Assistant Coach: Bert Hill, Don Clemons Special Teams Coach: Frank Novak Strength and Conditioning Coach: Bert Hill General Manager: Chuck Schmidt Director of Pro Scouting: Kevin Colbert College Scout: Thomas Dimitroff, Rick Spielman Pro Scout: Rick Spielman