1996 New England Patriots 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
11-5-0 2-1 6206 4428 1778 35 385 6130 4289 1841 40 351
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The New England Patriots' thirty-seventh season was in 1996, and it was the fourth season Bill Parcells served as the head coach of the team. The Patriots played their home games at Foxboro Stadium. They finished the year 11-5-0 in the regular season, en route to winning the AFC East, and 2-1 in the playoffs, eventually losing to the Green Bay Packers 35-21.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ Miami Dolphins 10-24
Week 2 @ Buffalo Bills 10-17
Week 3 Arizona Cardinals 31-0
Week 4 Jacksonville Jaguars 28-25
Week 6 @ Baltimore Ravens 46-38
Week 7 Washington Redskins 22-27
Week 8 @ Indianapolis Colts 27-9
Week 9 Buffalo Bills 28-25
Week 10 Miami Dolphins 42-23
Week 11 @ New York Jets 31-27
Week 12 Denver Broncos 8-34
Week 13 Indianapolis Colts 27-13
Week 14 @ San Diego Chargers 45-7
Week 15 New York Jets 34-10
Week 16 @ Dallas Cowboys 6-12
Week 17 @ New York Giants 23-22


Week Opponent Score Notes
Divisional Round Pittsburgh Steelers 28-3
Conference Championship Jacksonville Jaguars 20-6
Super Bowl vs. Green Bay Packers 21-35

1996 New England Patriots Coaching Staff

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