1996 Buffalo Bills 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 0-1 5427 3434 1993 40 313 5146 3293 1853 30 301
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The Buffalo Bills' thirty-seventh season was in 1996, and it was the eleventh season Marv Levy served as the head coach of the team. The Bills played their home games at Rich Stadium. They finished the year 10-6-0 in the regular season but they lost their first playoff game to the Jacksonville Jaguars 30-27. At the end of the season, Bruce Smith was awarded with the AP Defensive Player of the Year award.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ New York Giants 23-20
Week 2 New England Patriots 17-10
Week 3 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 6-24
Week 4 Dallas Cowboys 10-7
Week 6 Indianapolis Colts 16-13
Week 7 Miami Dolphins 7-21
Week 8 @ New York Jets 25-22
Week 9 @ New England Patriots 25-28
Week 10 Washington Redskins 38-13
Week 11 @ Philadelphia Eagles 24-17
Week 12 Cincinnati Bengals 31-17
Week 13 New York Jets 35-10
Week 14 @ Indianapolis Colts 10-13
Week 15 @ Seattle Seahawks 18-26
Week 16 @ Miami Dolphins 14-16
Week 17 Kansas City Chiefs 20-9


Week Opponent Score Notes
Wild Card Round Jacksonville Jaguars 27-30

1996 Buffalo Bills Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Marv Levy Assistant Head Coach: Elijah Pitts Offensive Coordinator: Tom Bresnahan Defensive Coordinator: Wade Phillips Quarterbacks Coach: Jim Shofner Wide Receivers Coach: Charlie Joiner Offensive Line Coach: Tom Bresnahan Running Backs Coach: Elijah Pitts Tight Ends Coach: Don Lawrence Defensive Line Coach: Dan Sekanovich Linebackers Coach: Ted Cottrell Defensive Backs Coach: Dick Roach Assistant Linebackers Coach: Chuck Lester Special Teams Coach: Bruce DeHaven Strength and Conditioning Coordinator: Rusty Jones Alumni Relations: Jerry Butler General Manager: John Butler Director of Player Development: Jerry Butler Administrative Assistant: Chuck Lester