1996 Carolina Panthers 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
12-4-0 1-1 5290 3389 1901 30 322 5499 3640 1859 43 294
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The Carolina Panthers' second season was in 1996, and it was the second season Dom Capers served as the head coach of the team. The Panthers played their home games at Ericsson Stadium. They finished the year 12-4-0 in the regular season, en route to winning the NFC West, and 1-1 in the playoffs, eventually losing to the Green Bay Packers 30-13. At the end of the season, Dom Capers was awarded with the Coach of the Year award.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 Atlanta Falcons 29-6
Week 2 @ New Orleans Saints 22-20
Week 4 San Francisco 49ers 23-7
Week 5 @ Jacksonville Jaguars 14-24
Week 6 @ Minnesota Vikings 12-14
Week 7 St. Louis Rams 45-13
Week 8 New Orleans Saints 19-7
Week 9 @ Philadelphia Eagles 9-20
Week 10 @ Atlanta Falcons 17-20
Week 11 New York Giants 27-17
Week 12 @ St. Louis Rams 20-10
Week 13 @ Houston Oilers 31-6
Week 14 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24-0
Week 15 @ San Francisco 49ers 30-24
Week 16 Baltimore Ravens 27-16
Week 17 Pittsburgh Steelers 18-14


Week Opponent Score Notes
Divisional Round Dallas Cowboys 26-17
Conference Championship @ Green Bay Packers 13-30

1996 Carolina Panthers Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Dom Capers Offensive Coordinator: Joe Pendry Defensive Coordinator: Vic Fangio Wide Receivers Coach: Richard Williamson Offensive Line Coach: Jim McNally Running Backs Coach: Chick Harris Tight Ends Coach: Don Breaux Assistant Offensive Line Coach: Blair Bush Offensive Quality Control Coach: John Shoop Defensive Line Coach: Ted Gill Linebackers Coach: Kevin Steele Outside Linebackers Coach: Bill Davis Defensive Backs Coach: George Catavolos Defensive Quality Control Coach: Greg Roman Special Teams Coach: Brad Seely Head Strength and Conditioning Coach: Chip Morton Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach: Greg Roman General Manager: Bill Polian Scouting Assistant: Tom Telesco