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1996 Denver Broncos season

1996 Denver Broncos season
Head coach Mike Shanahan
General manager John Beake
Owner Pat Bowlen
Home field Mile High Stadium
Record 13–3
Division place 1st AFC West
Playoff finish Lost AFC Divisional Playoff
Previous season      Next season
< 1995      1997 >

The 1996 Denver Broncos season was the team's 37th year in professional football and its 27th with the National Football League. The Broncos finished the season with 13 wins and 3 losses, winning the AFC West and earning the top seed in the AFC Playoffs. They were defeated, however, by a score of 30-27 by the 9-7 Jacksonville Jaguars in the Divisional round.


NFL Draft

(1)-15 John Mobley OLB Kutztown

(2)-44 Tory James DB Louisiana State

(3)-65 Detron Smith RB Texas A&M

(3)-78 Mark Campbell DT Florida

(4)-100 Jeff Lewis QB Northern Arizona

(4)-122 Darrius Johnson DB Oklahoma

(5)-159 Patrick Jeffers WR Virginia

(6)-181 Tony Veland DB Nebraska

(7)-213 Leslie Ratliffe—Tennessee

(7)-226 Chris Banks G Kansas

(7)-235 L.T. Levine—Kansas

(7)-236 Brian Gragert—Wyoming





Regular season


Week Date Opponent Result TV Time Attendance
1 September 1, 1996 New York Jets W 31–6 NBC 2:05pm
2 September 8, 1996 at Seattle Seahawks W 30–20 NBC 2:15pm
3 September 15, 1996 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 27–23 TNT 6:15pm
4 September 22, 1996 at Kansas City Chiefs L 17–14 NBC 11:00am
5 September 29, 1996 at Cincinnati Bengals W 14–10 NBC 11:00am
6 October 6, 1996 San Diego Chargers W 28–17 NBC 2:05pm
7 Bye
8 October 20, 1996 Baltimore Ravens W 45–34 NBC 2:05pm
9 October 27, 1996 Kansas City Chiefs W 34–7 NBC 2:05pm
10 November 4, 1996 at Oakland Raiders W 22–21 ABC 7:00pm
11 November 10, 1996 Chicago Bears W 17–12 FOX 2:05pm
12 November 17, 1996 at New England Patriots W 34–8 NBC 11:00am
13 November 24, 1996 at Minnesota Vikings W 21–17 NBC 11:00am
14 December 1, 1996 Seattle Seahawks W 34–7 NBC 2:05pm
15 December 8, 1996 at Green Bay Packers L 41–6 NBC 11:00am
16 December 15, 1996 Oakland Raiders W 24–19 NBC 2:05pm
17 December 22, 1996 at San Diego Chargers L 16–10 ESPN 6:15pm


AFC West
Denver Broncos 13 3 0 .813 391 275
Kansas City Chiefs 9 7 0 .563 297 300
San Diego Chargers 8 8 0 .500 310 376
Oakland Raiders 7 9 0 .438 340 293
Seattle Seahawks 7 9 0 .438 317 376


Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Division January 4, 1997 Jacksonville Jaguars L 30–27

Awards and records

Pro Bowl

QB John Elway

RB Terrell Davis

TE Shannon Sharpe

T Gary Zimmerman

DE Alfred Williams

DT Michael Perry

LB Bill Romanowski

S Steve Atwater

S Tyrone Braxton

AP Offensive Player of the Year – Terrell Davis

UPI AFL-AFC Offensive MVP – Terrell Davis (1996 was the last year this award was given out)

Terrell Davis sets Franchise rushing record For Carries (345) in a season and touchdown's rushing (13) in a season


Terrell Davis reaches 1,000yds faster than any Denver Bronco running back in Franchise history


External links

  • Broncos on Pro Football Reference
  • Broncos Schedule on

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