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1996 Miami Dolphins

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8-8-0, Finished 4th in AFC East Division  · 1996 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 0.3, Offense: 0.6, Defense: -0.4, SoS: -0.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 339 points (21.2/g), 13th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 325 points (20.3/g), 17th.
 Differential of 14 points (0.9/g), 13th.  Expected W-L: 8.4-7.6.

Coach: Jimmy Johnson (8-8-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Gary Stevens
 Defensive Coordinator: George Hill

Stadium: Pro Player Stadium
 Training Camp: Nova Southeastern University (Davie, Florida)

Team Info

Principal Owner Wayne Huizenga
Head Coach/Player Personnel Jimmy Johnson
General Manager Eddie Jones
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing Average Drive
PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD #Dr Sc% TO% Start Time Plays Yds Pts
Team Offense 339 5165 1000 5.2 24 13 29 294 300 504 3543 22 11 6.6 173 460 1622 14 3.5 92 Opp 0.0 0:00
Team Defense 325 5191 987 5.3 36 16 24 306 337 539 3655 29 20 6.3 191 411 1536 10 3.7 91 Opp 0.0 0:00
Lg Rank Offense 13 14 2 14 17 20 11 12 1 3 15 19 10 21 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Lg Rank Defense 17 17 6 4 19 19 24 29 12 25 5 7 9 12 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense Expected Points
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO Offense Defense Sp. Tms
1 Sun September 1 boxscore W 1-0 New England Patriots 24 10 19 322 176 146 1 16 229 200 29 4
2 Sun September 8 boxscore W 2-0 @ Arizona Cardinals 38 10 26 331 203 128 1 13 203 176 27 4
3 Sun September 15 boxscore W 3-0 New York Jets 36 27 20 445 251 194 2 20 378 304 74 3
4 Mon September 23 boxscore L 3-1 @ Indianapolis Colts 6 10 12 190 162 28 20 277 106 171 1
5 Bye Week
6 Sun October 6 boxscore L 3-2 Seattle Seahawks 15 22 17 299 214 85 3 12 358 299 59 3
7 Sun October 13 boxscore W 4-2 @ Buffalo Bills 21 7 15 239 176 63 17 296 191 105 4
8 Sun October 20 boxscore L 4-3 @ Philadelphia Eagles 28 35 18 347 254 93 1 21 419 223 196 1
9 Sun October 27 boxscore L 4-4 Dallas Cowboys 10 29 10 221 173 48 3 27 482 359 123
10 Sun November 3 boxscore L 4-5 @ New England Patriots 23 42 22 430 315 115 3 28 468 409 59 4
11 Sun November 10 boxscore W 5-5 Indianapolis Colts 37 13 19 307 193 114 15 293 260 33 2
12 Sun November 17 boxscore W 6-5 @ Houston Oilers 23 20 17 303 209 94 2 17 261 164 97 1
13 Mon November 25 boxscore L 6-6 Pittsburgh Steelers 17 24 15 312 237 75 1 23 381 239 142 3
14 Sun December 1 boxscore L 6-7 @ Oakland Raiders 7 17 21 315 281 34 4 20 314 158 156 1
15 Sun December 8 boxscore L 6-8 New York Giants 7 17 15 294 191 103 2 21 280 149 131 1
16 Mon December 16 boxscore W 7-8 Buffalo Bills 16 14 22 394 249 145 15 274 223 51 2
17 Sun December 22 boxscore W 8-8 @ New York Jets 31 28 26 416 259 157 1 21 278 195 83 2

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
13 Dan Marino 35 QB 13 13 7-6-0 221 373 59.2 2795 17 4.6 9 2.4 74 7.5 7.3 12.6 215.0 87.8 18 131 6.81 6.65 4.6 0 1
7 Craig Erickson 27 qb 7 3 1-2-0 55 99 55.6 780 4 4.0 2 2.0 61 7.9 7.8 14.2 111.4 86.3 11 72 6.44 6.35 10.0
19 Bernie Kosar 33 3 0 24 32 75.0 208 1 3.1 0 0.0 20 6.5 7.1 8.7 69.3 102.1 6 34 4.58 5.11 15.8
33 Karim Abdul-Jabbar 22 RB 16 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 -3.00 -3.00 100.0
Team Total 26.7 16 8-8-0 300 504 59.5 3783 22 4.4 11 2.2 74 7.5 7.4 12.6 236.4 88.4 36 240 6.56 6.46 6.7 0 1
Opp Total 16 337 539 62.5 3888 29 5.4 20 3.7 7.2 6.62 11.5 243.0 86.7 37 233 6.3 5.8 6.4

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
33 Karim Abdul-Jabbar 22 RB 16 14 307 1116 11 29 3.6 69.8 19.2 1 23 139 6.0 0 23 1.4 8.7 1255 11 4
40 Irving Spikes 26 KR 15 1 87 316 3 49 3.6 21.1 5.8 0 8 81 10.1 1 19 0.5 5.4 397 4 1
30 Bernie Parmalee 29 16 0 25 80 0 17 3.2 5.0 1.6 0 21 189 9.0 0 17 1.3 11.8 269 0 1
7 Craig Erickson 27 qb 7 3 11 16 0 12 1.5 2.3 1.6 16 0 4
13 Dan Marino 35 QB 13 13 11 -3 0 7 -0.3 -0.2 0.8 -3 0 4
36 Stanley Pritchett 23 FB 16 16 7 27 0 16 3.9 1.7 0.4 2 33 354 10.7 2 74 2.1 22.1 381 2 3
32 Jerris McPhail 24 rb 9 1 6 28 0 10 4.7 3.1 0.7 0 20 282 14.1 0 52 2.2 31.3 310 0 2
81 O.J. McDuffie 27 PR/WR 16 16 2 7 0 7 3.5 0.4 0.1 74 918 12.4 8 36 4.6 57.4 925 8 6
49 Robert Wilson 27 15 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 2 5 2.5 1 3 0.1 0.3 5 1 0
53 Larry Izzo 22 16 0 1 26 0 26 26.0 1.6 0.1 26 0 0
17 John Kidd 35 P 16 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.2 0.1 3 0 0
19 Bernie Kosar 33 3 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 2.0 0.3 6 0 0
80 Fred Barnett 30 WR 9 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 36 562 15.6 3 66 4.0 62.4 562 3 1
84 Troy Drayton 26 TE 10 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 26 320 12.3 0 51 2.6 32.0 320 0 0
89 Randal Hill 27 wr 14 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 21 409 19.5 4 61 1.5 29.2 409 4 1
85 Lamar Thomas 26 wr 9 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 10 166 16.6 1 34 1.1 18.4 166 1 0
83 Scott Miller 28 wr 12 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 9 116 12.9 0 22 0.8 9.7 116 0 0
88 Charles Jordan 27 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 7 152 21.7 0 43 1.2 25.3 152 0 0
41 Keith Byars 33 rb 4 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 5 40 8.0 0 16 1.3 10.0 40 0 0
84 Brett Carolan 25 te 6 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 4 48 12.0 1 21 0.7 8.0 48 1 0
82 Frank Wainright 29 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 2 2.0 1 2 0.1 0.1 2 1 0
Team Total 26.7 16 460 1622 14 49 3.5 101.4 28.8 7 300 3783 12.6 22 74 18.8 236.4 5405 36 31
Opp Total 16 411 1536 10 3.7 96.0 25.7 337 3655 10.8 29 21.1 228.4 5191 39 29

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
40 Irving Spikes 26 KR 15 1 28 681 0 59 24.3 1078
81 O.J. McDuffie 27 PR/WR 16 16 22 212 0 19 9.6 1137
32 Jerris McPhail 24 rb 9 1 15 335 0 40 22.3 645
87 Kirby Dar Dar 24 11 0 7 132 0 25 18.9 132
27 Terrell Buckley 25 LCB 16 16 3 24 0 13 8.0 1 48 0 48 48.0 72
88 Charles Jordan 27 6 0 4 81 0 22 20.3 233
89 Randal Hill 27 wr 14 5 2 4 0 4 2.0 413
83 Scott Miller 28 wr 12 1 1 15 0 15 15.0 131
54 Zach Thomas 23 MLB 16 16 1 17 0 17 17.0 24
82 Frank Wainright 29 16 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 12
49 Robert Wilson 27 15 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 17
Team Total 26.7 16 26 251 0 19 9.7 60 1320 0 59 22.0 6988
Opp Total 16 48 368 0 7.7 48 1058 0 22.0

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
17 John Kidd 35 P 16 0 78 3611 63 0 46.3
6 Joe Nedney 23 K 16 0 1 1 7 7 11 7 8 3 2 29 18 62.1% 36 35 97.2%
Team Total 26.7 16 1 1 7 7 11 7 8 3 2 29 18 62.1% 36 35 97.2% 78 3611 63 0 46.3
Opp Total 16 17 13 76.5% 39 38 97.4% 75 3285 43.8

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
54 Zach Thomas 23 MLB 16 16 3 64 1 27 0 2 0 2 7 0 2.0 120 34
22 Shawn Wooden 23 FS/ss 16 11 2 15 0 15 0 0 0 2 0 0 54 13
38 Calvin Jackson 24 RCB 16 15 3 82 1 61 0 0 1 0 0 0 1.5 52 10
25 Louis Oliver 30 SS 16 12 3 110 0 60 0 0 1 5 7 0 43 22
27 Terrell Buckley 25 LCB 16 16 6 164 1 91 0 2 1 2 0 0 46 7
50 Dwight Hollier 27 LLB 16 15 1 11 0 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 43 12
95 Tim Bowens 23 RDT 16 16 2 0 1 0 0 3.0 41 7
55 Chris Singleton 29 RLB 14 13 37 12
94 Steve Emtman 26 de 13 4 2 0 1 0 0 2.0 33 7
96 Danny Stubbs 31 RDE 16 15 2 0 0 0 0 9.0 32 3
93 Trace Armstrong 31 LDE 16 9 3 0 2 0 0 12.0 22 11
75 Shane Burton 22 lde 16 8 0 0 1 0 0 3.0 26 3
92 Daryl Gardener 23 LDT 16 12 0 0 1 0 0 1.0 23 9
31 Sean Hill 25 fs 12 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 10 1 1.0 22 6
28 Gene Atkins 32 fs 5 5 16 4
51 Anthony Harris 23 lb 7 3 0 0 1 0 0 15 4
37 J.B. Brown 29 db 14 1 1 29 0 29 0 1 0 0 0 0 14 0
23 Robert Bailey 28 14 0 1.0 10 0
34 Tim Jacobs 26 12 0 2 0 0 0 0 10 1
97 Aaron Jones 30 8 0 4 6
35 Michael Stewart 31 9 0 5 1
81 O.J. McDuffie 27 PR/WR 16 16 0 6 3 0 0
98 Norman Hand 24 9 0 0 0 1 8 0 0.5 2 3
7 Craig Erickson 27 qb 7 3 0 4 3 -3 0
13 Dan Marino 35 QB 13 13 0 4 1 -3 0
33 Karim Abdul-Jabbar 22 RB 16 14 0 4 0 0 0
36 Stanley Pritchett 23 FB 16 16 0 3 1 0 0
32 Jerris McPhail 24 rb 9 1 0 2 1 0 0
58 O.J. Brigance 27 12 0 1 0
53 Larry Izzo 22 16 0 1 0
80 Fred Barnett 30 WR 9 7 0 1 0 0 0
84 Troy Drayton 26 TE 10 10 0 0 1 0 0
89 Randal Hill 27 wr 14 5 0 1 0 0 0
83 Scott Miller 28 wr 12 1 0 0 1 0 1
30 Bernie Parmalee 29 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
61 Tim Ruddy 24 C 16 16 0 1 0 -14 0
40 Irving Spikes 26 KR 15 1 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.7 16 20 475 3 91 0 17 31 31 12 2 37.0 672 175
Opp Total 16 29 13 36

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
6 Joe Nedney 23 K 16 0 35 18 89
33 Karim Abdul-Jabbar 22 RB 16 14 11 11 66
81 O.J. McDuffie 27 PR/WR 16 16 8 8 48
89 Randal Hill 27 wr 14 5 4 4 24
40 Irving Spikes 26 KR 15 1 3 1 4 24
80 Fred Barnett 30 WR 9 7 3 3 18
36 Stanley Pritchett 23 FB 16 16 2 2 12
27 Terrell Buckley 25 LCB 16 16 1 1 6
84 Brett Carolan 25 te 6 2 1 1 6
31 Sean Hill 25 fs 12 5 1 1 6
38 Calvin Jackson 24 RCB 16 15 1 1 6
83 Scott Miller 28 wr 12 1 1 1 6
85 Lamar Thomas 26 wr 9 3 1 1 6
54 Zach Thomas 23 MLB 16 16 1 1 6
82 Frank Wainright 29 16 0 1 1 6
49 Robert Wilson 27 15 0 1 1 6
84 Troy Drayton 26 TE 10 10 1 2
Team Total 26.7 16 14 22 2 3 41 1 35 18 1 339
Opp Total 16 10 29 1 1 1 38 13 325

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1996-09-01 NWE W, 24-10 1 10 fumble Sean Hill 10 yard fumble return (Joe Nedney kick)
2 1996-09-01 NWE W, 24-10 2 3 rush Karim Abdul-Jabbar 3 yard rush (Joe Nedney kick)
3 1996-09-01 NWE W, 24-10 3 0 fumble Scott Miller 0 yard fumble return (Joe Nedney kick)
4 1996-09-08 @ ARI W, 38-10 1 3 rush Karim Abdul-Jabbar 3 yard rush (Joe Nedney kick)
5 1996-09-08 @ ARI W, 38-10 2 3 rush Karim Abdul-Jabbar 3 yard rush (Joe Nedney kick)
6 1996-09-08 @ ARI W, 38-10 2 20 pass Lamar Thomas 20 yard pass from Dan Marino (Joe Nedney kick)
7 1996-09-08 @ ARI W, 38-10 3 1 rush Irving Spikes 1 yard rush (Joe Nedney kick)
8 1996-09-08 @ ARI W, 38-10 4 5 pass O.J. McDuffie 5 yard pass from Dan Marino (Joe Nedney kick)
9 1996-09-15 NYJ W, 36-27 2 74 pass Stanley Pritchett 74 yard pass from Dan Marino (Joe Nedney kick)
10 1996-09-15 NYJ W, 36-27 2 4 rush Karim Abdul-Jabbar 4 yard rush (Joe Nedney kick)
11 1996-09-15 NYJ W, 36-27 3 2 pass Frank Wainright 2 yard pass from Dan Marino
12 1996-09-15 NYJ W, 36-27 3 12 pass Brett Carolan 12 yard pass from Dan Marino (pass failed)
13 1996-09-15 NYJ W, 36-27 4 7 rush Karim Abdul-Jabbar 7 yard rush (Joe Nedney kick)
14 1996-10-06 SEA L, 15-22 2 33 pass Randal Hill 33 yard pass from Craig Erickson (run failed)
15 1996-10-06 SEA L, 15-22 3 2 rush Irving Spikes 2 yard rush (run failed)
16 1996-10-13 @ BUF W, 21-7 2 3 rush Karim Abdul-Jabbar 3 yard rush (Joe Nedney kick)
17 1996-10-13 @ BUF W, 21-7 3 1 rush Irving Spikes 1 yard rush (Joe Nedney kick)
18 1996-10-13 @ BUF W, 21-7 4 91 interception Terrell Buckley 91 yard interception return (Joe Nedney kick)
19 1996-10-20 @ PHI L, 28-35 2 6 pass Randal Hill 6 yard pass from Craig Erickson (Troy Drayton pass from Craig Erickson)
20 1996-10-20 @ PHI L, 28-35 4 24 pass O.J. McDuffie 24 yard pass from Craig Erickson (Joe Nedney kick)
21 1996-10-20 @ PHI L, 28-35 4 17 pass O.J. McDuffie 17 yard pass from Bernie Kosar (Joe Nedney kick)
22 1996-10-27 DAL L, 10-29 2 16 pass Stanley Pritchett 16 yard pass from Dan Marino (Joe Nedney kick)
23 1996-11-03 @ NWE L, 23-42 1 3 rush Karim Abdul-Jabbar 3 yard rush (Joe Nedney kick)
24 1996-11-03 @ NWE L, 23-42 2 3 rush Karim Abdul-Jabbar 3 yard rush (Joe Nedney kick)
25 1996-11-03 @ NWE L, 23-42 4 29 pass O.J. McDuffie 29 yard pass from Craig Erickson (pass failed)
26 1996-11-10 IND W, 37-13 1 12 pass O.J. McDuffie 12 yard pass from Dan Marino (Joe Nedney kick)
27 1996-11-10 IND W, 37-13 2 1 rush Karim Abdul-Jabbar 1 yard rush (Joe Nedney kick)
28 1996-11-10 IND W, 37-13 2 15 pass Fred Barnett 15 yard pass from Dan Marino (Joe Nedney kick)
29 1996-11-10 IND W, 37-13 3 12 pass Fred Barnett 12 yard pass from Dan Marino (Joe Nedney kick)
30 1996-11-10 IND W, 37-13 3 3 rush Karim Abdul-Jabbar 3 yard rush (Joe Nedney kick)
31 1996-11-17 @ HOU W, 23-20 2 10 pass Irving Spikes 10 yard pass from Dan Marino (Joe Nedney kick)
32 1996-11-17 @ HOU W, 23-20 4 26 interception Zach Thomas 26 yard interception return (Joe Nedney kick)
33 1996-11-25 PIT L, 17-24 1 2 pass O.J. McDuffie 2 yard pass from Dan Marino (Joe Nedney kick)
34 1996-11-25 PIT L, 17-24 2 61 interception Calvin Jackson 61 yard interception return (Joe Nedney kick)
35 1996-12-01 @ OAK L, 7-17 4 4 pass Randal Hill 4 yard pass from Dan Marino (Joe Nedney kick)
36 1996-12-08 NYG L, 7-17 1 3 pass Robert Wilson 3 yard pass from Dan Marino (Joe Nedney kick)
37 1996-12-16 BUF W, 16-14 4 5 pass O.J. McDuffie 5 yard pass from Dan Marino (Joe Nedney kick)
38 1996-12-22 @ NYJ W, 31-28 2 1 pass O.J. McDuffie 1 yard pass from Dan Marino (Joe Nedney kick)
39 1996-12-22 @ NYJ W, 31-28 3 33 pass Fred Barnett 33 yard pass from Dan Marino (Joe Nedney kick)
40 1996-12-22 @ NYJ W, 31-28 3 17 rush Karim Abdul-Jabbar 17 yard rush (Joe Nedney kick)
41 1996-12-22 @ NYJ W, 31-28 4 50 pass Randal Hill 50 yard pass from Dan Marino (Joe Nedney kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1996-09-01 NWE L, 10-24 3 29 pass Ben Coates 29 yard pass from Drew Bledsoe (Adam Vinatieri kick)
2 1996-09-08 @ ARI L, 10-38 3 1 pass Cedric Smith 1 yard pass from Kent Graham (Greg Davis kick)
3 1996-09-15 NYJ L, 27-36 2 100 interception Aaron Glenn 100 yard interception return (Nick Lowery kick)
4 1996-09-15 NYJ L, 27-36 2 30 pass Webster Slaughter 30 yard pass from Neil O'Donnell (Nick Lowery kick)
5 1996-09-15 NYJ L, 27-36 4 78 pass Jeff Graham 78 yard pass from Neil O'Donnell (run failed)
6 1996-09-15 NYJ L, 27-36 4 29 pass Keyshawn Johnson 29 yard pass from Neil O'Donnell (Nick Lowery kick)
7 1996-09-23 @ IND W, 10-6 2 1 pass Ken Dilger 1 yard pass from Jim Harbaugh (Cary Blanchard kick)
8 1996-10-06 SEA W, 22-15 1 65 pass Joey Galloway 65 yard pass from John Friesz (Todd Peterson kick)
9 1996-10-06 SEA W, 22-15 2 51 pass Joey Galloway 51 yard pass from John Friesz (Todd Peterson kick)
10 1996-10-06 SEA W, 22-15 4 80 pass Brian Blades 80 yard pass from John Friesz (Lamar Smith run)
11 1996-10-13 @ BUF L, 7-21 3 19 rush Thurman Thomas 19 yard rush (Steve Christie kick)
12 1996-10-20 @ PHI W, 35-28 1 38 pass Irving Fryar 38 yard pass from Ty Detmer (Gary Anderson kick)
13 1996-10-20 @ PHI W, 35-28 1 2 pass Irving Fryar 2 yard pass from Ty Detmer (Gary Anderson kick)
14 1996-10-20 @ PHI W, 35-28 2 12 pass Irving Fryar 12 yard pass from Ty Detmer (Gary Anderson kick)
15 1996-10-20 @ PHI W, 35-28 3 36 pass Irving Fryar 36 yard pass from Ty Detmer (Gary Anderson kick)
16 1996-10-20 @ PHI W, 35-28 4 49 rush Ricky Watters 49 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
17 1996-10-27 DAL W, 29-10 3 4 pass Eric Bjornson 4 yard pass from Troy Aikman (Chris Boniol kick)
18 1996-10-27 DAL W, 29-10 3 2 pass Michael Irvin 2 yard pass from Troy Aikman
19 1996-10-27 DAL W, 29-10 4 10 pass Emmitt Smith 10 yard pass from Troy Aikman (Chris Boniol kick)
20 1996-11-03 @ NWE W, 42-23 1 1 rush Curtis Martin 1 yard rush (Adam Vinatieri kick)
21 1996-11-03 @ NWE W, 42-23 2 1 rush Curtis Martin 1 yard rush (Adam Vinatieri kick)
22 1996-11-03 @ NWE W, 42-23 3 23 pass Ben Coates 23 yard pass from Drew Bledsoe (Adam Vinatieri kick)
23 1996-11-03 @ NWE W, 42-23 4 84 pass Ben Coates 84 yard pass from Drew Bledsoe (Adam Vinatieri kick)
24 1996-11-03 @ NWE W, 42-23 4 5 pass Sam Gash 5 yard pass from Drew Bledsoe (Adam Vinatieri kick)
25 1996-11-03 @ NWE W, 42-23 4 2 rush Curtis Martin 2 yard rush (Adam Vinatieri kick)
26 1996-11-10 IND L, 13-37 4 16 pass Sean Dawkins 16 yard pass from Paul Justin (Cary Blanchard kick)
27 1996-11-17 @ HOU L, 20-23 1 18 pass Derek Russell 18 yard pass from Chris Chandler (Al Del Greco kick)
28 1996-11-17 @ HOU L, 20-23 1 15 pass Frank Wycheck 15 yard pass from Chris Chandler (Al Del Greco kick)
29 1996-11-25 PIT W, 24-17 2 5 rush Tim Lester 5 yard rush (Norm Johnson kick)
30 1996-11-25 PIT W, 24-17 3 5 rush Kordell Stewart 5 yard rush (Norm Johnson kick)
31 1996-11-25 PIT W, 24-17 4 20 pass Ernie Mills 20 yard pass from Mike Tomczak (Norm Johnson kick)
32 1996-12-01 @ OAK W, 17-7 2 6 rush Derrick Fenner 6 yard rush (Cole Ford kick)
33 1996-12-01 @ OAK W, 17-7 2 22 pass Tim Brown 22 yard pass from Jeff Hostetler (Cole Ford kick)
34 1996-12-08 NYG W, 17-7 1 4 rush Rodney Hampton 4 yard rush (Brad Daluiso kick)
35 1996-12-08 NYG W, 17-7 2 1 pass Howard Cross 1 yard pass from Dave Brown (Brad Daluiso kick)
36 1996-12-16 BUF L, 14-16 2 67 pass Andre Reed 67 yard pass from Jim Kelly (Steve Christie kick)
37 1996-12-16 BUF L, 14-16 4 16 pass Eric Moulds 16 yard pass from Jim Kelly (Steve Christie kick)
38 1996-12-22 @ NYJ L, 28-31 1 62 fumble Hugh Douglas 62 yard fumble return (Nick Lowery kick)
39 1996-12-22 @ NYJ L, 28-31 1 1 rush Adrian Murrell 1 yard rush (Nick Lowery kick)
40 1996-12-22 @ NYJ L, 28-31 3 11 pass Kyle Brady 11 yard pass from Glenn Foley (Nick Lowery kick)
41 1996-12-22 @ NYJ L, 28-31 4 9 pass Wayne Chrebet 9 yard pass from Frank Reich (Nick Lowery kick)