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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
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
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
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
Lg Rank Offense 13 14 2 14 17 20 11 12 1 3 15 19 10 21
Lg Rank Defense 17 17 6 4 19 19 24 29 12 25 5 7 9 12

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
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. Player 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 SkYds 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. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 28.8 300 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. Player 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 17
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 6976
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. Player 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. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
54 Zach Thomas 23 MLB 16 16 2.0 3 64 1 27 0 2 0 2 7 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 1.5 3 82 1 61 0 0 1 0 0 0 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 1.0 1 11 0 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 43 12
95 Tim Bowens 23 RDT 16 16 3.0 2 0 1 0 0 41 7
55 Chris Singleton 29 RLB 14 13 37 12
94 Steve Emtman 26 de 13 4 2.0 2 0 1 0 0 33 7
96 Danny Stubbs 31 RDE 16 15 9.0 2 0 0 0 0 32 3
93 Trace Armstrong 31 LDE 16 9 12.0 3 0 2 0 0 22 11
75 Shane Burton 22 lde 16 8 3.0 0 0 1 0 0 26 3
92 Daryl Gardener 23 LDT 16 12 1.0 0 0 1 0 0 23 9
31 Sean Hill 25 fs 12 5 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 10 1 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 0.5 0 0 1 8 0 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 37.0 20 475 3 91 0 17 31 31 12 2 672 175
Opp Total 16 36 29 13

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player 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 1 337
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)