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1996 Denver Broncos (NFL) 1st place American Football Conference Western Division 13-3-0 .813
Head Coach: Mike Shanahan
LinebackersFrank Bush
Assistant Offensive Line/Assistant Strength and ConditioningBarney Chavous
Offensive AssistantRick Dennison
Defensive BacksEd Donatell
Defensive LineGeorge Dyer
Assistant Head Coach/Offensive LineAlex Gibbs
Wide ReceiversMike Heimerdinger
Offensive CoordinatorGeorge Henshaw
Offensive Coordinator/QuarterbacksGary Kubiak
Tight EndsBrian Pariani
Defensive CoordinatorGreg Robinson
Assistant Strength and ConditioningGreg Saporta
Special TeamsRichard Smith
Defensive AssistantRick Smith
Running BacksBobby Turner
Strength and ConditioningRich Tuten
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sun9/1/1996HNew York Jets31-6WDenver, COMile High Stadium70595
Sat8/3/1996ASan Francisco 49ers20-17WSan Francisco, CA3Com Park48577
Sun9/8/1996ASeattle Seahawks30-20WSeattle, WAKingdome43671
Sat8/10/1996HCarolina Panthers40-28WDenver, COMile High Stadium70649
Sat8/17/1996ADallas Cowboys20-3WIrving, TXTexas Stadium56115
Sun9/15/1996HTampa Bay Buccaneers27-23WDenver, COMile High Stadium71535
Sun9/22/1996AKansas City Chiefs14-17LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium79439
Fri8/23/1996HJacksonville Jaguars24-31LDenver, COMile High Stadium57665
Sun9/29/1996ACincinnati Bengals14-10WCincinnati, OHCinergy Field51798
Sun10/6/1996HSan Diego Chargers28-17WDenver, COMile High Stadium75058
Sun10/20/1996HBaltimore Ravens45-34WDenver, COMile High Stadium70453
Sun10/27/1996HKansas City Chiefs34-7WDenver, COMile High Stadium75652
Mon11/4/1996AOakland Raiders22-21WOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum61179
Sun11/10/1996HChicago Bears17-12WDenver, COMile High Stadium75555
Sun11/17/1996ANew England Patriots34-8WFoxborough, MAFoxboro Stadium59452
Sun11/24/1996AMinnesota Vikings21-17WMinneapolis, MNMetrodome59142
Sun12/1/1996HSeattle Seahawks34-7WDenver, COMile High Stadium74982
Sun12/8/1996AGreen Bay Packers6-41LGreen Bay, WILambeau Field60712
Sun12/15/1996HOakland Raiders24-19WDenver, COMile High Stadium75466
Sun12/22/1996ASan Diego Chargers10-16LSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium46801
Sat1/4/1997HJacksonville Jaguars27-30LDenver, COMile High Stadium75678AFC Divisional Playoff
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
57Allen AldridgeMLB6'125424Houston1616
27Steve AtwaterFS6'321830Arkansas1616
37Tyrone BraxtonSS5'1118732North Dakota State1616
70Jamie BrownOT6'831824Florida A&M122
56Keith BurnsLB6'224024Navarro JC; Oklahoma State160
59Glenn CadrezLB6'224326Chaffey JC; Houston160
89Dwayne CarswellTE6'326324Liberty162
86Byron ChamberlainTE6'124725Missouri; Wayne State (Nebraska)110
29Aaron CraverFB6'022031El Camino JC; Fresno State1515
39Ray CrockettLCB5'1018429Baylor1515
30Terrell DavisHB5'1120824Long Beach State; Georgia1616
63David Diaz-InfanteOG6'329632San Jose State92
1Jason ElamK5'1119826Hawaii160
7John ElwayQB6'321436Stanford1515
79Jumpy GeathersDT6'729036Paducah JC; Wichita State160
75Brian HabibROG6'729532Washington1616
54Britt HagerLB6'122430Texas20
96Harald HasselbachDE6'628429Washington161
37Tim HauckS5'1018630Pacific (Oregon); Montana160
22Vaughn HebronRB5'819426Virginia Tech160
21Randy HilliardCB5'1116429Northwestern State (Louisiana)133
20Tory JamesCB6'219123Louisiana State162
82Patrick JeffersWR6'321823Virginia40
25Darrius JohnsonCB5'918323Oklahoma130
72Ernie JonesDT6'225525Oregon60
31Rondell JonesS6'221025North Carolina160
81Todd KinchenWR5'1118727Louisiana State70
8Jeff LewisQB6'221323Northern Arizona20
97Mike LodishLDT6'327429UCLA1616
87Ed McCaffreyWR6'521528Stanford1515
68Reggie McElroyOT6'627336West Texas A&M70
83Anthony MillerWR5'1118731San Diego State; Pasadena CC; Tennessee1616
51John MobleyRLB6'123523Kutztown1616
14Bill MusgraveQB6'219629Oregon61
66Tom NalenC6'328525Boston College1616
95Michael Dean PerryRDT6'128531Clemson1515
38Reggie RiversRB6'120628Texas State160
94Jeff RobinsonDE6'426426Idaho160
53Bill RomanowskiLLB6'424130Boston College1616
16Tom RouenP6'322428Colorado State; Colorado160
69Mark SchlerethLOG6'327830Idaho1414
84Shannon SharpeTE6'223228Savannah State1515
88Mike SherrardWR6'218733UCLA150
42Detron SmithRB5'1023022Texas A&M130
80Rod SmithWR6'019926Missouri Southern State101
64Ralph TammC6'428030West Chester90
98Maa TanuvasaDT6'227126Hawaii161
76Broderick ThompsonROT6'529336Cerritos JC; Kansas1616
48Lionel WashingtonRCB6'018536Tulane1412
91Alfred WilliamsRDE6'626428Colorado1616
90Dan WilliamsLDE6'429227Tennessee State; Toledo1515
65Gary ZimmermanLOT6'628935Oregon1414
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
John Mobley115LBKutztown
Tory James244DBLouisiana State
Detron Smith365RBTexas A&Mfrom BAL
Mark Campbell378DTFlorida
Jeff Lewis4100QBNorthern Arizonafrom BAL
Darrius Johnson4122DBOklahomafrom CAR
Patrick Jeffers5159WRVirginiafrom CAR
Tony Veland6181DBNebraska
Leslie Ratliffe7213TTennesseefrom BAL
Chris Banks7226GKansas
L.T. Levine7235RBKansasfrom CAR
Brian Gragert7236PWyomingfrom DET
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals1311326563
Opponents Totals52777868
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals33:173361341802211222948.961154.5109949
Opponents Totals26:4326167165297821735.971643.8119834
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTX2X2AFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Jason Elam04646100.000212875.00109
Terrell Davis15000000090
Shannon Sharpe10000000060
Ed McCaffrey7000000042
John Elway4000100024
Anthony Miller4000000024
Aaron Craver3000000018
Rod Smith2000000012
Tyrone Braxton100000006
Mike Sherrard100000006
Team Totals474646100.001212875.00391
Opponents Totals312525100.026202387.00275
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Jason Elam212875.02/28/84/56/101/3
Team Totals212875.02/28/84/56/101/3
Opponents Totals202387.00/08/87/84/51/2
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTDFDG20+G40+FUM
Terrell Davis34515384.571t1392625
Vaughn Hebron492625.347010311
John Elway502495.022419202
Aaron Craver592323.92829201
Anthony Miller33913.026t11100
Jeff Lewis4399.81802000
Reggie Rivers263.0300000
Rod Smith111.0100000
Bill Musgrave12-4-0.3601002
Team Totals52523624.571t2013414311
Opponents Totals34513313.9565677211
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPFDG20+G40+RTG
John Elway46628761.616533287.111.651265.6143.026194313416544589.2
Bill Musgrave523159.6192765.38.94600.023.8432244122157.9
Jeff Lewis17952.97583.46.41100.015.9175130035.9
Aaron Craver100.0100.000.000.000000039.6
Team Totals53632761.019236626.811.251264.9173.231233342918046684.3
Opponents Totals56630253.424134136.011.351t223.9234.140274313916535767.7
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTDFDG20+G40+FUM
Shannon Sharpe80106213.35110521621
Anthony Miller5673513.1463301030
Ed McCaffrey4855311.539t732800
Aaron Craver392977.639t113300
Terrell Davis363108.623216200
Rod Smith1623714.849t210410
Mike Sherrard1618511.625t111200
Dwayne Carswell15855.7110400
Byron Chamberlain1212910.81709000
Vaughn Hebron7436.11102000
Todd Kinchen12727.02701100
Reggie Rivers1-1-1.0-100000
Team Totals327366211.251261804661
Opponents Totals302341311.351t221653576
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Tyrone Braxton912814.269t1
Steve Atwater3113.7110
Bill Romanowski310.310
Ray Crockett23417.0340
Lionel Washington2178.5230
Tory James2157.5150
Randy Hilliard12727.0270
John Mobley188.080
Team Totals2324110.569t1
Opponents Totals1717110.1340
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20OOBDNRYDSNYDSNET
Tom Rouen65271441.8570516510261235336.2
Team Totals65271441.8570516510261235336.2
Opponents Totals83382546.1670718583310237.4
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PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTDG20+G40+FUM
Rod Smith231528312.3360401
Todd Kinchen26430011.5400515
Team Totals491958311.9400916
Opponents Totals232226111.488t1
KICKOFFSNOYDSAVGOBTBRETRETYTDOSAOSR
Jason Elam84551865.708761602100
Team Totals84551865.708761602100
Opponents Totals5011950
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTDG20+G40+FUM
Vaughn Hebron450109924.45902952
Byron Chamberlain304916.3210101
Rod Smith102929.0290100
Patrick Jeffers101818.0180000
Team Totals500119523.95903153
Opponents Totals76160221.197t1
SACKSNOYDS
Alfred Williams13.0
Jumpy Geathers5.0
Maa Tanuvasa5.0
Ray Crockett4.0
Michael Dean Perry3.5
Bill Romanowski3.0
Harald Hasselbach2.0
Mike Lodish1.5
John Mobley1.5
Dan Williams1.0
Jeff Robinson0.5
Team Totals40.0274.0
Opponents Totals31.0233.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Steve Atwater100000
Tyrone Braxton00011200
Glenn Cadrez0010100
Byron Chamberlain100000
Aaron Craver100000
Terrell Davis520200
John Elway6202-40
Vaughn Hebron310100
Randy Hilliard0010100
Tory James00011150
Todd Kinchen510100
Bill Musgrave3000-40
Michael Dean Perry0001100
Reggie Rivers0010100
Jeff Robinson0010100
Bill Romanowski0003300
Shannon Sharpe100000
Rod Smith100000
Maa Tanuvasa0001100
Alfred Williams0001100
Dan Williams0001100
Team Totals271710919270
Opponents Totals2691115262
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