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1996 New England Patriots (NFL) 1st place American Football Conference Eastern Division 11-5-0 .688
Head Coach: Bill Parcells
Assistant Head Coach/Defensive BacksBill Belichick
Running BacksMaurice Carthon
Defensive LineRomeo Crennel
Defensive Coordinator/LinebackersAl Groh
Offensive LineFred Hoaglin
QuarterbacksChris Palmer
Strength and ConditioningJohnny Parker
Offensive CoordinatorRay Perkins
Tight EndsMike Pope
Defensive Assistant-LinebackersDante Scarnecchia
Special TeamsMike Sweatman
Wide ReceiversCharlie Weis
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Fri8/2/1996AGreen Bay Packers7-24LGreen Bay, WILambeau Field57918
Mon8/12/1996ADallas Cowboys31-7WIrving, TXTexas Stadium57874
Sun8/18/1996HPhiladelphia Eagles37-10WFoxborough, MAFoxboro Stadium55606
Fri8/23/1996HWashington Redskins27-19WFoxborough, MAFoxboro Stadium48242
Sun9/1/1996AMiami Dolphins10-24LMiami-Dade County, FLPro Player Stadium71542
Sun9/8/1996ABuffalo Bills10-17LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium78104
Sun9/15/1996HArizona Cardinals31-31WFoxborough, MAFoxboro Stadium59118
Sun9/22/1996HJacksonville Jaguars28-25WOTFoxborough, MAFoxboro Stadium59446
Sun10/6/1996ABaltimore Ravens46-38WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium63569
Sun10/13/1996HWashington Redskins22-27LFoxborough, MAFoxboro Stadium59638
Sun10/20/1996AIndianapolis Colts27-9WIndianapolis, INRCA Dome58725
Sun10/27/1996HBuffalo Bills28-25WFoxborough, MAFoxboro Stadium58858
Sun11/3/1996HMiami Dolphins42-23WFoxborough, MAFoxboro Stadium58942
Sun11/10/1996ANew York Jets31-27WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium61843
Sun11/17/1996HDenver Broncos8-34LFoxborough, MAFoxboro Stadium59457
Sun11/24/1996HIndianapolis Colts27-13WFoxborough, MAFoxboro Stadium58226
Sun12/1/1996ASan Diego Chargers45-7WSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium62541
Sun12/8/1996HNew York Jets34-10WFoxborough, MAFoxboro Stadium54621
Sun12/15/1996ADallas Cowboys6-12LIrving, TXTexas Stadium64578
Sat12/21/1996ANew York Giants23-22WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium65387
Sun1/5/1997HPittsburgh Steelers28-3WFoxborough, MAFoxboro Stadium60188AFC Divisional Playoff
Sun1/12/1997HJacksonville Jaguars20-6WFoxborough, MAFoxboro Stadium60190AFC Championship
Sun1/26/1997AGreen Bay Packers21-35LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome72301Super Bowl XXXI
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
78Bruce ArmstrongLOT6'429131Louisville1616
98Troy BarnettDT6'428025North Carolina10
86Mike BartrumTE6'424526Marshall160
11Drew BledsoeQB6'523824Washington State1616
82Vincent BrisbyWR6'319525Louisiana-Monroe30
30Corwin BrownS6'120326Michigan140
93Monty BrownLB6'124026Ferris State117
80Troy BrownWR5'1019325Lees-McRae JC; Marshall160
54Tedy BruschiLB6'124623Arizona160
85John BurkeTE6'324925Virginia Tech112
41Keith ByarsFB6'124433Ohio State106
32Willie ClayFS5'1020026Georgia Tech1615
87Ben CoatesTE6'524527Livingstone1615
59Todd CollinsLLB6'224726Georgia; Tennessee; Carson-Newman169
92Ferric CollonsDE6'729827California155
66Jeff DellenbachC6'629133Wisconsin20
90Chad EatonDT6'530024Washington State40
33Sam GashFB6'023727Penn State149
67Mike GislerC6'429827Houston140
88Terry GlennWR5'1119122Ohio State1515
81Ha'son GrahamWR5'1017625Hinds CC; Georgia90
35Marrio GrierRB5'1022925Clemson; Tennessee-Chattanooga160
26Jerome HendersonCB5'1019627Clemson70
31Jimmy HitchcockCB5'1018826North Carolina135
84Shawn JeffersonWR5'1118227Central Florida1515
18Dietrich JellsWR5'1018524Pittsburgh71
52Ted JohnsonMLB6'425024Colorado1616
96Mike JonesLDE6'428127North Carolina State1612
61Bob KratchOG6'328830Iowa84
68Max LaneROT6'631525Navy1616
24Ty LawLCB5'1120022Michigan1312
43Vernon LewisCB5'1019226Pittsburgh70
15Ray LucasWR6'321624Rutgers20
28Curtis MartinHB5'1120823Pittsburgh1615
55Willie McGinestRDE6'526725Southern California1616
27Mike McGruderCB5'1118532Kent State140
22Dave MeggettRB5'718530Morgan State; Towson161
36Lawyer MilloySS6'020823Washington1610
55Marty MooreLB6'124525Kentucky160
83Will MooreWR6'118926Texas Southern21
48Lovett PurnellTE6'324524West Virginia20
23Terry RayS6'118727Oklahoma167
21Ricky ReynoldsRCB5'1118731Washington State119
62Dave RichardsOT6'431030Southern Methodist; UCLA50
76Bill RobertsLOG6'528534Ohio State1616
71Todd RucciROG6'529626Penn State1612
95Dwayne SabbRLB6'424827New Hampshire167
75Pio SagapoluteleRDT6'629727San Diego State1510
94Walter ScottDE6'328523East Carolina10
53Chris SladeLB6'524725Virginia169
45Otis SmithCB5'1119631Southern University; Taft JC; Missouri116
74Chris SullivanDE6'428323Boston College160
19Tom TupaP-QB6'422430Ohio State160
4Adam VinatieriK-P6'020224South Dakota State160
97Mark WheelerLDT6'328526Navarro JC; Texas A&M1615
25Larry WhighamS6'220924Pearl River CC; Louisiana-Monroe161
64Dave WohlabaughC6'329324Syracuse1616
72Devin WymanDT6'729023San Mateo JC; Kentucky State94
16Scott ZolakQB6'523529Maryland30
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Terry Glenn17WROhio State
Lawyer Milloy236DBWashington
Tedy Bruschi386LBArizonafrom DET
Heath Irwin4101GColorado
Chris Sullivan4119DEBoston Collegefrom DET
Kantroy Barber4124RBWest Virginiafrom SF/OAK
John Elmore5139GTexas
Christian Peter5149NTNebraskafrom OAK
Chris Griffin6173TENew Mexico
Marrio Grier6195RBTennessee-Chattanoogafrom DET
Devin Wyman6206DTKentucky State
Lovett Purnell7216TEWest Virginia
J.R. Conrad7247GOklahoma
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals791231081053
Opponents Totals5910575740
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals30:11339103206308422836.8193455.997716
Opponents Totals29:49305102178258222836.0122254.51391189
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTX2X2AFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Adam Vinatieri0394292.900273577.10120
Curtis Martin170012000104
Ben Coates9001100056
Terry Glenn6000000036
Shawn Jefferson4000000024
Keith Byars2001100014
Sam Gash2001100014
Willie McGinest2000000012
Mike Bartrum100000006
Corwin Brown100000006
Tedy Bruschi100000006
Marrio Grier100000006
Ty Law100000006
Dave Meggett100000006
Drew Bledsoe000010000
(Team)000000012
Team Totals48394292.946273577.11418
Opponents Totals342828100.046232979.31313
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Adam Vinatieri273577.11/19/108/88/141/2
Team Totals273577.11/19/108/88/141/2
Opponents Totals232979.30/010/1010/112/61/2
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTDFDG20+G40+FUM
Curtis Martin31611523.6571476313
Dave Meggett401223.11208000
Marrio Grier271053.92618100
Terry Glenn5428.42602100
Drew Bledsoe24271.1807002
Sam Gash8151.9301000
Shawn Jefferson166.0601000
Keith Byars221.0300000
Scott Zolak4-3-0.8000000
Team Totals42714683.45715103515
Opponents Totals43415023.53614102305
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPFDG20+G40+RTG
Drew Bledsoe62337359.923540866.611.084t274.3152.430190389620645383.7
Scott Zolak11100.0055.05.0500.000.000500087.5
Tom Tupa200.0200.000.000.000000039.6
Marrio Grier100.0100.000.000.000000039.6
Dave Meggett100.0100.000.000.000000039.6
Team Totals62837459.623940916.510.984t274.3152.430190390120645383.2
Opponents Totals59632254.025140556.812.663t172.9233.9332523803178471268.9
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTDFDG20+G40+FUM
Terry Glenn90113212.637t6581601
Ben Coates6268211.084t937611
Shawn Jefferson5077115.4424391112
Curtis Martin463337.241315511
Dave Meggett332928.826013201
Sam Gash332768.428215100
Keith Byars272499.227212100
Troy Brown2122210.638010200
Ha'son Graham56412.82303100
Will Moore33712.31602000
John Burke11919.01901000
Marrio Grier188.0800000
Dietrich Jells155.0500000
Mike Bartrum111.01t11000
Team Totals374409110.984t272064536
Opponents Totals322405512.663t1717847124
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Willie Clay45012.5350
Ty Law34515.038t1
Otis Smith22010.0110
Jimmy Hitchcock2147.0140
Lawyer Milloy2147.0140
Jerome Henderson273.570
Ricky Reynolds273.570
Willie McGinest14646.046t1
Terry Ray14343.0430
Todd Collins177.070
Chris Slade122.020
Ted Johnson100.000
Dwayne Sabb100.000
Team Totals2325511.146t2
Opponents Totals1519112.7601
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20OOBDNRYDSNYDSNET
Tom Tupa63273943.562071477334226536.0
Adam Vinatieri12727.0270010102727.0
Team Totals64276643.262071578334229235.8
Opponents Totals82348342.5581718588275533.6
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PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTDG20+G40+FUM
Dave Meggett52958811.360t1823
Team Totals52958811.360t1823
Opponents Totals3483349.83600
KICKOFFSNOYDSAVGOBTBRETRETYTDOSAOSR
Tom Tupa14040.000116000
Adam Vinatieri89570964.109801667000
Team Totals90574963.909811683000
Opponents Totals6414240
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTDG20+G40+FUM
Dave Meggett34078123.05402223
Troy Brown29063421.95101710
Mike Gisler1099.090000
Team Totals640142422.35403933
Opponents Totals81168320.8700
SACKSNOYDS
Willie McGinest9.5
Chris Slade7.0
Tedy Bruschi4.0
Pio Sagapolutele3.0
Mike Jones2.0
Chad Eaton1.0
Lawyer Milloy1.0
Terry Ray1.0
Otis Smith1.0
Mark Wheeler1.0
Devin Wyman1.0
Ferric Collons0.5
Mike McGruder0.5
Dwayne Sabb0.5
Team Totals33.0252.0
Opponents Totals30.0190.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Drew Bledsoe9101-20
Corwin Brown00011421
Willie Clay00011170
Ben Coates100000
Terry Glenn100000
Marrio Grier0001140
Shawn Jefferson200000
Ted Johnson0001100
Mike Jones00011310
Max Lane0030300
Curtis Martin410100
Willie McGinest0002201
Dave Meggett731400
Lawyer Milloy0001100
Chris Slade100000
Chris Sullivan0010100
Mark Wheeler0001100
Larry Whigham0001100
Dave Wohlabaugh0020210
Team Totals2514111122932
Opponents Totals23111112232
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