|1996 Green Bay Packers season|
|Head Coach||Mike Holmgren|
|Home Field||Lambeau Field|
|Place||1st NFC Central|
|Playoff Finish|| Won NFC Divisional|
Won NFC Championship
Won Super Bowl XXXI
|Previous Season||Next Season|
The 1996 Green Bay Packers season was the team's 76th in the National Football League, which culminated with the franchise winning its third Super Bowl and league-record 12th NFL World Championship . The Packers posted a league-best 13-3 regular season won-loss record, going 8-0 at home and 5-3 on the road. It was the first time since 1962 that the club went undefeated at home. Additionally, the Packers had the NFL's highest-scoring offense and allowed the fewest points on defense. Green Bay was the first team to accomplish both feats in the same season since the undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins. The Packers also allowed the fewest yards in the NFL and set a record for punt return yardage.
In the postseason, the Packers defeated the San Francisco 49ers in the divisional round and the Carolina Panthers in the NFC championship game. Green Bay beat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI to win their third Super Bowl and twelfth NFL Championship. Packers quarterback Brett Favre was named NFL MVP for the second season in a row. It was Favre's only Super Bowl championship in his 20-year career.
In 2007, the 1996 Packers were ranked as the 16th greatest Super Bowl champions on the NFL Network's documentary series America's Game: The Super Bowl Champions. The 1996 Packers were ranked 6th-greatest Super Bowl team of all-time by a similar panel done by ESPN and released in 2007.
1996 NFL DraftEdit
|2||56||Derrick Mayes||WR||Notre Dame|
|6||208||Marco Rivera||G||Penn State|
|1996 Green Bay Packers staff|
Special Teams Coaches
Strength and Conditioning
|1996 Green Bay Packers roster|
| Offensive Linemen
Rookies in italics
|1||September 1||at Tampa Bay Buccaneers||W 34-3||Houlihan's Stadium||1-0|| |
|2||September 9||Philadelphia Eagles||W 39-13||Lambeau Field||2-0|| |
|3||September 15||San Diego Chargers||W 42-10||Lambeau Field||3-0|| |
|4||September 22||at Minnesota Vikings||L 21-30||Metrodome||3-1|| |
|5||September 29||at Seattle Seahawks||W 31-10||Kingdome||4-1|| |
|6||October 6||at Chicago Bears||W 37-6||Soldier Field||5-1|| |
|7||October 14||San Francisco 49ers||W 23-20 (OT)||Lambeau Field||6-1|| |
|9||October 27||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||W 13-7||Lambeau Field||7-1|| |
|10||November 3||Detroit Lions||W 28-18||Lambeau Field||8-1|| |
|11||November 10||at Kansas City Chiefs||L 20-27||Arrowhead Stadium||8-2|| |
|12||November 18||at Dallas Cowboys||L 6-21||Texas Stadium||8-3|| |
|13||November 24||at St. Louis Rams||W 24-9||Trans World Dome||9-3|| |
|14||December 1||Chicago Bears||W 28-17||Lambeau Field||10-3|| |
|15||December 8||Denver Broncos||W 41-6||Lambeau Field||11-3|| |
|16||December 15||at Detroit Lions||W 31-3||Pontiac Silverdome||12-3|| |
|17||December 22||Minnesota Vikings||W 38-10||Lambeau Field||13-3|| |
|NFC Divisional||January 4||San Francisco 49ers||W 35-14||Lambeau Field||14-3|| |
|NFC Championship||January 12||Carolina Panthers||W 30-13||Lambeau Field||15-3|| |
|Super Bowl XXXI||January 26||New England Patriots||W 35-21||Louisiana Superdome||16-3|| |
Season statistical leaders Edit
Brett Favre broke the Packers single-season record for touchdown passes by throwing 39.
- Passing Yards: Brett Favre 3,899 Yards
- Passing Touchdowns: Brett Favre 39 TD
- Rushing Yards: Edgar Bennett, 899 Yards
- Rushing Touchdowns: Dorsey Levens, 5 TD
- Receiving Yards: Antonio Freeman, 933 Yards
- Receiving Touchdowns: Keith Jackson, 10 TD
- Points: Chris Jacke, 114 points
- Kickoff Return Yards: Desmond Howard, 460 Yards
- Punt Return Yards: Desmond Howard, 875 Yards
- Tackles: George Koonce, 97 Tackles
- Sacks: Reggie White, 8.5 Sacks
- Interceptions: Eugene Robinson, 6 Interceptions
Awards and recordsEdit
- Brett Favre, Club Record, Most Touchdown Passes in One Season, 39
- Brett Favre, NFC Leader, Touchdown Passes (39)
- Brett Favre, NFC Leader, Passing Yardage (3,899)
- Brett Favre, NFL MVP
- Brett Favre, Bert Bell Award
- Brett Favre, Offense, UPI NFC Player of the Year
- Brett Favre, NFC Pro Bowl Selection
- Brett Favre, All-Pro Selection
- Brett Favre, Best NFL Player ESPY Award
- Desmond Howard, Super Bowl XXXI MVP
- Reggie White, NFC Pro Bowl Selection
- ↑ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 266
- ↑ 1996 Season in Review.
- ↑ NFL MVP Award History. CBS Sportsline.
- ↑ 1996 NFL Draft.
- ↑ All Time Coaches Database. Packers.com. Retrieved on 2010-12-02.
- ↑ Green Bay Packers 1996 Statistics. ESPN.
- ↑ http://www.maxwellfootballclub.org/content/awards/bell/past_bell.htm
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