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1996 Green Bay Packers season
Head Coach Mike Holmgren
Home Field Lambeau Field
Results
Record 13–3
Place 1st NFC Central
Playoff Finish Won NFC Divisional
Won NFC Championship
Won Super Bowl XXXI
Timeline
Previous Season Next Season
1995 1997

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.[1] 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.[2] Packers quarterback Brett Favre was named NFL MVP for the second season in a row.[3] 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.

OffseasonEdit

1996 NFL DraftEdit

1996 NFL Draft Selections[4]
Round Overall Player Position College
1 27 John MichelsT USC
2 56 Derrick MayesWR Notre Dame
3 90 Mike FlanaganC UCLA
3 93 Tyrone WilliamsCB Nebraska
4 123 Chris DarkinsRB Minnesota
6 208 Marco RiveraG Penn State
7 240 Kyle WachholtzQB USC

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1996 Green Bay Packers staff

Front Office

  • President/Chief Executive Officer – Bob Harlan
  • Executive Vice President/General Manager – Ron Wolf
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Ted Thompson
  • Director of College Scouting – John Math
  • Pro Personnel Assistant – Reggie McKenzie

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

[5]

RosterEdit

1996 Green Bay Packers roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Rookies in italics

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record Attendance
1 September 1 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 34-3 Houlihan's Stadium 1-0
54,102
2 September 9 Philadelphia Eagles W 39-13 Lambeau Field 2-0
60,666
3 September 15 San Diego Chargers W 42-10 Lambeau Field 3-0
60,584
4 September 22 at Minnesota Vikings L 21-30 Metrodome 3-1
64,168
5 September 29 at Seattle Seahawks W 31-10 Kingdome 4-1
59,973
6 October 6 at Chicago Bears W 37-6 Soldier Field 5-1
65,480
7 October 14 San Francisco 49ers W 23-20 (OT) Lambeau Field 6-1
60,716
8 Bye Week
9 October 27 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 13-7 Lambeau Field 7-1
60,627
10 November 3 Detroit Lions W 28-18 Lambeau Field 8-1
60,695
11 November 10 at Kansas City Chiefs L 20-27 Arrowhead Stadium 8-2
79,281
12 November 18 at Dallas Cowboys L 6-21 Texas Stadium 8-3
65,032
13 November 24 at St. Louis Rams W 24-9 Trans World Dome 9-3
61,499
14 December 1 Chicago Bears W 28-17 Lambeau Field 10-3
59,682
15 December 8 Denver Broncos W 41-6 Lambeau Field 11-3
60,712
16 December 15 at Detroit Lions W 31-3 Pontiac Silverdome 12-3
73,214
17 December 22 Minnesota VikingsW 38-10 Lambeau Field 13-3
59,306
NFC Divisional January 4 San Francisco 49ers W 35-14 Lambeau Field 14-3
60,787
NFC Championship January 12 Carolina Panthers W 30-13 Lambeau Field 15-3
60,216
Super Bowl XXXI January 26 New England Patriots W 35-21 Louisiana Superdome 16-3
72,031

StandingsEdit

Template:1996 NFC Central standings

Season statistical leaders Edit

Brett Favre broke the Packers single-season record for touchdown passes by throwing 39.[6]

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[7]
  • 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

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit


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