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1996 Chicago Bears season

 

1996 Chicago Bears season

1996 Chicago Bears season
Head coach Dave Wannstedt
Home field Soldier Field
Results
Record 7–9
Division place 3rd NFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1995 1997 >

The 1996 Chicago Bears season was their 77th regular season completed in the National Football League (NFL). The club posted a 7–9 record under head coach Dave Wannstedt. It was the club's first losing season since 1993 when it was Wannstedt's first season.

Contents

  • Offseason 1
    • NFL draft 1.1
  • Personnel 2
    • Staff 2.1
    • Roster 2.2
  • Regular season 3
    • Schedule 3.1
    • Standings 3.2
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Offseason

NFL draft

1996 Chicago Bears draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 13 Walt Harris *  Cornerback Mississippi State
2 52 Bobby Engram  Wide receiver Penn State
4 116 Paul Grasmanis  Defensive tackle Notre Dame
5 152 Chris Villarrial  Guard Indiana (PA)
6 187 Jon Clark  Offensive tackle Temple
7 233 Marcus Keyes  Defensive tackle North Alabama
7 253 Michael Hicks  Running back South Carolina State
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

[1]

Personnel

Staff

[2]

Roster

[3]

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result TV Time Attendance
1 September 2, 1996 Dallas Cowboys W 22–6 ABC 8:00pm
66,944
2 September 8, 1996 at Washington Redskins L 10–3 FOX 12:00pm
52,711
3 September 15, 1996 Minnesota Vikings L 20–14 FOX 12:00pm
61,301
4 September 22, 1996 at Detroit Lions L 35–16 FOX 3:15pm
70,022
5 September 29, 1996 Oakland Raiders W 19–17 NBC 12:00pm
57,062
6 October 6, 1996 Green Bay Packers L 37–6 FOX 12:00pm
65,480
7 October 13, 1996 at New Orleans Saints L 27–24 FOX 12:00pm
43,512
8 Bye
9 October 28, 1996 at Minnesota Vikings W 15–13 ABC 8:00pm
58,143
10 November 3, 1996 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 13–10 FOX 12:00pm
58,727
11 November 10, 1996 at Denver Broncos L 17–12 FOX 3:15pm
75,555
12 November 17, 1996 at Kansas City Chiefs L 14–10 FOX 12:00pm
76,752
13 November 24, 1996 Detroit Lions W 31–14 FOX 12:00pm
55,864
14 December 1, 1996 at Green Bay Packers L 28–17 FOX 12:00pm
59,682
15 December 8, 1996 St. Louis Rams W 35–9 FOX 12:00pm
45,075
16 December 14, 1996 San Diego Chargers W 27–14 NBC 3:15pm
49,763
17 December 22, 1996 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 34–19 FOX 12:00pm
51,572

Standings

NFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA
Green Bay Packers 13 3 0 .813 456 210
Minnesota Vikings 9 7 0 .563 298 315
Chicago Bears 7 9 0 .438 283 305
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6 10 0 .375 221 293
Detroit Lions 5 11 0 .313 302 368

References

  1. ^ "1996 Chicago Bears draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Club directory". Chicago Bears 1996 Media Guide. p. 2. 
  3. ^ "1996 Chicago Bears starters and roster". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 26, 2014. 

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