MNF History: 1996
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Notes from the 1996 MNF season:

  • An agreement was reached between the league and the city of Cleveland, where the city was able to retain the Browns' heritage and records, and committed to building a 72,000-seat stadium for a new Browns franchise to begin play no later than 1999. Former Browns owner Art Modell was granted permission to move the club to Baltimore and rename it.

  • Former NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle died December 6.

    Home team in CAPS
    *denotes record
    MNF results: 1996
    Date Result
    Sept. 2, 1996 CHICAGO 22, Dallas 6
    Sept. 9, 1996 GREEN BAY 39, Philadelphia 13
    Sept. 16, 1996 PITTSBURGH 24, Buffalo 6
    Sept. 23, 1996 INDIANAPOLIS 10, Miami 6
    Sept. 30, 1996 Dallas 23, PHILADELPHIA 19
    Oct. 7, 1996 Pittsburgh 17, KANSAS CITY 7
    Oct. 14, 1996* GREEN BAY 23, San Francisco 20 (OT)
    Oct. 21, 1996 Oakland 23, SAN DIEGO 14
    Oct. 28, 1996 Chicago 15, MINNESOTA 13
    Nov. 4, 1996 Denver 22, OAKLAND 21
    Nov. 11, 1996 SAN DIEGO 27, Detroit 21
    Nov. 18, 1996* DALLAS 21, Green Bay 6
    Nov. 25, 1996 Pittsburgh 24, MIAMI 17
    Dec. 2, 1996 San Francisco 34, ATLANTA 10
    Dec. 9, 1996 OAKLAND 26, Kansas City 7
    Dec. 16, 1996 MIAMI 16, Buffalo 14
    Dec. 23, 1996 SAN FRANCISCO 24, Detroit 14

    *Green Bay kicker Chris Jacke became the fifth man to kick five field goals in the Packers' 23-20 win over San Francisco on Oct. 14. His 53-yard game winner in overtime set an NFL record for longest OT field goal.

    *Dallas kicker Chris Boniol set an MNF record and tied an NFL record by kicking seven field goals against Green Bay on Nov. 18.

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