The Edmonton Eskimos’ 1996 Season

Season Summary

Edmonton Eskimos 1996 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Edmonton Eskimos 1996 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 0 2 0 0 49 57 L2 0-2-0
Regular Season 18 11 7 0 22 459 354 W1 4-2-0
Home 9 7 2 0 14 232 145 W1 5-1-0
Visitor 9 4 5 0 8 227 209 W1 2-4-0
Intra-division 10 7 3 0 14 274 213 W5 5-1-0
Inter-division 8 4 4 0 8 185 141 L3 2-4-0

Full 1996 League Standings

Edmonton Eskimos 1996 Opponent Appearances

Opponent@ EDMEDM @
BC Lions (3)1-0-0 (1)2-0-0 (2)
Calgary Stampeders (3)2-0-0 (2)0-1-0 (1)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2)1-0-0 (1)0-1-0 (1)
Montreal Alouettes (2)1-0-0 (1)0-1-0 (1)
Ottawa Rough Riders (2)1-0-0 (1)1-0-0 (1)
Saskatchewan Roughriders (2)1-0-0 (1)0-1-0 (1)
Toronto Argonauts (2)0-1-0 (1)0-1-0 (1)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2)0-1-0 (1)1-0-0 (1)

Coaches

Head Coach

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Assistant Coaches
  • Brad Miller – Defensive
  • Greg Newhouse – Defensive Coordinator
  • Ron “R.D.” Lancaster, Jr. – Offensive
  • Bill Macdermott – Offensive line
  • Jim Sandusky – Special teams

1996 Edmonton Eskimos Attendance

  • Capacity: 60,081
  • High: 40,727
  • Avg: 29,817 (9 out of 9 games)
  • Variance over 1995 Avg: -1,656
  • Low: 25,773
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 49.63
  • Variance from League Avg: +7,572

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Team Scoring

19961995 +/-
Average Combined Score 45.17 8.06 -
Average Winning Score 30.55 7.92 -
Average Losing Score 17.57 2.23 -
Average Home Score 25.78 12.33 -
Average Visitor Score 25.22 3.22 -
Average Margin of Victory 15.18 7.43 -
Average Margin of Loss 8.86 1.94 -

Stadium

  • 1996 home stadium: Commonwealth Stadium
  • Capacity: 60,081
  • Playing surface: Natural Grass
  • Previous stadium change: 1983 – Expansion

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Regular Season Scoring Summary by Quarter

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Edmonton 424183 11477191 364581 4064104 232 (25.8)227 (25.2)459 (25.5)
Opponent 263460 434083 306999 4666112 209 (23.2)145 (16.1)354 (19.7)

Lead/Trailed Record by Quarter

Home Visitor Total
Quarter Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record)
After 1st 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (2-2-0) 3 (1-2-0) 2 (0-2-0) 4 (3-1-0) 8 (6-2-0) 2 (0-2-0) 8 (5-3-0)
After 2nd 7 (7-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 5 (3-2-0) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (1-2-0) 12 (10-2-0) 2 (0-2-0) 4 (1-3-0)
After 3rd 5 (5-0-0) 3 (2-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (3-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 5 (1-4-0) 8 (8-0-0) 4 (2-2-0) 6 (1-5-0)
After 4th 7 (7-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 11 (11-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (0-7-0)

Edmonton Eskimos 1996 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 2 – Sean Fleming
  • 1 – Jim Sandusky
  • Defensive Star

    • 2 – Singor Mobley
    • 2 – Willie Pless
    • 1 – Glenn Rogers

Lineman Star

  • 1 – Bennie Goods
  • 1 – Malvin Hunter
  • 1 – Leroy Blugh

Edmonton Eskimos 1996 Player Awards and Nominations

1996 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Willie Pless (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Willie Pless (Winner)
  • Offensive Lineman — Leo Groenewegen (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Leroy Blugh (Winner)
  • Rookie — Jay Hamilton (Team Nominee)

Edmonton Eskimos 1996 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–1 (1) [OTT] Don Blair (SB) Calgary
1–7 (7) Duane Arrindell (OL) Northern Illinois
2–7 (16) Jay Hamilton (RB) Alberta
3–7 (25) Sheldon Napastuk (DT) Iowa State
4–7 (34) Murray Cunningham (DL) Alberta
5–7 (43) Joe Saul (DE) Saskatchewan
6–7 (51) Darcy Park (FB) Alberta
7–7 (60) Troy Shwetz (DB) Jamestown
Week Game Details (CDT
B 5
Fri. June 14
9:30 PM
EDM 18 @ SSK 23 L 25,632
9
Fri. June 21
8:30 PM
WPG 34 @ EDM 31 L 34,091
1 12
Thu. June 27
9:30 PM
EDM 28 @ BC 14 W 29,425
2 17
Fri. July 5
8:30 PM
MTL 13 @ EDM 16 W 26,211 TSN, RDS
3 20
Wed. July 10
8:30 PM
EDM 24 @ SSK 27 L 21,014
4 25
Wed. July 17
8:30 PM
WPG 27 @ EDM 16 L 28,751
5 29
Thu. July 25
6:30 PM
EDM 34 @ OTT 18 W 13,323
6 35
Sat. Aug. 3
8:30 PM
OTT 2 @ EDM 30 W 25,773 TSN
7 38
Thu. Aug. 8
6:30 PM
EDM 21 @ TOR 24 L 20,030 TSN
8 45
Sat. Aug. 17
6:00 PM
SSK 8 @ EDM 25 W 36,011 TSN, RDS
9 48
Fri. Aug. 23
8:30 PM
HAM 8 @ EDM 35 W 27,202
10 54
Mon. Sept. 2
3:00 PM
EDM 13 @ CGY 31 L 35,314 CBC
11 55
Fri. Sept. 6
8:30 PM
CGY 19 @ EDM 20 W 40,727 TSN
12 62
Sun. Sept. 15
6:00 PM
EDM 14 @ HAM 20 L 17,301 TSN
13 63
Fri. Sept. 20
7:30 PM
EDM 41 @ WPG 12 W 28,744 TSN
14 70
Sun. Sept. 29
3:00 PM
BC 12 @ EDM 32 W 28,784 TSN
15 71
Fri. Oct. 4
6:30 PM
EDM 18 @ MTL 32 L 17,886 TSN, RDS
16 75
Sat. Oct. 12
5:30 PM
EDM 34 @ BC 31 W 18,031 TSN
17 82
Sun. Oct. 20
2:00 PM
TOR 24 @ EDM 17 L 27,567 CBC
18 86
Sun. Oct. 27
3:00 PM
CGY 32 @ EDM 41 W 27,332 TSN, RDS
P1 92
Sun. Nov. 10
3:00 PM
WPG 7 @ EDM 68 W 13,472 CBC
P2 94
Sun. Nov. 17
3:00 PM
EDM 15 @ CGY 12 W 17,693 CBC
GC 95
Sun. Nov. 24
5:30 PM
EDM 37 vs TOR 43 L 38,595 CBC