After defeating the Broncos and the Chiefs in the first two rounds, the Colts lost to the New England Patriots in the title game, which saw the first playoff meeting between Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. The quarterback's willingness to take the open, underneath routes especially benefited Buffalo's slot receiver, who had 11 catches for 112 yards. All rights reserved. Jamaal Williams trots into the end zone to ice Texans, Aaron Rodgers hands off to Jamaal Williams for the 1-yard touchdown. The Colts had high expectations leading into the 2003 season, and hoped to start the season on the right track after a humiliating loss the New York Jets in the 2002 AFC Divisional Playoffs. AFC South Division With the game tied 6–6 in the fourth quarter, Manning flawlessly drove the Colts from their own 8 yard line to the Cleveland 25, the highlight of the drive being a 15-yard connection to wide receiver Reggie Wayne on a 3rd and 10 situation. The roster, scoring and goaltender statistics for the 2003-04 Barrie Colts playing in the OHL. Question, Comment, Feedback, or Correction? With four minutes to go in overtime, Mike Vanderjagt missed a potential game-winning 40 yard field goal wide right, but it was called back by a rare leaping penalty when Bucs DE Simeon Rice landed on his own player. The Colts improved on their 10-6 record from 2002, going 12-4 and reached the postseason for the second straight season. Vanderjagt's ensuing 29 yard attempt was blocked, but kept going and bounced off the right upright and through the posts.. With 35 seconds left, Ricky Williams scored a touchdown from 3 yards out to tie the game. Indianapolis Colts Player Roster: The official source of the latest Colts player roster and … 2003 Indianapolis Colts Statistics & Players: 12-4 (po:2-1) (1st in AFC South), Coach: Tony Dungy, ProBowl: Freeney, Harrison, Manning, Vanderjagt Sports Reference Baseball Most data provided by 24-7 Baseball, creators of the ESPN Pro Football Encyclopedia. With both teams at 9–2 it was the latest in a season in which two teams with no more than two losses had ever met. , at Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio. New England would go on to defeat the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl XXXVIII. Do you have a sports website? Do you have a blog? The 2003 Indianapolis Colts season was the 51st season for the team in the National Football League and 20th in Indianapolis. The Colts offense was nearly flawless as Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison hooked up six times for 158 yards and three touchdowns. Visit ESPN to view the Indianapolis Colts team roster for the current season The Patriots increased their lead to 31–10 on another Cloud rushing score, but the tide turned decisively as Brady threw two picks late in the third quarter; Manning completed a 13-yard touchdown to Reggie Wayne on fourth down, then found Marvin Harrison for a 23-yard score. Record: 12-4-0, 1st in Or write about sports? The 2003 Indianapolis Colts season was the 51st season for the team in the National Football League and 20th in Indianapolis. The 38–34 thriller left the Patriots shaken ("I've never seen anything like it," Rodney Harrison said afterward) and left them 10–2 and the Colts 9–3. We present them here for purely educational purposes. Peyton Manning led two scoring drives that left the score 17–10 New England with 12 seconds in the first half, but on the ensuing kick to end the half Bethel Johnson ran the ball back for a 92-yard touchdown. In Tampa on Monday Night, the Bucs scored 21 unanswered points and held a 35–14 lead with 5:09 remaining. … the official stats partner of the NFL. Subscribe to our Free Newsletter, This Month in Sports ReferenceFind out when we add a feature or make a change. The Colts hosted the Patriots in the first meeting between the two clubs since October 2001 and the first meeting since divisional realignment took the Colts out of the AFC East into the AFC South. The Colts improved on their 10-6 record from 2002, going 12-4 and reached the postseason for the second straight season. The Patriots opened up with a flurry; an Adam Vinatieri field goal was followed by the sacking of Peyton Manning and a fumble recovery, followed by a Mike Cloud rushing score. A six-yard Troy Walters touchdown catch in the fourth tied the game at 31, then Bethel Johnson had another huge kickoff return, setting up a 13-yard Brady to Deion Branch touchdown. Join our linker program. The Patriots were forced to punt in the final minutes and Ken Walter laid a huge egg as his punt landed at the 50. Logos were compiled by the amazing SportsLogos.net. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. Find out more. The Colts rushing attack was not as strong without Edgerrin James but Indianapolis still picked up 101 yards on the ground. Dedric Ward then caught a 31-yard Tom Brady touchdown throw for a 17–0 Patriots lead. Peyton Manning struggled for most of the game, throwing two interceptions in the first half. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (Terre Haute, Indiana). This kick was Vanderjagt's first game winner since being labeled as an idiot kicker by Manning in the offseason after charging that Manning needed to show more emotion in games. Copyright: © 2020 ESPN Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved. Kelly Holcomb and the Cleveland Browns suffered from similar problems, however, as Holcomb twice drove the Browns inside of the Indianapolis ten yard line, but failed to score a touchdown on either drive. After being down 3-0 at halftime, the Colts scored 17 third quarter points followed by six points in the fourth quarter to beat Jacksonville 23-13 and improve to 3-0. Data Provided By Watch our How-To Videos to Become a Stathead, Subscribe to Stathead and get access to more data than you can imagine. On first down Edgerrin James was stopped at the 1; on second he was stopped and Manning called the Colts' final timeout; on third he threw to the left side of the endzone but the ball sailed over everyone's heads; finally on fourth with 15 seconds remaining James was stopped at the 1 by McGinest, Ted Washington, and Rodney Harrison. Marcus Spears details how big of a loss it is for the Browns that Odell Beckham Jr. will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL. The Colts drove to the Patriots 2-yard line entering the final minute and Patriots linebacker Willie McGinest suffered a momentary leg injury that necessitated stopping the clock. After the season, quarterback Peyton Manning was named league MVP along with Steve McNair of Tennessee. Harrison accounted for half of Manning's 308 passing yards while Ricky Williams, Marcus Pollard, and Dallas Clark threw in good receiving days as well. Kevin Faulk was then steamrolled in the Pats' redzone and fumbled the ball, leading to a 29-yard Mike Vanderjagt kick and a 38–34 Patriots lead. Copyright © 2000-2020 Sports Reference LLC. We have tools and resources that can help you use sports data. After the season, quarterback Peyton Manning was named league MVP along with Steve McNair of Tennessee. 379 for 566, 4,267 yards, 29 td, 10 int, & 28 rushes for 26 yards and 0 td, 310 rushes for 1,259 yards, 11 td, & 51 catches for 292 yards and 0 td, 94 catches for 1,272 yards, 10 td, & 1 rush for 3 yards and 0 td, 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered, 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered, 0.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered, 11.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered, 6.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered, 1.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered, 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered, 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered, 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered, 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered. The game began to change hands when Brad Pyatt returned the ensuing kickoff 90 yards. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. Pro-Football-Reference utilizes Official NFL data for current NFL seasons. 2003 Indianapolis Colts Starters, Roster, & Players: 12-4 (po:2-1) (1st in AFC South), Coach: Tony Dungy, ProBowl: Freeney, Harrison, Manning, Vanderjagt Indianapolis Colts roster for the 2003 NFL season. It was the final season seeing the Colts wear their blue facemasks and white shoes. Against zone coverage, Bills' Cole Beasley, Josh Allen find ways to thrive. Are you a Stathead, too? : Jim Caldwell (Assistant Head Coach/Quarterbacks), Clyde Christensen (WR Coach), Chris Foerster (Tight Ends) and Alan Williams (Secondary), Preseason Odds: Super Bowl +3500; O/U: 8.5, Training Camp: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (Terre Haute, Indiana), Every Sports Reference Social Media Account, Site Last Updated: Monday, October 26, 6:42AM. Indianapolis Colts players listed alphabetically or numerically. (Schedule and Results), Playoffs:Won Wild Card 41-10 vs. Denver BroncosWon Divisional Round 38-31 vs. Kansas City ChiefsLost Conference Championship 14-24 vs. New England Patriots, Other Notable Asst. All logos are the trademark & property of their owners and not Sports Reference LLC. What does OBJ's injury means for the Browns? James Mungro scored a short touchdown, the Colts recovered an onside kick, and Peyton Manning threw a touchdown to Marvin Harrison to cut the lead to a touchdown. With six seconds left, coach Tony Dungy called timeout and sent in kicker Mike Vanderjagt to attempt the game-winning field goal, which he connected on. 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